(Re)defining Resistance: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Exhibit in Knight Library, May 2016
This display has been created by members of the University of Oregon's Asian Pacific Islander Strategic Initiatives Group (API SG) as part of the university's celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
According to API, "The goal of this display is to showcase the diversity of experiences of the API community at the University of Oregon, both in the past and today. We feel that it is crucial for the campus community to understand the diversity within the “API” umbrella and the different (hi)stories of these various identities, as it helps to debunk the myth of a monolithic model minority. We hope this display will spark conversations about how we can form coalitions that work for racial justice on campus."
Featured students, faculty, and staff share their experiences as an API-identified person at the University of Oregon and their visions for the future for the API community on campus. The exhibit also showcases selections from the UO Libraries' holdings--books, music, and archival materials--that underscore the richness and diversity of API experience.
This event is free and open to the public. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance by calling 541-346-3056.