What is Asian American Heritage Week?

Asian American Heritage Week (AAHW) will be held from February 20-27, 2018 at Northeastern University. This collection of events is just a small taste of the diversity that represents Asian America – both at Northeastern, and beyond. Our hope is that together, these events will spark discussion and inquiry about where we have come from as Asian Americans, and where we are going. Stop by, take a look, learn more about who we are.

While Asian American Heritage Month is traditionally celebrated in May, we celebrate in February to give our community an opportunity to fully participate in and enjoy the week of events. Our heritage week includes the Day of Remembrance which honors the anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 which sent 120,000 Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II.

For more information about AAHW: nuaahw@gmail.com

Asian American Heritage Week 2018



Asian American Heritage Week Co-Chairs

The Asian American Heritage Week Co-chairs are two students who help in creating a theme, curating events for the week, and coordinating the student community to build awareness for AAHW. They work closely with the AAC staff, APIDA student organizations, and folks in the APIDA community to bring the community together.

Alice Ding

Hometown: Glastonbury, CT 

Major: Computer Science & Marketing

Alice Ding is a fourth year (but not a senior) undergraduate student pursuing a degree in computer science and marketing here at Northeastern University. Ever since her freshmen year and even before that during high school, she's always been fascinated by her heritage as her parents are immigrants from China. After getting involved with a position on the Chinese Student Association e-board and becoming an AASIA mentor through the AAC, she's realized how important being Asian American is to her identity and has had more than enough opportunities to participate in more discussions on how the Asian American experience has affected not only her peers, but herself as well. She loves being connected to such a welcoming, diverse and amazing community, and knows that it will only continue to grow and evolve over the next several years.


With a chance to highlight all of these important narratives, as well as showcase just what being an Asian American means for those on Northeastern's campus, she's extremely excited to plan and prepare for a week full of meaningful, well-rounded events.


In her (rare) free time, Alice can be found at Marino. That's literally the only place she goes to besides her room, unless she's eating out at her favorite restaurant, the Cheesecake Factory. She can eat surprisingly large amounts of quantities, but you can be sure that she'll head straight to the gym after to work it all off right after.

Vandana Karan

Past Asian American Heritage Week Themes:

AAHW 2009


AAHW 2010


AAHW 2011


AAHW 2012


AAHW 2013- Spring

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AAHW 2013- Fall



AAHW 2014

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AAHW 2015

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AAHW 2017