The Annual Utah Pacific Island Heritage Month festivities will kick off on the evening of July 31, 2021, with a return to an in-person, live event at the new Three Creeks Confluence Park. With a diverse assortment of cultural foods, youth entrepreneurs, culturally authentic entertainment and many games, the event will be fun for all Utahns.
A series of events throughout August, extending into early September, will celebrate Pacific Island culture in Utah. The events are open to the public and everyone is invited. Visit www.upihm.com for updates and schedules.
The Three Creeks Confluence Park is symbolic of the 2021 theme “Charting New Waters.” The new park and the theme symbolize a new beginning for Utah Pacific Islanders.
The month-long celebration of Utah’s diverse culture comes at a time of peak anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes. The events provide an opportunity for Utahns to seek diversity and inclusion by making new acquaintances and experiencing new cultural experiences.
The event is organized by the nonprofit Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources, led by Susi Feltch-Malohifo’ou.
About Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources (PIK2AR)
PIK2AR is an ecosystem of programs and events, a community nonprofit that is celebrating 5 years of servicing the community. The Empowered Living Program includes KAVA Talks, a male group and the EmpowERment Groups have been forwarding the anti-violence work in the Salt Lake area, Utah County, in Southern Utah and now globally online, serving victims of crimes with direct services and referrals. The PEAU and Pacific Island Film Series was joined this year by the Literary Group with a weekly women’s writing group and a monthly Book Club that reads Pacific Island authors, and the annual Utah Pacific Island Heritage Month celebrates nine years! To learn more, visit www.upihm.com.