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Call Out to UW Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

Share your and/or your family’s story  through the “NO LONGER INVISIBLE: What does it mean to be Asian American & Pacific Islander” – In Their Own Words Project.  Submit your story & photo of choice by April 25th, Friday as part of AAPI Heritage Month in May

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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May!

Share your and/or your family’s story  through the “NO LONGER INVISIBLE: What does it mean to be Asian American & Pacific Islander” – In Their Own Words Project.

The purpose of this project is to bring about awareness by highlighting the diversity amongst the AAPI communities in the Pacific Northwest. Congress passed a joint resolution in 1978 to commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May.  AAPI Heritage month commemorates people of AAPI descent in the U.S.

In the spirit of honoring the many contributions of the AAPI communities, we invite you to join us in our journey to learn about the richness of diversity in language, religion, culture, and traditions that make up the AAPI communities.  Within our diverse communities, there is a united voice that connects us all.

To submit your story, please answer what you feel comfortable in sharing.  Reply either in essay format or answer each question:

1) What is your full name?
2)  How do you identify ethnically and/or culturally?
3)  If you are a student, what is your major, class standing/year, and/or activities/involvement?
4)  What traditions, culture and/or history would you like to share?
5)  What are your favorite foods, games, songs, celebrations, movies, literature?
6)  What languages do you speak and any regional dialects?
7)  What is your family history/migration to the United States?
8)  Why is it IMPORTANT for you or the AAPI community to be VISIBLE?
9)  How do you answer “WHAT ARE YOU REALLY?” Share any experiences or advice on how to answer  this question.
10) What is your personal vision for AAPI communities or yourself?

Please also submit a JPEG photo of yourself or a photo representing your identity. 

Submit your story to Linda Ando, riziki@uw.edu or Chanira Reang Sperry, creang@uw.edu by Friday, April 25th.

Your story and other stories will be featured in the “NO LONGER INVISIBLE: What does it mean to be Asian American & Pacific Islander” – In Their Own Words Project throughout the month of May.

This project is a collaboration between the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Asian Student Commission, and the Asian Pacific Islander American Faculty & Staff Association.

We thank you for your generosity in sharing your time and your story with us.  We look forward to your participation in this important project.

Linda Ando and Chanira Reang Sperry

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