Hxstorically, Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Night Market (APCNM) has been an end of the year event in the Spring for students and the broader community to come together. In collaboration with the Taiwanese American Organization in 2015, the culture night evolved into a Night Market, consisting of vendors, arts, crafts, cool trinkets, food, and performances from both students and professional groups. The motivation to hold an APCNM is to spark a revolution against the structures that reduce the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community to a monolithic entity, and to highlight our ability to come together, mobilize, and resist as a community with diverse experiences. This night was created to convey traditional and modern aspects of our experiences as AAPIs as well as provide a space to share resources, facilitate involvement, and inspire action within the AAPI community.
Our theme for this year, Igniting Harmony, signifies the importance of dismantling the perception of a monolithic AAPI identity, highlights the heterogeneity of the AAPI community, and is critical of socio-cultural issues that we face as people of color.
If you'd like to volunteer at this year's APCNM, sign up here!
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