2018 APIHC

The George Washington University

2018 Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration

SHATTER: Deconstructing the Model


Sunday, April 8

20th Annual Luau

Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom ǀ 6pm

Attend the 20 th Annual Lu’au to eat authentic Hawaiian food and experience a small part of the Hawaiian culture on campus. Watch traditional Hawaiian dances and performances put on by members of the Hawaii Club.


Monday, April 16

Finding Cleveland: A Conversation with Only Won and Larissa Lam

Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom ǀ 6pm

Join us as we listen to Larissa Lam, actress and radio hostess, and Only Won, the first bilingual Chinese American rapper speak on how they've gone against the status quo. They'll also be presenting their award-winning documentary short film Finding Cleveland. Finding Cleveland uncovers the seldom told history of the early Chinese immigrants in the Mississippi Delta during the time of segregation and Chinese Exclusion Act. 


Saturday, April 21


Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom ǀ 9am

Embrace is designed to be a networking event with panels concerning how Asian Americans can penetrate into the professional workforce beyond college. Embrace desires to be an event that all Asian American students at GW can use for their advantage in building connection and learning useful tactics for their future endeavors, covering all manners of fields, be it STEM, Law and most things in between.


Saturday, April 21


Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom ǀ 6pm

This years Japan fest: Natsu Matsuri, which translates into "Summer Festival" 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 22

Tandaan XVIII: A Leap of Faith

Marvin Center, Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre ǀ 7pm

Tandaan, which means “to remember,” in Tagalog is our annual culture show that showcases cultural dances from all over the Philippines and also addresses social issues that the Filipino and Fil-Am community deals with. This year, Tandaan XVIII: A Leap of Faith will follow three separate college students and how they deal with their personal lives with the backdrop of their religious families.


Wednesday, April 25

Image of Self-Love

District House, Room B118 ǀ 6:30pm

Like many others with multiethnic identities, Asian-Americans often experience diaspora, or feelings of not wholly belonging to a certain group. Our "Image of Self-Love" event takes a snapshot of students in our community as they discuss issues surrounding their identities and work towards appreciating their unique experiences.


Friday, April 27

Night Market

Kogan Plaza ǀ 6:30pm

Celebrate the different cuisines and foods from all different backgrounds, showcasing GWU's cultural organizations in a new way. By recreating an Asian-inspired Night Market here at GWU, we aim to bring awareness and attention to the various cultural backgrounds that GW has to offer.


Monday, April 30

Keynote Address: Wong Fu Productions

Media & Public Affairs Building, Jack Morton Auditorium ǀ 7pm

Doors open at 6:30pm.


Sponsored By:

Hawai’i Club, Korean Cultural Organization, Japanese American Student Alliance, Philippine Cultural Society, Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc., Chinese American Student Association, Asian American Student Association, Taiwanese American Student Association, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, International Services Office, Center for Student Engagement, and GW Student Association.