Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Monday, 5/1/2023 from 8 a.m. to 5/31/2023 at 5 p.m.

Various locations

Central Oregon Community College (COCC) is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a lineup of free activities for the community throughout May. Organized by the college’s department of diversity and inclusion, the events include a film, a virtual book group and a community panel discussion. For complete details, and to register and receive the event links, visit

First in the program’s lineup is a panel discussion on current issues facing Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, hosted by the Asian and Pacific Islander Collective at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, at the Bend campus's Coats Campus Center, with a livestreaming option. For more information, contact

A series of virtual book discussions focused on the memoir "Crying in H Mart" by Michelle Zauner, a New York Times bestseller that chronicles growing up Asian American in Eugene, takes place on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. beginning May 9. Register by emailing

The film "Broker," a drama set in South Korea about baby boxes and families, will screen at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, in the Hitchcock Auditorium of Pioneer Hall on the Bend campus.

For information on any of these events, contact Christy Walker, director of diversity and inclusion at COCC, at or 541-383-7412.

In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability should contact Caitlyn Gardner at 541-383-7237. For accommodation because of other disability, such as hearing impairment, contact disability services at 541-383-7583.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month