Asian American Awareness Month
UIC celebrates Asian American Awareness Month with cultural events, performances, lectures and other presentations during its “A Celebration of Culture and Consciousness” series of events.
The keynote speaker is Arden Cho from the MTV show “Teen Wolf.”
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 312-413-9569.
A complete list of events will be posted online.
Event highlights include:
Asian American Awareness Month Kickoff
Featuring UIC Radio and student performers.
11 a.m.–1 p.m. Quad.
Rain location: 605 Student Center East
Keynote for Asian American Awareness Month
Arden Cho, actress, singer and model, will discuss her life, career and more in
conversation with a UIC student host.
3–5 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East
“Stumbling between Black (Lives Matter) and White (Supremacy): Asian Americans, Civil Rights Movements, and Articulations of Racial Mattering”
Presentation by OiYan Poon, assistant professor of higher education at Loyola University Chicago, who will examine the contemporary Asian American desire for public affirmation of their experiences with racism and the subtle, and at times apparent, anti-black ideology underlying some of these efforts.
Noon–1:30 p.m. Room 1-470 Daley Library