Asian and Pacific American Heritage

 The Office of Multicultural Affairs is committed to recognizing the histories, cultures, experiences, and contributions of diverse populations. Through cultural heritage month programming, OMA supports the University of Dayton’s academic mission by providing educational opportunities that assist students in exploring new experiences while also enhancing their understanding of their cultural identity. In collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and the Dayton community, OMA seeks to provide thought-provoking co-curricular programming that supports the personal development of all students, while also influencing the campus climate.

Please join the University of Dayton and the Office of Multicultural Affairs in celebrating Asian and Pacific American Heritage.

EDUCATE, EMPOWER, ENGAGE 


Wednesday, April 5: Bilingual Mass in Mandarin and English: Join us as we worship together, with special guest Fr. John Pan Jian Zhong (Jiangsu province, China) and Fr. Anthony Guo Jian Wen (Shanxi province, China). The readings will be proclaimed in Mandarin. We encourage all to attend.

9:00 p.m. in the Marycrest Hall Chapel

Sponsored by Campus Ministry

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 Thursday, April 6: Asian & Pacific American Heritage Cookie Facts: Stop by Marianist Hall to grab a free cookie and learn a little more about the significant role that the Asian culture has played in the shaping of U.S. and world history.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Marianist Hall Lobby

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and New Student Programs

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 Friday, April 7: World Exchange – Asian & Pacific American Heritage: World Exchange brings together Intensive English Program and U.S. students to take part in open and structured dialogue opportunities.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  in the World Exchange Lounge – Rike RM 108

 Sponsored by the Intensive English Program in the Center for International Programs

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 Monday, April 10: Friends of Asia: Meet students, faculty and staff with an interest in or affiliation to Asia. Enjoy good food, fun company, and cultural entertainment. You don't want to miss out!

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Kennedy Union Torch Lounge

Sponsored by the Center for International Programs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

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Monday, April 10: Film and Discussion: Vincent Who?: In 1982, at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments arising from massive layoffs in the auto industry, a Chinese-American named Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers. Chin's killers, however, got off with a $3,000 fine and 3 years probation, but no jail time. Outraged by this injustice, Asian Americans around the country united for the first time across ethnic and socioeconomic lines to form a pan-Asian identity and civil rights movement. VINCENT WHO? explores this important legacy through interviews with the key players at the time as well as a whole new generation of activists whose lives were impacted by Vincent Chin. It also looks at the case in relation to the larger narrative of Asian American history, in such events as Chinese Exclusion, Japanese American Internment in WWII, the 1992 L.A. Riots, anti-Asian hate crimes, and post-9/11 racial profiling. Join us for the film and discussion.

6:00 pm in the Office of Multicultural Affairs - Alumni Hall Room 101

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the University Libraries

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Tuesday, April 11: OMA Day Lunch – Asian and Pacific American Theme: Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs in celebrating the cultures of Asia and the Pacific by dining in fellowship. This lunch is free and open to all students, faculty and staff.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Office of Multicultural Affairs - Alumni Hall Room 101

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs

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 Wednesday, April 12: Global Game Night: East and South Asia: Global Game Night/Day is a recurring event developed to create a relaxed, fun environment where international, IEP (Intensive English Program), and US students can interact. Each event will focus on a different region of the world and feature games and snacks from that region. Students that attend this event are encouraged try different games and speak to at least 3 students from countries other than their own. Global Game Day Asia will feature games from Korea, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, the South Pacific, as well as a trivia competition, and a competitive map game.

5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  in the World Exchange Lounge – Rike RM 108

 Sponsored by the Center for International Programs, the Intensive English Program and the Society of Asian Scientist & Engineers (SASE)

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 Thursday, April 20: Tea Ceremony: Join UD professor Suki Kwon for a demonstration focusing on traditional Asian Tea ceremonies. Come and learn about the history, the symbolism and the practice of this ancient tradition.

6:30 p.m. in the Office of Multicultural Affairs - Alumni Hall Room 101

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs

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 Friday, April 21: REAL Topics: White Washing, Adoption, and Sexual Stereotypes…is it all just Asian Objectification?: What does it mean to be “Asian” in today’s culture? Do “we” frame our understanding from films and other forms of media?, and what happens when the images and portrayals are inaccurate, objectifying, emasculating and exaggerated? Does this affect how “we” interact with individuals who identify as Asian? Join us as we explore the answers to these questions.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Office of Multicultural Affairs - Alumni Hall Room 101

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Women’s Center

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  Monday, April 24: Javanese Gamelan and World Music Choir: The Javanese Gamelan presents traditional music from Java, Indonesia, and new arrangements and experimental works. The musicians perform on instruments custom made in Southeast Asia for the University of Dayton. World Music Choir will perform a variety of multicultural repertoire and collaborate with the Gamelan. Directed by Heather MacLachlan and Sharon Davis Gratto. Cost is FREE.

8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. in the Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs

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 Thursday, April 27: Sushi Making Demo: Don't miss out on this free demonstration on how to prepare sushi and learn about the health benefits and the history of this very popular cultural dish. The demonstration will be led by culinary experts from Dining Services. Space is limited, so RSVP via OrgSync today!

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 pm in VWK Main

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Dining Services

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 Friday, April 28: MPC Kite Making: Kite Flying is a well-known past time in many cultures around the world. For some, however, there is a tremendous amount of historical tradition associated with the making and flying of kites. Join the Multicultural Programming Council (MPC) as they lead demo on the art of kite making. There will also be an informational on the history and traditions associated with Kite making in Asian culture.

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 pm in the Office of Multicultural Affairs - Alumni Hall Room 101

Sponsored by the Multicultural Programming Council and the Office of Multicultural Affair

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