Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Month

Asian fan dancers

Multicultural Student Affairs, Asian Students in Alliance (ASIA) and campus partners will present Asian American and Pacific Islander Month programs from March 16 through April 18, 2017 for the campus community. The month will include discussions, workshops, dance competitions and cultural celebrations. This year’s theme is “Laying the Foundation, Paving our Legacy.”

ASIA President Rachel Banawa, a senior majoring in psychology with a minor in business administration, encourages the community to partake of the month’s offerings.

“This year’s AAPI History Month events are an amazing representation of the beauty and devotion to diversity that our community has to offer. Though we all come from different paths, the month empowers us to stand as one and to leave our legacy on campus by bringing more awareness to the specific realities we experience as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. We are eager to showcase a unique glimpse into our different heritages through cultural dances, authentic foods, traditional clothing, discussions on AAPI identity and so much more.”

Connecting the Dots: Victoria Chan

We invite you to attend the keynote address on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Talley Student Union, Room 3285Entitled “Connecting the Dots,” the evening will feature Victoria Chan, who will speak on her family’s struggle during the cultural revolution, her work with celebrities, including serving as Jackie Chan’s executive assistant, her journey in higher education, and mental health in the AAPI community.​​

Asia Night

A third featured program is ASIA Night on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Stewart Theatre. Join the Asian Students Association (ASA) for this exciting game show with prizes for game participants and the winning teams, photos and customized T-shirts.

Many More Events

For the second consecutive year at NC State, AAPI celebrations span an entire month, with 18 events. For all event details, please see the online calendar.