EVENTS COMING UP
+ POWER PACIFIC SYMPOSIUM (I)
+ POWER PACIFIC SYMPOSIUM (II)
+ FASA SYMPOSIUM
About Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
The month of May is the official Asian Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) Heritage Month. However, since the academic year for the University of Michigan ends in April, it has become tradition to commemorate A/PIA Heritage Month earlier in the year. This year, the University will celebrate Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month from March 7th to April 15th.
MARCH 27TH-28TH 2009
Power Pacific Symposium
Power Pacific Culture America is a symposium whose purpose is to critically assess familiar and not so familiar Pacific Islander gendered and sexualized identities, especially as they are performed in conjunction with American cultural practices and institutions. Pacific Islander guest speakers, film screenings, and roundtable discussions will cover the topic of indigenous Pacific Islander sexualities as performed in or in relation to American cultural and social institutions like football, the US military, dance and urban music.
MARCH 22ND 2009
VSA Pho Night!
Trotter Multicultural Center
DON'T MISS OUT ON THE LAST PHO NIGHT OF THE YEAR!
Pho is a traditional Vietnamese rice-noodle soup dish. The dish is garnished with ingredients such as green onions, white onions, coriander leaves (cilantro), ngo gai (cilantro, or long coriander), Thai basil, lemon or lime wedges, and bean sprouts. Pho originated in northern Vietnam and spread to southern and central Vietnam in the mid-1950s, after the defeat of the French and the eventual partitioning of the country.
***MEMBER get the 1st bowl of pho for FREE!!***
Non-Members: $3 per bowl
MARCH 20TH 2009
NAPAWF and Heritage Month Present: Kayhan Irani
Brown Bag Lunch and Signing
Pond Room, Union
Kayhan Irani is an artivist dedicated to unleashing beauty and truth from unconventional and irregular platforms.
Kayhan is an enthusiastic practitioner and trainer of Theater of the Oppressed, a participatory form of theater for social change. She facilitates workshops for diverse organizations and institutions in the U.S. and abroad. In early 2004 Kayhan had the opportunity to lead theater workshops in occupied Iraq, with Childhood’s Voices and Happy Families; two organizations teaching and healing children through the arts. In 2007 she was awarded a certificate of recognition by Mayor Bloomberg, as part of Immigrant History Week, for her arts work in immigrant communities. She has lead theater programs at public schools, for community groups, at juvenile detention facilities, for government agencies, and with the general public (from artivista.org).
MARCH 20TH 2009
AAA Presents: Mr. & Ms. APA
Michigan Union- Anderson Room A and B
Watch representatives from A/PIA orgs compete for Charity!
The male and female candidate that excel in the three areas of competition will be crowned this year's Mr. APA and Ms. APA respectively.
The three areas of competition will be:
1) Evening wear
3) Question & Answer
All proceeds and funds raised during this event will be going to the Mr. & Ms. APA's charity of choice.
We will have a super special time at this year's Mr. & Ms. APA to celebrate the 30th year anniversary of AAA since its renaming from East Wind in 1979.
So Come! Watch your fellow A/PIA peers showoff their creativity and elegance in this pageant for a good cause.
$2 Admissions (which will go to winners' charity of choice)
Tables of cultural food and decorations await you at this Martha Cook event. Only time of year when you can just walk into Martha Cook - you know you've been waiting to see it! A great time, all for the wonderful price of FREE!
MARCH 7TH 2009
DON'T MISS OUT ON GENAPA TONIGHT AT 7PM AT THE POWERCENTER (121 Fletcher Street, Ann Arbor, MI)!!
Tickets are $10 at the door
alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc.
Asian Intervarsity Christian Fellowship: Body Worship
Spoken Word Artist: Amer Ahmed
Guitarist: Calvin Chan
Chinese Student Association: rXn
Filipino American Student Association
Indian Classical Music and Dance
Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
Lambda Phi Epsilon National Fraternity, Inc.
Maya Dance Troupe
Persian Student Association
The Michigan Raas Team
Revolution Chinese Yo-yo Team