#NotYourAsianSidekick: Activism In The Digital Era by Suey Park

Hosted by Asian American Studies Program and Asian Culture Center

Date:  March 7, 2013

Time:  5:30 pm – 7 pm

Venue:  IU School of Journalism Auditorium, Ernie Pyle Hall, 940 East Seventh St.


We will look into the past, present, and future of women of color feminism to understand how new tools in a digital era can offer both potential progress and traps for organizing. Drawing from the work of Andrea Smith, Angela Davis, and Audre Lorde, women of color feminism  needs to fight back against weaponized  identity politics, settler  colonialism, and anti-blackness in order to truly lead to evolutionary movements. Social media has been a tool for marginalized communities to fight for racial justice. Different techniques and tools will be covered.


Who Are Asian Pacific Americans? A monthly luncheon discussion with special guest, Suey Park

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014

Time: 12-1 pm

Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street

Topic:  The Plastic Surgery Dilemma? Julie Chen’s Controversial Confession

Description:  Lunch is on us!  At this event, we will talk about the controversial means that women use to pursue their personal and career goals. In particular, we will be discussing CBS producer and news anchor Julie Chen’s decision to undergo plastic surgery. We will also explore ideas of western beauty in the media and criticism from both sides (e.g. too Asian, not Asian enough, etc.). Please refer to the following links to prepare for this discussion event:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/09/12/julie-chen-plastic-eye-surgery-less-chinese/2803049/ and http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/julie-chen-nose-job-article-1.1461121.

What’s Cooking this Friday?

Hosted by Malaysian Student Association

Date:  Friday, February 21, 2014

Time:  5-6 p.m.

Venue:  Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street

Find out what’s cooking on Friday!  ACC’s special guest will unveil her/his culinary knowledge and tell you about the varieties and nuances of the featured Asian dish, as well as its preparation.  At the end of the program, we will have food tasting. Due to limited seating, advance free registration is required. Email acc@indiana.edu or call (812) 856-5361 to register.


Who Are Asian Pacific Americans? Luncheon Talk Series

Topic: Inter- and Intra-racial dating

Date: Friday, February 14, 2014

Time: 12-1 pm

Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street

Lunch is provided at the event! At this informal roundtable lunch discussion, a discussion is going to be about love and dating in Asian Pacific American cultures. The federal anti-miscegenation law was only deemed unconstitutional in 1967: How is interracial dating viewed in the context of the larger Asian Pacific American community? Come share your thoughts and questions over lunch! Please refer to the following articles to enhance the discussion: http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/05/us/ac360-interracial-dating/ and http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/12/washington-post-columnist-says-nyc-mayors-biracial-family-makes-conventional-people-gag/. This event will be facilitated by graduate students Lisa Kwong, Derek DiMatteo, and Ciara Miller.

Raas Royalty

Raas Royalty

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014

Time: 7- 9:30 PM (doors open at 6:30)

Venue: Indiana University Auditorium


Raas Royalty has become one of the largest cultural shows in and around the state of Indiana.  Held at the Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington, Indiana, the event creates an opportunity to get a taste of the vast tradition of South Asia.  Eight teams from across the nation travel and compete in a type of Indian dance called Raas Garba.  Originally a more traditional form of dance, it has evolved and become part of a competitive dance circuit.  Along with putting on such a colorful display of Indian culture, the event raises money for its partnering organization, Timmy Global Health.

IUCSSA Spring Festival

IUCSSA Chinese New Year Celebration

Date: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Time: 5-9 pm

Venue: IU Auditorium


As the largest international students organization in IU, we have been serving students at IU since 1990s. Spring Festival is the most important annual celebration in China, and the Celebration Gala is also the biggest and most fantastic event hold by our CSSA. With the aim to improve the culture diversity in IU campus and bring all students together as a whole, the Celebration Gala will be absolutely free and you are all very welcomed to attend. Free food service is from 5-7 pm, with performances from 7-9 pm.