College of Marin Trustees Pass Resolution Supporting Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month
KENTFIELD, CA—May 22, 2014—The College of Marin Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday supporting the month of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.
Trustees noted significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders “to the intellectual, artistic and moral culture of our country,” as well as closer to home where they have made “numerous contributions to the value of our college and community.”
During the month of May, the campus hosted the first Korean Cultural Day at the Kentfield Campus, which included a moment of silence in honor of people affected by the South Korean Ferry Sewol disaster. There was also a joyful celebration of music, dance, food and culture.
The College also co-hosted the annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival, which included a Japanese Tea Ceremony, Lion dancing, Chinese martial arts, Qigong, Korean and Taiko drum performances, Aikido, and Filipino and Hawaiian dance.
The events were co-hosted and sponsored by the Asian American Alliance of Marin, Marin Chinese Cultural Association, Association of Students at College of Marin, Filipino Americans of Northern California Organization, the Korean community, Marin Vietnamese American Association, and Dominican University Service Learning Program.
The District “encourages the illumination of the rich cultural heritage and ethnic diversity within the College and the County of Marin community as part of its commitment to cultural awareness programs,” the trustees said.