2019 APIHC

The George Washington University

2019 Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration

Listen Up! Unheard and Untold


Sponsored by: Asian American Student Association, Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc., The Philippine Cultural Society, GW Hawai’i Club, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, South Asian Heritage Celebration,GW Student Association, Korean Culture Organization, Casa Blanca, Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Chinese American Student Association, Japanese American Student Alliance, Taiwanese American Student Association, Vietnamese Student Association, and Allied in Pride
Sunday, March 31st
A Conversation with Tan France
Lisner Auditorium, 6pm
Sunday, April 7th
Ka lā Hiki Ola: Hawai’i Club’s 21st Annual Lu’au Celebration
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom I 6:00pm
Join the GW Hawai’i Club ohana for a night of fun at our annual Lu’au celebration! Our theme this year is “Ka lā hiki ola which translates to “the dawning of a new day” as a celebration for the new opportunities ahead for the club in its 21st year. Come have a great time learning more about Hawaiian culture with a catered, authentic Hawaiian dinner, student-led and outside hula performances, trivia, and more!


Thursday, April 18th
Night Market
Duques 6th Floor Lobby, 7pm
Take a trip to Asia without ever leaving GW and experience the atmosphere of a traditional Taiwanese Night Market! At this event hosted by the Taiwanese American Student Association, there will be a variety of delicious Taiwanese food on sale, as well as Taiwanese music and games. We can’t wait to see you there!
Saturday, April 20th
Embrace II: Intersections
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom, 11am
Come learn about and discuss the multitude of intersections present in Asian Pacific Islander American communities. Through workshops, we will engage with preserving and presenting our stories as well as discussing how the APIA communities can advocate for ourselves and other marginalized communities. Workshop themes will highlight the intersectionality of marginalized experiences that are often ultimately, untold and unheard. Co-Sponsored by: Hawai’i Club, JASA, CASA, Allied in Pride, Organization of Latino American Students (OLAS)
Saturday, April 20th
Marvin Continental Ballroom, 6pm JapanFest is GW JASA’s annual summer festival event open to absolutely everybody!! Join us and enjoy GREAT, REAL food catered from Japanese restaurant, Nagomi Izakaya; we’ll have delicious curry, juicy Japanese fried chicken, and more! Immerse yourself in rich Japanese culture! Games, origami, and plenty of chances to win awesome prizes like two Muji sets, a Shiba-inu plushie, and tons of Japanese snacks. You won’t want to miss this event!
Saturday, April 20th
Subtle Asian DMV Meetup College Edition
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom, 7:30pm
Ever wanted to meet the people of the Subtle Asian Traits/Dating groups in real life? Join the Chinese American Student Association for our DMV Meetup! Come mingle with students from different universities around the DMV area, and make new connections and friends. This event will feature a raffle for some fun prizes as well as some snacks from different vendors, so don’t miss out on this fun event in celebration of APIHC!
Sunday, April 21st
Tandaan XIX: Homesick
Marvin Center, Betts Theatre, 7pm
Follow the Santos family, and their struggle to be united after years spent apart from one another. This year’s culture show – Tandaan XIX: Homesick – focuses on the sacrifices and consequences of leaving home to take care of family. In addition to the play, the show will be full students performing traditional and diverse
Filipino dances.
Monday, April 29th
Untold and Unheard Stories: Open Mic Night
Marvin Center 301, 6:30pm
End this heritage celebration with the stories that have shaped our community. For too long, the Asian Pacific Islander American community’s stories have been untold and unheard. Whether you are from the community or not, all are welcomed to come to a night of performances, songs, spoken word, poetry, and much more! Come hear about the intersections of the APIA identity and the myriad of experiences.
Friday, April 26th
The Diversity of the Female Identity
District House B205 I 6pm Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. is a progressive, multicultural Greek Organization that provides a means to success and support for women, particularly women of color. Join the sisters of the Pi Chapter in an engaging discussion about the diversity and fluidity of the female identity within
and across the APIA community.