Mason Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Posted: April 6, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The theme of this year’s Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month is “Diaspora Flow: Remaking the American Mainstream.” Activities planned include films, speakers, and performances, along with sporting and social events.

Every Monday in April, the Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation sponsors a spotlight on the Korean-American Heritage from noon to 1:15 p.m. in SUB II, VIP 2. A panel of experts will talk about Korean history, geography, government, and culture in Korea, with an instructor on hand to provide language lessons. To register, e-mail Cheryl Choy at

On Monday, April 11, Peter Feng, associate professor of English and women’s studies at the University of Delaware, will present “Ready for Action: Asian Americans on TV.” He will discuss the most prominent shows featuring Asian American actors in science fiction and action-adventure roles and the implications this has for Asian Americans.

Stop by the Bistro at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 15, for Chinese Karaoke Night. The Chinese Student Scholar Association will be on hand with thousands of Mandarin and Cantonese songs to choose from.

Both men and women are invited to join “Asian Americans Can Jump,” a 3-on-3 Tournament and Basketball Shoot-Out in the Physical Education Building on Sunday, April 24. To register, contact Shaoxian Yu at

A film screening of the documentary Morning Sun will examine the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution through the eyes of the high-school generation that was born during the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The film’s producer, Carma Hinton, will be on hand to answer questions following the screening. The film will be shown in the Johnson Center Cinema on Monday, April 25, at 7 p.m.

For more information and a listing of events, go to the web site or call the Office of Diversity Programs and Services (ODPS) at 703-993-2700.

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