Asian American + Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022
Polynesia: Decolonization of Identity
Friday, April 22 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Virtual
Closed practices, history-present, tattoos, indigenous perspective, and more!
Resilient Hope: AAPI Experiences Thriving in America
Tuesday, April 26 | 6:00p-7:30 p.m. | Grace E Harris Hall, 1015 Floyd Ave, Room 101
Panel Moderator: My Lan Tran, Executive Director VA Asian Chamber of Commerce. Panelists include Entrepreneurship, US Born vs Newcomer and Student Experiences. Exhibit tables to represent Asia via VCU AAPI student orgs; VACC informational booth. Y
Being My Own Boss: Redefining Career Paths
Wednesday, April 27 | 5:30 - 7 p.m. | Virtual
Virtual discussion about unique/non-traditional careers with Cita Sadeli (aka Miss Chelove), DC-based Art Director/Muralist/Designer, discussing how/why/when she chose her career path, and the challenges involved. Q&A to follow.
Ramadan Iftar Dinner
Wednesday, April 27 | 8 - 9 p.m. | The Pace Center, 700 W Franklin St.
Iftar dinner for students to breakfast together on the night of Wednesday, April 27th at 8 PM. Dinner will be provided.
Cultures, Conversations, Cuisines: Asian Appreciation
Thursday, April 28 | noon - 1 p.m. | Pace Center, 700 W. Franklin Street
Engage with us as we explore the Asian American culture! From rich dialogue and trivia games to enjoying Asian cuisines - let's celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month together! This event is open to all first and second year students.
South Asian Roots of Yoga
Saturday, April 30 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Virtual
Nirja Parikh will present information about the South Asian roots of Yoga, specific examples of cultural appropriation related to Yoga, and lead a class to help us learn how to integrate these lessons into our physical movement. This class is suitable for beginners. All bodies are welcome.
FACT@VCU's Culture Night
Saturday, April 30 | 5:30 – 9 p.m. | Maggie L. Walker Governor's School
Culture Night is a show fully produced by FACT. From creating an original script to late-night acting rehearsals, this is FACT’s biggest event of the year. This year, we chose the theme of self-identity crisis - specifically, knowing if you’re Filipino enough or if you’re “just American”. FACT’s Culture Night Chairs have been working on this project since August of 2021 and are excited for our first in-person show since 2019.
A Conversation: Queer Asians on Romantic & Sexual Agency
Monday, May 2 | 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Virtual
Queer, multiracial Asians speak on finding romantic and sexual agency in the context of dating and life in general.
Asian Immigration in the US
Monday, May 2 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Virtual
Professor Elizabeth OuYang will be discussing the legal history of Asian immigration in the US, and implications it has today.
Monday, May 9 | noon - 1:30 p.m. | Zoom
Have you been hearing about Palestine lately? Are you curious to learn more? As we approach the annual commemoration of Nakba Day, join us to learn more about Palestine: its history, present day resistance & resilience.
Chamoru Flora and Fauna Trivia
Tuesday, May 10 | 1 - 2:30 p.m. | Virtual
This session will be full of fun facts about animals and plants of Guåhan and the Northern Mariana Islands. Come learn about the Mariana 8 Spot Butterfly, native birds that have returned and resisted extinction from the invasive brown tree snake and more! We will also learn how to support current Indigenous CHamoru movements to protect our sacred lands, waters and animal ancestors! Facilitated by Lourdez Velasco.