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Asian Fest 2009

Updated April 19, 2009

A series of events sponsored by the university's Office of Asian/Pacific American Student Services is filled with rich entertainment, food, speakers, a Hawaiian luau and cultural carnival in celebration of the Asian culture.

Visit A/PASS for more information and view enlarged fliers for the events. The office is located at 212 Lory Student Center and can be reach at (970) 491-6154.

Monday, April 20

Extra-Ordinary Women of Color: Moh Moh Min Thu
12-1 p.m. in LSC Commons
Thu is an advocate for the growing Burmese refugee population in Colorado and will present on the atrocities taking place in Burma. Refreshments will be provided. (Hosted by A/PASS, ASAP, & Diversity and Social Justice Programming)

Tuesday, April 21

Food Fest 2009
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in LSC Plaza
Tired of the regular food options on campus? We will be selling Teriyaki beef sticks or chicken, vegetarian curry, rice and beverages.

Self Defense Demonstration
1-1:30 p.m. in LSC Plaza
The, Alpha Phi Gamma Asian-interest Sorority, is having a professional coach teach women how to protect themselves when faced with assault or danger. A demonstration will be held on the Plaza during Food Fest and those with more interest can join our full length class (TBA).

Thursday, April 23

Behind the Barbed Wire
4-5 p.m. in LSC, room 214-216
During WWII, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese citizens to leave their homes to be incarcerated. This workshop will present the experiences of ten CSU alternative spring break students who traveled to Manzanar (one of the sites located in Independence, California) Historic Site.

Friday, April 24

Interracial Adoption Panel
6 p.m. at City Park Pavillion 6
Katie Sutherland and Cortney Paddock will describe and answer questions as interracial adoptees

Saturday, April 25

Pilipino Cultural Night
5-11 p.m. in LSC North Ballroom
Pilipino Cultural Night begins with a delicious buffet of Filipino foods. After dinner CSU's Kulturang Pilipin will perform an original play which features Filipino dancing as well as other aspects of the culture

Sunday, April 26

Midsummer Night's Dream
7-9 p.m. in LSC Theatre
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in Japanese is a perfect example of two different cultures combining in a unique way. This rendition of Shakespeare's play will be performed by members of CSU's Japan Club. View our flyer for more information.

Monday, April 27

Extra-Ordinary Women of Color: Erin Yoshimura
12-1 p.m. in LSC Commons
Ms. Yoshimura was Editor in Chief of Asian Avenue magazine and will present on the effects of the Japanese internment camps and social activism as a whole. Refreshments will be provided. (Hosted by A/PASS, ASAP, & Diversity and Social Justice Programming)

Sunday, May 3

5-9:30 p.m. in LSC Main Ballroom
This year's luau will feature a variety of dance performances such as the Hula, Tahitian and Samoan dances. Traditional dishes such a kalua pig, lomi lomi salmon, chicken long rice and poi will be served, and authentic Hawaiian food and gift items will be available for sale
Cost: Cash only - $17/student and $20/non-student.

Contact: Anh Ha
Phone: (970) 491-4161