Events and Celebrations

Check back for more events throughout May in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Panel Discussion: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration 2021

Tuesday, May 11 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Zoom

During this 90-minute webinar, speakers will discuss historical and contemporary issues affecting the AAPI community. In light of the recent attacks on the Asian American community, this event takes on particular importance. Click here for more information and to register.    

Jhumpa Lahiri: In conversation with Harsha Ram

Lecture | May 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Zoom Event

Speaker: Jhumpa Lahiri, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Interpreter of Maladies & The Namesake
Interlocutor: Harsha Ram, Associate Professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature and of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

Panel | May 25 | 12:00 PM (PDT)
There are a variety of Asian American experiences on campus and our panelists represent some of those experiences. Learn with us as we hear from our panelists what their experience navigating UC Berkeley has been like for them. Panelists: Jocelyn Surla Banaria (Executive Director, Academic Senate);  Russell Chung (Chief Procurement Officer);  and Michael Lu (Dean, School of Public Health). 
Hosted by Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance Moderated by Lasana Hotep, Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging