Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

AAPIHM - APRIL 2019


2019 AAPI HERITAGE MONTH (AAPIHM)

HERE WE ARE, HERE WE HEAL

~EXEMPLIFYING RESILIENCE AND STRENGTH IN HEALING~ 

~DECOLONIZING TOWARDS AN AUTHENTIC AAPI EXPERIENCE~

~USING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AS A MEANS OF SOLIDARITY~

~HEALING OUR HXSTORIES, HONORING OUR ANCESTRY~

~MIND & BODY, AND THE CONNECTION TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS~ 

Stay connected with the most up-to-date details by following our month-long Facebook Event!


April 2nd, 2019

AAPIHM 2019 Opening
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union | Sponsored by MICA

Start AAPIHM 2019 by reflecting on this year’s theme of Healing: Here We Are, Here We Heal. Celebrate the diversity of the AAPI community and the strength and resilience of our hxstories. Practice healing in the AAPI community in its many forms, listen to our keynote speaker, see performances, and enjoy food!

Contact: Dorothy Kou - dkou@umd.edu


April 4th, 2019

FCA's 4th Spring GBM: Decolonization and The Healing Process 

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Tawes 0310 | Sponsored by the Filipino Cultural Association

We aim to highlight the struggles faced by Filipinos and Filipino Americans from colonization through the process of healing and rediscovering our history and heritage.

Contact: Aiko Mendoza - public.relations@fcaatumd.com

Career, Hustle, and the New Religion

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Benjamin Banneker Room | Sponsored by the Asian American InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Come join Asian American InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as we discuss the roles that career and work play in our personal and spiritual lives!

Contact: Charles Yang - cyang128@umd.edu


April 5th, 2019

Health Equity and Career Options

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Margaret Brent Room 2112, Stamp Student Union Sponsored by MICA

Informational session about the social determinants of health in the AAPI community. Also explore career options in health equity post-college! Featuring Elizabeth Chung, Executive Director of the Asian American Center of Frederick. 

Contact: Dorothy Kou - dkou@umd.edu


April 8th, 2019

Never Give Up! Screening and Discussion

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Juan Ramon Jimenez Room 2208, Stamp Student Union | Sponsored by MICA

Screening of "Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice" followed by a discussion with co-director, Holly Yasui. Learn about Minoru Yasui, the first attorney in the state of Oregon, who during World War II challenged the forced removal from the West Coast and incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans.

Contact: Dorothy Kou - dkou@umd.edu

Ascend Diversity Panel with Grant Thornton

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Van Munching Hall Room 1511 | Sponsored by Ascend, ALPFA, BBA, NABA

Diversity has become a critical value when people evaluating companies’ culture. Grant Thornton, Ascend, ALPFA, BBA and NABA are going to host a panelist event to explore diversity in the work environment.

Contact: Ellen Zhang - ezhang10@terpmail.umd.edu


April 9th, 2019

10th SPEAK Charity Event

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union | Sponsored by Sigma Psi Zeta

SPEAK aims to raise awareness for victims of domestic violence, particularly within the APIA community, through honored speakers and talented student performers.

Contact: Alicia Zhang - velisse.syz@gmail.com


April 11th, 2019

Turbans for Terps

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Hornbake Plaza | Sponsored by the Sikh Student Association

Turbans for Terps is an annual event held by UMD's Sikh Student Association in order to spread awareness about the Sikh religion and educate UMD's students and staff about the Sikh Turban. Come out to get your turban tied and learn about the significance behind it!

Contact: Gujri Chadha - gujrichadha@gmail.com


April 13th, 2019

FCA's Philippine Culture Night

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union | Sponsored by the Filipino Cultural Association

The Filipino Cultural Association (FCA) would like to extend an invitation to our University of Maryland community to their annual Philippines Cultural Night (PCN). This year’s PCN will be a romantic-comedy that focuses on toxic masculinity within Filipino culture, and follows a young couple as they transition out of college, and take in all the family dynamics of a relationship while balancing career expectations.

Fee: $10

Contact: Aiko Mendoza - public.relations@fcaatumd.com


April 16th, 2019

Lunar Lanterns

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | McKeldin Mall | Sponsored by the Vietnamese Student Association

A celebration of the City of Lanterns Hoi An! We will be lighting lanterns for good luck on the Mall to bring in the New Lunar Year (original event postponed to this semester).

Contact: Annie Tran - atran1998@gmail.com, Grace Capacio - gecapacio@gmail.com, Tammy Dam - tammydam1999@gmail.com


April 18th, 2019

Free HIV/STI Testing

10:30 AM - 2:00 PM | University Health Center (Ground Floor) | Sponsored by the University Health Center

Free HIV/STI Testing! First come, first served!

Contact: Jenna Beckwith Messman - jbeckwit@umd.edu

When Culture Meets Religion

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Margaret Brent Room 2112, Stamp Student Union | Sponsored by MICA

How important is culture in your spiritual practice? Join MICA for a workshop discussing the intersections of culture and religion! Snacks provided.

Contact: Dorothy Kou - dkou@umd.edu

Radical Compassion

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Pyon Su Room 2108 | Sponsored by the Asian American Student Union

Within the AAPI community, mental health is heavily stigmatized, both in the US and abroad. Through our facilitated workshop, we hope to help break down these barriers in our community through learning how to advocate for ourselves and how our community can learn to heal as a whole.

Contact: Danielle Ocampo - dani3lle.ocampo@gmail.com


April 19th, 2019

Mr. Wiffleball

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Hoff Theater, Stamp Student Union | Sponsored by the Taiwanese American Student Association

UMCP TASA presents the 9th annual Mr. Wiffleball Pageant! Watch contestants from across the AAPI community compete for the coveted title of Mr. Wiffleball this year by showcasing their talents, dance skills, and more!

Fee: $5 presale, $7 at the door

Contact: Angela Pan - a.pan2596@gmail.com


April 20th, 2019

CSA Volleyball Tournament

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Armory | Sponsored by the Chinese Student Association

Join CSA for our first annual volleyball tournament. Everyone is welcome to attend to participate in the tournament or cheer on friends!

Contact: Helen Zhang - hzhang30@umd.edu


April 21st, 2019

Woven Paths

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Hoff Theater | Sponsored by the Tianyi Dance Team

Join Tianyi Dance Team in admiring the beautiful landscapes and resources nature has to offer. The evening will feature award-winning Chinese dances as well as performances by other dance companies and student organizations.

Contact: Candice Wong - tianyidance@gmail.com


April 23rd, 2019

3rd Annual Dream Gala: Celebrating Immigrants' Resilience

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union | Sponsored by the Undocumented Student Program

The Dream Gala is a celebration of the resilience found within the immigrant community at the University of Maryland and beyond. Join us in celebrating this resilience through performances, food, networking and more! Bring a friend, bring your family.

Contact: Laura Bohorquez - lbohorqu@umd.edu


April 24th, 2019

Langar on the Mall

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM | McKeldin Mall Steps | Sponsored by the Sikh Student Association

Langar on the Mall is an event where SSA will be serving free Punjabi food to spread awareness about Sikhism and educate everyone on the concept of langar. Langar was a concept started by our third Guru, Guru Amar Das Ji. Langar is free vegetarian food that is available to anyone and is served at the Gurdwara (Sikh Temple).

Contact: Gujri Chadha - gujrichadha@gmail.com

AAPI + Queer Monologues

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Atrium Room 1107 | Sponsored by MICA

A night of performances about being AAPI, LGBTQ+, and all of the intersections. This year's highlighted performer will be Gowri K, a queer Tamil American performer, writer, and lawyer based in Washington DC. To sign up to perform, please fill out the form. RSVP for the event here.

Contact: Dorothy Kou - dkou@umd.edu


April 25th, 2019

AAPI Graduation Ceremony

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union | Sponsored by MICA

Celebrate the contributions of AAPI students at UMD and recognize graduating seniors to close out AAPIHM 2019! Sponsored by MICA. *If you are a GRADUATING SENIOR and would like to participate in the graduation program, please fill out the form!

Contact: Dorothy Kou - dkou@umd.edu


April 26th, 2019

CASA Citizenship Informational Session

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Juan Ramon Jimenez Room 2208 | Sponsored by MICA, the Undocumented Student Program, CASA de Maryland

Join CASA de Maryland for an informational session on pathways to citizenship for students and staff at UMD who are legal permanent residents (green card holders).

Contact: Dorothy Kou - dkou@umd.edu

FCAxKSA BBQ

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Juan Ramon Jimenez Room 2208 | Sponsored by the Korean Student Association and Filipino Cultural Association

A collaboration event to celebrate bonding over (yummy) cultural food! A fun time of games, cooking, and eating with good company under a warm April sun.

Contact: Claire Lee - claire.lee929@yahoo.com


Recurring Events

Self-Love Letters

Time TBD | Art-Sociology Building | Sponsored by MICA and the Asian American Student Union

MICA and AASU are sponsoring an interactive art gallery event created by students, for students, entitled Self-Love Letters. Students can write letters to their past selves to practice healing and reflection; these letters will be displayed as an exhibition in the Art-Sociology Building.

Contact: Jackie Liu - jliu1221@umd.edu

Peer Nutrition Coaching

April 1st - April 30th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, M-F | University Health Center | Sponsored by the University Health Center

Learn how to incorporate your favorite foods into a healthy diet. Reserve your free session with a Nutrition Coach here!  

Contact: Jane Jakubczak - jjakubcz@umd.edu

Wags for Wellness

April 1st, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Student Involvement Suite | Sponsored by the University Health Center

April 11th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | University Health Center, Ground Floor | Sponsored by the University Health Center

April 19th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | McKeldin Library Second Floor | Sponsored by the University Health Center

Stress less and pet more dogs!

Contact: Sarah Wilson - wilson72@umd.edu

Dear Eva Huang

Dress Rehearsal April 16th, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Hoff Theater | Sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program

Final Performance April 17th, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM | Hoff Theater | Sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program

A staged reading of a work-in-progress musical tackling Asian-American mental health. Inspired by recent Broadway hit, Dear Evan Hansen.

Contact: Amanda Tang - akate.tang@gmail.com