Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Events

We invite you to join the University celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) 2021. This is the 29th year that AAPIHM has been a nationally recognized month-long affirmation of the experiences and contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

AAPI Check-Ins (see dates and times below) |  MICA is bringing back AAPI Check-Ins! This year, these weekly sessions will be peer led. Have lunch or a snack, take a break from studying, pause, process with your community members, and just be. 

  1. AAPI Check-In 3: Tuesday, April 20, 12pm | Led by members of the Taiwanese American Student Association. Log in at the time of the event: stamp.umd.edu/checkin3
  2. AAPI Check-In 4: Tuesday, April 27 12:30pm | Led by MICA Community Organizing Student Intern. Log in at the time of the event: stamp.umd.edu/checkin4


South Asian Queer Panel: April 15th from 6 - 7:30 PM | SASA | Juhi Narula and Kavya Kumaran (umdsasa20@gmail.com)

SASA will be moderating a discussion between 3-4 panelists as they recount their experiences as South Asian, queer and/or trans identifying individuals. Through this event, we hope to provide an intimate atmosphere to connect South Asian students with queer role models. Register at ter.ps/sasarsvp.


Tianyi Showcase, Rising Tide: April 24th at 7 PM | Tianyi | Regina Hong (tianyidance@gmail.com)

Tianyi Dance Team invites you to our seventh annual showcase, “Rising Tide.” Join our team and our wonderful MCs, Kellen Liu and Tim Li, in enjoying the amazing waves of beauty and emotion felt through Chinese culture. The evening will feature award-winning Chinese dances as well as original Tianyi choreography. Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/TianyiDance.


Contexts and Consequences: Political and Policy Responses to Anti-Asian Violence: TBD | AASU | Patrick Peralta and Nabila Prasetiawan (pperalta@terpmail.umd.edu/nprasetiawan@gmail.com)

This panel discussion will focus on how AAPI political actors, institutions, and organizations are responding to the recent rise in anti-Asian violence. While it will briefly discuss histories of anti-Asian violence and impacts of the attacks as a whole, it aims to center narratives that analyze how racialized brutality disparately affects marginalized AAPIs. With an intersectional analysis of gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, vocation, and immigration status, this workshop examines how precarious statuses within the AAPI community mark certain groups as more vulnerable to state and individual violence. As a result, how can political leaders employ this nuance to better secure Asian American welfare and better protect Asian American lives?