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ASIAN PACIFIC-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS, APRIL 2014

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Real Voices: Uncover the Asian Identity Through Your Own Lens.
Baruch College honors Asian Pacific-American culture by highlighting the rich diversity and fusion of representative cultures and countries. This year our theme is, “Real Voices: Uncover the Asian Identity Through Your Own Lens” which will raise awareness about the challenges Asian and Pacific Islander communities face. Join us as we celebrate the unique perspectives and uncover the rich heritage of the Asian American culture.
Wednesday, April 2 HOLI: FESTIVAL OF POMP, DANCE, AND SPRING
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MPR 1-107 / NVC
Co-sponsorship
Presented by the Hindu Student Association in honor of "Holi" - the start of the new lunar year. Baruch students will learn by celebrating the spirit of the holiday through a curated selection of performances from fellow South Asian, Indian, and Indo-Caribbean students, as well as enjoy traditional “Holi” cuisine.
Thursday,  April 3 “WHAT IS ASIAN?” “WHAT IS AMERICAN?”
DEFINING IDENTITY ON YOUR OWN TERMS
12:40 pm - 2:20 pm
Room 2-125 / NVC
Kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by participating in an interactive conversation moderated by peers and student leaders to discuss the way identity is defined in Asian culture. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, April 8 TAIWANESE NIGHT MARKET
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MPR 1-107 / NVC
Co-sponsorship
The night markets in Taiwan are street markets that first appeared in rural areas where traveling merchants gathered to sell goods to residents. The concept soon became widespread and transformed into a popular culture where it features a mixture of individual stalls for food, clothing, daily goods, and entertainment. This event will honor the traditional Taiwanese night market with food and games that can be found in the authentic Taiwanese night markets.
Wednesday, April 9 VAISAKHI (SIKH NEW YEAR)
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MPR 1-107 / NVC
Co-sponsorship
Join the United Sikh Association for the first Vaisakhi celebration at Baruch. Experience a night in Punjab, India, with traditional performances by the best North America dance team and folk singers. Savor a taste of Punjab and North India through delicacies prepared to delight the taste buds. One of the best South Asian DJs in NYC will also be playing, giving everyone a chance to learn and dance.
Thursday, April 10 "THE WORLD BEFORE HER" - APAHM FEATURE FILM SCREENING
12:40 pm - 2:20 pm
Room 3-215 / NVC
Enjoy a dramatic portrayal of two women who pursue seemingly opposing roles in the world’s largest democracy. The film follows Ruhi Singh, a small-town girl competing in Bombay to win the Miss India Pageant, and Prachi Trivedi, a young militant leader of a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls where she preaches violent resistance to Western culture.
Wednesday, April 23 NIGHT AT THE RUBIN MUSEUM
6:00 pm
150 W. 17th St.
Co-sponsorship
USG will be hosting a "Night at the Rubin Museum" which features Himalayan art. It will be free of cost for Baruch students. Donations received will be used towards the Senior Class Gift.
Thursday, April 24 "LINSANITY" - APAHM FEATURE FILM SCREENING
12:40 pm - 2:20 pm
Room 3-210 / NVC
Enjoy the second film selection to engage another perspective on the Asian-American identity.
Friday, April 25 JAPANESE ANIME ASYLUM'S 5TH ANNUAL BARUCH ANIME ASYLUM CONVENTION (BAACON)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
MPR 1-107 / NVC
Co-sponsorship
Explore the world of Japanese animation at BAACON! This one day convention will include workshops, panels, gaming tournaments, anime screenings and performances.
Wednesday, April 30 BAMBOO CEILING
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MPR 1-107 / NVC
What are the barriers both imagined and real in entering America’s workforce in the 21st century as an Asian-American? Hear from professionals across sectors on overcoming challenges and ethnic stereotypes in the workplace. Dinner will be served.
Thursday, May 1 TASTE OF ASIA
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cafeteria / NVC
Experience an enticing potluck of Asian and South Asian dishes and learn the significance of these foods in their native countries. There’s more to Asian and South Asian cuisine than just Chinese takeout and Indian curry!
Tuesday, May 6 CLOSING BANQUET
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 750 / Library Bldg.
Celebrate and embrace your identity, as it is defined by you. Attend our closing dinner in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month events are co-sponsored by:
Absolute Adrenaline, Alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Phi Omega, FUSION, Japan Club, Japanese Anime Asylum, Kappa Phi Alpha, Kappa Phi Lambda, Lambda Phi Epsilon, NYC Hong Kong Club, Starr Career Development Center, Office of Student Life, SEEK, The Grid, Undergraduate Student Government, Vietnamese Student Association, Hindu student Association, United Sikh Association, Taiwanese Student Association, History Department: Program in Asian and Asian American Studies
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