Contact MICA

1120 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


301-314-8600
MICA-contact@umd.edu

Theme

We invite you to join the University celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) 2017! This is the 25th year that AAPIHM has been a nationally recognized month-long affirmation of the experiences and contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. 
 
AAPIHM 2017's theme is mental health: from silence to strength. The AAPI student community would like to spend AAPIHM 2017 highlighting the prevalence of mental health in our communities, how to take care of ourselves and allow ourselves to be vulnerable, and to foster support and wellness.

   
 

Calendar of Events

Check out the AAPIHM 2017 Full Calendar of Events PDF. All events are copied through text below!

Saturday, April 1

“FUEL the Unity” Leadership Conference

9:30am - 5:00pm
Atrium, 1107 Stamp Student Union
FREE
The 17th Annual FUEL (Forging, Understanding, Empowering, and Leadership) Conference aims to educate and develop leadership among the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Engage in conference style workshops and dialogues centered around political engagement, mental health, immigration, and more! Sponsored by the Asian American Student Union, SGA, and MICA.
Contact: Ajay Mahesh, ajaym40@gmail.com

 

Saturday, April 1
UMCP TASA Night Market 2017
7pm - 9pm
Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
$4
Attend Taiwanese American Student Association’s 14th Annual Night Market! There will be plenty of food, games, performances, raffles, and prizes to keep you entertained throughout the night!
Contact: Roy Hsu, roy1218@umd.edu

Monday, April 3
AAPIHM 2017 Opening: Mental Health Panel and Resource Fair
6pm - 8pm
Colony Ballroom, 2203 Stamp Student Union
FREE
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2017 is kicking off with a mental health student panel and resource fair. Listen, learn, and connect with student voices and learn about the available resources on campus. Be sure to pick up your AAPIHM 2017 free swag! Sponsored by MICA.

 

Tuesday, April 4
Taste of Japan
6pm - 9pm
Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
$7/person or $25 for group of 5
Taste of Japan is UMCP Japanese American Student Association’s biggest event of the year! It will be a night filled with performances, food, and cultural activities specific to Japan.|
Contact: Linda Wang, linda25_2006@yahoo.com

 

Wednesday, April 5
Breaking the Silence: A Discussion on Mental Health Across AAPI Communities
6pm - 8pm
MICA Conference Room, 1121 Stamp Student Union
FREE
What does mental health look like in your community? We will be screening the short film "Haneri" and facilitating a discussion activity to build empathy and understanding of mental health across AAPI communities. Sponsored by MICA.
Contact: Jyoti Battu, jbattu@umd.edu

Thursday, April 6
LGBTQ+ AAPI Meet & Eat
12pm - 1:30pm
MICA Conference Room, 1121 Stamp Student Union Room
FREE
Calling all LGBTQ+ AAPI students, staff, faculty, and friends! Bring your own lunch, engage in a focused dialogue, and be in community. Sponsored by MICA.
Contact: Cole White, cnwhite95@yahoo.com

Thursday, April 6
Multiracial Asian Americans in Dialogue
5pm - 6pm
MICA Conference Room, 1121 Stamp Student Union Room
FREE
This will be a space for people to share experiences related to multiracial identity within the Asian American community. Participants will engage in dialogue around community and build awareness of the needs of multiracial students at UMD. Sponsored by MICA.
Contact: Ben Beltran, bbeltran@umd.edu

 

Monday, April 10
Terps for Turbans
10am - 4pm
Hornbake Plaza
FREE
The Sikh Student Association will be tying turbans on interested students in hopes to educate the UMD community about the Sikh religion.
Contact: Prabhleen Aneja, pkaur9@terpmail.umd.edu

Tuesday, April 11
Sincerely Yours: Letter Writing Workshop
7pm - 8:30pm
MICA Conference Room, 1121 Stamp Student Union
FREE
Sometimes the topics that affect us the most --mental health, racism, politics--is the hardest to talk about with those closest to us. This letter writing workshop is an opportunity for the AAPI community to reflect on these issues and express what is difficult to say to family and friends in the form of letters, which will be compiled and published in an anthology. Sponsored by MICA.
Contact: Linda Kuo, lkuo1@terpmail.umd.edu

Wednesday, April 12
UndocuTerps Student Ally Training
5:30pm - 7pm
Margaret Brent, 2112 Stamp Student Union
FREE
AAPIs are the second largest undocumented community. Build an understanding around terminology, policies, and experiences related to undocumented students with a local and national context. This training will provide knowledge and resources necessary to effectively respond to the needs of undocumented students at UMD. Sponsored by MICA.
Contact: Kai Kai Mascarenas, kaimasca@umd.edu
RSVP is not mandatory, but suggested: go.umd.edu/AAPIHMUndocuTerps

Thursday, April 13
Community Building across Communities of Color
7pm
Nyumburu Cultural Center Multipurpose Room
FREE
Despite differences in background, ethnicity and culture, folks of color have much to gain from collectively working together against oppression. In the struggle for visibility in white-coded spaces like academia, people of color often face similar challenges. Ultimately, people across these communities can be great allies to each other, standing in solidarity. This event aims to bring folks from all different backgrounds together to begin forming a network and bond. Co-sponsored by MICA and Nyumburu Cultural Center

 

Friday, April 14
Mr. Wiffleball
8pm
Hoff Theater, 0110 Stamp Student Union
$5
Mr. Wiffleball brings together different representatives from various organizations in the AAPI community to compete in a male beauty pageant for the coveted title of Mr. Wiffleball. All the proceeds will be going toward the Asian American Donor Program. Hosted by the Taiwanese American Student Association.
Contact: Kathy Chen, kchen743@gmail.com

 

Saturday, April 15
Tianyi Dance Showcase: Radiance
7pm - 9pm
Hoff Theater, 0110 Stamp Student Union
FREE
Join the Tianyi Dance Team in their fourth annual showcase – Tianyi: Radiance. The showcase will include iconic, award-winning repertoire representing a plethora of Chinese cultures, as well as special guest performances by Gina Ling Chinese Dance Chamber, Xuejuan Dance Ensemble and many more.
Contact: Carmen Cheng, tianyidance@gmail.com


Saturday, April 15

Philippine Culture Night 2017
Doors open at 5pm
Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
Please join the Filipino Cultural Association (FCA) this year at Philippine Culture Night 2017 (PCN). PCN is the culmination of everything FCA achieves throughout the year. This includes educational activities, advocacy, cultural enlightenment, and more to further promote Filipino culture. The night showcases a student produced play featuring both modern and cultural dances, our renowned a cappella ensemble - The Mezzopinoys - and a traditional Filipino dinner.
Tickets are available at the Hoff Box Office, order through an E-Board member, and online through Stamp services. Tickets are $10 plus additional credit card fees if bought online. There is no dress code.

Monday, April 17
REPEAT? Japanese Americans (1942) & Muslim Americans (2017)
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Juan Ramon Jimenez, 2208 Stamp Student Union
FREE
Please join us as we review what happened during World War II, the movement to redress that shameful blot on the history of a democratic country, and the lessons for today for the Muslim American community and all Americans. The event, which features two UMCP graduates, is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program and MICA.
Contact: Phil Nash, p.nash@nashinteractive.com

 

Tuesday, April 18
You’ve Never Smoked Pot, Right?
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Calvert Board Room, 2100 Stamp Student Union
FREE
Join the South Asian Sexual Health Alliance for a discussion around substance abuse, mental health, and cultural expectations in Asian American communities.
Contact: Sree Sinha, southasiansexualhealth@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, April 18
Healthy Relationships Workshop(ft. Tali Elitzur from Aha! Moment)
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Margaret Brent A, Stamp Student Union
FREE
Join us to hear Moment speak about mental health in healthy relationships! Hosted by Sigma Psi Zeta.
Contact: Rebecca He, kahira.syz@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, April 19
Canvas Painting
6:30pm - 9:30pm
JMZ 0220
FREE
Attendees will be able to join and create canvas art as catharsis for mental wounds and healing. These paintings will then be showcased at the SPEAK charity dinner on April 20. Hosted by Sigma Psi Zeta.
Contact: Rebecca He, kahira.syz@gmail.com

 

Thursday, April 20
"Live in the Moment": Discussion & Workshop on Mindfulness
7pm
Student Involvement Suite, Stamp Student Union
FREE
Come out to this interactive workshop as we'll be exploring the effects of technology on our mental health, how different identities plays a role, and what can mindfulness do to help improve your mental health.  Hosted by the brothers of Alpha Theta Sigma Multicultural Fraternity, Inc. Snacks will be provided!
Contact: Tarush Sinha, tarush.sinha@gmail.com

 

Thursday, April 20
8th Annual SPEAK Charity Dinner
6pm
Colony Ballroom, 2203 Stamp Student Union
$10
SPEAK is an annual charity banquet held by Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. at the University of Maryland - College Park to raise awareness for domestic violence against women. Every year the banquet features guest speakers, performances and food. This year, all proceeds will go towards Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP).
Contact: Rebecca He, kahira.syz@gmail.com

 

Friday, April 21
VietVenture
6:30pm
Prince George’s Room, Stamp Student Union
FREE
VietVenture is the Vietnamese Student Association’s brand new cultural event focused on bringing awareness to all aspects of Vietnamese culture. From tasting traditional foods, to listening to the Vietnamese performers sing, VietVenture will bring snapshot of Vietnam that will engage all of your five senses!Contact: Stephanie Choi, smchoi@umd.edu

Tuesday, April 25
Heritage Gala
6pm - 8pm
Colony Ballroom, 2203 Stamp Student Union
FREE
Celebration the contributions of AAPI students at UMD and recognize graduating seniors to close out AAPIHM 2017! Hosted by MICA and AASU.
Contact: Danielle Ocampo, dani3lle.ocampo@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 26
Queer + Asian American Monologues featuring Kay Ulanday Barrett
6pm
Atrium, 1107 Stamp Student Union
FREE
AAPI Heritage Month and Pride Month are combining efforts to put on the first ever joint monologues! This will be a night full of performances and poetry about being AAPI, LGBTQ+, and all of its intersections. Multi-talented brown trans, disabled, artist Kay Ulanday Barrett is the highlighted performer! Sponsored by MICA and SGA.
Contact: Kai Kai Mascarenas, kaimasca@umd.edu

Mental Health First Aid Certification Training
Thursday, April 27: 8:30am - 12:30pm AND
Friday, April 28: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Benjamin Building Room 0306
FREE
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental health problem or crisis, and connect them with appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. Students will receive a certificate as the Youth Mental Health First Aider after completing the 8-hour training. Space is limited and participants must attend BOTH training days. RSVP by Friday, April 7, at go.umd.edu/MentalHealthTraining
Contact: Dr. Cixin Wang, cxwang@umd.edu