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Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month 2021

May is Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Heritage Month, when we honor and celebrate the contributions and rich cultures of the AAPI Community.

Join us for these amazing events as the Southern community supports and stands in solidarity with the AAPI community.

Sponsored by the Multicultural Center and the SCSU Asian Pacific Islander Committee.

Microaggressions: How Bias and Hate Escalate
Monday, May 3rd, 2021
12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
Virtual Event: via WEBEX (Click on link)
Join us for a virtual student-led panel discussion addressing microaggressions in the Asian community and how to address them.


– Benjamin Yambao, SCSU Student
– Jennifer Sandholm, SCSU Student
– Marie Perez, Diversity Peer Educator
– Madison Alexis, Diversity Peer Educator
– Shampa Iftakhar, SCSU Student
– Elijah Ortiz, Diversity Peer Educator
– Dr. Elizabeth Keenan, DSW Co-Coordinator and Professor Department of Social Work
– Dr. Shuei Kozu, Assistant Professor. Social Work

Hanzi: A Documentary About Chinese Typography
Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
Virtual Event: via WEBEX (Click on link)
Join us as we discuss how language shapes identity. Learn about HANZI and how it encourages audiences around the world to revisit and rethink their own culture, language and identity. Winner of Best Film at the Urban Nomad Film Festival. Official Selection at the Bali International Film Festival and the Providence Art & Design Film Festival. Facilitated by the World Languages and Literatures Department.

Stop AAPI Hate: Speak-Out and Teaching-In
Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
Join us at Buley Library Patio as students, faculty, administration, and staff come together to reflect, listen, pay respect to AAPI lives lost, and show our solidarity with the SCSU Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

A Taste of Culture
Thursday, May 6th, 2021
Connecticut Hall
11:00a.m. & 4:00p.m.
Join us for lunch and dinner at Connecticut Hall. Chef’s Table (stir-fry station), Korean Vegetable Stir-Fry with choice of Beef or Tofu. Sponsored by Multicultural Center and the SCSU Asian American Pacific Islander Committee

For more information Contact the Multicultural Center (203) 392-5879 or Dian Brown-Albert at brownd2@southernct.edu.


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