Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage


May is Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (APIHM)!


Tuesday, May 1st : "Black and Yellow: Black Liberation and the Vietnamese Struggle" in Aztlan A&B, 4-5:30pm

A lecture and discussion led by Professor, Dr. Thao Ha that will center on a socio-historical analysis of the African American Civil Rights movement within the context of the Vietnam War, particularly through the parallel and united lenses of leaders such as Marcus Garvey and Ho Chi Minh. We will explore themes of imperialism, militarism, socioeconomic oppression, and the shared revolutionary visions of two communities across the glove from one another.

Thursday, May 3rd: Thoughtful Thursday - "Liberating Our Colonized Minds" in Aztlan A&B, 1-2:30PM

*With a 2:30-4:00PM APIHM Mixer to follow in the Social Justice and Equity Center (OC 3445)

Do you prefer a lighter skin tone? Do prefer speaking English over your Native Language? Do you make fun of FOBs (Fresh Off the Boat-- newly arrived immigrants)? Are you curious about why we would think this way?

If you answered yes, we highly encourage you to attend this workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to engage participants in discourse about the “colonial mentality.” We will deconstruct and discuss how we have “adopted” this form of internalized oppression. The workshop will focus on how the colonial mentality has affected our collective self and psychology.

Monday, May 7th: Film Screening "In Football We Trust" in OC3601 3:30-7pm

The film will transport viewers deep inside the tightly-knit and complex Polynesian community in Salt Lake City, one of the chief sources of the modern influx of Pacific Islander football players to the NFL. A discussion will follow immediately after the film on topics including stereotypes, the pressures of being an athlete and other topics that surround the views of Pacific Islanders and sports.

Thursday, May 10th: College Hour 12- 1pm

OC Fountain (12:00 - 1:00) or SAN Lawn (12:45 - 1:45): Enjoy a beautiful Hawaiian and Tahitian dance performance by Kaliloa O Kaleo Onalani and delicious food.

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