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Asian Pacific Islander Desi/American (APID/A)

APID/A encompasses people from all of the Asian continent, India, and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The programs, resources and opportunities on this page are intended to support APID/A students at Texas State University.

Guest Speaker

One Experience, One Perspective:
An Asian American Journey

Fay Lee
Professor of Education
Lone Star College - CyFair

Thursday, October 14, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
LBJ Student Room 3-14.1


Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month 

May 1 - May 31

Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month is observed in the United States from May 1st to May 31st. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the first immigrants from Japan on May 7th, 1843. Texas State University observes the Heritage month in April to not only recognize but celebrate and honor the efforts and achievements of Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi/Americans in the US. 

While there is a month to recognize the resilient efforts and contributions from the Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi/American community, it is equally important to acknowledge that celebrating and uplifting APID/A identities and communities is not limited to the month. Additionally, raising awareness of the experiences and needs of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi/American.

Celebrate Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month

Courtesy of Great Big Story

Asian American History in 4 Minutes

Courtesy of Generasian

Asian Student Showcase

Experience a night full of culture and entertainment featuring talented performances from Texas State's student Asian organizations. 

Brought to you by APID/A Student Council, Filipino Student Association, Indian Student Association, Korean Culture Club, Vietnamese Student Association and Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives 

student dancers

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  • The APID/A Cultural Showcase is a cultural celebration of heritage, culture, and ancestry, and coordinated by APID/A Student Council.

  • Diwali, a five-day celebration honoring the victory of good over evil, is recognized in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore, among other countries. The Indian Student Association is responsible for its annual recognition at Texas State.

  • 'Holi' the festival of colors celebrated in India, particularly with dance, food, music, and colored powder to offer a spring parallel of Navratri. On the day before, a bonfire is lit in the main squares of the villages and colonies. People gather around and celebrate the event with singing and dancing, which is symbolic of the victory of good over evil.  Join Indian Student Association as they continue this tradition, and experience their rich culture through the food.

  • Sakura Festivals trace their roots back to ancient Japan, where the cherry blossom was considered to symbolize a life lived to the fullest, no matter how brief. The Sakura Festival is also a reminder of fresh beginnings and the renewal of the spirit that comes with spring. It is an opportunity for the entire San Marcos community to immerse themselves into a wide variety of Japanese culture. 

Behind The Name: A Poetry Workshop

Behind The Name: A Poetry Workshop

A Conversation With Alex Jenny

A Conversation With Alex Jenny

PBS Docuseries: Asian Americans

PBS Docuseries: Asian Americans

Speak Your Peace: Stop Asian Hate

Speak Your Peace: Stop Asian Hate

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