In appreciation and celebration of historically underrepresented groups, the Jeh Vincent Johnson ALANA Cultural Center collaborates with student leaders, student organizations, and campus partners to host month-long observances or one-off cultural events. The heritage months our office organizes are below.
Heritage Month Programs include:
- Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May)
- Black History Month (February)
- Latinx Heritage Month (September 15–October 15)
- Native American & Indigenous Peoples' Heritage Month (November)
Asian American/Pacific-Islander Heritage Month (APHM)
Typically recognized nationally in May, our College celebrates this month in April. Asian American/Pacific-Islander Heritage Month is a celebration of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders history and contributions in the United States. The cultures celebrated in this month include those from all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
Black History/Heritage Month (BHM)
Black History/Heritage Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.
Latinx Heritage Month (LHM)
Latinx Heritage Month, also known as National Hispanic Heritage Month is nationally celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Native American & Indigenous Peoples' Heritage Month (NAIPHM)
Native American & Indigenous Peoples' Heritage Month, is nationally celebrated each year in November, by celebrating the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of Nativc and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.