Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, our Asian Heritage Association hosted an AAPI Festival on the quad, showcasing AAPI cultures, history and food from around the world. Librarian Tracie Thomas also created a list of nearly 100 books, ranging from novel to autobiography and poetry, celebrating AAPI authors and voices. Celebrate with us this month!
The AAPI Festival opened with musical performance by IH alumna Cecile Santiago, Class of 2014, and poetry readings by current students, including a poem read by freshman Anastasia Nicdao that was written by her mother, IH alumna Jocelyn Eliseo Nicdao, Class of 1993.

After the performances, students enjoyed visiting booths to learn more about AAPI heritages from their classmates, and received raffle prizes, including complimentary Family Admission tickets to the Japanese American National Museum (JANM).

Thank you to all the faculty, students and families who made this special event possible! A special thank you to JANM for donating these tickets in support of our students and festivities.

Click HERE to see our AAPI Booklist and read along with us.

About the Japanese American National Museum:

Established in 1985, JANM promotes understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. Located in the historic Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, JANM is a hybrid institution that straddles traditional museum categories and strives to provide a voice for Japanese Americans as well as a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture. Since opening to the public in 1992, JANM has presented over 70 exhibitions onsite while traveling 17 exhibits to venues such as the Smithsonian Institution and the Ellis Island Museum in the United States, and to several leading cultural museums in Japan and South America. For more information, visit janm.org or follow them on social media @jamuseum.
A Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls in grades 6 through 12, Immaculate Heart has been located on a beautiful hillside property in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles since our founding by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1906. We celebrate more than a century of nurturing the spiritual, intellectual, social and moral development of students as they distinguish themselves as women of great heart and right conscience.