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Honoring AAPI History

Written by Marketing Communications

May 2, 2022

Graphic reads Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Seattle University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is honoring the Asian American and Pacific Islander community with events and opportunities to elevate their voices and culture.

Below is a list of upcoming offerings during the month of May:

May 7, 2022

Xuân Cultural Festival 
1-3:30 p.m.
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SU's Vietnamese Student Association formally invites you to this year's 17th annual Xuân Cultural Festival, Chúng Ta Là Một (We Are One). This year’s theme centers on the importance of unity as a family in Vietnamese culture and traditions. 

May 16, 2022

3rd Peter L. Lee Endowed Lecture in East Asian Culture and Civilization
4-6 p.m.
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"Heavenly Learning’: Jesuit Science in Imperial China” will be delivered by Florence C. Hsia, PhD, Professor of History of Science (Department of History) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

May 29, 2022

Returning to our Roots
5-9:30 p.m. 
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Seattle University Marianas TaoTao Tåno Club is proud to host the 29th Annual Fiesta, "Returning to our Roots." Experience the meaning and roots behind what defines the Chamorro/CHamoru people through the retelling of ancient legends and performances that reflect the history of the Chamorro/CHamoru ancestors who keep the cultural heritage thriving to this day.


May 3-4, 2022
GiveBIG, a 48-hour Giving Event

In partnership with the Fr. Stephen J. Sundborg, S.J. Center for Community Engagement, ODI recommends checking out the following organizations during this annual giving event:     


Watch the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration at Seattle Center.  

For more information about these events, visit