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Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2016

California State University San Marcos presents

Breaking the Mold: Myths, History, and Identity

Civility T-shirt Day & API Celebration
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
University Student Union Arcade and Amphitheater

Join the kick-off and celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month in promoting educational tabling on activists, special performances, and food. Support the Civility Campaign by wearing green or your Civility T-shirt. If you do not have a shirt, earn one by participating at the event. Presented by the Cross-Cultural Center, Civility Campaign, USUAB, alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Alpha Psi Rho, Kamalayan Alliance (KA), Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán (MEChA), and the Black Student Union (BSU).

Cross-Cultural Center Discussion: API (Mis)Representation
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Cross-Cultural Center (USU 3400)

Come share your thoughts and opinions with us on various topics and engage with others in a brave space. This discussion will focus on Asian Pacific Islander misrepresentation in the media. Sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center.

Cougar Eats
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Clarke Field House (CFH 113)

Learn how to make simple and healthy recipes with other participants. On the menu are spring rolls with locally sourced ingredients, phở, and Thai tea for Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. First come first served. Supplies are limited. Sponsored by Campus Recreation, Student Health & Counseling Services, Sodexo, and USUAB.

Human Trafficking Panel
Friday, April 15, 2016
Markstein Hall (MARK 106)

Did you know that human trafficking is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights that is happening in San Diego county? As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month #SAAM, we will be discussing with a San Diego district attorney and community members who work with teens and adults that have been trafficked in San Diego. Refreshments served. Sponsored by Student Health & Counseling Services.

Maligayang Pagdating: "Welcome Home" (off-campus)
Pilipino Cultural Showcase
Saturday, April 16, 2016
San Marcos Civic Center
3 Civic Center Dr., San Marcos, CA 92069

After moving away to the United States as an infant, Hazel Dela Cruz has lost touch with her Filipino roots. She has no knowledge of the language and mannerisms that are part of the culture. In the summer following her high school graduation, the Dela Cruz family decides to visit their hometown of Kalibo, which is a small town in the Visayan province of Aklan. Hazel struggles with her identity as a Filipino-American and uses her time in the Philippines to reconnect with her family and culture. Presented by CSUSM Kamalayan Alliance. Admission is $2 pre-sale, $3 at the door. Parking is free.

Conversations That Matter: No, I Am Not Good at Math! Looking Beyond the Stereotype
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
University Student Union Ballroom (USU 2300-AC)
What is the model minority myth? How does it affect Asian Americans and what are the consequences? Join the conversation as we explore the hardships faced by different Asian ethnic groups and the future implications of an increasing population of Asian Americans in the United States. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Educational Equity, Inclusion & Ombud Services in partnership with the Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association.

Screening and Discussion of In Football We Trust
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

University Student Union Ballroom (USU 2300-BD)
In Football We Trust is an insightful and moving documentary feature film exploring in rich detail the remarkable story behind the Polynesian Pipeline to the NFL. With unprecedented access and shot over a four-year time period, the film intimately portrays four young Polynesian men striving to overcome gang violence and near poverty through the promise of American football. Q&A and discussion to follow. Check out the trailer. Sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center and CSUSM Athletic Department.

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Flyer

All events are open to the general public. Parking fees may apply and all inquiries should be directed to Parking & Commuter Services.

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month is presented through a collaboration by the Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association, Cross-Cultural Center, Civility Campaign, CSUSM Athletic Department, Office of Diversity, Educational Equity, Inclusion & Ombuds Services, Sodexo, Student Health & Counseling Services, University Student Union Activities Board and the following student organizations: alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Alpha Psi Rho, and Kamalayan Alliance (KA).