By Hailey Terracino
With the beginning of Asian Heritage Month, Bergen is offering a variety of events this April as ways to celebrate Asian heritage and to learn about more ways to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
On April 1 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., SGA is hosting the #STOPASIANHATE Student Open Forum. Join the SGA Diversity Committee and other members of the Bergen family for an open dialogue about the current violence against Asian Americans within the country today.
There will a photo gallery called Me Myself & COV(I)D. Students are invited to submit their photographs treating the themes of living and dealing with life under COVID and/or experiences of racism against Asians/Asian Americans. The photo gallery will be available online after April 9th.
On April 13 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., a panel called Racial Stigma and COVID-19 Panel Discussion will discuss stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination toward Asians/Asian Americans during Covid 19. Dr. Alex Chan is the moderator for faculty and student panelists.
On April 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m, there will be a private showing of Minari. Minari is a 2021 Golden Globe-winning fictionalized memoir of a Korean-American family’s pursuit of the American Dream and the challenges of assimilation. Dr. Peter Dlugos will be the discussion leader for the film discussion.
On April 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., an Asian Heritage Recognition Award Ceremony will celebrate Asian culture, traditions, and history. The event will honor individuals and organizations for their contributions to the Asian Heritage community, as well as Covid-19 heroes, including Bergen faculty, staff, administrators, and students.