Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May

Join UT Southwestern in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month began as a 10-day celebration and became a federally recognized month-long heritage celebration in 1992. UTSW celebrates this month to honor the contributions and achievements Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans have made to the history of the United States and internationally.

A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, and the Federated States of Micronesia), and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

UT Southwestern’s Asian-Pacific Islander Business Resource Group (API BRG) worked with Nutrition Services to offer a variety of Asian Pacific American inspired cuisines in the Clements University Hospital (CUH) and Zale cafeterias each Thursday in May.


Themed Cuisine 


Thursday, May 6 


CUH and Zale cafeterias 

Thursday, May 13  


CUH and Zale cafeterias 

Thursday, May 20 


CUH and Zale cafeterias 

Thursday, May 27 


CUH and Zale cafeterias 

Register for the Inaugural Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration (May 19)

Anne Chow, Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Business, AT&T Communications, LLC

The Office of Institutional Equity & Access’ Division of Diversity & Inclusionand the Asian-Pacific Islander BRG invite you to register for the Inaugural Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, May 19from 12-1 p.m., featuring keynote speaker Anne ChowCEO of AT&T Business. This year, the theme is “Remembering the Beauty and Legacy of the Journey from East to West.”

Check out what else is in store for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: 



Registration information

Wednesday, May 19 

UTSW’s Inaugural Asian-Pacific American

Heritage Month signature event 

Register here 

Thursday, May 27 

Happy Mind Happy Body virtual happy hour event

Register here