Waubonsee to honor Asian American and Pacific Islander History with cultural programs

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is observed from May 1-31. This month is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the many contributions and accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans throughout history.

Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove will be celebrating this important month before the end of the spring semester on May 10. All events are free and open to the public.

• “Navigating Identities: A Deep Dive into Asian American Student Experiences”: Join a virtual discussion that is perfect for those interested in professional development and cultural awareness as it promises to be an enlightening blend of learning and dialogue. Delve into the unique experiences of Asian Americans. Participants are encouraged to explore free content available through the Waubonsee online library prior to the Zoom discussion. This virtual discussion will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.

• “Celebrate India”: Participants will explore the performing and visual arts of India. This cultural program will feature a variety of music, dance, and storytelling. The event will be at noon Wednesday, April 24.

• “AAPI International Night”: Join the Asian American and Pacific Islander student club at Waubonsee for a cultural event featuring live singing and dancing performances. Attendees will get passports to collect stamps at tables, each representing a different Asian country — the more stamps guests collect, the more raffle tickets they’ll earn for a chance to win exciting prizes. It will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, April 26.

Visit for more information and event details. During the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration, the Waubonsee Community College Library has prepared an interactive guide for members of the community to learn more about Asian Pacific American and Pacific Islander history, art, culture, and ancient traditions. Visit to learn more.

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