Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month
commUNITY: Uniting Together to Support One Another
Please join us as we celebrate the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American commUNITY during the month of April! The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month includes Asian cultural club programming, learning and appreciation of the culture, as well as highlighting the unity which brings this community together. We invite all Baruch members to join us as we come together to celebrate the people, stories, and experiences this April!
Follow our Instagram account, @baruchapida, where we will feature all events and social media campaigns regarding Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Month.
All events are subject to change.
Wednesday, April 7
The opening event will be a cultural showcasing spotlight – inviting multiple AAPI student organizations to present the aspects of their respective cultures to the audience. Performances, games, and prizes will be a part of the opening event as well.
Thursday, April 15
Come join us to learn about the history of Mahjong and even learn to play it yourself! Attendees have a chance to win their very own Mahjong set.
Wednesday, April 21
Join us for a discussion with Senator John C. Liu; Senator Liu was the first Asian American New York City Council member and Comptroller, and one of the first two Asian Americans elected to the New York State Senate.
Thursday, April 22
History and values can be found in a culture’s food. Join us in learning and cooking a traditional Filipino dinner with a local Filipino-American chef.
Wednesday, April 28
Join us for a discussion with APIDA business leaders on the route they took to arrive at their current positions. The discussion will focus on the challenges and rewards of climbing the professional ladder and the work they had to put in to launch themselves to the vanguard of their fields.
Friday, April 30
For our closing event, Baruch APIDA is pleased to welcome the first Asian American to lead a CUNY College, President Dr. S. David Wu! As Baruch students it is important to have a certain understanding of its leaders and as Asian Americans it is an honor to host a panel with Dr. Wu.
Additional cultural events will be held throughout the month through various cultural organizations. Please find additional information about these events directly at the clubs’ social media platforms and the @baruchapida Instagram.
United Chinese Language Association: @baruch_ucla
Vietnamese Student Association: @baruchvsa
Filipinos Uniting Students in Other Nations (FUSION): @fusionatbaruch
Indian Student Association: @baruch.isa