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College Park, MD 20742


AAPIHM - April 2018


*What does it mean to belong in the AAPI community? 

*What does it mean to belong at UMD?

*What does it mean to feel represented and be part of a larger society?

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

April 2, 2018

AAPIHM 2018 Opening + FUEL the Arts
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

Kick off AAPIHM 2018 by reflecting on this year’s theme of Belonging: Who Decides Where You Belong? Followed by free food and a showcase of various performers! Sponsored by MICA, AASU, and SGA. 

Contact: Kathy Chen -

April 5, 2018

Lunch and Learn: Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders in Higher Education 
12:00pm - 1:30pm 
MICA Conference Room, 1121 Stamp Student Union

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders are not only underrepresented in college attendance broadly, but also in conversations of higher education policy and practice. This lunch and learn will present data and background on the college experiences of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander college students and engage in dialogue with participants around these important issues. Sponsored by MICA. 

Contact Jenna Sablan, Ph.D. -

April 7, 2018

Night Market

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Cost: $3

Experience all the culture, food, and games surrounding Taiwan’s night market -- and Taiwan in general -- in one night! Multiple organizations and groups will also be performing a variety of acts including dance, martial arts, and music. Sponsored by TASA. 

Contact: Aza Shiao -

April 8, 2018

Holi Event
12:00 - 2:00pm
Bottom of McKeldin Mall

Join the Hindu Student Council as they host their Holi event to celebrate the Indian culture and Hindu religion! The event is free and open to all students on campus as well as the general public. 

Contact: Smeet Butala -

 April 9, 2018

UndocuTerps Training: Asian Americans in the Undocumented Community
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Engagement Conference Room, 0110 Stamp Student Union

Asian Americans are the second largest undocumented immigrant community in the U.S. Come build an understanding around terminology, policies, and experiences related to undocumented students with a local and national context. Sponsored by Engagement. 

Contact: Laura Bohorquez -


April 11, 2018

6:00pm - 8:00pm
ARCH 1111

Mixrepresented is a photo gallery and facilitated discussion on the multi/biracial experience. Guests will be able to view portraits of multi/biracial people and learn about the unique experience of being mixed-race. Topics include intersectionality, multiracial microaggressions, and inclusivity. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by MBSA and MICA. 

Contact: Haley Ihmels -

April 12, 2018

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $10

SPEAK is UMCP Sigma Psi Zetas largest philanthropy event. This year, the funds raised from the dinner will go to UMD CARE Victim Assistance Fund. 

Contact: Jill Huang -


April 14th, 2018

Philippine Culture Night 2018 - "Dalawang Dalaga"
5:00pm Cost: Presales: $8, Week of: $10

The Filipino Cultural Association proudly presents Philippine Culture Night 2018 - "Dalawang Dalaga", the story of Aiza's immigration to the US from the Philippines and her assimilation into her father's Filipino-American family. Aiza is thrown into a new environment, a family of strangers, and a huge predicament surrounding her half-sister Sam's debut. 

Contact: Galya Oberman -

Tianyi 2018 Showcase-"Nature's Harmony" 
7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Hoff Theater, Stamp Student Union 

Join Tianyi Dance Team for a free night of Chinese dance and culture at their fifth annual showcase! 

Contact: Tianyi Dance Team -

April 16, 2018

AAPI LGBTQ+ Picnic Luncheon
12:00pm - 1:00pm
McKeldin Mall. Inclement Weather Location: MICA Conference Room, 1121 Stamp Student Union

This community gathering will approach the intersectionality of mental health issues for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) college students who may also identify as LGBTQ+. Join us for some sun and fun, as we connect over FREE LUNCH!



DIRECTIONS: Meet at the MICA Conference Room at STAMP 1121, then we will walk over to McKeldin Mall together.

Contact: Thuynhung Tran -

April 17, 2018

Bao Phi Reading: Thousand Star Hotel and A Different Pond
5:30pm - 7:30pm
EJS 2208

Vietnamese American spoken word poet Bao Phi will read selections from his latest poetry book, Thousand Star Hotel--selected by NPR as a "great read" of 2017--as well as from A Different Pond, winner of the prestigious 2018 Charlotte Zolotow Award for outstanding writing in a children's picture book. Sponsored by Asian American Studies Program 

Contact: Terry Park -

April 18, 2018

Queer + AAPI Monologues
6:00pm - 8:00pm

A night full of performances and poetry about being AAPI, LGBTQ+, and all intersections. This year’s highlight performer is queer and transgender Vietnamese American poet, performer, and teaching artist, Chrysanthemum Tran! Interested in performing? Sign-up at: Sponsored by MICA, Pride Alliance, and SGA. 


Contact: Kai Kai Mascarenas -

April 19, 2018

Census 2020: Race and Whose Story "Counts"
9:30am - 4:30pm
Prince George's Room, Stamp Student Union

Attend this interdisciplinary conference exploring the role of racial categorization in the upcoming census. This conference will feature Terry Ao Minnis of Asian Americans Advancing Justice at 10am. 

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The Future is You
6:00pm - 8:00pm
MICA Conference Room, 1121 Stamp Student Union

A discussion with South Asian activist, Rina Patel, on empowering first generation women through their experiences in shaping a future post-college. Hosted by Sarah Ahmed and Jagjot Kaur. 

Contact: Jagjot Kaur -



April 20, 2018

Mr. Wiffleball
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Hoff Theater, Stamp Student Union
Cost: $5

Mr. Wiffleball is an annual male beauty pageant/charity event celebrating AAPI male beauty and talent! Join TASA for an exciting night as a panel of lovely gentlemen compete for the coveted title of Mr. Wiffleball. Contestants will be judged in a Group Dance, Swimsuit Competition, Minute to Win it Games, Talent, Formal Wear, and Q&A. 

Contact: Aza Shiao -

April 23, 2018

Terry Park Lecture: A Man of Many Unicorn Horns
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Juan Ramon Jimenez, 2208 Stamp Student Union

Asian American Studies lecturer, Terry Park is an academic, organizer, blogger, snowboarder, beauty pageant winner, model, performance artist, and more. Come and hear him share about his activism, off-Broadway solo show, role as former ED of Hyphen magazine, and snapshots of his current projects. Sponsored by AAST and MICA. 

Contact Reg Ledesma -

April 25, 2018

Immigration Reading Group: Inside Out & Back Again
4:30pm - 6:00pm
2110 Taliaferro Hall

Join the Center for Global Migration Studies and Dr. Rob Chiles of the Department of History to discuss the book, "Inside Out & Back Again" by Thanhha Lai. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.

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Soultree Sonic Sanctuary

North Atrium Lounge

Stephanie “Soultree” Camba Cannon is an undocumented, queer, artist and organizer. Hear this punny performer deliver handcrafted rhyme, poems, songs, and moveMeant. Sponsored by MICA and Office of Engagement. 

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Contact: Kai Kai Mascarenas -

April 26, 2018

Closing + Graduation Ceremony
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

Celebrate the contributions of AAPI students at UMD and recognize graduating seniors to close out AAPIHM 2018! Sponsored by MICA.


*If you are a GRADUATING SENIOR and would like to participate in the graduation program, please answer the additional questions at the end of the form as well!

Contact: Kai Kai Mascarenas -

April 30, 2018

Festival of India
11:00am - 3:00pm
Hornbake Plaza

Free gourmet vegetarian Indian lunch feast and free festival! All welcome! Experience a taste of India for free right here on campus! Sponsored by Bhakti Yoga and Vegetarian Club 

Contact: Steve Szili -

For any questions or accommodations for overall AAPI Hertiage Month, please contact Kai Kai Mascarenas