Asian Kaleidoscope Month (AKM) is a month-long celebration of Asian American achievements and history. Because APIA History Month is officially in May, a month when UF students are typically not on campus, UF has designated October as a month for the Asian American community to come together and celebrate the impact Asian Americans have. I have been involved with this organization since 2017 as a committee member, as AKM's Creative Director in 2018, and finally as AKM's Executive Director in 2019.
2018's AKM consisted of 16 events throughout the month such as a Crazy Rich Asians screening, a Spoken Word Night, and the first ever AASU gender-neutral pageant. As Executive Director in 2019, I was able to continue innovations from 2018 and add even more dynamic events such as an Asian Womxn in the Workplace workshop and a Demystifying Asian Exoticism workshop.
My role as the Creative Director for the month meant communicating with 20 event directors and an executive board of 10 directors to ensure that each individual vision was realized while staying within branding guidelines and the theme for the year: (Re)Building Dreams.