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Asian Pacific Islander and Desi-American Week 2023

event banner for Asian Pacific Islander and Desi-American Week 2023

Stevenson’s APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander & Desi American) Student Council aims to better represent and appreciate Asian cultures through education, form safe spaces through the acknowledgment of multiculturalism within the SHS community, and create opportunities for everyone to celebrate diversity.

Join us the week of April 24, 2023, as we introduce aspects of competition, communication, culture, and conversation (respectively). All proceeds from this week will be donated to the HANA Center, an organization aimed at empowering Asian American and multiethnic communities via education, culture, etc. to drive systemic change. Each day will have its own Lunchtime Activities and after-school event, so we hope to see you there!

The APIDA (Asian, Pacific Islander, or Desi-American) council has created a website of resources for students that includes APIDA affiliated faculty directory, staff recommendations, community and SHS organizations/clubs, and a list of media representation. Their goal is to help build community within the APIDA students, bring awareness to those who may not know much about the community, and facilitate cultural appreciation events. Check it out!


Monday, Apr. 24
  • Dalgona Candy Sculpting Competition (hosted by APIDA Council), where teams of up to six students will be competing to see who can get the most intact candy shapes. There will be a prize at the end for the winners! | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Room 5120
Wednesday, Apr. 26
  • Life in the APIDA Community (hosted by APIDA Council), is an after school question-based panel comprised of Stevenson faculty members and students. Its main objective is to provide insight on their experience as members of the APIDA community and how that reflects at Stevenson | 3:45 - 5 p.m. in Room 6110
Thursday, Apr. 27
  • After-School Art (hosted by APIDA Council), is a safe and relaxing space where you can make laterns, receive mehndi from henna artists, and fold origami. | 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. in West Staff Dining Room
  • APIDA's Bake Sale (hosted by APIDA Council), where numerous cultures of SHS will be represented and showcased through food donations. | 3 - 4:30 p.m. in Lower Sportscenter Lobby
    • Donate to the Bake Sale! We will be accepting all types of restaurant made and store bought foods, snacks and drinks.
Friday, Apr. 28
  • Keynote Presentation (hosted by APIDA Council), will feature guest speakers Mr. Young Woon Han and Ms. Malien Tingpalpong from the HANA Center who will share their life-experiences and identities as Asian-Americans. | 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. in Room 5120