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Help APA Studies program better educate the MSU community about Asian American experiences

As the APA (Asian Pacific American) Studies program prepares for its 20th anniversary in 2023-24, we are launching a digital resource project that helps us better educate the MSU community about Asian American experiences. As racial climate and demography change on campus and across the country, an urgent need exists to create an accessible and engaging educational resource that better informs the MSU community about Asian American history in local, national, and global contexts.

Your Support Will Make a Big Difference

The project team will find, organize, and present Asian American community’s history by working with the MSU Archives and MSU Alumni. In addition to documents and photos we already have, we will solicit contributions related to Asian American experiences from alumni, including written memories of their times at MSU, photographic images, and audiovisual recordings. All of these resources will be made available via our website, which will launch in 2023-24 and be featured by the APA Studies program. This website will be used as an “Asian American Experience 101 @ MSU”, which will find a broad use not only on the MSU campus, but also at local schools in the Greater Lansing area.

Project Budget

Funding will be used in 2021-23 to work with student fellows whose responsibilities will include:

  • Locating, organizing, and creating resources related to Asian American experiences at MSU.
  • Designing a website that presents texts, photos, and audiovisual resources in an easy-to-understand, accessible way.
  • Designing an educational module that allows any interested users to understand who Asian Americans are and why their experiences matter.

As anti-Asian American sentiment rose during the coronavirus pandemic, this educational resource will be a key to helping the MSU community connect with Asian Americans with empathy and understanding. Consider supporting today, to build a better educated future.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 22GGDCF1APA” in the note section.

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