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Celebrating APIDA Heritage Month

In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month, Cal State San Marcos’ APIDA Student Life is partnering with campus organizations to present an exciting lineup of events.  

Everyone is invited to participate in the following events:


Defining Diaspora: “Philippine Father” 

March 25, noon, Cross-Cultural Center (USU 3400)

Join APIDA Student Life as Michael Flores, the director of the documentary “Philippine Father,” discusses his experiences and his works centered around racism, class and imperialism. 


APIDA Cultural Festival

April 12, 5 p.m., USU Amphitheater 

The festival is an annual celebration of cultures that are a part of Asia, Southeast and South Asia. Similar to the night markets that are part of those communities, the festival recreates those spaces that are filled with food, festivities and entertainment. 


Defining Diaspora: Rolling Into Spring

April 17, 3 p.m., Cross-Cultural Center

Join APIDA Student Life to make spring rolls from scratch and learn the cultural significance of the ingredients. 


‘SEADRIFT’ Screening and Talk With the Associate Producer

April 17, 6 p.m., USU 2310B

Join APIDA Student Life for a screening of the documentary film “Seadrift.”


Defining Diaspora: Harvesting Hope-Empowering Filipino Farmworkers

April 25, noon, Cross-Cultural Center

Join APIDA Student Life as it highlights the contributions of Filipino organizations in the wider farmworkers movement. 


Ti Leaf Lei Workshop

May 1, noon, Forum Plaza

Learn how to make a traditional Hawaiian Ti leaf lei. All leis made will be given to the graduates participating in the APIDA Recognition Ceremony on May 8. 


APIDA Recognition Ceremony

May 8, 6 p.m., USU Ballroom 

This is the 18th annual APIDA recognition ceremony, celebrating the students who graduated in fall 2023 and applied to graduate in spring 2024 or summer 2024. Participants will receive a free APIDA stole.

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