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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month logo. Orange drawing of a lotus flower.
Asian Pacific American Islander Heritage Month at Baruch College celebrates the rich legacy and heritage of Asian and Pacific-American Islanders in America and abroad. This year our theme is “Many Cultures, One Voice: Promote Equality and Inclusion.” Baruch College honors Asian Pacific-American culture by highlighting the richness and diversity of Asian cultures and countries. Join us as we celebrate and uncover the many facets of Asian American culture.
Thursday, April 16 Opening Ceremony
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
MPR 1-107 / NVC
Join the APAHM Committee to celebrate the kick-off of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Baruch, featuring speaker Professor Ed Ma, former Human Rights Commissioner and CB2 member and Chair of the Transportation Committee. Come enjoy breath-taking performances and refreshments from various Asian cultures.
APAHM Committee
Friday, April 17 Day Trip: Leadership Retreat to the New York Historical Society
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
NVC 3-185 & New York Historical Society
Join Student Life on an exciting trip to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Engage with Baruch College Faculty and Student Affairs Educators as we bring historical experience to life.  This month we will explore Asian Pacific American Heritage in New York City.  The highlight of this trip will be a guided tour of the Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion exhibit at the New York Historical Society.  The tour will be followed by a catered lunch at a Thai restaurant on the Upper West Side.  Get off-campus, meet someone new and engage in meaningful discussion as we connect history to present day reality.
Office of Student Life
Friday, April 17 Baruch Mela
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MPR 1-107 / NVC
Join Bollywood Jalwa, the South Asian Student Association, and the United Sikh Society for Baruch’s very first Mela! The Mela will be an extravaganza of South Asian tradition, featuring an American-South Asian carnival theme. Don’t miss what promises to be an unforgettable evening featuring fashion, dance teams, performances, and exquisite food delicacies.
Co-hosted by Bollywood Jalwa, SASA and United Sikh Society
Tuesday, April 21 Engaging the World as a Business Professional
12:40 pm - 2:20 pm
10-155 / NVC
Networking is one of the core aspects of business schools. Come meet special guests Christine Li-Auyeung, VP of StoneCastle Partners, LLC, Baruch alumna and Baruch College Fund Trustee, Nalini R. Dikhram, Manager at American Express, in charge of E2E Large Market Customer Marketing for Global Corporate Payments, and Rishi Ratan, Technical Product Manager at Microsoft. The panelists will be talking about their experiences and give advice on public accounting, investment management, and other fields. The panel will be followed by an open networking session.
APAHM Committee
Tuesday, April 21 NYCHK Singing Competition
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MPR 1-107 / NVC
The New York City Hong Kong Club presents their 10th Annual Singing Contest! Join us for a night of live singing, superb refreshments, and performances that you will never forget!
Hosted by NYC Hong Kong Club
Thursday, April 23 What does it mean to be Asian-American?
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 3-215 / NVC
Join the Vietnamese Student Association in a workshop discussion about Asian Americans and Personal Identity. What is personal identity? Why is it important? What does “being Asian” mean? And what does it mean to be Asian American in 2015?
Hosted by Vietnamese Student Association
Thursday, April 23 Modern Day Mulan: The Evolution of Beauty in Asian Cultures
12:40 pm - 2:20 pm
4-165 / NVC
Modern Day Mulan is a workshop about how the perception of beauty differs in various cultures in Asia. We will examine what is considered beautiful in modern day Asia through various visuals and demonstrations.
Hosted by AKDPHI
Friday, April Tuesday, April 28 Embracing Eastern-Western Medicine Practices
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
MPR 1-107 / NVC
Traditional eastern medicine and physical arts have a rich tradition spanning five thousand years of practice. These practices are growing in relevance: yoga studios, martial arts, massage therapy; tai-chi, qi-gong, Ayurveda, acupuncture, and herbalists are common in NYC. Join Dr. Glenn Albright, PhD in experimental cognition and applied psychophysiology and Director of Pedagogical Development for Weissman, as well as, Peter Yee, Assistant Executive Director of Behavioral Health Services at Hamilton Madison House in Manhattan and President of the New York Coalition for Asian Mental Health, for a discussion on western allopathic medicine and mental health and wellness.
APAHM Committee
Tuesday, April 28 Taiwanese Night Market: Closing Ceremony
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
14-220 / NVC
Join the Taiwanese Student Association as we close APAHM with a dazzling array of vendors, games, and entertainment! This is our recreation of the fun, dynamic, unique, and delicious night markets in Taiwan. Earn your way to redeem points for skewers, fish balls, and fried chicken! This is the true taste of Taiwan.
Hosted by Taiwanese Student Association
Thursday, April 30 Fall of Saigon Remembrance Day
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
2-125 / NVC
Commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon (April 30th, 1972). Learn why many people immigrated into the United States following the Vietnam War. Come learn about the struggles of those displaced by the Vietnam War and how they became the parents of many first-generation Asian Americans.
Hosted by Vietnamese Student Association
Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month events are co-sponsored by:
APAHM Committee, NYC Hong Kong Club, Bollywood Jalwa, SASA, United Sikh Society, Vietnamese Student Association, Taiwanese Student Association, AKDPHI, K-Style, Korean Student Association, and the Office of Student Life