Asian Heritage Month begins April 1

This is a guest post of the Intercultural Center and the Asian Heritage Month Committee:

The Intercultural Center and the Asian Heritage Month Committee are proud to share the 2019 Asian Heritage Month calendar of events, which kicks off April 1. 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.

The month starts with a six-day “Taste of Asia” week, hosted by the Asian Interest Student Association (ASIA). Each day will showcase a food or dessert from an Asian culture. Our keynote this year will feature Kane Diep, who has produced and directed over 200 videos at BuzzFeed over the past four years. This will take place on April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center.

Other events and activities planned for April include a month-long exhibit on Children’s Holidays in Japan; a dialogue on the intersections of Asian LGBTQ Experiences; Holi; the East Asian Spring Festival and a calligraphy workshop hosted by the Japanese Studies Club.

For more detailed information, including calendar of events, visit our website.

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