Published: April 11, 2017

April is Asian Pacific American Awareness Month at CU Boulder. Get to know the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community on the CU Boulder campus with a variety of events scheduled now through April 27.

CollaborAsian, the Cultural Events Board and the Cultural Unity & Engagement (CUE) Center invite you to learn about the experiences of the AAPI community by attending a series of free educational and cultural events during the month of April.

For more information on the events below or to RSVP, please visit the Facebook event page.

Living in Vocal Empowerment [L.I.V.E.] featuring Blasian Narratives

Saturday, April 15, 5 p.m.
Center for Community, JD Abrams Lounge (ENVD 134)

Share your work, art and talents during this open mic session with Blasian Narratives, a multimedia docu-theater project that intimately explores the intersection and identities of mixed race black and Asian individuals through live performances and film.

CUE Center Chili Pot

Wednesday, April 19, noon
Center for Community, Flatirons Room

This will be one of the last Chili Pots with the CUE Center for the entire semester! Come as we discuss tropes and misrepresentation of AAPI in media with a focus on recent media like Ghost in the Shell and Great Wall.

Passport to Asia (Hosted by Asian Unity)

Sunday, April 23, 6 p.m.
University Memorial Center, Glen Miller Ballroom

Come get a sample of various ethnic Asian foods while watching cultural performances by students and community members.

People of Color Potluck

Monday, April 24, 6:30 p.m.
Rec Center, Ice Rink Overlook Room

Meet the members of the AAPI community and get involved with other student groups. Please bring a dish to share. 

Femme a Femme featuring Sad Asian Girls

Thursday, April 27, 4:30 p.m.
University Memorial Center, rooms 415–17

Sad Asian Girls generate dialogues on important, contemporary subjects for young Asian femmes to be exposed via documenting and personal experiences. Come with an open mind and leave with a meaningful piece.

CollaborAsian is a student-led group that provides a space for the AAPI community to collaborate and celebrate their heritage as well as increase exposure on the CU Boulder campus.

The Cultural Events Board facilitates opportunities for students that develop their understanding of culture, diversity and social awareness.

The CUE Center provides facilitated educational experiences, resources and involvement opportunities to improve the campus climate for first-generation students, international students and students of color.

Events are hosted in collaboration with the Arts and Sciences Student Government (ASSG), Asian Unity, Black Student Alliance, Japanese Student Association, Vietnamese Student Association, and Women and Gender Studies.