Alongside members of the College’s Asian and Pacific Islander community, faculty from the Asian and Pacific Islander American studies program, students within the Asian American Student Initiative and alumni have been involved in the planning process.
Hong said that the point of the 100th year celebration is to demonstrate that Asian-American history should be emphasized as American history is more generally, both at the College and throughout educational curricula.
While the APIA program has been working hard to raise the voices of Asian students, some members of the community feel that the administration is not doing enough to help.
Jacob spoke on how vital it is for every Asian student to feel support during their time here since there are only four years to do so.
“I believe it’s crucial for William and Mary to research its own history with all students of color,” Aguas said.