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On September 9, the ACC had its first "Who are Asian American Pacific Islanders?" lunch discussion. We talked about the election, civic engagement, and politics today. Read more about it at the IDS.

The ACC's Peer Support Service starts on Monday, September 12, for the fall 2016 semester. New tutors attended orientation sessions in the last two weeks with Melanie and our new graduate assistant Dillon. Read more about it in the IDS.

Last fall, the ACC started a new weekly program: Japanese Origami and Paper Crafts. Taught by Chiaki Arai, this class was part of our Asian Cultures Around Campus series and was held on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 7:00. Visit the IDS' coverage here.

The ACC and the IU4Nepal committee held a forum and candlelight vigil on Thursday, April 30, 2015 to honor the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. Various Nepalis here in Bloomington spoke, and the event is part of IU4Nepal's call to send aid to the affected region. Read more about the vigil here.

On Saturday, April 25, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the nation of Nepal. The initial earthquake, its aftershocks, and the resulting avalanches have killed more than 4,000 people across the Himalayas. To join in IU's efforts to help the victims of this tragedy, visit the IU4Nepal website.

Image credit: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

In April, the ACC collaborated with Collins Living-Learning Center and the Indian and Malaysian Student Associations to celebrate Holi. Also known as the festival of colors, this South Asian tradition is a color fight that brings in the spring season. Read more about Holi 2015 in this press release.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) officially began at IU on Sunday, March 29. Events and celebrations will be happening all through April. For a quick summary, read the official IU press release, or you can visit the AAPIHM website here.

In early March 2015, ACC director Melanie Castillo-Cullather was featured on Her Story, a special profile of women in IU for Women's History Month.

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