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MULTICULTURAL STUDENT AFFAIRS

Multicultural Student Affairs is one of four campus community centers (along with the GLBT Center, the Women’s Center, and the African American Cultural Center) housed under the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED).

Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) researches, designs and implements unique programs that promote the pursuit of academic success, retention and graduation of students, with an emphasis on African American, Native American and Hispanic/Latino students. Our programs and services expand students’ cultural horizons while honoring their respective cultural experiences. We work to bring academic enhancement opportunities, cultural awareness activities and student leadership development to all students on campus.

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month 2019

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month 2019

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month celebrates the collective accomplishments of the various communities that make up the APIDA population.

The national month of celebration is in May, which is celebrated because of two significant anniversaries: the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in America on May 7, 1843, and the completion of the transcontinental railroad by many Chinese laborers on May 10, 1969.

Originating in 1977, the first ten days of May celebrated “Asian-Pacific Heritage Week.” In 1987, after the Congress passed a Congressional Resolution, people started to commemorate Asian American Heritage Week during the first week of May. Since 1992, the week-long celebration has officially prolonged to a month-long celebration in May.

Because of NC State academic calendar, we choose to celebrate APIDA Heritage Month from March 15th to April 15th with the theme “Join Us at the Table.” Our theme was inspired by the cultural aspects found in many communities – coming together for a feast.

We invite the whole campus to join us at the table for this year’s APIDA Heritage Month!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mar
20
Wed
College Success Series Workshop- Couponing 101 @ Talley 3223
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

A beginner’s guide to using coupons at your favorite store. This workshop will give you the step by step basics you need to save time, and most importantly, money.

Hosted by TRIO SSS/STEM and Multicultural Student Affairs

Mar
23
Sat
Oak City Revolution 2019 (APIDAHM)
Mar 23 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Oak City Revolution 2019 (APIDAHM)

The REVOLUTION is back. Are you ready for it?

NCSU Ektaa proudly presents Oak City Revolution 2019, NC State’s fourth annual Bollywood Fusion Dance Competition held at Stewart Theater. We are excited to host some of the nation’s best collegiate dance teams and represent our charities, Kiran and Pratham, where proceeds from this event will be donated to.
Pratham USA is a charity whose aim is to provide education to children in India.
Kiran, Inc. is a non profit organization that serves to empower South Asian victims of domestic violence.

The talented lineup:
UNC Chapel Hill Chalkaa
UTD Laksh
UT Saaya
NSU Maasti
Pitt Mastana
Georgia Saazish
Buckeye Fusion
UC Dhadak International Dance Team

Doors open at 5:45PM.

Tickets on sale NOW!
For more ticketing information check out our Instagram! @OakCityRevolution

#OCR2019

Mar
25
Mon
Safe Space: Stories of Domestic Violence (APIDAHM)
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hosted by Alpha Phi Gamma

Safe Space is a Philanthropy event to hear how close domestic violence is to us. This would give opportunities for real people to submit stories, poems or any form of expression of their story. If they don’t feel comfortable, we would have Alpha Phi Gamma readers to read it for them. We would also have counselors available and a break to give a mental break.

For questions contact: Joyce Cho, seoulful.apig@gmail.com

Mar
26
Tue
Asian American Discrimination and Activism in the U.S (APIDAHM)
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hosted by Lambda Phi Epsilon, International Fraternity Incorporated

A Brief presentation of Asian American Discrimination in the U.S. seeking to define “Asian” as broader than just East Asia and bring to light some of the often erased history of oppression. The session will then move into the history of activism by Asian Americans and then small discussions centered around kindling activism and solidarity to other oppressed groups.from Asian American communities.

Contact: Ben Schwarz-Xiongbeschwa3@ncsu.edu

Mar
27
Wed
Free and Confidential STI/HIV Testing @ Talley 4132
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina will provide FREE and CONFIDENTIAL HIV and STI testing today 1-4 PM. No insurance paperwork or appointment required.

Stop by and request HIV (rapid and traditional), syphilis, Gonorrhea/chlamydia, and hepatitis C testing. Free safer sex supplies (latex and non-latex condoms, female condoms, lubricant and dental dams) will also be available.

Free and Confidential STI/HIV Testing @ Talley 4132
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina will provide FREE and CONFIDENTIAL HIV and STI testing today 1-4 PM. No insurance paperwork or appointment required.

Stop by and request HIV (rapid and traditional), syphilis, Gonorrhea/chlamydia, and hepatitis C testing. Free safer sex supplies (latex and non-latex condoms, female condoms, lubricant and dental dams) will also be available.

Aisha Fukushima – Open Mic @ Student Involvement Suite
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In honor of the 2019 Womxn’s Herstory Month and APIDA Heritage Month, the offices of the NC State Women’s Center, Multicultural Student Affairs and Poole College of Management will be hosting ‘Our Expression,’ an open mic night with the talented poet and RAPtivist Aisha Fukushima! Join us for an evening of self-expression and discovery as Aisha moves the crowd with her words and thoughts on how to actively contribute to universal efforts for freedom and justice. Aisha will be performing some of her signature pieces and we will invite the audience to come to listen and also share their own forms of written expression on March 27th, 2019 in the Student Involvement Suite at 6:30pm.

Mar
28
Thu
APIDA Heritage Month Keynote Speakers: Fumi Abe and Mic Nguyen
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month, the office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the APIDA Heritage Month Planning Committee proudly welcome comedians Fumi Abe and Mic Nguyen to campus!

Fumi and Mic met in the stand-up comedy scene four years ago, and soon started making short videos and writing sketches. And though they’ve continued performing on stage, they’ve brought their jokes to the airwaves with “Asian, Not Asian,” a comedy podcast where Abe and Nguyen talk about pretty much anything they want to.

Often, those topics are rooted in Abe and Nguyen’s experiences as Asian Americans. From Yelp reviews of Panda Express to the talking points of Asian American masculinity, Abe and Nguyen frame “Asian, Not Asian” as a podcast discussing “American issues no Americans seem to care about.” That is, except for Asian Americans.

Please join us on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 in the SAS Hall Auditorium at 6pm to hear their stories and more!

Questions: Marcela Torres-Cervantes matorres@ncsu.edu

IN THE NEWS

Check out our latest articles and stories from the Diversity Digest and NC State News.

Placing Community at the Center

Placing Community at the Center

NC State’s campus community centers prepare students to live, work and thrive in our diverse world. They provide support for underrepresented groups to succeed on campus and finish their degrees here.

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Symposium Welcomes First-Year Students, Builds Community

Symposium Welcomes First-Year Students, Builds Community

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 137 students checked in to the 2018 Symposium for Multicultural Scholars hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs. Symposium is held each fall, the week before classes start, and provides an opportunity for incoming first-year students from traditionally underserved backgrounds to connect with campus.

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Renowned Author Sandra Cisneros Thrills Wolfpack

Renowned Author Sandra Cisneros Thrills Wolfpack

In collaboration with NCSU Libraries and the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), Multicultural Student Affairs hosted renowned author Sandra Cisneros on August 2, 2018. Cisneros, a poet, short story writer, novelist and essayist, explores the lives of the working-class in her work.

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Alternative Service Breaks Focus on Social and Economic Inequities

Alternative Service Breaks Focus on Social and Economic Inequities

NC State’s Campus Community Centers continued their partnership with the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service (CSLEPS) on several Alternative Service Break (ASB) trips earlier this month. These high-impact travel experiences help students develop and enhance a value for public service, civic engagement and service-learning as well as engage in dialogue that explores and advocates for social justice issues locally and globally.

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The INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Award measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus. NC State also received the HEED Award in 2017 and 2014.

The INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Award measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus. NC State also received the HEED Award in 2017 and 2014.