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Cultural Heritage Month Celebrations

Queer Awareness Month

Queer Awareness Month (QuAM) is a collaborative effort between Barnard College and Columbia University. QuAM strives to celebrate queer identities and increase awareness about lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender issues and history. Recognized annually in October, QuAM features an Opening Reception, the First Friday series, special events for National Coming Out Day, and much more!

Interested in working with the 2014 QuAM committee? Applications will be available during the spring semester- check back soon for details!


Latino/a Heritage Month

Latino/a Heritage Month (LHM) is a collaboration between Barnard College and Columbia University. LHM strives to increase awareness about Latino and Latin American histories, identities, cultures, accomplishments, and contemporary issues. During the month of October, the Latino Heritage Month committee works closely with students and the surrounding community to address issues impacting Latinos and Latin Americans internationally, within the United States, and on campus. Latino Heritage Month aims to strengthen the Latino community on campus and build bridges between students from a variety of backgrounds with a common interest in Latino and Latin American experiences.

Interested in working with the 2014 LHM committee? Applications will be available soon and elections are held in April- check back soon for details!

Native American Heritage Month

The month of November celebrates the rich culture, history and political contributions of the worldwide contributions of Native American peoples. Native American Heritage Month (NAHM) is a collaborative effort between both Columbia University and Barnard College.

Past programs have included (but are not limited to) the All Ivy Native Council Summit, dessert and discussion on Native American identity, movie nights, author series events, an "Indians and Indians" dinner co-sponsored with Columbia's Bhakti Club , along with other intellectual & social programs.

Interested in learning more about the annual NAHM celebration? Please contact Hayden Greene at hgreene@barnard.edu

Black History Month

Held each February, Black History Month (BHM) celebrates the rich cultural, historical and political contributions of the Black Diaspora.

Advised jointly by Columbia University and Barnard College, the Black History Month celebration annually features an Opening Reception, panel discussions, a networking social with faculty members from the Institute for Research in African-American studies, film screenings, Fashion/Culture Show, art exhibits, and much more!

The 2014 BHM theme is "All Power to All People: From Black Panthers to Pan-Africanism"

To view the BHM calendar, click here: bhm_2014_final_opt1.pdf

For questions, please contact the BHM Advisory team:

BC Advisor, Pamela Phayme at pphayme@barnard.edu CC/SEAS Advisor, Erica Williams at ew2434@columbia.edu

Asian Pacific American Awareness Month

Asian Pacific American Awareness Month (APAAM) is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting awareness of APA issues and history among the greater Columbia student body.

The APA identity has been founded upon the struggles, activism, and passion of APA communities whose impact and voices still resonate with us today. However, we also recognize that each generation brings new meaning to the APA identity. Through programming, the APAAM committee hopes to bring all voices, new and old, heard and unheard, into dialogue with each other. Over the course of April, the committee showcases the stories of APA artists, activists, professionals, scholars, and more.

The  2014 APAHM theme is "Currents" and the student committee is working hard to provide a comprehensive list of events for the month! Calendars and information will be available after Spring Break!