2024 Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month

2024 Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month Celebration

Events are from May 1 - May 31, 2024

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month is a month to celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions that generations of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi Americans have made to the history, society, and culture of the United States of America.

We invite you to join us, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, Office of Alumni Engagement, Dartmouth Hitchcock AAPI Employee Resource Group, Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, and Office of Pluralism and Leadership, as we come together in the month of May to celebrate the 2024 Geisel APIDA Heritage Month.





Promoting Hopkins Center for the Arts movies highlighting APIDA experiences.

Identity & Becoming: Queer Vietnamese Short Films

Tuesday, Apr 30, 7 pm, Loew Auditorium, FREE

Curated by the Dartmouth Asian American Studies Collective (DAASC), these short films look at queerness, transness, and transnationality with a softened gaze.

The Monk and the Gun (Poster shown above)

Friday, May 3, 8 pm, Loew Auditorium

This droll political comedy-drama captures the wonder and disruption as Bhutan becomes one of the world's youngest democracies.

Red, White and Brass

Sunday, May 5, 1 pm, Loew Auditorium

A Tongan superfan assembles a ragtag marching band to gain entry to the Rugby World Cup finals in this family comedy based on a true story.

Havana Divas with director Louisa Wei in person

Thursday, May 16, 7 pm, Loew Auditorium, FREE

Two Cantonese opera singers perform for decades (through Castro's revolution) in this remarkable story of the Chinese immigrant experience in Cuba. Discussion follows.


Saturday, May 18, 4 pm, Loew Auditorium

This Sundance Audience Award Winner follows an Iranian immigrant and mother who flees an abusive marriage to forge a new life with her young daughter in Australia.



What is it like to be an Asian healthcare professional in the U.S.?" - Geisel Alumni Panel

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 7 pm via Zoom

Please join us for a moderated panel discussion and Q&A with accomplished Geisel alumni from the APIDA community. The discussion will be geared towards addressing their experiences as APIDA-identifying individuals in healthcare while also contextualizing their own unique journeys to where they are today.




Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 5 pm,  Kellogg Mezzanine

Come commemorate the end of APIDA Heritage Month through a glorious food-filled celebration! Featuring a variety of APIDA cuisines, our final event is modeled after a traditional Asian night market where you can peruse food stalls with friends, family, and colleagues alike while sampling the flavors of Asian heritage and tradition. All members of the DHMC and Dartmouth community are cordially invited. We hope to see you there as we close out APIDA Heritage Month through bolstering connection and camaraderie in the name of diversity and inclusion for all.


Additional Programming for Community Members

For information on Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month events and programs held through the Dartmouth College, please click here: Dartmouth AAPI Heritage Month

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month Archive at Geisel School of Medicine

Geisel Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month Archive