Asian Heritage Month
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is nationally recognized during the month of May. At UW-Parkside, in light of the academic calendar, we celebrate in April. We honor and recognize the history, culture, and achievements of Asian Americans. Join us in celebration of Asian Heritage Month and be sure to stay connected through Facebook and Instagram to be in the know of upcoming events!
Social Media Campaigns
Throughout the month, we will highlight the beauty of Asian culture. Check out the food and cultural dress of students at UW-Parkside and members of the surrounding community. Tune in to @omsauwp, to see these highlights in our Instagram and Facebook stories!
Spicy Noodle Challenge
To participate pick up ramen noodles from the Library or the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (SCTR L104) throughout the month of April. Make your spicy ramen at home, enjoy, and post your reaction video to social media using the hashtags, #AHMUWP #spicynoodlechallenge.
Asian Heritage Month Library Collection
The Library and OMSA have partnered to celebrate Asian Heritage Month throughout April. To begin, the Library has curated an Asian Literature & Fun Reads book collection. This collection is unique by curating popular to overlooked Asian reads such as Burmese, Hmong, Nepalese, and many more. There’s a variety of books from academics, fictional stories, and even manga in the mix! We hope you enjoy browsing the book collection from Parkside Library.
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Spicy Noodle Challenge Kick-Off
APR 1 | 11:30 AM-1 PM
Traveling Cart | Student Center & Molinaro Hall
Catch us in between your classes with the traveling cart to kick off Asian Heritage Month and grab your noodles for the social media challenge! Or pick up a pack of free spicy ramen noodles in the Library or the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs in L104 in the Student Center throughout April while supplies last.
MOSAIC Workshop: What it Really Means to Be 'Asian'
APR 5 | 4-5 PM
Virtual on Webex
Join this workshop to learn what it truly means to be "Asian" and how the identity can vary depending on whom you meet or talk to. The workshop will also address stereotypes relating to Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and it will work towards debunking the Model Minority Myth.
Asian Heritage Month Trivia
APR 6 | 7PM - APR 12 | 11 PM
OMSA and CA&E Facebook
Do you know about Asian culture? From the movie Crazy Rich Asians to bowls of phở, show your trivia skills during Asian Heritage Month. Winners will receive a combo of prizes from Campus Activities & Engagement and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA). Link to participate available on the Campus Activities & Engagement Facebook and the OMSA Facebook.
#StopAsianHate Panel Discussion
APR 14 | 5-6:30 PM
Virtual/OMSA Facebook Live
A year post the COVID-19 shutdown, numerous acts of hate continue to plague our Asian communities. Join this panel discussion as we hear from UW-Parkside faculty, students, and Southeast Wisconsin community members on racialized Asian experiences, efforts to combat anti-Asian bias, and how to cope and thrive for the future.
Meet the Panelists
Dr. Kenny French, Associate Professor Department of Geography and Anthropology, Director of the Center for Ethnic Studies; University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Alex Hanesakda, Owner and Product Developer of SapSap Asian Fusion Restaurant in Racine and ThumPhuk Stick Rice Lager.
Biak Tha “Hlawn Hlawn” Hlawn, Executive Director of Chin Leaders of Tomorrow, Member of the City of Milwaukee Youth Council
Ron Kuramoto, Executive Committee Member, Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Coaltion of Wisconsin, Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)-Wisconsin Chapter
Lauren Mascari, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor in Training Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern; Rogers Behavioral Health Hospital
MOSAIC Workshop: What's Happening in Myanmar?
APR 22 | 3 PM
Virtual on Webex
In February 2021, Military Junta seized control of Myanmar after accusing NLD (National League for Democracy) of voting fraud. Since then, the country has been in lockdown with minimal internet connection. Many lives have been taken and human rights have been violated. Join this MOSAIC workshop to learn about Myanmar history and what events led to the current military coup.
APR 29 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Brickstone/Take and Make
Close out Asian Heritage Month with a timeless craft, origami. In collaboration with Campus Activities and Engagement's Relaxation Week, transform a single piece of paper into a piece of art. Join us in the Brickstone or pick up your bag of supplies at the Student Center’s Concierge Desk, to learn how to make a few origami designs.