This May, Tarrant County College campuses are hosting a series of activities in honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month. The events are sponsored by various TCC departments to showcase the rich history of and contributions by Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The month was chosen in honor of the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States in May 1873, and it also commemorates the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad in May 1869; most track workers were Chinese immigrants. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month events at TCC include:
May 4: Movement and Mindfulness Mediation – Learn about Tai Chi from Genjikai Karate & Tai and mindfulness through visualization/imagery from Divya Patel, LPC. This interactive session will consist of a Tai Chi demonstration and a guided use of visualization and imagery in mindfulness. This event is part of the Get Involved! Get Rewarded! Incentive program. 10 – 11 a.m., 3 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 8 p.m. Join this virtual event.
May 14: Educate, Engage and Encourage: Supporting the AAPI Community – Join others for an end-of-semester celebration focused on Asian Pacific American topics and student success. This event will include multiple panel discussions that educate and engage participants on the known and “not so well known” Asian American Pacific Islander history, traditions and current events. During the event, a special tribute video will be shown to honor students receiving degrees and certificates in 2021. This event is part of the Get Involved! Get Rewarded! Incentive program. 4 – 6 p.m. Join this virtual event.
May 19: Yuri Kochiyama and Hachidan Uchi: Human Rights Activist and Taiko – Learn about Yuri Kochiyama, a remarkable activist who fought for Black, Hispanic, Native American and Asian American communities. Also, hear about the history and tradition of Japanese drumming, Taiko. 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Join this virtual event.
See the full calendar: https://calendar.tccd.edu/Asian_Pacific_American_Heritage_Month