Weekly Activities at the ACC


Asian Cultures Around Campus featuring Henna 101

Date: Mondays, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., starting January 26, 2015
Come to the ACC to learn the ancient Indian art of henna designs. You will have hands-on experience, as well as the chance to learn basic techniques and designs. If bringing a group larger than 6, please email acc@indiana.edu in advance.


Weekly Asian Games Go & Mahjong (Beginners and Advanced)

Date: Fridays, beginning January 23, 2015
Go (WeiQi in Chinese, Baduk in Korean) is a strategic and philosophical board game involving two players that originated in ancient China more than 2,500 years ago. Mah-Jong is a game of skill coupled with wit and fortune. Come to play, learn, or teach these wonderful games. Please email acc@indiana.edu or call 812-856-5361 for free registration.

Let’s Play Mahjong, 2 to 4 pm.: instructor: Michael Chan Go Game, 4 to 7 p.m.: instructors: Charles Brandt and Vladimir Skavysh

Asian Cultures Around Campus featuring Calligraphy Lessons, co-sponsored by the Chinese Calligraphy Club and Kelley Without Borders

Date: Fridays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., starting January 23, 2015
Learn and practice the ancient art of East Asian Calligraphy. During our meetings, the instructor will share interesting facts about calligraphy as well as teach you to write in the ancient script. Beginners are welcome and encouraged, and lessons are free and open to the public. For more information, please email acc@indiana.edu. Informal classes will meet every Friday during the semester to practice (no calligraphy on March 13 or 20 due to spring break). Instructors: Penfie Jiao and members of the Chinese Calligraphy Club.


Responding to Incidents of Casual and Everyday Racism Support Meeting

Date: By appointment only. Please contact mcullath@indiana.edu.
Need a place to talk about feeling discriminated on campus or in the community? Don’t know what to do when someone makes a racial comment about your friends or you? We can help! Please do not hesitate to contact us at the ACC. This service is provided to allow students to share personal experiences of racism and discuss ways of identifying, coping with, and contorting casual and everyday racism in a confidential atmosphere. For appointments and more info, please contact mcullath@indiana.edu.



January Events

Cooking demonstration: Ramen Noodles, co-hosted by Hutton Honors College’s Diversity in Action
Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Description: Join us as we learn how to make variations on this college student staple. This will also be a chance for you to buy the Diversity in Action cookbook, which features easy-to-make recipes submitted by IU students. Please email acc@indiana.edu to reserve your free spot!

February Events

Student Development Series: Positive Psychology Interventions, presented by Shu-Yi Wang
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Speaker: Shu-Yi Wang, M.S.
Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology
Intern, Diversity Outreach Team, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Indiana University Bloomington
Description: Do you want to be happier? Do you want to know how you can translate positive psychology into daily routine? This workshop provides you with empirically validated activities that teach you how to think and behave in a way that increases your well-being. In addition, you will know which exercises are more likely to be effective to you. These interventions are relatively brief and easy to be incorporated into everyday life.

Presidents’ Luncheon Meeting
Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Description: Sponsored by the Asian Culture Center, these monthly meetings of all Asian student leaders is an opportunity for student leaders to network, get support, and learn from each other’s activities. Community organizations and other student groups are welcome to attend, especially to make important announcements. Please email acc@indiana.edu to be included in the agenda.

Over a Cup of Tea presents Prof. Cara Caddoo: “Mobilizing an Envisioned Community: Asian Americans and the Importance of African American History”
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Description: “Why should Asian Americans study African American history?” To answer this question in honor of Black History Month, Assistant Professor of American Studies Cara Caddoo will discuss her own career trajectory, ideas about social justice, and a chapter of her book Envisioning Freedom, which demonstrates why African American and black diasporic history is essential to understanding race in America.

Asian Graduate Student Association Mixer
Date: Friday, February 13, 2015
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Venue: To be announced in the email invitation
Description: Kick off the weekend with the chance to meet new friends and unwind. Email acc@indiana.edu for more information.

Asian Cultures Around Campus presents, “Lunar New Year Celebration: The Year of the Sheep”
Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood, Bloomington, IN 47408
Description: There will be stories, performances, crafts, and snacks for children to celebrate the beginning of the Lunar New Year. Drop-in to celebrate! No registration necessary.
Children between ages 5-7 should be accompanied by an adult. There will be a 30 minute program featuring stories and performances starting at 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm in the Library Auditorium and crafts for kids will be held starting at 2 pm to 4 pm at meeting rooms B and C next to the auditorium.

Student Development Series: Time Management, presented by Lei Wang and Shu-Yi Wang
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Speaker: Lei Wang, M.Ed.
Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology
Indiana University Bloomington

Shu-Yi Wang, M.S.
Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology
Intern, Diversity Outreach Team, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Indiana University Bloomington

Description: Do you procrastinate? Have you ever felt overwhelmed by schoolwork? This time management workshop offers practical techniques that you can use to enhance your productivity and reduce stress- a must have skill that will benefit you in your life.

Who are Asian Pacific Americans? A Monthly Lunch & Discussion: “Remembering the Japanese-American Internment” with Dr. David Suzuki
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Description: Dr. David Suzuki, Director, Equity Institute on Race, Culture & Transformative Action and Professor Emeritus, Indiana University School of Medicine, will lead this discussion in remembrance of the Japanese-American Internment. Talking points will include the imprisonment of Japanese-Americans during WWII in the context of a history of racism and the implications of the imprisonment for considerations of current events, e.g., treatment of Muslim and Sikh Americans. Please email acc@indiana.edu to reserve your free spot.

Special Roundtable Discussion on ‘Racial Balancing’ at Harvard
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: IMU Maple Room
Description: Bring your own lunch and thoughts on the New York Times article, “Is Harvard Unfair to Asian Americans?” by Yascha Mounk, dated Nov. 24, 2014.

Student Development Series: Stress Management Workshop, presented by Brooke Arterberry
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Speaker: Brooke Arterberry, M.S.
Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology
University of Missouri
Intern, Diversity Outreach Team, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Indiana University Bloomington
Description: Feeling stressed? This stress management workshop will give you the knowledge to recognize the symptoms and sources of stress and it will introduce you to different ways to cope with stress while in school.

Campus Pen Pal Orientation Session
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Description: Learn how to become a campus pen pal by attending this session! We will pair you up with a member of the IU family based on your academic and non-academic interests. Unplug from the digital world and re-discover the joy of handwriting letters.

Cooking demonstration: Korean Steamed Eggplant, co-hosted by Hutton Honors College Diversity in Action
Date: Friday, February 27, 2015
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Description: Join us as we learn how to make Gaji Namul (steamed eggplant), a Korean side dish. This recipe, submitted by Sarah Zeng, is featured in the Diversity in Action cookbook, which will be available to purchase after the demo. Please email acc@indiana.edu to reserve your free spot!

March Events

Monday Table Topic presents, "Transcultural Popularity of Black Gospel Music among Japanese People"
Date: Monday, March 2, 2015
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Description: Yuki Shinagawa is a PhD candidate in African American & African Diaspora Studies. She is starting her dissertation research on this topic of black gospel music’s popularity in Japan. Interestingly, black gospel music has become popular in Japan and among Japanese people while Christianity is not a pervasive construct in the country. Her research examines the transcultural phenomenon of black gospel music and what black gospel music means to Japanese performers and audiences. Join us for this graduate research presentation over a light lunch. Please RSVP at acc@indiana.edu.

Presidents’ Luncheon Meeting
Date: Friday, March 6, 2015
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Description: Sponsored by the Asian Culture Center, these monthly meetings of all Asian student leaders is an opportunity for student leaders to network, get support, and learn from each other’s activities. Community organizations and other student groups are welcome to attend, especially to make important announcements. Please email acc@indiana.edu to be included in the agenda.

Holifest
Date: Friday, March 6, 2015
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Collins Living-Learning Center Courtyard
Description: Holi is one of the most festive holidays in India and symbolizes the coming of spring. Come join the fun of throwing colors and wear something you don’t mind getting some colored powder on! Contact acc@indiana.edu with any questions.

Over a Cup of Tea presents: A Panel Discussion on the Current Roles of Asian American Women
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Description: In honor of Women’s History Month, a panel of Asian American women in the community will discuss the recognition, value, and equity of their respective roles. The panel will include social activists, professionals, and community organizers.

Campus Pen Pal Orientation Session
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Description: Learn how to become a campus pen pal by attending this session! We will pair you up with a member of the IU family based on your academic and non-academic interests. Unplug from the digital world and re-discover the joy of handwriting letters. If you are already part of our program, this can be your chance to meet up with your pen pal!

Who are Asian Pacific Americans? A Monthly Lunch & Discussion: “Beauty is in the Eyes of the Beholder”
Date: Friday, March 27, 2015
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Description: Lunch is on us! In relation to Women’s History Month, join us as we discuss beauty standards across cultures. What can we do to embrace and accept non-Westernized ideas of beauty? Come with your thoughts and an appetite! Please RSVP at acc@indiana.edu.

Cooking demonstration: Turkish Pide, co-hosted by Hutton Honors College Diversity in Action
Date: Friday, March 27, 2015
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Description: Join us as we learn how to make a quick and easy Turkish pide. This recipe, submitted by Asna Asrar, is featured in the Diversity in Action cookbook, which will be available to purchase after the demo. Please email acc@indiana.edu to reserve your free spot!

April Events

“Movement: Asian Pacific America:” The IU Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month film festival
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. film screening
Venue: IU Cinema, 1213 E. 7th Street
Description: Join us as we kick off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a reception and 3 short films by Ougie Pak. A question and answer session will follow the screening.

“Movement: Asian Pacific America,” the IU Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month film festival screening of “Revenge of the Green Dragon”
Date: Sunday, April 5, 2015
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Venue: IU Cinema, 1213 E. 7th Street

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