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APIA Affairs celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month (APIDAHM) in the spring. This month was designated to commemorate the first Japanese immigration to the United States on May 7th, 1853. It also honors the Chinese immigrants who worked to complete the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. For the past two years, we have celebrated the occasion with an event at the Hippodrome, located in downtown Gainesville, to showcase the rich and diverse Asian American cultures within the greater Gainesville community through music, performance, and food from local businesses. Please check our calendar for a specific time and date for this event.

In efforts to promote visibility of current issues in the Asian Pacific Islander Desi community, the APIDAHM theme for 2018 is the Japanese concept of Ikigai, meaning “a reason for being” or “a reason to live”. We want to highlight and share the personal narratives of students, staff, and faculty by reflecting on Ikigai. We ask you to reflect, what is your ikigai? – what is your reason for being?

2018 THE ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER DESI AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
THURSDAY, APRIL 5
ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH?
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Reitz Union 2201 – MCDA Fishbowl
Featuring Dr. Chong Chon-Smith &
Dr. Vincent Adejumo

MONDAY, APRIL 9
MOSAIC DISCUSSION GROUP
5 to 6 p.m.
Reitz Union – APIA Affairs,
Suite 2203
Interracial & International
Adoptee Experience

TUESDAY, APRIL 10
VENUS RISING
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Reitz Union 2201 – MCDA Fishbowl

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
INTERWOVEN CULTURES
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Reitz Union – HLA Suite 2203
The thread between the Latinx &
APIDA Communities

FRIDAY, APRIL 13
THE LATINOS OF ASIA: HOW
FILIPINOS BREAK THE RULES OF RACE
3 to 5 p.m.
MCDA Fishbowl – Reitz Union 2201
Featuring Dr Anthony Ocampo

MONDAY, APRIL 16
6TH ANNUAL
ANTHOLOGY RELEASE
5 to 7 p.m.
Reitz Union – APIA Suite 2203

TUESDAY, APRIL 17
APIA AFFAIRS DIALOGUE
SERIES PRESENTS: SAVING FACE –
CATHY LINH CHE
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Reitz Union – G320

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
QAPID (Queer Asian Pacific
Islander Desi) DISCUSSION GROUP
6 to 7 p.m.
Reitz Union – APIA Suite 2203

THURSDAY, APRIL 19
SLAAM! BOOK CLUB
3 to 4 p.m.
Reitz Union – APIA Suite 2203
Featuring Sejal Badani

THURSDAY, APRIL 23
TOWN HALL: APIA AFFAIRS
Reitz Union – 5 to 7 p.m.

SPONSORED BY:
Center for Latin American Studies, Asian American Student Union, Black Affairs, Hispanic-Latino Affairs, Filipino Student Association, LGBTQ Affairs, and Vietnamese Student Organization