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UPDATE: Asian Fest throughout April

April 17, 2013

Glee!'s Harry Shum, Jr. kicked off Asian Fest this year, but more events are still going throughout the month.

Update: Jessica Cox event scheduled for 6 p.m. April 17 is canceled due to weather.

Raising awareness

Asian Fest celebrates Asian/Pacific American culture and raises awareness of issues currently facing Asian Americans. It will be celebrated on campus April 6-28.

"This year's Asian Fest will highlight cultural expressions that are important to the Asian/Pacific American community," said Christian Hill, president of the Asian Fest Student Organization. "Asian Fest events are created to inform, educate and entertain the campus and Fort Collins community. A lot of planning and effort goes into these events so attendees will not be disappointed."

As part of the Asian Fest tradition, the annual Lu'au will be held at 5 p.m. April 28 in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom. Sponsored by Hui O Hawaii, tickets will be available April 8-12 at $12 for students and $15 for non-students at the LSC Flea Market. After April 12, student tickets will be available for $16 and non-student tickets for $20 at the LSC Information Desk and the A/PACC office. Children under 3 are free.

Unique events throughout month

Other events throughout the month include:

Rice Event, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 15, LSC Plaza. Rice is a common ingredient many cultures use to bring people together. This event will showcase different ways to prepare rice dishes from around the world via the four CSU cultural centers. Sample plates are $4.

Jessica Cox, 6-8 p.m. April 17, LSC Greyrock Room. Cox is a pilot, Taekwondo black belt and Guinness World Record holder who was born without arms. She will speak about her life experiences and demonstrate Taekwondo.

Film: Beautiful Boxer, noon-2 p.m. April 23, LSC 224-226. Based on the life story of Parinya Charoenphol, a Muaythai boxer who underwent a sex-change operation to become a woman, the film chronicles her life from a young boy who wears lipstick and flowers to her career as a kickboxer.


Sponsors for Asian Fest include Asian Fest Student Organization; Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center; Asian Studies Board; Associated Students of CSU; Black/African American Cultural Center; ASAP; Committee on Disabled Students Access; El Centro; Gay, Lesbian Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center; Hui O Hawaii; Japan Club; Native American Cultural Center; Resources for Disabled Students; and Women & Gender Advocacy Center.

Contact: Kayla Green
Phone: (970) 491-7099