Pacifica Graduate Institute proudly celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a special event on May 15th. This gathering will feature a variety of activities that showcase the rich cultural heritage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 10, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Pacifica Graduate Institute proudly celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a special event on May 15th. This gathering will feature a variety of activities that showcase the rich cultural heritage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Taking place on Monday, May 15th, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM PT at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus in Santa Barbara, this event is free and open to the public.
The celebration will include a keynote presentation by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation Presidio Research Center, who recently showcased their Filipino Oral History Project, a collection of stories and archives showing the rich history of the Filipino community in Santa Barbara. Director of the Presidio Research Center, Dez Alaniz and UCSB Religious Studies Department’s Shannon Toribio will be joining us.
In addition to our keynote presentation, the evening will feature traditional Asian and Pacific Islander food, music, and art. Attendees will experience engaging talks and panel discussions from leading Asian American and Pacific Islander scholars, therapists, and healers. We are also hosting a free Webinar, A Myth from the Philippines: A Drooling Ten-Headed Being: Insights into Our Life of Communications and Change, on May 17th, 2023.
“Pacifica is proud to host community engagement events that recognize the contributions and heritage of our Asian American and Pacific Islander community members,” said Dr. Leonie H. Mattison, President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. “Along with our recent Black History Month and Women’s International Day gatherings, we are grateful for these continued opportunities to celebrate cultures, histories, and achievements in ways that deepen our value of building an inclusive campus climate and our mission to tend to the soul of and in the world.”
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated in May to commemorate the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to American history, culture, and society. Pacifica Graduate Institute is proud to honor this heritage by hosting this special event.
For more information about the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration at Pacifica Graduate Institute, please contact Pacifica’s Director of Admissions at 805-881-1550, or visit the event page on Pacifica’s website.
About Pacifica Graduate Institute:
Pacifica Graduate Institute is an accredited graduate school offering masters and doctoral degree programs framed in the traditions in depth psychology. For more information, visit http://www.pacifica.edu/events.
Jessica Rubinstein, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 1 805-881-1550, [email protected]
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