Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

Black History Month 2018

The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) is convening and coordinating the 2017/18 Black History Month Planning Committee. We would like to invite you to be a part of that work. The work of the committee will involve: 1) developing a theme for the month, 2) pulling together a campus-wide calendar of events, 3) planning an opening and closing event as well programs based on community needs, and 4) marketing Black History Month events to the broader UofM community. Leon Howard will be coordinating the committee's work.


Arab Heritage Month

Events begin in March and more information will be up soon!

Nationally, Arab Heritage Month is celebrated throughout the month of April. On campus, we hope to begin our celebration as early as mid-February through the end of the semester for Winter 2018! The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs will celebrate Arab Heritage Month by sharing the history, culture, and people that have been enriching and shaping American society for generations.

Arab Heritage Month Calendar. List of events in article.

Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Moneth is from mid-March to mid- April information will be up soon!

 

Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month (or A/PIA Heritage Month) is a university-wide celebration of Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage. While the month is recognized officially in May, the United Asian American Student Organizations and Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs celebrate it from mid-March to mid- April, with a month filled with a diverse range of of events, lectures, workshops, and activities that honor A/PIA history.

 

APIA Heritage Month Calendar. List of events in article.

Native American Heritage Month

Although the first "American Indian Day" was celebrated in May 1916 in New York, a month-long recognition of Native Americans did not happen until 1990. That year, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November as National American Indian Heritage Month. Since then, the title has expanded to celebrate the heritage, history, art, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Each year, we honor the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors had lived in North America for hundreds of years.

Native American Heritage Month calendar of events

LatinX Heritage Month

About LatinX Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.