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Aisan American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Beyond the Umbrella: Understanding the Asian American and Pacific Islander Experience

Tuesday, April 3

Frames, Foils, and Fierce Urgencies: AAPI’s in Education and Justice
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Bill & Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium

We have the privilege of Dr. Kevin Kumashiro joining us for this great Lecture. Dr. Kumashiro is an internationally recognized expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and social justice, with a wide-ranging list of accomplishments and awards as a scholar, educator, leader, and advocate.

Wednesday, April 4

Beyond Microaggressions
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Malouf 201

This Panel will have an emphasis on the narratives of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. More specifically changing the narrative of the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience. Come join us for this great conversation. This panel will be moderated by our own Han Kim and pizza will be provided.

Friday, April 6

Asian American Caucus
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Converse B6

A close gathering for students, staff, and faculty that identify as Asian American. This will be a great opportunity to hear and discuss student led conversation. Pizza will be provided.

Friday, April 6

White Caucus
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Gore 131

A close gathering for students, staff, and faculty that identify as white. This will be a great opportunity to hear and discuss student led conversations. Pizza will be provided.

Tuesday, April 10

Navigating invisibility within the Asian-Pacific Paradigm
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Bill & Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium

We have the privilege of hosting Jacob Fitisemanu Jr. Fitisemanu is a Westminster alum, council member of the West Valley City Council, and a professor at Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah. He has the Master’s degree in Public Health and his undergraduate studies obtained from Westminster College. He is involved in many groups including co-founding Utah Pacific Islander Health Coalition and chaired the annual Utah Pacific Islander Health Week. Fitisemanu has been appointed to advisory boards including President’s Advisory Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander appointed by President Barack Obama.

National and local efforts to disaggregate Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from the broad "Asian-Pacific" demographic category are driven by the need for accurate data and the desire for diverse communities to express their distinct ethnic and racial identities. The dynamics and assumptions surrounding the "Asian-Pacific" classification have historically rendered Pacific Islanders statistically invisible by masking many dire disparities in many sectors. This presentation will examine the history and ongoing issues surrounding the "Asia-Pacific" classification and the societal and political implications it has for the 2020 US Census and upcoming local and national elections.

Wednesday, April 11

Overcoming the Struggle

6:00pm – 7:00pm
Dick 117

Workshop that will talk about what it means to navigate identify/culture within predominantly White Spaces. Feleti Matagi will be orchestrating this workshop. Matagi is a staff member from the University of Utah.

Thursday, April 12

Pacific Islander: Who We Are
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Dick 117

Please join us for a discussion highlighting why knowing and talking about Pacific Islander issues and people matter.

Friday, April 13

Pacific Islander Caucus
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Converse B6

A close gathering for students, staff, and faculty that identify as Pacific Islander. This will be a great opportunity to hear and discuss student led conversations. Pizza will be provided.

Friday, April 13

Male Caucus
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Gore 131

A close gathering for students, staff, and faculty who identify as male. This will be a great opportunity to hear and discuss student led conversations. Pizza will be provided.