Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2018

Rise: Reframing AAPI Narratives

AAPIHM Opening Reception

Tuesday, March 27, 5:30-7 pm, at the University Club President’s Room

Join us as we kick off the month-long celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at IU Bloomington.

Showcase of AAPI Works: Books, Poems, and Artwork

Beginning Monday, April 2, at the City Hall Display Case

Movement: Asian/Pacific America Film Series: “Mele Murals”

Monday, April 2, 7 p.m., at the IU Cinema

“Mele Murals” documents the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians. At the center of this story are the artists Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime), a group of Native Hawaiian charter-school youth and the rural community of Waimea – all of whom confront the ill effects of environmental changes and encroaching modernization on their native culture.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Showcase

Wednesday, April 4, 5-6 p.m., at the Indiana Memorial Union IMU Gallery

Join us at the union for a casual night of music, spoken word, and other performances. Bring your friends! Have a talent you want to share? Email us at!

Movement: Asian/Pacific America Film Series: “Motherland”

Saturday, April 7, 7 p.m., at the IU Cinema

“Motherland” takes us into the heart of the planet’s busiest maternity hospital in one of the world’s poorest and most populous countries: the Philippines. The film’s viewer, like an unseen outsider dropped unobtrusively into the hospital’s stream of activity, passes through hallways, enters rooms and listens in on conversations. Three women—Lea, Aira and Lerma—emerge to share their stories with other mothers, their families, doctors and social workers. While each of them faces daunting odds at home, their optimism, honesty and humor suggest a strength that they will certainly have to summon in the years ahead.

Movement: Asian/Pacific America Film Series: “Gook”

Sunday, April 8, 6:30 p.m., at IU Cinema

Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers who own a struggling women's shoe store, have an unlikely friendship with 11-year-old Kamilla, an African-American child. On the first day of the 1992 L.A. riots, the trio must defend the store while contemplating the meaning of family and thinking about personal dreams and the future.

Asian Pacific American Law Student Association Panel

Thursday, April 12, 4-5:30 pm (panel), 5:30-7 pm (networking)

More details to follow.

DestinAsian Chicago: Learning on the Road

Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14

If interested, please contact Limited to 50 participants.

End of the Year Reception

Tuesday, April 17, 6-7:30 p.m., at the IMU Tudor Room

The Student Recognition Banquet is an annual celebration held to recognize graduating students as new IU alumni and to recognize the Asian and Asian American student leaders at IU for their contributions to the university. This is also an occasion to recognize and appreciate the volunteers of the ACC. By invitation only.