APID/A Heritage Month

APIDA Heritage Month 2021
APIDA Heritage Month 2021

We celebrate APID/A Heritage Month

These events are brought to you by a wide variety of co-sponsors and co-planners including the Asian American Studies program in the Sociology Department; the APID/A Task Force; the Mosaic Cross Cultural Center; Counseling and Psychological Services; Student Affairs, Campus Life; Student Union; and many more.

Event OnApr7

Managing Perfektionism as an AAPI Student

Time:1:00 - 2:00 pmLocation:Have you been feeling anxious, worried, or limited by anxiety? Join us if you'd like to learn new concepts and skills to help effectively manage anxiety. The techniques presented can reduce ways anxiety may be limiting your full potential, and enhance your ability to stay calm under stressful circumstances.
Event OnApr8

Q&A Meetings

Time:5:00 - 6:00 pmLocation:Our Queer and Asian student organization regularly meets on Thursdays. They are open to queer and Asian students as a discussion space. Discussion topics vary week to week but all are welcome to participate. Email the Q&A email address (qna.sjsu@gmail.com) for the Zoom link.
Event OnApr8

Open Mic

Time:6:00 pmLocation:Mosaic's April Open Mic with William Giles as our feature artist and in collaboration with APID/A Task Force and Student Union in honor of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month. Streamed live on Mosaic's YouTube Page.
Event OnApr14

Spartan Speaker: Simon Tam

Time:7:00 pmLocation:Simon Tam is best known as the founder and bassist of The Slants, the world’s first and only all-Asian American dance rock band. He helped expand civil liberties for minorities by winning a unanimous victory at the Supreme Court of the United States for a landmark case, Matal v. Tam, in 2017. He also leads The Slants Foundation, a nonprofit that supports arts and activism projects for underrepresented communities.
Event OnApr15

Q&A Meetings

Time:5:00 - 6:00 pmLocation:Our Queer and Asian student organization regularly meets on Thursdays. They are open to queer and Asian students as a discussion space. Discussion topics vary week to week but all are welcome to participate. Email the Q&A email address (qna.sjsu@gmail.com) for the Zoom link.
Event OnApr15

APID/A Org Mixer

Time:5:30 pmLocation:Come and meet members and leaders of our APID/A related student organizations at SJSU. Find out what orgs we have, the ways they're building community, and how they are all working to advocate for our APID/A students.
Event OnApr20

Stay on Track to Graduate

Time:10:00 amLocation:Let's face it, applying to graduate isn't easy to understand. Come to our workshop with SJSU Graduation Evaluation Couselors to make sure you have checked all the boxes you need so you can graduate on time!
Event OnApr21

South Asian Women/Womxn Dialogue Space

Time:7:00 pmLocation:Space for South Asian/Desi women/womxn to dialogue about their experience at SJSU, network, and build community. Open to multiracial/multiethnic South Asian, trans women/womxn.
Event OnApr22

Activating Solidarity Through Games 

Time:3:00 pmLocation:Kauwila Mahi, Native Hawaiian languge scholar and game designer, leads us on an exploration on the value of video games, representation of Hawaiian culture and language in video games, and how video gaming and game design can be used to activate solidarity in social justice movements.
Event OnApr22

Q&A Meetings

Time:5:00 - 6:00 pmLocation:Our Queer and Asian student organization regularly meets on Thursdays. They are open to queer and Asian students as a discussion space. Discussion topics vary week to week but all are welcome to participate. Email the Q&A email address (qna.sjsu@gmail.com) for the Zoom link.
Event OnApr23

Minari Film Screening Opportunity

Time:6:00 - 10:00 pmLocation:Thank you for your interest in watching. We apologize but due to technical limitations, we have concluded the RSVP for watching Minari.
Event OnApr27

Supporting Our APIDA Community

Time:4:00 - 5:00 pmLocation:The event will include resources and discussion on how to provide support for our Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA) community members.
Event OnApr29

Ethnic Studies Collaborative presents Dr. Dylan Rodriguez

Time:1:30 pmLocation:The Ethnic Studies Collaborative hosts a conversation with Freedom Scholar and President of the American Studies Association: Dr. Dylan Rodriguez. The topics of discussion will consist of Abolitionist Movements, Critical Resistence, and Defining Ethnic Studies.
Event OnApr29

Q&A Meetings

Time:5:00 - 6:00 pmLocation:Our Queer and Asian student organization regularly meets on Thursdays. They are open to queer and Asian students as a discussion space. Discussion topics vary week to week but all are welcome to participate. Email the Q&A email address (qna.sjsu@gmail.com) for the Zoom link.
Event OnMay6

Be The Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists

Time:7:00 - 8:15 pmLocation: Dr. Tamara Ho will be in discussion with Chenxing Han about Han's debut book, Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists (North Atlantic Books, 2021). Weaving together ethnography, scholarship, and memoir, Be the Refuge counters the erasure of Asian American Buddhists by resisting essentialized tropes (Oriental monk, superstitious immigrant, banana Buddhist) and reinterpreting this complex and diverse group as trailblazers, bridge-builders, integrators, and refuge-makers. This event helps us celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month and is co-sponsored by the SJSU Humanities Department, the Chao Te Lin and Avatamsaka Education Fund, the SJSU Mosaic Cross Cultural Center, and the APIDA Task Force. For more info, contact: Profs. Funie Hsu or Todd Perreira at funie.hsu@sjsu.edu, todd.perreira@sjsu.edu
Event OnMay8

Pilipino Culture Night (PCN)

Location:Akbayan SJSU's annual celebration of Pilipino culture through student performances and festivities! Details coming soon.
Event OnMay

VSA Cultural Performance

Location:Vietnamese Student Association will be premiering a virtual cultural performance night in May! Details coming soon.