June 12, 2014

No Longer Invisible Project Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

By Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

To commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May, University of Washington students, staff, faculty and alumni shared their personal stories of identity in the “No Longer Invisible: In Their Own Words” project.

Stories that highlighted the diversity in language, religion, culture and tradition of the AAPI communities were posted on the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity web site, and displayed as a poster exhibit in the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) for one week.

A reception on May 29 at the Kelly ECC kicked off the exhibit and included remarks from a few of students and staff whose stories were featured in the project. A total of 30 stories were included.

The project was a collaboration between OMA&D, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, the Asian Student Commission and the Asian Pacific Islander American Faculty & Staff Association. To learn more, contact Linda Ando (riziki@uw.edu) or Chanira Reang Sperry (creang@uw.edu).

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