Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month showcases diversity through dance, stories, and cuisine

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, and Georgia Regents University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is providing several opportunities for the GRU community to celebrate Asian-Pacific culture.

This year’s month-long celebration, signed into law in 1992, started with an online Asian-Pacific heritage trivia contest and a yoga demonstration at the JSAC Outdoor Plaza during Finals Week.

On Friday, May 22, the Magical Fires of Polynesia, a CSRA-based group of Polynesian entertainers, will present a hula demonstration from noon – 1 p.m. at the Terrace Café on the second floor of the Georgia Regents Medical Center. These popular entertainers are known for their authentic dance and colorful costumes.

On Friday, May 29, Sodexo will conduct an Asian cooking demonstration in the Magnolia and Dogwood rooms at the Terrace Café. Everyone is invited to taste their offerings and learn more about Asian cuisine.

This year’s Asian-Pacific Heritage Video Spotlight features Dr. Stephen Hsu, GRU College of Dental Research. His groundbreaking research involving the medicinal properties of green tea has made headlines across the world, but his personal story is equally compelling.

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