Mason Marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Posted: April 9, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Events to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month begin this week on the Fairfax Campus. Following are some highlights.

Wednesday, April 9

Faculty/Student Lunch, 1 to 3 p.m., Johnson Center, George’s. Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Coalition.

Thursday, April 10

Filipino Cultural Night, 7 p.m., Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall. The biggest cultural event presented by the Filipino Cultural Association at Mason each year, the evening features Filipino American culture, history of the Philippines, dialogue about issues and folk and modern dances.

Friday, April 11

Provost Tea (invitation only), 2 to 3 p.m., Mason Hall, Room D107. Provost Peter Stearns will facilitate this discussion with Asian and Asian American students. The focus is on Asian and Asian American student affairs at Mason. Sponsored by the Provost’s Office, University Life, and the Office of Diversity Programs and Services (ODPS).

Chinese Cultural Night, 5:50 to 11 p.m., Bistro. Sponsored by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association.

Saturday, April 12

Cultural Dance Showcase, 7 to 10 p.m., Harris Theater. Features Hawaii, Asian Indian, Chinese Taiji, Mongolia Dance, Vietnamese Dance, Bolivian Dance, Guzheng and Korean dance performances. Sponsored by ODPS and New World Bilingual Institute.

Sunday, April 13

Asian Americans Can Jump, noon to 5 p.m., Physical Education Building. Three-on-three men’s and women’s tournament and basketball shoot-out. For registration, e-mail Vi Nguyen. Sponsored by ODPS.

For more events this month, see the ODPS web site.

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