Awards Night 2017 “The Faces of Activism” Monday, May 22, 2017, 5:30 - 8 p.m., EMU Ballroom
Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Awards Night first began in 2015. Former CMAE Academic Advisor and Asian and Pacific Islander Student Retention Specialist, David To, started development of the Awards Night when he first got to campus the summer of 2014. David felt that while student groups had previously done events for Asian and Pacific Heritage Month there was a lack of a specific signature event hosted by the university. David felt it was important to have the UO host an event that not only celebrated the achievements of the Asian and Pacific American community but also brought in unique perspectives on the Asian and Pacific American experience through education and social justice.
While spearheading the initial work David admits how vital it was for him to form partnerships with departments and individuals across the campus. This necessity for interdepartmental work also helped initiate the development of the Asian Desi Pacific American Strategic Initiatives Group which is currently overseeing the 2017 APAHM Awards Night.
With the partnerships developed – David successfully led the hosting of the first Awards Night, “One Community, 18 Million Voices.”. \Following the success of the first Awards Night – the 2016 APAHM Awards Night, “(Re)Defining Resistance” soon followed.
“It was really beautiful that people all over campus came together to do this…different levels of people came together – students, administration, staff, community members came together to make this event.” – David To
Serving as Asian Pacific and American Heritage Month’s signature event – Awards Night seeks to not only celebrate the efforts of those in our respective community but also educate and allow those who do not identify as Asian, Desi, Pacific Islander to learn about our communities. This year the theme, “The Faces of Activism” seeks to emphasize the immense diversity of the ADPI community and exhibit the numerous ways we incorporate activism in our work. We will be hosting performers, lecturers, and artists to discuss how they incorporate activism throughout their work. Furthermore, the ceremony will be highlighting and honoring the work done by ADPI leaders throughout the University of Oregon. Dinner will be hosted during the event.
MORE INFORMATION about "The Faces of Activism," including RSVP coming soon!
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2017 APAHM Awards Night: Face of Activism
ADPI SIG will be hosting performers, lecturers, and artists to discuss how they incorporate activism throughout their work. Furthermore, the ceremony will be highlighting and honoring the work done by ADPI leaders throughout the University of Oregon. Dinner will be hosted during the event. Free