Calendar of Events for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

1. Co-Sponsorship:

Holi: Festival of Pomp, Dance, and Spring [which was tonight lol]
April 2nd, 6-8pm. 1-107

A celebration presented by the Hindu Student Association in honor of “Holi” the start of the new lunar year. Baruch students will learn by celebrating the spirit of the holiday through a curated selection of performances from fellow South Asian, Indian, and Indo-Caribbean students as well as experience tasty recipes traditional to the festival.

2. “What Is Asian? What is American?”
Defining Identity on Your Own Terms April 3rd Club Hours, 2-125

Kick off APAHM by joining in an interactive conversation moderated by fellow peers as well as student leaders to define the Asian identity.

3. Co-Sponsorship:

Taiwanese Night Market April 8th, 6-8pm, Multipurpose Room 1-107

The night markets in Taiwan are street markets that first appeared in rural areas where traveling merchants gathered to sell goods to residents. The concept soon became widespread and transformed into a popular culture where it features a mixture of individual stalls for food, clothing, daily goods, and entertainment. Our event will resemble the traditional Taiwanese night market with lots of food and games that can be found in the Taiwanese night market.

4. Co-Sponsorship:

Vaisakhi(Sikh New year) April 9th, 6-10 pm, Multipurpose Room 1-107

United Sikh Association for the first time is bringing Vaisakhi to Baruch. A night at Punjab, India with traditional performances by dance teams: best of north america, along with folk singers. A taste of Punjab and North India featuring delicacies of all kinds to amuse the taste buds. Best south asian dj of NYC will also be present to give everyone a chance to learn and dance.

5. APAHM Feature Film Screening, April 10th Club Hours Room 3-215

The World Before Her follows Ruhi Singh, a small-town girl competing in Bombay to win the Miss India pageant and Prachi Trivedi a young, militant leader of a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls, where she preaches violent resistance to Western culture, Christianity and Islam. Enjoy this dramatic portrait of women who desire two unique roles in the world’s largest democracy.

Winner, World Documentary Competition Award, 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

6. Co-Sponsorship:

Night at the Rubin Museum Wednesday April 23rd 6pm (tentative) USG will be hosting a “Night at the Rubin Museum” which features Himalayan art. It will be free of cost for Baruch students, however any donations received will be used towards the “Class Gift.”

7. APAHM Feature Film Screening, April 24th

Enjoy the second film selection to engage another perspective on the Asian-American identity. You know you did not get enough in our first movie screening.

8. Co-Sponsorship:

Bengali New Year (Pahela Boishakh) April 25th 6:30 PM-10 PM Multipurpose Room

In Bengali New Year (Pahela Boishakh), the Bangladesh Students Association at Baruch College will celebrate the rich cultures of West Bengal and Bangladesh in a spirit of optimism and mutual appreciation. Happy New Year (Shubho Nobo Borsho)!

9. Bamboo Ceiling

April 30th, 5-8pm, Multipurpose Room 1-107

What are the barriers both imagined and realized in entering America’s workforce in the 21st century as an Asian-American? Hear from professionals across sectors on overcoming challenges and ethnic stereotypes in the workplace.

10. Potluck/Taste of Asia, May 1st, Evening, Cafeteria

Experience a simmering pot luck of Asian and South Asian dishes and learn more about the significance of these foods in their native countries. There’s more to Asian and South Asian cuisine than just Chinese take out and curry. Did we mention FREE food??

11. Closing Banquet

Tuesday May 6th, 6-8pm, 750, Newman and Anita Library Building

Conclude the month with a closing dinner in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by hearing the personal and professional journey!

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Opening Ceremony on Thursday the 3rd!

 APAHM-Opening Ceremony (1280x640)

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Upcoming event at Tibet House


Transcending Boundaries, Reflecting Change: New Images by Tashi Norbu

March 14-May 9, 2014 at Tibet House, 22 W 15th Street

Opening reception: Friday, March 14, 6-8 PM

For more information, visit the Tibet House website.

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Event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The College Group at the Met invites you to our spring party on Thursday, February 20 in celebration of the exhibition Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

7:00–8:00 p.m.
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall
Behind-the-scenes discussion of Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China
Please use the 81st Street and Fifth Avenue entrance

A Brush with Asia
8:00–10:00 p.m.
Reception and viewing of Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China as well as the Florence and Herbert Irving Asian Wing
Please use the 82nd Street and Fifth Avenue entrance

Semi-formal attire; students are encouraged to wear red in honor of good fortune and in celebration of the Lunar New Year!

RSVP to The event and refreshments are free with a valid student ID (first-come, first-served). A separate RSVP is requested for each event.

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Great program at MOCA on February 20

Yellow Peril! and A Is For Arab: Understanding Xenophobia

Thu, Feb 20, 2014 from 6pm – 8pm

Admission: Free

John Kuo Wei Tchen, Dylan Yeats (authors, Yellow Peril! An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear), Jack Shaheen (author, A is for Arab: Archiving Stereotypes in U.S. Popular Culture) and moderator Sewell Chan (Deputy Editor, Op-Ed/Sunday Review, The New York Times) will discuss xenophobia in America and the impact of stereotypical portrayals of Asians and Arabs in public perception and national policy. A book-signing session will take place afterwards. This panel discussion is presented as part of MOCACITIZEN, a signature public program series by MOCA, highlighting community, social justice, organizations, and the people dedicated to amplifying the voices that often go unheard.

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Spring Semester Study Abroad Fair

The spring term Study Abroad Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, from 12:00 noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (1-107) on the ground floor of the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus. Exchange students from our partner universities who are studying at Baruch this term will be staffing tables to give Baruch students authoritative information about campus life abroad.

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Possible opportunity for students: Taiwan-American Student Conference

TASC is a two and a half week long professional conference held in Taiwan and conducted formally in English. Throughout the conference, 15 top university students from Taiwan and 15 from America will participate in:

  • Roundtable Discussions designed to hone the delegates understanding of a single contemporary issue throughout the conference. (8 delegates total, 4 from each country)

  • Academic Forums featuring international leaders such as Dr. Stanton, the former director of the American de-facto Embassy in Taiwan and Anting Liu, the founder of Teach for Taiwan.

  • Professional Networking Events that will allow students to gain real-world experience in building a community of strong connections and mentors to help them professionally in their future

  • Cultural/Historical Excursions tailored to immerse students in Taiwanese culture and allow them to enjoy the conference as one that focuses on fun learning.

For more detailed information, visit Financial Aid and scholarships are available for students that qualify.

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Foodie event at the Museum of Chinese in America

MOCAEATS Xi’an Famous Foods and Di Palo Selects

Thu, Dec 5, 2013 from 7pm – 9pm

Discover the flavors of the Chinatown and Little Italy Historic District!

The Museum of Chinese in America and the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council bring together Jason Wang (Xi’an Famous Foods) and Lou Di Palo (Di Palo Selects) for a conversation about food culture and family businesses. Learn how these entrepreneurs succeeded in making their businesses thrive in New York City’s oldest and most famous neighborhoods. This discussion will be followed by a sampling of their delicious dishes and treats. Moderated by Erika Lesser, former Executive Director of Slow Food USA .

This program launches MOCAEATS, MOCA’s new program series on food and culture, and is in conjunction with the Second Annual Marco Polo History Colloquium. This program is free and open to the public.


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New course of interest to AAAS students

Although this course doesn’t fulfill our electives, students may be interested in it because of its content:

New class

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Event on the Japanese Jewish community at YIVO

For more details, check out this link.



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