2019 Asian Heritage Month

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About WFU Asian Heritage Month:

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) is a nationally recognized month-long celebration which celebrates and acknowledges the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  Nationally celebrated in May, Wake Forest University observes the month in April while students, faculty and staff are still on campus together.

 This year’s WFU theme is “More Than Meets the Eye”. Through this theme, our goal is to highlight the vastly diverse experiences of what is often depicted as a homogeneous identity. Through a variety of programs and events, we aim to explore the rich intersectionality that exists within Asian, Pacific Islander, & Desi American communities–both on campus and beyond.  

 

2019 Asian Heritage Month Committee

Kayla Amador

Annette Barile

Alex Green

 

 

Jenny Liu

Steven Liao

Yasuko Takata Rallings

 

 

Calendar of Events

All month

Children’s Holidays in Japan

Museum of Anthropology

Japan has several holidays to celebrate children including Doll’s Day (Girl’s Day) in March and Children’s Day (Boy’s Day) in May. This mini-exhibit, curated by students in WFU’s Second Year Japanese class, will explore the traditions and rituals behind these celebrations through objects in the Museum’s collections.  A Doll’s Day set of 14 dolls representing the Japanese royal court will be one of the highlights.

Sponsored by Museum of Anthropology

 

4/1/2019

Taste of ASIA – Bubble Tea Monday

3-5 pm, Kitchin Lounge

Come join ASIA in kicking off a week of eating with BUBBLE TEA! We will serve authentic Taiwanese bubble tea that will warm your soul!

Sponsored by Asian Student Interest Association (ASIA)

 

4/1/2019

“Five Types of Sakoku and Perhaps More: Japan’s Self Portrait Within the Context of General History”

4:30pm to 6:00pm, Location TBD

Public Lecture by Prof. Fuyuko Matsukata, University of Tokyo

Sponsored by Department of History, East Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

 

4/2/2019

XXWhy film screening & filmmaker Q&A

4-5:30 pm, ZSR Auditorium

Rutgers University Visiting Fulbright Scholar Manjula Bharathy shows and discusses her short documentary XXWhy, which follows Sree Nandu, a trans man in Kerala, India, on Sree’s journey of self and community. The film was shortlisted at Toronto’s Inside Out LGBTQ Film Festival in 2008.

Sponsored by Women’s Center, LGBTQ Center; Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

 

4/2/2019

Taste of Asia – Vietnamese Roll Tuesday

4-6 pm, Kitchen Lounge  

Come join ASIA in making and eating authentic Vietnamese Spring Rolls – a perfect way to kick off spring!

Sponsored by Asian Student Interest Association (ASIA)

 

4/3/2019

Tea Tasting and Daifuku Making

7p.m., Polo Multipurpose Lounge

For our monthly cooking night, we’ll be having a tea tasting, and learning how to make Daifuku, which are a Japanese treat made of mochi, filled with red bean paste and strawberries!

Sponsored by Japanese Studies Club, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

 

4/3/2019

Taste of Asia Mini Kimbap Wednesday

3-5 pm, Kitchen Lounge

Come join ASIA in making and eating Korean Kimbap! Come hungry!

Sponsored by Asian Student Interest Association (ASIA)

 

4/4/2019

Taste of Asia – Takoyaki Thursday

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Kitchen Lounge

If you love Japanese food you have to stop by for Takoyaki! Make your own Takoyaki and eat them!

Sponsored by Asian Student Interest Association (ASIA)

 

4/4/2019

Asian American Identity Group

5:00pm, Intercultural Center (Benson 346)

Asian American Identity Group is to provides APIDA-identified students at WFU an opportunity to find mutual understanding or communitas while unpacking what it means to be Asian American at WFU. By sharing personal experiences, participants will be able to connect in both peer education and interpersonal relationship building.

Sponsored by Intercultural Center

 

4/5/2019

First Friday

11:30am, Intercultural Center (Benson 346)

Join us in the Intercultural Center as we engage in fellowship and fun over a meal.

Sponsored by Intercultural Center

 

4/5/2019

Crazy Rich Asians

8pm , Pugh Auditorium

The Student Union FIlm’s Series provides showings of popular films on Fridays throughout the semester. This Friday we will be showing Crazy Rich Asians to kick off Asian Heritage Month! Come out and enjoy free popcorn and a great film in Pugh!

Sponsored by Student Union

 

4/5/2019

Taste of Asia – Tang Yuan (Dessert Dumpling Friday)

3:30 – 5:30 pm, Kitchen Lounge

Tang Yuan is a great way to celebrate the spring time with your friends – come eat traditional Tang Yuan with ASIA!

Sponsored by Asian Student Interest Association (ASIA)

 

4/5/2019

Third Annual East Asian Studies Student Symposium

11:30am-1:00pm, ZSR Library Room 477

The East Asian Studies Student Symposium showcases the exciting work being done by Wake Forest students in the field of East Asian Studies. This event will feature panels of student presentations (delivered in English) on a wide range of topics related to East Asia.

Sponsored by Department of East Asian Studies and Culture

 

4/6/2019

Taste of Asia – Dumpling Night Saturday

4-7 pm, Polo Lounge

Celebrate the end of Taste of Asia and make your own dumplings.

Sponsored by Asian Student Interest Association (ASIA)

 

4/6/2019

Holi

 1:00-3:00pm, Manchester Plaza

The celebration of Holi, more popularly known as the Hindu Festival of Colors, is a cherished campus tradition at Wake Forest. Come in white and be prepared to get colorful, enjoy good company, food, and dance.

Sponsored by South Asian Students Association, Hindu Students Association, Student Activity Fee

 

4/8/2019

Korean Knot Craft: Maedeup Bracelets!

7-9 pm, Benson 301

Korean knots, or maedeup, is a traditional Korean handicraft that dates back to the Three Kingdoms of Korea in the first century CE. Shifting from purely pragmatic usage in hunting, fishing, and communication during prehistoric times, knots were later used as decorative cording worn in religious ceremonies, as well as ornaments on garments and weaponry among the elite. After a period of Westernization and traditional cultural decline in the late 19th century and early 20th century, the craft of Korean knotwork almost disappeared until it was revived by various maedeup masters and the Korean government in the mid-20th century. Today, maedeup is worn with traditional silk clothing for various holidays and ceremonies in Korea.

Sponsored by Asian Student Interest Association and Fiber Arts

 

4/9/2019

APIDA Women Dialogue

5pm, Women’s Center (Benson 314)

Meet other APIDA (Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American) women, build community, and discuss your experiences at Wake Forest University.

Sponsored by Women’s Center, Intercultural Center

 

4/10/2019

Kane Diep: Asian Heritage Month Keynote

6:30pm, Pugh Auditorium

Kane Diep has produced and directed over 200 videos at BuzzFeed over the past 4 years. In that time, his viral videos garnered over 1 billion views between YouTube, Facebook, and Snapchat. Kane’s videos focus on Self-Improvement, Asian American, LGBTQ+ themes aimed to inspire, challenge, and bring joy to viewers. Kane has had over a decade of video making experience prior to BuzzFeed, including directing a feature-length documentary, UPLOADED: The Asian American Movement, about a generation of Asian Americans finding their voice through new media platforms. He’s also worked on several branded deals after growing his YouTube channel. Kane has studied improv, screenwriting, and directing at Second City, iO West, UCB, Script Anatomy, and Playhouse West. This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Intercultural Center, Asian Student Interest Association, Center for Global Programs and Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Diversity Education

 

4/11/2019

C3: LGBTQ+ APIDA Experiences

3:00 – 4:00 pm, LGBTQ Center (Benson 311)

C3: Building Community over Coffee and Conversation is a casual, weekly drop-in program hosted by the LGBTQ Center. This week’s topic will discuss the intersections of experience for LGBTQ+ Asian, Pacific Islander, & Desi American communities.

Sponsored by LGBTQ Center

 

4/11/2019

Asian Heritage Month Discussion: Intergenerational Trauma

5-6 pm Benson 344

ASIA will be hosting a discussion group related to intergenerational trauma in the Asian community.

Sponsored by Asian Student Interest Association (ASIA)

 

4/12/2019

Friday Morning Breakfast

8:30am, Intercultural Center (Benson 346)

Friday Morning Breakfast is a bi-weekly event that builds community among WFU community members. Come enjoy some free breakfast! We will be featuring popular K-Pop music videos on TV.

Sponsored by Intercultural Center

 

4/13/2019

East Asian Spring Festival

2p.m.-4:30p.m., Benson 401

Join us for our Annual East Asian Spring Festival, as we celebrate the spring season with activities, performances, and food!

Sponsored by Japanese Studies Club, Chinese Studies Club, Asian Interest Student Organization, The Globe, East Asian Languages and Cultures Department, The Intercultural Center, SAF

 

4/13/2019

Chinese Dance Showcase

7:00pm Pugh Auditorium

This showcase features traditional Chinese Dance as well as ballet.

Sponsored by Traveler Dance Group

 

4/15/2019

Gold Apron: Matcha Tea

4-6pm, Reynolds Gym Living Room

Gold Apron cooking provides the opportunity for Wake Forest students, faculty, and staff to learn about healthy eating through watching cooking demonstrations, tasting samples, and receiving recipes for nutritious meals and snacks.

Sponsored by The Office of Wellbeing, Harvest Tables/Deacon Dining

 

4/16/2019

Date With a Book

12:30pm, Intercultural Center (Benson 346)

Stop by the IC to select a book wrapped up just for you. What book will you get to take home? You will just have to wait to find out.

Each of the books includes a hint to help guide your connection, but the true identity of your match won’t be revealed until after checkout when you unwrap your book.

Sponsored by Intercultural Center

 

4/17/2019

Hanko Workshop

7p.m., Carswell 014

We’ll be learning how to make home-made Hanko stamps. Hanko are personalized Japanese stamps, used with red ink as a form of signature since ancient times on things like official documents and works of art.

Sponsored by Japanese Studies Club, East Asian Languages and Cultures Department

 

4/18/2019

Asian Heritage Month Discussion: Mental Health

5 – 6 pm, Benson 218 (The Hub)

Members of ASIA will be hosting a discussion group to talk about mental health in the Asian community.

Sponsored by Asian Student Interest Association (ASIA)

 

4/18/2019

AHM @ The Pit

Lunch & Dinner, The PIt

Visit The Pit for lunch and dinner to try some delicious Asian dishes.

Sponsored by Deacon Dining

 

4/24/2019

Calligraphy Workshop

7p.m., Carswell 014

We’ll be learning Japanese Calligraphy techniques, no kanji experience necessary!

Sponsored by Japanese Studies Club, East Asian Languages and Cultures Department

 

4/24/2019

Wellbeing Wednesday: The Final Countdown

3:45-6pm, Reynolds Gym

Join us for 30-min workout classes! No class pass needed to attend.

Sponsored by The Office of Wellbeing, Campus Recreation

 

4/25/2019

Chinese Ensemble Spring Concert

7:30 pm, Brendle Recital Hall

Join us for an exhibition of traditional and new Chinese music and dance.

Sponsored by WFU Chinese Ensemble

 

4/25/2019

Asian Heritage Month Discussion: Asian Media Portrayal

5-6 pm, Benson 218 The Hub

ASIA will be hosting a discussion group about Asian portrayal in the media.

Sponsored by Asian Student Interest Association (ASIA)

 

4/26/2019

Slumdog Millionaire

8pm, Pugh Auditorium

The Student Union FIlm’s Series provides showings of popular films on Fridays throughout the semester. This Friday we will be showing Slumdog Millionaire as our final film of this academic year! Come out and enjoy free popcorn and a great film in Pugh!

Sponsored by Student Union