April 1 marks the beginning of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Elon’s Center for Race Ethnicity Diversity Education has prepared several events to educate students. This year’s theme is “Identities in bloom, Identities take root” which is meant to spread awareness on API students building communities and forging their own path on Elon’s campus. Other organizations such as the Asian-Pacific Student Association, Chinese Club and Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. are also hosting events.

API Heritage Month Kickoff

Wednesday, April 3 | 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Medallion Plaza 

The CREDE is hosting this event with live music, food and performances. Different Asian school organizations and businesses will be hosting activities.

An Evening of Bharatanatyam featuring Malini Srinivasan

Thursday, April 4 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.

McKinnon Hall

Chinese Club: QingMing Festival

Friday, April 5 | 6 to 8 p.m.

Moseley Kitchen

Holi Celebration

Friday, April 5 | 4 p.m.

Speaker’s Corner

The Truitt Center is hosting their annual Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors. Students have the opportunity to throw powdered colors on each other to signify the celebration earth returning to life.

Food for Thought: India

Monday, April 8 | 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Join the CREDE’s event focusing on Indian food. Food for thought is the CREDE’s monthly event focused on featuring different Asian cuisines from countries in order to bring API students together.

APSA & GLC: Rainbow Boba

Thursday, April 11 | 6 to 8 p.m.

El Centro Kitchen (Carlton)

This event hopes to talk about the intersectionality between the Asian and LGBTQ+ communities with colorful boba!

Pacific Islanders and Environmental Justice

Monday, April 15 | 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The CREDE and Office of Sustainability are teaming up for this discussion event about conservation.

APSA: Ramen Across Asia

Tuesday, April 16 | 5:45 to 7 p.m.

Moseley Kitchen

Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.: Kiai Arts Collection

Thursday, April 18 | TBD


Paint Your Identity In Crisis

Tuesday, April 23 | 5 to 6:30 p.m.


Chinese Club: Game Night

Friday, April 26 | 7 to 9 p.m.


PAVE: AAPI Film Festival 

Saturday, April 27 | Noon to 2 p.m.

Greensboro History Museum

Asian Studies: Film Series

Tuesday, April 2 and 16 | 6:30 p.m. 

Global Media Room

Communi-Tea Hour 

Every Thursday | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Students will be able to talk to faculty and staff over different asian tea and snacks.