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Monday
02
APR

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2018

18:30
15:00
UMD MICA
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Join MICA in celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! We have a full calendar of events centered around the theme of "belonging" -- in the AAPI community, in this campus, and in this nation.

Visit our website for the full AAPIHM calendar and event descriptions!

http://stamp.umd.edu/aapihm

April 2, 2018
AAPIHM 2018 Opening + FUEL the Arts
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
FREE
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 - kchen743@gmail.com
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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. - jrsablan@umd.edu
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April 7, 2018
Night Market
7:00pm - 10:00pm
$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 - 98aza.shiao@gmail.com
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April 8, 2018
Hoil Event
12:00pm - 2:00pm
FREE

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 - sbutala@terpmail.umd.edu
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April 9, 2018
UndocuTerps Training: Asian Americans in the Undocumented Community
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Engagement Conference Room, 0110 Stamp Student Union
FREE
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 - lbohorqu@umd.edu
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April 11, 2018
Mixrepresented
6:00pm - 8:00pm
ARCH 1111
FREE
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 - hmihmels@gmail.com
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April 12, 2018
SPEAK
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
$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 - viere.syz@gmail.com
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April 14th, 2018

Philippine Culture Night 2018 - "Dalawang Dalaga"
5:00pm
Stamp Grand Ballroom
$8, then $10 week of
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 - public.relations@fcaatumd.com

Tianyi 2018 Showcase-"Nature's Harmony"
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hoff Theater, Stamp Student Union
FREE
Join Tianyi Dance Team for a free night of Chinese dance and culture at their fifth annual showcase! Contact: Tianyi Dance Team - tianyidance@gmail.com
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April 16, 2018
AAPI LGBTQ+ Picnic Luncheon
12:00pm - 1:00pm
McKeldin Mall. Weather Location: MICA Conference Room, 1121 Stamp Student Union
FREE
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.

Individual FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/173195539998171/

To RSVP: https://go.umd.edu/LGBTQPICNIC

Sponsored by MICA. Contact: Thuynhung Tran - tinutran@terpmail.umd.edu
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April 17, 2018
Bao Phi Reading: Thousand Star Hotel and A Different Pond
5:30pm - 7:30pm
EJS 2208
FREE
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 - tkpark@umd.edu
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April 18, 2018
Queer + AAPI Monologues
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Atrium, 1107 Stamp Student Union
FREE
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! Sponsored by MICA, Pride Alliance, and SGA. Contact: Kai Kai Mascarenas - kaimasca@umd.edu
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April 19, 2018

Census 2020: Race and Whose Story "Counts"
9:30am - 4:30pm
Prince George's Room, Stamp Student Union
FREE
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. For more information, see http://globalmigration.umd.edu/events/conferences/census2020.php Contact and RSVP: globalmigration@umd.edu

The Future is You
6:00pm - 8:00pm
MICA Conference Room, 1121 Stamp Student Union
FREE
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 - jbattu01@gmail.com
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April 20, 2018
Mr. Wiffleball
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Hoff Theater, Stamp Student Union
$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 - 98aza.shiao@gmail.com
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April 23, 2018
Terry Park Lecture: A man of many unicorn horns
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Juan Ramon Jimenez, 2208 Stamp Student Union
FREE
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 - rledesma@umd.edu
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April 25, 2018
Soultree Sonic Sanctuary
6:00pm
North Atrium Lounge
FREE
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 Engagement. Contact: Kai Kai Mascarenas - kaimasca@umd.edu
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April 26, 2018
Closing + Graduation Ceremony
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
FREE
Celebrate the contributions of AAPI students at UMD and recognize graduating seniors to close out AAPIHM 2018! Sponsored by MICA.

To RSVP: http://go.umd.edu/closing2018

*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 - kaimasca@umd.edu
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April 30, 2018
Festival of India
11:00am - 3:00pm
Hornbake Plaza
FREE
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 - muraris2002@yahoo.com

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