Student on College Green celebrating International Week
AAPI Heritage Month
May 2024
Join Us in Celebrating AAPI Week: April 14-21, 2024

AAPI Heritage Month

Why We Celebrate 

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is a time to celebrate our community members with Asian American and Pacific Islander backgrounds. AAPI Heritage Month takes place nationally during the month of May.

To afford the OHIO community the opportunity to appreciate, acknowledge and gather in celebration, AAPI Heritage Month will be observed during the week of April 14-21, 2024. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions by attending events that honor the heritage of the AAPI community.

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Asian American Pacific Islander Week Events

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Speakers and Guests

Supeena Adler head shot

Supeena Adler, Thai Night Keynote Speaker

Supeena Insee Adler is a World Music Instrument Curator and Conservator. Additionally, she is the Director for the Music of Thailand Ensemble and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music.

Adler is a native Thai and Lao speaker and a Thai musician. She is a performer and ethnomusicologist living in San Diego, California. She performs and teaches classical Thai music on traditional stringed instruments.

Adler will serve as the Thai Night keynote speaker on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 3:30 p.m. in Baker University Center's Grand Ballroom, located on the 4th floor.

Learn More about AAPI History Nationally and at OHIO 

AAPI Float at Homecoming 2021

Start of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In 1978, Congress passed a resolution creating Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Week. In May 1992, it expanded to the observance of the month of May. 

Henry Lin

Henry Lin, 1962

Henry Lin, assistant professor of ceramics at Ohio University, stands before the facade he designed and constructed ​​​​​​for the main entrance of the Space Arts Building (Seigfried Hall) in 1962. ​Lin served as dean of the College of Fine Arts, 1972-1984.

Homecoming 2021

Homecoming 2021

In October 2021, the Athens Asian American Alliance organized the local and university AAPI communities to add AAPI presence in the Homecoming Parade for the first time.


Asian American Pacific Islander Student Union

The AAPISU was established alongside AAPI-Lead and AAAA in 2021 to round out opportunities for community members, faculty, and students to find communities where they feel seen and heard.

Asian American Pacific Islander Week Committee Members

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion would like to thank the AAPI Week committee members for their contributions — including their time and energy — that ensure the week's events are successful.


2023-2024 Committee Members

Faculty Committee Members

  • Adonis Durado
  • Edmond Chang
  • Yuqiy You
  • Pittaya Paladroi-Shane
  • Acie Clayborne
  • Yi-Ting Wang

Student Committee Members

  • Gabbrielle Buhay
  • Alexis Ky

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