2017 SAHC

The George Washington University Presents

2017 South Asian Heritage Celebration

Brownian Motion: Diffusing the Model Minority

 

Saturday, March 25

Keynote Address: KAL PENN

6pm ǀ Lisner Auditorium

Doors open at 5:30pm.

Ticket Cost: $10

 gwutickets.com 

 

Friday, March 3

Rangeen

7pm ǀ Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom

Celebrate the vibrant culture and customs of Pakistan! With both traditional and modern performances, a fashion show, henna, food, and more, come experience and learn more about the diversity of Pakistan, the different regions, and its people. Proceeds from this event will go to The Citizens Foundation, which provides quality education to children in urban slums and rural areas in Pakistan.

 

Monday, March 6

One or the Other, Never Both: The Struggle of being Queer and South Asian

7pm ǀ Marvin Center, Room 407

Queer individuals within the South Asian community have historically been ostracized and marginalized as a result of strict gender norms and cultural teachings. Currently, LGBTQIA+ South Asians struggle to operate and exist in various spaces because of modern-day homophobia and patriarchy. Please join us for a discussion on queer identity, sex and relationships with the larger GWU and DC community.

 

Tuesday, March 7

IND Blood Drive

10:30am ǀ Kogan Plaza

Donate blood to the American Red Cross for those who are in need of a transfusion. Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. So come to Kogan Plaza, donate blood, and save a life. 

 

Tuesday, March 21

Dance GDUB dance

8pm ǀ District House, Room B132

Come join us in the celebration and exploration of popular South Asian dance styles. Ranging Bollywood to Bhangra, you'll learn all the classic moves! No dance experience needed! Dance styles may include: Raas, Bhangra, Bollywood, Fusion, Bharatanatyam, and Belly dancing. 

 

Thursday, March 23

"Living in Bliss" Discourse 

4:15pm | Marvin Center, Room 302

Stressed out?  Not quite sure how to handle a busy college schedule? Join us as we present a well-known guest speaker who can teach you practical tips on how to prepare and transcend the mind to absorb and abide in the eternal teachings of the Rishis.  

 

Dominating the District: South Asian Alums on their Path to Success

6pm ǀ Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom

Join us for a panel and networking session with our South Asian GW alumni as they share their experiences working in a variety of professions and industries. They'll provide valuable insight on how to follow your passions after graduation as well as demonstrate how important the South Asian community we have here at GW can be, even once you leave campus. Business professional dress is required.

 

Friday, March 24

Charity Formal

7pm ǀ Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom

Join us for our annual Charity Formal! The event will feature a full South Asian dinner, cash bar, performances and an open dance floor. Proceeds will benefit The Malala Fund, an international NGO focused on the advocacy of and investment in— at local, national and international levels — for resources and policy changes needed to ensure all girls complete 12 years of school. Attire is South Asian/American formal.

 

Sunday, March 26

Punjab Day Mela

1pm ǀ Kogan Plaza

Explore Punjab, the birthplace of Sikhism, with us! Join us for FREE food, Henna, and so much more! We're also hosting a performance and teaching session by GW Bhangra, the best Punjabi dance team on campus!

 

Saturday, April 1

SASHA: South Asian Sexual Health Advocacy

1pm ǀ Philips Hall, Room B156

What does it mean to a part of the South Asian diasporic community? Explore all matters relating to sexual health, specifically inter-racial/inter-faith relationships, gender and sexuality, and sexual assault.

 

Sponsored By:

Pakistani Students Association, Indian Students’ Association, Hindu Student Association, Sikh Students’ Association, Iota Nu Delta Fraternity, Inc., South Asian Society, GW Raas, GW Bhangra, Lisner Auditoirum, Alumni Relations and GW Student Association.

 

MULTICULTURAL STUDENT SERVICES CENTER

Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement

 

2127 G St, NW, Washington, DC 20052

202-994-6772 mssc@gwu.edu

 

Monday, March 6

One or the Other, Never Both: The Struggle of being Queer and South Asian

7pm ǀ Marvin Center, Room 407

Queer individuals within the South Asian community have historically been ostracized and marginalized as a result of strict gender norms and cultural teachings. Currently, LGBTQIA+ South Asians struggle to operate and exist in various spaces because of modern-day homophobia and patriarchy. Please join us for a discussion on queer identity, sex and relationships with the larger GWU and DC community.