CGCC Celebrating APIDA Heritage Month

Monday, April 17, 2023
Asian Pacific Islander Club (APIC)

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month is a celebration of Asians, Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. APIDA encompasses people from all of the Asian continent, India, and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).


Join the CGCC APIC Club in celebrating APIDA Heritage Month with events throughout April!


APIC Club Meeting: The Farewell Movie Screening

Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 3:00 PM

Pecos Campus - CHO 110

Join us at this week's APIC Club Meeting where we will be screening "The Farewell".  The movie is about a Chinese family that discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

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Paper Sons and the Road to Citizenship: Presented by Dr. Li Yang

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at 5:00 PM


A “paper son” is a term used for young Chinese immigrants coming to the United States prior to 1943 who claimed to be a son of a citizen but were, in fact, sons on paper only. In 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed to curb Chinese immigration to the U.S. The passage of this federal law and many other legislation subsequently ushered in a long period in the U.S. history when the Chinese were systematically and severely restricted from entering the country and excluded from becoming naturalized citizens.

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Festival Celebration 

Thursday, April 27, 2023, from 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Pecos Campus - Student Pavilion

To celebrate, there will be food from Big Island Hawaiian BBQ, as well as a variety of performances, including Bollywood dancing, taiko drums, Chinese dragon dancers, and CGCC's choir.

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The events are sponsored by Multi-Cultural & Co-Curricular Programs and the Asian Pacific Islander Club (APIC).


APIC Event

A fun APIC event on campus is the Spicy Noodle Challenge.