UAA voices celebrate Filipino American History Month through song

UAA Multicultural Student Services celebrates heritage and history months.

Attendees join in singing Justin Bieber’s “Baby” at karaoke night.

A celebration doesn’t seem complete without an enjoyable social activity, such as a dinner, dance, or — as in the case of Filipino American History Month at UAA —  karaoke.

To celebrate the occasion, UAA Multicultural Student Services hosted a karaoke night in the Student Union Den.

The event was part of a UAA committee, whose members consist of  faculty, staff and students who promote different cultural and heritage based programming.

Quacyya Cuaresma, the engagement and belonging coordinator at Multicultural Services said, “Multicultural Services at UAA is really focused on promoting belonging, connection and community. So that’s exactly what this event did, and I’m happy about the turnout.”

Attending the event were people who wanted to celebrate their history, along with others who just wanted to join in on the fun.

The people who came turned the karaoke night into an entertaining and lively activity. People seemed to connect and have a good time while cheering on their friends like they were the stars of a concert.

Events such as this, and other casual activities, seem to be popular around campus, and Multicultural Services are looking to host a monthly event such as karaoke or game night to get people to connect.

Upcoming activities and events are posted on the UAA Multicultural Student Services Instagram page @uaamcc.