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2017 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Theme: Belonging

Call out for Submissions

Please help us honor the accomplishments of faculty, staff, and students whose work provides a deep understanding and appreciation for Asian and Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures and history.

We are seeking works from the IU community to be part of our showcase for the opening reception of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. If you have a recent publication, painting, drawing, poem, or any other artworks in various media that you would like to contribute to the showcase, please email us at acc@indiana.edu with the following by March 22, 2017. We have technology support to show digital works and written poems.

  • Name of Contributor:
  • Email address:
  • Organization/Department:
  • Type of Contribution (book, painting, artwork, poem, etc):

APAFSC/LGBTQA Training

Friday, January 27, 12-1:30 p.m. at the Asian Culture Center

Join us for a power lunch and introductory training on LGBTQA concepts. Topics covered include: What to do when a student comes out to you as LGBTQIA; Advice for students who come to you with safety concerns; Listening and conversation skills; How to use pronouns properly; How to notice and use intentional language. We will also provide a printed guide to campus and community resources. This event is made possible in partnership with GLBT Student Support Services.

Please click here to RSVP.


New in Bloomington or looking to reconnect?

You are cordially invited to
IU Asian Pacific American Faculty and Staff Council
and Asian Graduate Student Association
Fall 2016 Mixer
Friday, September 9, 2016 at 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Farm Bloomington, 108 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Come meet your fellow colleagues in addition to learning what the Asian Culture Center has to offer.
The Asian Pacific American Faculty Staff Council will provide some light appetizers; drinks on your own.

Please click this link to rsvp: https://goo.gl/forms/T8m7Id5wut6bOzEv1

This event is supported by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs and IU Asian Culture Center
For more info, please call (812) 856-5361 or email acc@indiana.edu


You are cordially invited to a half-day conference

Productive Differences: Reaching Across Divides

Visit conference website here

This spring conference brings together students, staff, and faculty from across IU campuses to build and build on connections, conversations and committed action related to research, teaching, learning, and life skills in diversity.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 ▪ 12:00 to 6:30 pm ▪ Indiana Memorial Union

Productive Differences: Reaching Across Divides aims to bring together students, staff, and faculty from across Indiana University campuses to build and build on connections, conversations and committed action related to research, teaching, learning, and life skills in diversity.

This is a half-day conference that will begin with a keynote address during luncheon, followed by three 1-hour panels consisting of: (1) faculty sharing their disciplinary approaches to integrating diversity-based knowledge into course content; (2) faculty and staff unpacking the complexities of diversity education on the campuses; and (3) undergraduate students sharing their experiences and ideas on how diversity at IU looks to them.

For more information and to RSVP, visit the conference's website here.


Minute Video Submissions

Click here to submit an entry for the video contest!

What: Video Contest
Theme: “How do you see diversity on campus?”
Who can submit: Open to IU Undergraduate Students
When: April 3, 2016

If you can share your view on "How do you see diversity on campus," and are willing to create a video about it, you may have a chance to win $500. That's because we're looking to develop a series of videos about diversity and need your help!

The First Place video will win $500 from The Asian Pacific American and Latino Faculty and Staff Councils through the generous support of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA). The Second Place video will win $250, and the Third Place video will win $100. All additional runner ups will have the chance to be featured in our series.

If you can share your view, tell us how in a video that is 60 seconds or less. Upload your video to YouTube and complete the submission form below (including a link to your YouTube video) and simply hit "SUBMIT". Deadline for submission is midnight April 3rd, 2016.

For more details, visit the contest webpage here.