Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) Awards Banquet!
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.
- Sunday, APRIL 15, 2018
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.
- thursday, April 19 - Sunday, April 22, 2018
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.
- Saturday, April 21, 2018
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).
- Saturday, April 28, 2018
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.
- SUNDAY, April 29, 2018
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
- Monday, April 30th - Saturday, May 5th, 2018
A week-long international celebration that's brought to you by UO International Student Association.
- ALL MONTH OF MAY
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.
- ALL MONTH OF MAY
The University of Oregon Libraries holds the only known collection of Japanese shrine and temple votive slips (nōsatsu or senjafuda) in North America.
- TTuesday, May 1, 2018
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.
- Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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!
- Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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!
- Thursday, May 3 - 4, 2018
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.
- Friday, May 4, 2018
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".
- Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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
- Wednesday, May 9, 2018
7:30 PM I Hult Center for the Performing Arts
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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.
- Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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.
- SATurday, May 12, 2018
Filipino Cultural Night
Presented by: Kultura Pilipinas
More Info Coming Soon.
- Monday, May 14, 2018
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.
- MONDAY, May 14, 2018
ADPI Night Market
5:00 PM I Location TBA | Presented by: ADPI student groups
- Saturday, May 19, 2018
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!
- Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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.
- Thursday, May 31, 2018
ADPI Ice Cream Social
3:00 PM I Multicultural Center (EMU) | Presented by: ADPI SIG & CMAE
- Friday, June 1, 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
- Srushti Kamat
- Coua Xiong
- Elirissa Hui
- Alex Tang
- Jasmine Alik
- Diana Nguyen
- Alexandra Lau
- Keisha Janney
- James Chang
- Krista Chronister
- Gordon Hall
Story Teller Award
- Kylie Juggert
- Melissa ‘Mimi’ Nolledo - Photographer/Documentarian, Immigrant Stories of America
- Ardyn Wolfe & David Tam (shared) - Co-Chairs, Asian Celebration
- April 29, 2017, 5:30 - 9PM, GSH Great room
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.
- may 2, 2017, 5 - 8 pm, emu ballroom
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.
- May 6, 2017, 12 - 3pm, gsh great room
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.
- may 12 - 13, 2017, 7pm - 11pm, 12pm - 11pm, emu lawn, macarthur court arena
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!
- may 14, 2017, 6 - 8 pm, emu ballroom
Hosted by the Vietnamese Student Association. The annual culture night: Tấm Cám, the Vietnamese Cinderella will contain cultural performances, raffles, and an authentic dinner.
- May 17, 2017, 7 - 8:30 pm, rec center, mat room 47
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!
- May 18, 2017, 6:30 - 8pm, LLC south
Come listen to spoken poetry by actor, poet, writer, and producer Dante Basco.
- May 21, 2017, 5:30 - 8pm, emu ballroom
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!.
- may 22, 2017, 5:30 - 8pm, emu ballroom
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.
- 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.