• Asian Heritage Celebration

    LaGuardia Community College is celebrating the Asian Heritage Celebration in May every year. AHC is an annual event of LaGuardia featuring various cultural, philosophical, and linguistic heritages from Asian countries. Along with the other cultural heritage celebrations, including African American Heritage week and Latino Heritage week, AHC acknowledges and celebrates diversity and cultural richness of LaGuardia Community College. <

    The Asian Heritage Committee is committed promoting to Asian and Asian American groups on campus. Our Mini-Conference and Final Celebration are intended to provide the college with a wonderful array of educational, cultural and engaging programs that will heighten the awareness and contributions of Asian and Asian American groups in New York City.

  • AHC Voices

    LaGuardia's Asian American Voices Journal, 1st Issue.

    Please encourage your students to submit term papers, creative writing, essays, recipes, artworks, and photo collections to Tuli Chatterji at tchatterji@lagcc.cuny.edu for publication in Asian American Voices.

    Asian American Voices Journal

  • 2019 events

    Thursday, May 2, 2019 Thursday, May 9, 2019
    You are invited to a talk by Seiichi Kido and Jiro Hamasumi from Nihon Hidankyo, A-bomb survivors in Nagasaki and Hiroshima in 1945 who are in New York for a preparation meeting for Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference next May. Please join us for this unique opportunity to listen to and have a dialogue with the guest speakers from Japan.

    • Professor Seiichi Kido, General Secretary of Nihon Hindankyo (Japan Federation of A and H Bomb Sufferers Organizations)
    • Mr. Jiro Hamasumi, Assistant Secretary-General of Nihon Hidankyo
    Discussion Moderator:
    • Kyoko Toyama, Ph.D., Counselor/Associate Professor, College Discovery
    For inquiries, please contact Kyoko Toyama at (347) 737-5276 or kyokot@lagcc.cuny.edu.

    Asian Heritage Celebration Mini Conference, featuring a series of academic/scholarly talks and panels on Asian and Asian American themes.
    Including panels on:
    • South Asian Immigration Activism.
    • Inaugural issue of Asian American Voices Journal.
    • Poetry Reading: Poems by Chinese immigrants detained at Angel Island.
    • Suitable Girl: Documentary Screening and Discussion with Co-Director Sarita Khurana

    Friday, May 10, 2019 Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    Do you like Japanese anime, manga, video games?
    Benjamin Boas will talk about how his early love of Japanese pop culture led him to study Japanese, move to Japan, and eventually publish his manga book in Japan. He will also share his experience of becoming an expert on Japan and Japanese popular culture.

    Benjamin Boas is named by the Japanese Government’s Cabinet Office as a Cool Japan Ambassador; Benjamin is the author of "Learning about Japan through Manga and Video Games," itself a manga published by Shogakukan. He regularly appears in television programs on NHK World.

    For more information, please contact Hiroko Miyashita at hmiyashita@lagcc.cuny.edu.

    Asian Heritage Final Celebration with cultural performances and food representing over 20 different countries in Asia and the people of Asian diaspora.
    • Bangladeshi Classical Dance Afifa Hye
    • Bollywood Dance by Ajna Dance
    • Modern Dance by AKF Dance Studio
    • Poetry by Ashvini Persaud
    • Japanese Calligraphy performance by Koka
    • Demonstration by New York Shaolin Temple
    • Colorful cultural performances by LaGuardia's own:
      • Bangladesh Students Club
      • Japanese Students Club
      • Chinese Students Club

    More information about the program of various performances, lectures, film screenings, and workshops will become available shortly.

    View the Asian Heritage Celebration Album