Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) Awards Banquet!

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Spring is here and we are excited to kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) with our signature Awards Banquet! This year’s theme is “Representation and Resistance.” We will be honoring individuals from our Asian, Desi, and Pacific Islander (ADPI) community who have made outstanding contributions to increase the representation of our community and have resisted in ways in which society marginalizes ADPI individuals.

Our Awards Banquet took place May 1st, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00PM, EMU Ballroom.

Asian Pacific Heritage Month Banquet and Awards 2018 photo collage

2018 Events

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    Sunday, APRIL 15, 2018

    UTSAV

    2:00 - 5:00 PM | EMU Ballroom
    Presented by Students of the Indian Subcontinent

    Utsav means “Celebration” and is the annual Culture Night hosted by the students of the Indian Subcontinent, showcasing the culture, music, dance, and food of India and the Subcontinent.   Free dinner provided. 

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    thursday, April 19 - Sunday, April 22, 2018

    DISORIENT Film Festival

    Bijou Art Cinemas | Presented by Asian Pacific American community

    DisOrient is the premiere Asian American, social justice film festival of Oregon. We believe in the power of film to inform, heal and connect people. We bring power to our voice as we share our stories and advocate for social justice.

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    Saturday, April 21, 2018

    Hong Kong Night

    7:00 PM  | EMU Ballroom | Presented by Hong Kong Student Association

    Come enjoy the Hong Kong Culture as the Hong Kong Student Association brings their annual event to the EMU! *UO students can get into the performance for free at the door. Please bring student ID to claim free ticket (subject to availability). 

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     Saturday, April 28, 2018

    Korea Night

    6:00 PM | EMU Ballroom | Presented by Korean Student Association

    UO KSA presents Korea Night. This year the show is titled "Generation." Venture through the generations of Korea to see how the peninsula came to be. 

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    SUNDAY, April 29, 2018

    Japan Night

    6:30 PM | EMU Ballroom | Presented by Japanese Student Association

    *UO students can get into the performance for free at the door.
    Please bring student ID to claim free ticket (subject to availability)
    Available beginning 1 hour prior to show time

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    Monday, April 30th - Saturday, May 5th, 2018

    International Week

    A week-long international celebration that's brought to you by UO International Student Association.

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    ALL MONTH OF MAY

    Long Nineteenth Century Japanese Woodblock Prints

    Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon

    The exhibition explores the transitional moment in Japanese history of the long 19th Century through woodblock prints.

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    ALL MONTH OF MAY

    Reverence and Pleasure: Highlights of the Shōbundo Nōsatsu Collection

    Knight Library

    The University of Oregon Libraries holds the only known collection of Japanese shrine and temple votive slips (nōsatsu or senjafuda) in North America. 

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    Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    2018 APAHM Awards Banquet 
    “Representation & Resistance”

    6:00 PM | EMU Ballroom | Presented by ADPI Strategies Interest Group

    We will be honoring individuals from our Asian, Desi, and Pacific Islander (ADPI) community who have made outstanding contributions to increase the representation of our community and have resisted in ways in which society marginalizes ADPI individuals.

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    Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    Lecture: "The Art of Directing" with Chloé Zhao

    4:00 PM | Gerlinger Hall, Lounge | Presented by Cinema Studies

    Join us for a discussion on the art of directing with award-winning director Chloé Zhao followed by a reception with light appetizers and desserts! Free and open to the community! 

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    Wednesday, May 2, 2018

    Film: Songs My Brothers Taught Me Q&A with Dir. Chloé Zhao

    7:00 PM | Bijou Art Cinemas | Presented by Cinema Studies

    Join Cinema Studies in watching a screening of "Songs My Brothers Taught Me" and a Q&A with the film's director, Chloé Zhao! UO Students get in at 6:15 with your student ID. All attendees will be admitted at 6:30! Free and open to all!

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    Thursday, May 3 - 4, 2018

    North Korea Behind the Headlines: Politics, Society, and Culture workshop 

    Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA), Ford Hall  | Presented by Center for Asian & Pacific Studies

    North Korea is so much in the news these days, yet the country remains mysterious to most Americans. By bringing together the world renowned experts on North Korea to campus, we aim to offer the public an opportunity to learn about what is behind the deadlines and how to interpret the ongoing tensions between North Korea and the international community.

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    Friday, May 4, 2018

    Anna Akana

    YouTube, Actress, Comedian. Presented by APASU

    7:00 PM | Straub 156 | Presented by Asian and Pacific American Student Union

    Anna Akana is an actress, comedian and filmmaker most known for her online weekly show with 1.8 million subscribers. As an actress, you can see her in the Netflix film "You Get Me", "Comedy Central's Corporate", "Freeform's Stitchers", and the Marvel film "Ant-Man".

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    Tuesday, May 8, 2018

    BE Change with Scot Nakagawa Lecture

    6:00 PM  I  EMU Redwood  I  Presented by UO "Be Series" & UO Department of Sociology

    Scot is a community organizer, activist, cultural worker, and political writer. He has spent the last four decades exploring questions of racial injustice and racial formation and effective forms of resistance and strategies for change through community campaigns, cultural organizing, popular education, writing, and direct political advocacy

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    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 

    Deepak Chopra

    7:30 PM  I  Hult Center for the Performing Arts  

    |TICKETS ON SALE AT THE UO TICKET OFFICE IN THE EMU|

    Join New York Times best-selling author Deepak Chopra as he shares new insights from his latest work "You Are the Universe" and creates a roadmap for "higher health," based on the latest findings in both mainstream and alternative medicine.

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    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 

    Film: The Rider Q&A with Dir. Chloé Zhao

    7:00 PM  I  EMU Redwood  I  Presented by Cinema Studies

    EThis year we are really excited to have with us Chloé Zhao, who is quickly becoming one of the most acclaimed directors working in independent film.  Zhao who was born in Beijing but trained in the US has written and directed a pair of stunning cinematic portraits of people from the Lokata tribe in South Dakota; Songs My Brother Taught Me (premiered Sundance, 2015) and The Rider, for which she won the top prize at the 2017 Cannes Director’s Fortnight, and which will be released later this spring by Sony Pictures.

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    SATurday, May 12, 2018

    Filipino Cultural Night

    Presented by: Kultura Pilipinas

    More Info Coming Soon.

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    Monday, May 14, 2018

    SUSAN CHOI: Asian American novelist

    4:00 PM | Knight Browsing Room | Presented by Robert D. Clark Honors College

    Novelist Susan Choi will visit campus and give a public reading on May 14 at 4:00 in the Browsing Room, Knight Library. Choi teaches English at Yale University and is the author of The Foreign Student (1998); American Woman (2003); A Person of Interest (2008); and My Education (2013). American Woman was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize.

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    MONDAY, May 14, 2018

    ADPI Night Market

    5:00 PM  I  Location TBA | Presented by: ADPI student groups
     

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    Saturday, May 19, 2018

    Hui 'O Hawai'i 43rd Annual Lū'au

    5:00 PM  I  McArthur Court I  Presented by UO Hui 'O Hawai'i

    The University of Oregon Hui O Hawai'i is proud to present our 43rd Annual Lū'au. Our theme this year is Pūpūkahi i Holumua, meaning "Unite in Order to Progress." Come enjoy this night full of dance performances, Hawaiian food, and much more!

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    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    Racist Sandwich Podcast

    5:00 PM  I  EMU, Diamond Lake Room | Presented by: APASU

    The Racist Sandwich podcast serves up a perspective that you don’t hear often: that both food and the ways we consume, create, and interpret it can be political. From discussions about racism in food photography to interviews with chefs of color about their experiences in the restaurant world, hosts Soleil Ho and Zahir Janmohamed hash out a diverse range of topics with humor, grace, and very little pretension.

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    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    ADPI Ice Cream Social

    3:00 PM  I  Multicultural Center (EMU) | Presented by: ADPI SIG & CMAE

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    Friday, June 1, 2018

    Holi 2018

    Time TBA  I  Location TBA  I  Presented by: Students of the Indian Subcontinents

    Celebrate Holi, the festival of colors event with the Students of the Indian Subcontinents

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    Thursday, June 7, 2018

    ANN CURRY: television personality, journalist

    5:00 PM  I  EMU, Diamond Lake Room | Presented by: APASU
     

 

 

 


Now Closed: 2018 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Awards Nomination

We are looking forward to celebrate the month of May for our annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. At this time, we are looking to accept nominations of an individual to receive an award at this year's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Awards Banquet taking place on May 1st, 2018 in the EMU Ballroom 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The purpose of this event is to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by recognizing students, faculty, staff, and community members who have contributed to or provided leadership for the Asian, Desi, Pacific Islander community on campus.

This year’s theme is Representation and Resistance. Award nominees should have made outstanding contributions to increasing the representation of Asian, Desi, Pacific Islander Americans and to resisting the ways in which society marginalizes ADPI individuals. 

Nominations are due by Friday, March 16th. To nominate a staff, faculty, student or community member, please use the Qualtrics link here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6lYUMAz8m1IfzLf

Nominations will then be reviewed by a committee of students, faculty, and staff from across campus.

For your own RSVP to the 2018 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Awards Banquet, please use the Qualtrics link here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eglYs2flhKFXCXb

Questions can be addressed to Kiara Galicinao at kiarag@uoregon.edu.

Asian and Asian Pacific American Faces 2017

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated each May to pay tribute to the achievements and contributions generations of Asian, Desi and Pacific Island Americans have made in the United States. 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month was first designated as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week by Representatives Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California. It was celebrated the first ten days of May. In 1978, a bill was passed and signed by President Jimmy Carter to designate the annual celebration. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed a bill to extend the week-long celebration into the full month of May.

May was chosen to commemorate the date, May 7, 1843, which marked the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States. The month also marks the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, May 10,1869, in which the majority of the workers were Chinese immigrants.

The University of Oregon celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month each year with a wide variety of events that celebrate, honor and highlight the work and culture of Asian, Desi, & Pacific Islander communities.



2017 Events


Asian, Desi and Pacific Islander Awards Night 2017

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Events 2017

 

Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Awards Night

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.

RSVP

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2017 Winners

Undergraduates

  • Srushti Kamat
  • Coua Xiong
  • Elirissa Hui  
  • Alex Tang
  • Jasmine Alik
  • Diana Nguyen

Graduates

  • Alexandra Lau
  • Keisha Janney

Faculty/Staff

  • James Chang
  • Krista Chronister
  • Gordon Hall 

Story Teller Award

  • Kylie Juggert

Community Member

  • Melissa ‘Mimi’ Nolledo - Photographer/Documentarian, Immigrant Stories of America 
  • Ardyn Wolfe & David Tam (shared) - Co-Chairs, Asian Celebration

Asian Pacific and American Heritage Month Events

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    April 29, 2017, 5:30 - 9PM, GSH Great room

    UTSAV 2017

    Students of the Indian Subcontinent cordially invite you to UTSAV 2017. UTSAV means "celebration" and we will be showcasing the culture, music, dance, and food of India and the subcontinent.

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    may 2, 2017, 5 - 8 pm, emu ballroom 

    Diversity Career Night

    Diversity Career Night brings together underrepresented students and alums (including persons of color, those who identify as LGBTQ, persons with disabilities and veterans) with employers for an evening of education and engagementis an example of a white timeline card. 

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    May 6, 2017, 12 - 3pm, gsh great room

    Cassey Ho

    APASU is proud to host Cassey Ho -  an award-winning fitness instructor, entrepreneur, personality, and  creator of Blogilates, the #1 female fitness channel on YouTube with over 300 million views and 3 million subscribers.

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    may 12 - 13, 2017, 7pm - 11pm, 12pm - 11pm, emu lawn, macarthur court arena

    49th Annual Mother's Day Pow Wow

    Hosted annually by the Native American Student Union will hold the 49th Annual Mother's Day Powwow on the EMU Front Lawn (Mac Court if weather is bad). Raffles, vendors, dance competitions, performers, and more!

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    may 14, 2017, 6 - 8 pm, emu ballroom

    VSA Culture Show

    Hosted by the Vietnamese Student Association. The annual culture night: Tấm Cám, the Vietnamese Cinderella will contain cultural performances, raffles, and an authentic dinner. 

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    May 17, 2017, 7 - 8:30 pm, rec center, mat room 47

    Wushu Workshop

    UO Wushu is hosting a free open workshop for the lovers of Chinese martial arts. Come to learn the essentials of contemporary Chinese Longfist style such as stances, punches, kicks, and jumps! 

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    May 18, 2017, 6:30 - 8pm, LLC south

    Dante Basco

    Come listen to spoken poetry by actor, poet, writer, and producer Dante Basco.

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    May 21, 2017, 5:30 - 8pm, emu ballroom

    Hui O Hawai'i 42nd Annual Lū'au

    This year's theme  is Nā Kumumea 'Ehā, meaning "The Four Elements." You wonʻt want to miss a night full of Hawaiian food, music, dance and much more!.

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    may 22, 2017, 5:30 - 8pm, emu ballroom

    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.

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    June 1 - october 30. June 7, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, reception, Global scholars Hall

    Muslims in the United States Photo Exhibit.

    The purpose of the exhibit is to visually capture and illustrate the diversity of Muslims in the U.S. It was created in the spring 2017 from students from the Department of Anthropology and the Clark Honors College with portraits or images and interview excerpts.