Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

Arab Heritage Month 2020 Calendar

Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month (A/PIA Heritage Month) is a university-wide celebration of Asian/Pacific Islander American heritage. While the month is federally recognized in May, the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) and the United Asian American Student Organizations (UAAO) celebrate the month from mid-March to mid-April, with a diverse range of events that honor A/PIA history, heritage, community, and identities.

Throughout the month, events will be added to the list of events below that may not necessarily be represented on the graphic calendar! Please check back often for updates. All are invited to join us! 

For questions about specific event information or in general about A/PIA Heritage Month, please contact MESA at (734) 763-9044 or by emailing We are more than happy to help!

Additional events will be added to this list as they become available. 

kNOw history, kNOw self: A Look Into the Filipinx-American Identity
by the Filipino American Student Association 
Monday, March 9th, 7:30PM - 9PM
Student Org Lounge (2nd floor), Trotter Multicultural Center

A/PIA Heritage Month Opening Ceremony with the APID/A Staff Association    
Thursday, March 12th, 6PM - 8PM    
Anderson (1st floor), Michigan Union

Timeline Teatime
Saturday, March 14th, 12PM
Sankofa Lounge (1st floor), Trotter Multicultural Center

Coalition Building Peer-Led Teach-In
Monday, March 16th, 6PM - 7PM 
MESA (3rd floor), Michigan Union

Paint the Rock with United Asian American Organizations!
Monday, March 16th, 7:30PM - 9PM        
The Rock @ Washtenaw Ave & Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI

Anti-Racism Teach-In
Wednesday, March 18th, 6PM - 7:30PM
MESA (3rd floor), Michigan Union

Healing In Action: Part 2
Friday, March 30th, 7:30PM - 9:30PM 
Multipurpose Room B&C, Trotter Multicultural Center 

LGBT Mixer: Let's Get Boba Tea! with the Spectrum Center
Tuesday, March 24th, 5:30PM - 7PM  
Sweeting, 1213 S University Ave

Students for Ethnic Studies: Beyond Whitewashed Education
by United Asian American Organizations, La Casa, Arab Students Association, & Mixed@Michigan
Thursday, March 26th, 7PM - 9 PM
Great Lakes Room (4th floor), Palmer Commons

A/PIA Studies Mixer
Friday, March 27th, 2PM - 3PM
Yuri Kochiyama Lounge, South Quad

Michele Peñaloza Poetry Reading, Book Signing & Discussion 
with A/PIA Studies & Women's Studies
Monday, March 30th, 10AM - 1PM
Room 3512, Haven Hall

Nationalism in Burma: the Personal to Systemic
Monday, March 30th, 7:30PM - 9PM
Hatcher Gallery, Hatcher Graduate Library

Lei Traditions with Dr. Amy Stillman
Wednesday, April 1st, 12PM - 2PM 
Haven Hall Posting Wall

Meet & Greet: A/PIA & Arab Heritage Month Committees! 
Thursday, April 2nd, 5:30PM - 7PM
MESA (3rd floor), Michigan Union

Dance Workshop with Konnect 
Sunday, April 5th, 4PM - 6PM
Haven Hall Posting Wall

Jenn Fang: Speaking Up & Speaking Out: Why the AAPI Community Must Be Politically Engaged
Monday, April 6th, 5:30PM - 7PM 
Vandenberg (2nd floor), Michigan League

A/PIAs & the Environment
by the School for Environment and Sustainability, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion    
April 6th to April 10th  
First Floor Commons, Samuel T. Dana Building

How are we counted? Status of Institutional Data on APID/A Staff, Faculty, & Students 
by the APID/A Staff Association
Wednesday, April 8th, 3:30 PM 
Kuenzel (1st floor), Michigan Union

What is Asian American Cinema? short film screening & discussion
Monday, April 13th, 5:30PM - 8PM
Hatcher Gallery, Hatcher Graduate Library

Mixing It Up!
Wednesday, April 15th, 6PM - 8PM 
MESA (3rd floor), Michigan Union

A/PIA Heritage Month Closing Celebration featuring Jes Tom! 
Friday, April 17th, 6:30 PM - 9PM 
Pendleton (2nd floor), Michigan Union

**Generation Asian Pacific American Cultural Show BY GenAPA    
Saturday, April 18th, 7PM - 9PM
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
**MESA will provide a limited number of free tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis. More info will become available in mid-March. 

Thank you to our co-sponsors and collaborators! Without their support, A/PIA Heritage Month 2020 would not be possible! 

  • A/PIA Studies 
  • APID/A Staff Association 
  • Community Action and Social Change Minor 
  • Filipino American Student Association 
  • Generation APA 
  • Konnect 
  • Mixed@Michigan 
  • Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives 
  • Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
  • School for Environment and Sustainability, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Spectrum Center 
  • Trotter Multicultural Center 
  • United Asian American Organizations