Celebration of culture, consciousness

DJ Noyze

DJ Noyze

UIC celebrates Asian American Awareness Month with “A Celebration of Culture and Consciousness,” cultural events, performances, lectures and more. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

For more information, call 312-413-9569.

April 2

Asian American Awareness Month Kickoff with DJ Noyze and FIA Modern. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lecture Center Quad, located outside directly west of Student Center East. (In case of rain, event will be held in 302 Student Center East)

H.E.R.O.E.S. (Helping Everyone Realize Our Everyday Struggles). Talent and variety show. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East

April 3
My Sassy Korea. Food, games, karaoke and information booths. 4 – 7 p.m. 302 Student Center East

April 4
Silencing Stigma: Speaking Out. Features stories dramatizing mental health issues of Asian American and Middle Eastern storytellers. 4 – 6 p.m. James Stukel Towers event center

Sayawan. Annual year-end formal held by Filipinos in Alliance. Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7:30 p.m. Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, 350 West Mart Center Dr. $35 individual; $60 couples

April 5
“India Night.” Dancing, singing and acting highlight Indian culture and heritage. 6:30 – 10 p.m. UIC Forum. $8 per person.

April 7
“Robots and the Philippines’ Cybraceros.” Asian American Studies Colloquium featuring talk by Anna Guevarra, UIC associate professor and director of Asian American studies. Noon – 1 p.m. 850 University Hall

April 11
“ImaginAsian.” Fashion and variety show. Performers include The ArchiTEKS dance group. 6 – 10 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East

April 14
“Cambodian Son.” Film screening and discussion with Masahiro Sugano, director of a new documentary on exiled American spoken word poet Kosal Khiev. 3 – 5 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.

Phil Yu

Phil Yu

April 15

Phil Yu, Angry Asian Man! Phil Yu, keynote speaker for Asian American Awareness Month and founder of the AngryAsianMan.com blog, to discuss Asian American issues and concerns. 4 – 6 p.m. Cardinal Room, Student Center East

April 16
“Mr. & Mrs. Asian Sensation.” Annual male and female pageant and talent competition. 5:30 – 9 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East

April 17
Are You Doctor Yet? Asian students showcase their musical and artistic talents in this American Idol-based show. 6 – 9 p.m. Cardinal Room, Student Center East

April 21
ASAM Expo. Academic fair celebrating Asian American undergraduate research projects in the arts and sciences. 4 – 6 p.m. 302 Student Center East

April 25
“Out of the Basement:  This is Our Art.” One day exhibit of historic and contemporary art showcasing Chicagoland Asian American experiences. Exhibit opens at Noon. Reception: 5 – 7 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

“UPROOT: Believe.” Benefit concert featuring Filipino American student performances. Proceeds benefit Believe International, a non-profit organization providing education to disadvantaged youth in the Philippines. 6 – 10 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East. $7 UIC students; $10 non-UIC students

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