The Center for Diversity and Innovation at Kellogg Community College will host a panel discussion event focused on Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month this month in Battle Creek.
Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month is a month-long celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. observed each May. The CDI event is free and open to the public and will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, in the Kellogg Room in the Student Center on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave.
The panel discussion will feature community members from a variety of Asian ethnicities who represent diversity in their families’ immigration histories as well as in their roles in Battle Creek. The panel will be moderated by CDI Program Assistant Tha Par.
Goals of the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month panel discussion event include:
- Sharing stories about and increasing the visibility of the Asian community in Battle Creek
- Creating an opportunity to meet and build relationships across and within racial/ethnic groups
- Showcasing the contributions of Asian-Americans
- Dispelling myths about the Asian community
- Hearing about the City of Battle Creek’s efforts toward becoming an official Welcoming Community
For more information or to make accessibility requests, contact the CDI’s Sara Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-565-2107.
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