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Here at Harvey Mudd, we are excited to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of our students, faculty and staff of Asian/Pacific Islander heritage. We celebrate Asian American Heritage Month with traditional foods, music and dance.
From the Library of Congress website:
"Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a month to
celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions generations of Asian and
Pacific Islanders have made to American history, society and culture.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month originated in 1978 [...] as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. [...] President Carter spoke of the significant role Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have played in the creation of a dynamic and pluralistic American society with their contributions to the sciences, arts, industry, government and commerce.
President George H.W. Bush [designated] May 1990 as the first 'Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.' "