In April, Sonoma State University celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage month. Events are held around campus and offer different opportunities to learn about Asian-Pacific American heritage.
April 15: Japanese American Internment and Community Archaeology Panel Discussion
This Japanese American internment and Community Archaeology presentation highlights the results of the four field seasons of landscape archaeology at Amache, Colorado's World War II Japanese internment camp. The panel features former internees, students, volunteers and faculty from multiple research years. Discussions will focus on the impact of collaborative research and the panelist's individual experiences. Cooperage, 7-9 p.m., free.
The Sonoma State Library, in conjunction with the Anthropological Studies Center, has created a display entitled "Japanese Americans in Sonoma County: Internment at Camp Amache." This display features correspondence, books, articles, theses and DVDs from the Library, as well as digital images from Special Collections' Camp Amache Digital Collection.
May 1 & May 2: FAASSU's 6th annual Pacific Culture Night
FAASSU, the Filipino American Association of Sonoma State University, presents its 6th annual Pacific Culture Night. The show includes performances showcasing different types of cultural dances including Tinikling, Sayaw Sa Bangko and Maglalatik. Person Theater, May 1 show at 6:30 p.m., May 2 show at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are free for SSU Students and $5 for general admission.
Luther Burbank Rose Parade, Filipino American participation
Local PBS Programming for Asian Heritage Month
Center for Babaylan Studies Symposium, organized by SSU professor Leny Strobel, AMCS
SSU's Oral Historian Traces Roots of Japanese-American Floral Industry