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Feb
20
Wed
Black in Color @ NCSU Crafts Center
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Black in Color @ NCSU Crafts Center

Join us for a night full of artistic expression focused on all things Black. This event will be a Paint n’ Sip fundraiser.

Hosted by: Society of Afrikan American Culture

For more information, contact: Syhana Gainey, stgainey@ncsu.edu

Category: BHM 2019

Feb
21
Thu
Screening of “The Kusini Concept”
Feb 21 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Africana Studies Department and Multicultural Student Affairs for a screening of S. Torriano Berry’s documentary “The Kusini Concept”.

Category: BHM 2019

A Week On the Couch with Audre Lorde
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A Week On the Couch with Audre Lorde

In celebration of the birth of Audre Lorde on February 18, 1934, the Women’s Center will be hosting “A Week on the Couch with Audre.” Participants will be provided select works of Audre Lorde and will engage in a critical examination of themselves and macro levels of oppression of their intersectional experiences.

Hosted by: NC State Women’s Center

For more information, contact: womens-center@ncsu.edu

Category: BHM 2019

Black History Month Pop- UP Soul Food @ Nelson PCJ
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Black History Month Soul Food Pop-Up allows students the opportunity to enjoy some delicious food while learning more about the history of Poole’s Black Alumni and other Black Historical figures.

Hosted by: BBSA and Diversity and Inclusion Department of Poole College of Management

For more information, contact: Tayah Bulter, trbutler@ncsu.edu ; Nichea Blanding, nlblandi@ncsu.edu

Category: BHM 2019

Screening of “Countdown to Kusini” @ Talley 4280
Feb 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:35 pm
Screening of "Countdown to Kusini" @ Talley 4280

Join the Africana Studies Department and Multicultural Student Affairs for a screening of the 1976 movie “Countdown at Kusini” directed by Ossie Davis. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with S. Torriano Berry, Natalie R. Bullock Brown, and Clifford Griffin.

Category: BHM 2019

Slam Poetry: Expression’s Edition @ One Earth
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An open mic event that will be hosted by The Poetry Cafe which will include light refreshments and snacks. The Poetry Cafe is a group of spoken word artists who aim to unify students through music and poetry. All are welcomed to come share in the festivities, be surrounded by positive vibes, and express themselves through creative art.

For more information, contact: Christian Carter – cdcarte5@ncsu.edu

Category: BHM 2019

Ego Trippin’ @ Park Shops 215
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ego Trippin' @ Park Shops 215

Join us as we recognize and celebrate the achievements of several African American individuals. This will be a presentation of “Black Firsts” and the ways these accomplishments have helped to shape society and culture.

Hosted by: Society of Afrikan American Culture

For more information, contact: Syhana Gainey, stgainey@ncsu.edu

Category: BHM 2019

Feb
22
Fri
SAAC Play It Back @ Avent Ferry Lounge
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SAAC Play It Back @ Avent Ferry Lounge

Do you know how to play Spades or want to learn? If so, join us at SAAC Play It Back for a night full of fun.

Hosted by: Society of Afrikan American Culture, Black Male Initiative

For more information, contact: Syhana Gainey, stgainey@ncsu.edu

Category: BHM 2019

Feb
23
Sat
Blacks in Wax Live Museum
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Blacks in Wax Live Museum

Join the African American Cultural Center for Blacks in Wax! The Blacks in Wax Live Museum allows the untold stories of our ancestors to be portrayed in front of audiences of all ages and backgrounds. All 3 floors of Witherspoon Student Center will be used as an African American history story book for guests to interact with.

Category: BHM 2019

African American History Quiz Bowl @ Broughton Hall
Feb 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

In a Jeopardy-style quiz bowl, participants will answer questions about African American history.

Hosted by: Society of Multicultural Scientists

For more information, contact: riboyd@ncsu.edu

Category: BHM 2019

Feb
25
Mon
Chat & Chew: “Carrying it All: A discussion on balancing advocacy and self-care as a Black American” @ MSA Suite (Talley 4261)
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Chat & Chew: "Carrying it All: A discussion on balancing advocacy and self-care as a Black American" @ MSA Suite (Talley 4261)

Bring your lunch and join the Counseling Center and Multicultural Student Affairs for “Carrying it All”! As Black Americans continue the fight for equity through their activism it is important to recognize the responsibility and challenges that come along the way. In this discussion, we will focus on different ways students can advocate for themselves and others. We will also spend time discussing strategies for finding a balance between advocacy and self-care practices. Students are encouraged to identify what it means to be an advocate, both on a micro and macro level, and ways to practice self-care as it relates to this role. This discussion aims to provide a space for students to share their experiences, provide support to others, and learn additional ways that they can care for themselves during times of stress.

Please contact, multicultural@ncsu.edu, for additional information. 

Category: BHM 2019

ThingZ Erased in History @ Poe 211
Feb 25 @ 7:20 pm – 8:20 pm

Join the Mu Xi Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. as we uncover significant people that have been “brushed over” or completely erased from history.

Hosted by: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

For more information, contact: Jenay Brown jbrown15@ncsu.edu or Vanisea Miles vdmiles@ncsu.edu

Category: BHM 2019

Feb
28
Thu
The Truth About Progress: A Q&A with JillisBlack @ Talley 3222
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:05 pm
The Truth About Progress: A Q&A with JillisBlack @ Talley 3222

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs invites you to join us as we close Black History Month with writer and lecturer, Jillisblack, with our keynote entitled, The Truth About Progress: An Interactive Q&A. During her time with us Jill will be unpacking the need for honesty when attacking racism on all fronts including in our daily interactions. Through the radical act of truth telling Jill aims to help us move away from polarized categories towards unity.

For more information, contact multicultural@ncsu.edu.
Category: BHM 2019

Black History Month Trivia @ The Bistro
Feb 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Black History Month Trivia @ The Bistro

Students will be challenged with questions surrounding the topics of significant black history events, popular black culture, and important black figures. Come collaborate with friends to see who can get the most questions right and have a chance to win prizes!

Hosted by: Leisure and Recreation, Black Students Board

For more information, contact: Christian Carter – cdcarte5@ncsu.edu

Category: BHM 2019

Mar
18
Mon
APIDA Heritage Month Kick Off @ Talley Lobby
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs & APIDA Heritage Month Committee

Join us as we ring in the 2019 Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month! There will be many APIDA organizations tabling in Talley lobby from 11am to 1pm, along with performances by the Nine Star Lion Dance Troupe, KPACK, and Just Cuz Crew! Stop by and say hello!
For questions contact: Marcela Torres-Cervantes, matorres@ncsu.edu

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
24
Sun
HOLI (APIDAHM)
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
HOLI (APIDAHM)

Holi is an Indian Spring festival, but has also spread to other parts of the world! Also known as the Festival of Colors , Holi signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of Spring and as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.

Come celebrate the festival of colors on the 24th of March at Lee Fields 11 am onwards .

This event is brought to you by MAITRI in association with Ektaa and DSI. See you there!

Follow us on Instagram for more updates: https://www.instagram.com/maitri.ncsu

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

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
Aisha Fukushima – Open Mic @ Student Involvement Suite
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Aisha Fukushima - Open Mic @ Student Involvement Suite

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 Witherspoon Cinema at 6pm to hear their stories and more!

Questions: Marcela Torres-Cervantes matorres@ncsu.edu

Mar
30
Sat
Viet Night 2019 – River of Time (APIDAHM)
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Viet Night 2019 - River of Time (APIDAHM)

You know, there are crucial moments in life that we encounter in the past and present that have profound influences in our own identity. Culture, family, friends, interests, social norms, and the surrounding environment are some of the many factors that shape both our true and distorted identity. Only through perseverance can we achieve happiness, success, and a realization and acceptance of our true identity.

All right… that’s enough philosophical talk. It is now time to introduce to you all our upcoming annual cultural show of Spring 2019, Viet Night!

The Vietnamese Student Association at NC State would like to warmly welcome you all to its largest cultural event of this year! For this year’s show, let us take you back to a time of great transition and change. A time where every aspect of life, including core beliefs, cultural values, and lifestyles are challenged with the pressures of a new era. It is during this time where self discovery helps people learn to identify what matters most to them and how they will stay true to themselves while accepting the inevitable change of time. We want to show to you the beauty of Vietnam as it progressively integrates the new and modern cultural influence of the future while preserving the traditional core values of Vietnamese culture. Much like a flowing river, the passing of time will steadily lead us all to new challenges that will help us grow as people in preparation for the future.

The charm and elegance of Vietnamese culture will be displayed by various performances, such as traditional dances, songs, and skits. There will also be visual arts and traditional music that will show what makes Vietnam such a beautiful and classy country.

Viet Night 2019 will take place on Saturday, March 30th, in the auditorium (room 3400) in Nelson Hall, starting at 6:00 PM. This event is open to everyone and is FREE (that’s right), so come out, bring your family and friends along, and let’s have a good time!

Contact: ncstate.vsa@gmail.com

Apr
1
Mon
Exploring Mental Health in the APIDA Experience (APIDAHM)
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Exploring Mental Health in the APIDA Experience (APIDAHM)

Hosted by: Counseling Center & Mental Health Ambassadors

Join us for a panel and small group discussion exploring intersectionality as it relates to mental health in the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) community!
Topics will include the stigmatization of mental health in the APIDA community, the model minority myth, talking about mental health with family, and more. All are welcome to attend!

Contact: Sam Chanskchan2@ncsu.edu

Apr
2
Tue
Who’s Crazy Rich? Wealth Inequality in Asian America (APIDAHM)
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Who’s Crazy Rich? Wealth Inequality in Asian America (APIDAHM)

Join Feed the Pack: The Food Pantry at NC State as we break down wealth inequality and poverty in the Asian-American community. How did these disparities emerge, and how can we work to address them?
Contact: Jasmine Wangjfwang2@ncsu.eduFeed the Pack

Apr
3
Wed
Hot Pot Night (APIDAHM)
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hot Pot Night (APIDAHM)

Hosted by: Japan Club, Chinese Undergraduate Student Association, Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Japan Club, CUSA, and SASE are collaborating to bring different hot pot foods to NC State! Japan Club will be making しゃぶしゃぶ (shabu shabu), and CUSA will be making 火锅 (huo guo). We will also have a quiz to see if you can identify the difference between Chinese and Japanese foods!

Contact: Tom Simpsonncsu.japan.club@gmail.com

Apr
4
Thu
The Legacy of Lumpia (APIDAHM) @ Daniels Hall 334
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Hosted by the Filipino American Student Association
To most people, a lumpia may just look like a regular spring roll. But to many Filipinos, lumpia represents a common quality of cultural heritage and creative innovation. Join us at this interactive workshop, where we will be making fresh lumpia and discussing the diverse cultures and influences that intersect to make up the unique aspects of Filipino identity.

Contact: Justine Orendain Jaorenda@ncsu.edu

Apr
6
Sat
APIDA Career Development Conference 2019: Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling (APIDAHM)
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
APIDA Career Development Conference 2019: Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling (APIDAHM)

APIDA Career Development Conference 2019 will be co-hosted by Cisco CAAN and NC State Asian Student In Alliance. This year’s conference theme is “Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling” where we will be focusing on leadership, professional, and personal development of APIDA individuals as we step into our careers. The term “Bamboo Ceiling” was coined to address the barriers faced by many APIDA professionals in the workplace, which include but are not limited to: racism, under-representation, stereotypes and the model minority myth.

At the APIDA Career Development Conference, we hope to educate attendees on this topic and provide solutions to overcome these barriers. This one-day conference will be on April 6th, 2019 at Poole College of Management. The event is FREE and open to all individuals interested in the mission of our conference including students, professionals, and community members. Food will be provided to attendees.

APIDA Career Development Conference 2019

Apr
9
Tue
Resume & Interview Workshop (APIDAHM)
Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Career Development Center at NC State along with Delta Sigma Iota Fraternity, Inc. will be putting on a Resume and Interview Workshop in Talley 4101 at 5:00 PM on Tuesday April 9th, 2019. We will be discussing key strategies to improve your resume and provide you with the skills necessary to perform well in interviews.

Hosted by Delta Sigma Iota Fraternity, Inc.
Questions: Sahaj Zalavadiasjzalava@ncsu.edu

APIDAHM: Asian Night Market
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In celebration of APIDA Heritage Month join several APIDA organizations along with MSA and Campus Enterprises for a night market unlike any other. Food, dessert, and games are waiting for you!

Contact: Marcela Torres-Cervantes, matorres@ncsu.edu

Apr
10
Wed
Sports Day (APIDAHM) @ Court of Carolina
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Hosted by: Japan Club, KPack, & KCC

Japan Club, KPack, and KCC will be joining together to play some games outdoors and get people moving! We will follow the structure of a traditional Japanese sports day and introduce NC State students to some games they may not have played before.
Contact: Tom Simpsontjsimps2@ncsu.edu

Apr
11
Thu
The Hmong & The Secret War (APIDAHM)
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Hmong & The Secret War (APIDAHM)

Our history books write about the Vietnam War, but what people don’t know about is the Secret War that happened in Laos. In this Secret War, the CIA ask for help from the Hmong people. Some know about the Hmong, but many do not know about their role and hardships during the Secret War. This PBS Documentary explains how the Hmong fought, suffered, and left the life they once knew in the mountains to be here today.

“In 1961, four years before the Vietnam War, the CIA funded a Secret War in Laos. The Hmong became CIA’s surrogate army, fighting and preventing Communism from consuming the country of Laos. Watch as questions about the Secret War in Laos during the Vietnam War and the circumstances that brought the Hmong to America are explored.” —PBS

https://www.facebook.com/events/521285448401345/

Apr
12
Fri
Triangle Area Asian Students Conference (TAASCON) (APIDAHM)
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Triangle Area Asian Students Conference (TAASCON) (APIDAHM)

Hosted by: TAASCON Planning Team & Asian Students in Alliance
The Triangle Area Asian Students Conference (TAASCON) is an free annual conference that occurs during the spring semester of the academic year. Primarily focused on the Triangle Area (UNC-CH, Duke, NC State), TAASCON has worked towards providing a safe space for asian americans to discuss and navigate their identity and narratives.

The theme for TAASCON 2019 is “Kaleidoscopic.” This theme draws upon the idea of a kaleidoscope as an object in which different colors, shapes, and patterns converge to create a multifaceted image. For this year, we emphasize the importance of recognizing the complexities in the Asian American community and aim to explore the multifaceted, sometimes fragmented experiences of being Asian American. Especially in the wake of a surge in mainstream Asian American visibility, we hope to shed light on who is being seen and heard and who is not. While many of us may have shared experiences,
no two narratives are the same. Our intersectional identities—gender, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and more—reflect different privileges and oppressions even within the Asian American community. Only when we come to piece together the puzzles of our own narratives do we begin to understand the shared struggles of all people in our communities and in other communities of color.

And only by accepting what makes us unique can we begin to relate to the spectrum of stories that others in those communities hold. Like a kaleidoscope that is always turning to transform the image inside, our communities are dynamic and ever-changing. We hope this year’s TAASCON inspires participants to be a part of that change in recognizing the complexity of identity and envisioning a more equitable world.

Contact: Dave Chang taasconnc@gmail.com
Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaffjvtx9lVfcEQfqOAq4PeOcPxCEOoXKbcKEcKWdTWwPl5w/viewform

Cultural Field Day (APIDAHM) @ Court of Carolina NCSU
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cultural Field Day@ Court of Carolina. We are having a field day consisting of various south asian sports and activities, in collaboration with some of the other south asian orgs on campus.

Questions: Yash Patel yjpatel@ncsu.edu
Hosted by: Delta Sigma Iota Fraternity, Inc.

Apr
13
Sat
Triangle Area Asian Students Conference (TAASCON) (APIDAHM)
Apr 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Triangle Area Asian Students Conference (TAASCON) (APIDAHM)

Hosted by: TAASCON Planning Team & Asian Students in Alliance
The Triangle Area Asian Students Conference (TAASCON) is an free annual conference that occurs during the spring semester of the academic year. Primarily focused on the Triangle Area (UNC-CH, Duke, NC State), TAASCON has worked towards providing a safe space for asian americans to discuss and navigate their identity and narratives.

The theme for TAASCON 2019 is “Kaleidoscopic.” This theme draws upon the idea of a kaleidoscope as an object in which different colors, shapes, and patterns converge to create a multifaceted image. For this year, we emphasize the importance of recognizing the complexities in the Asian American community and aim to explore the multifaceted, sometimes fragmented experiences of being Asian American. Especially in the wake of a surge in mainstream Asian American visibility, we hope to shed light on who is being seen and heard and who is not. While many of us may have shared experiences,
no two narratives are the same. Our intersectional identities—gender, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and more—reflect different privileges and oppressions even within the Asian American community. Only when we come to piece together the puzzles of our own narratives do we begin to understand the shared struggles of all people in our communities and in other communities of color.

And only by accepting what makes us unique can we begin to relate to the spectrum of stories that others in those communities hold. Like a kaleidoscope that is always turning to transform the image inside, our communities are dynamic and ever-changing. We hope this year’s TAASCON inspires participants to be a part of that change in recognizing the complexity of identity and envisioning a more equitable world.

Contact: Dave Chang taasconnc@gmail.com

Apr
17
Wed
Taiko Workshop (APIDAHM) @ Riddick Hall 461
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosted by Japan Club
Japan Club will be hosting a workshop with Triangle Taiko to learn more about Taiko (traditional Japanese drums)! Learn about the history and culture behind Taiko, and get some hands on time with the drums!

Contact: Tom Simpsontjsimps2@ncsu.edu

Apr
19
Fri
2019 Asia Night (APIDAHM)
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosted by NC State’s Asian Student Association
Asia Night is the largest Asian cultural showcase at NC State.
This event is hosted by NC State’s Asian Student Association (ASA at NC State) every year as an Asian community tradition.

Come join us for a whole night of fun and exciting cultural performances on Friday, April 19th!

Contact: ncsu.asa@gmail.com