2017 APIHC

The George Washington University Presents

2017 Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration

Immigrant Stories: To Be Continued…

 

Tuesday, April 11

Keynote Speaker: EDDIE HUANG

6:30pm • Lisner Auditorium

Doors open at 6pm. Reserve your tickets at gwutickets.com

 

Sunday, April 2

19th Annual Lū’au

6pm • Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom

Join us for a fun night of Hawaiian food, dancing, and entertainment. The 19th annual luau brings the Hawaiian culture and Aloha spirit to GWU.

 

Wednesday, April 5

Shattering Stereotypes

7pm • District House, Room B117

Shatter stereotypes and defining yourselves as full individuals. Join us as we highlight the diversity and complexity of individual Asian American students and communities. Share your story.

 

Thursday, April 13

Self-Love: AS I AM 

1pm • Mid-Campus Quad

Spreading self-love through photography and learning to embrace our Asian-American and Asian-in-America bodies.  We will take instant pictures of our community members and showcase them along with a caption of why they love themselves. 

 

Saturday, April 15

Tandaan XVII

6pm • Media and Public Affairs Building, Jack Morton Auditorium

Explore the social implications of pageanting for young Filipina women in the midst of the current political environment of the Philippines through a cultural dinner and play interlaced with traditional dances. Doors open at 5:30pm.

 

Monday, April 17

Hapas of GW

6:30pm • Marvin Center, Room 310

Celebrate by looking into a smaller community of Hapas or Hafus that some of us are in or identify ourselves as. Hapa is a Hawaiian term that means part Asian and Hafu comes from Japan. Inspired by Kip Fulbeck's "Part Asian - 100% Hapa" and Humans of New York, we wanted to share the diverse experiences of some of the Hapas here in the GW community before the day of the event. 

 

Wednesday, April 19

Migrant Rights in Southeast Asia: The Continuing Problem

6:30pm • District House, Room B114

We often talk about the rights of migrants in the United States, and the dynamic between people of color and their white counterparts. However, we often forget that tense relationships also exist between migrant workers and their employers in Southeast Asia. Join us in watching two short documentaries and then exploring these issues with members of these two organizations.

 

Thursday, April 20

Community Building Workshop with Kay Ulanday Barret

7pm • Marvin Center, Room 301

Engage in a creative writing workshop that utilizes theatrical exercises to build community with those who have intersecting identities. Join us as we uplift critical thinking, survival, and joy as people of color, sick & disabled people, and trans & queer people of color. Kay Ulanday Barrett, is a poet, performer, and educator, navigating life as a disabled pin@y-amerikan transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter.

 

Saturday, April 22

Japan Fest

6pm • Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom   

Japan fest brings together all people interested in appreciating Japanese culture, language, and FOOD! We are pleased to invite all people to join us for a fun filled night with demonstrations from the many Japanese interest groups on campus as well as enjoy traditional Japanese market style cuisine. We cannot wait to see you there!    

 

Sunday, April 23

Korean Cultural Night

5pm • Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom

Aiming to showcase how Korean culture has evolved through history. Korean culture night is focused on Korean culture awareness of the 80s and 90s through the performances of what dances, skit, and songs.

 

Sunday, April 23

REAL Conversations: The Latinx and Asian/PI Immigrant Experience

7pm • Marvin Center, Room 308

As two of the largest immigrant groups to the US, we represent hugely diverse and culturally vibrant populations. It's very easy to see the differences between us, but have you ever stopped to look closely and see what unites us? Join us for a real conversation on our immigrant experiences.

 

Saturday, April 29

Cultural Cook-off

12:30pm • Kogan Plaza

Come sample foods from different cultural student organizations and watch them compete for  CASH PRIZES! As if that wasn't already reason enough to hang out in the sun with your favorite Multicultural Greeks, we are also going to have performances and burger BBQ! There will plenty of food, music, and much more.

 

Sponsored By:

LGBTQIA Resource Center, Hawai’i Club, Southeast Asian Association, Korean Cultural Organization, Japanese American Student Alliance, Philippine Cultural Society, Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc., Asian And Pacific Islander Student Alliance, Racially And Ethnically Mixed Student Association, Organization of Latino American Students, International Services Office, International Strategy, Office of Alumni Relations, GW School of Business, Disability Support Services and GW Student Association.