Holi: Festival of Pomp, Dance, and Spring [which was tonight lol]
April 2nd, 6-8pm. 1-107
A celebration presented by the Hindu Student Association in honor of “Holi” the start of the new lunar year. Baruch students will learn by celebrating the spirit of the holiday through a curated selection of performances from fellow South Asian, Indian, and Indo-Caribbean students as well as experience tasty recipes traditional to the festival.
2. “What Is Asian? What is American?”
Defining Identity on Your Own Terms April 3rd Club Hours, 2-125
Kick off APAHM by joining in an interactive conversation moderated by fellow peers as well as student leaders to define the Asian identity.
Taiwanese Night Market April 8th, 6-8pm, Multipurpose Room 1-107
The night markets in Taiwan are street markets that first appeared in rural areas where traveling merchants gathered to sell goods to residents. The concept soon became widespread and transformed into a popular culture where it features a mixture of individual stalls for food, clothing, daily goods, and entertainment. Our event will resemble the traditional Taiwanese night market with lots of food and games that can be found in the Taiwanese night market.
Vaisakhi(Sikh New year) April 9th, 6-10 pm, Multipurpose Room 1-107
United Sikh Association for the first time is bringing Vaisakhi to Baruch. A night at Punjab, India with traditional performances by dance teams: best of north america, along with folk singers. A taste of Punjab and North India featuring delicacies of all kinds to amuse the taste buds. Best south asian dj of NYC will also be present to give everyone a chance to learn and dance.
5. APAHM Feature Film Screening, April 10th Club Hours Room 3-215
The World Before Her follows Ruhi Singh, a small-town girl competing in Bombay to win the Miss India pageant and Prachi Trivedi a young, militant leader of a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls, where she preaches violent resistance to Western culture, Christianity and Islam. Enjoy this dramatic portrait of women who desire two unique roles in the world’s largest democracy.
Winner, World Documentary Competition Award, 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
Night at the Rubin Museum Wednesday April 23rd 6pm (tentative) USG will be hosting a “Night at the Rubin Museum” which features Himalayan art. It will be free of cost for Baruch students, however any donations received will be used towards the “Class Gift.”
7. APAHM Feature Film Screening, April 24th
Enjoy the second film selection to engage another perspective on the Asian-American identity. You know you did not get enough in our first movie screening.
Bengali New Year (Pahela Boishakh) April 25th 6:30 PM-10 PM Multipurpose Room
In Bengali New Year (Pahela Boishakh), the Bangladesh Students Association at Baruch College will celebrate the rich cultures of West Bengal and Bangladesh in a spirit of optimism and mutual appreciation. Happy New Year (Shubho Nobo Borsho)!
9. Bamboo Ceiling
April 30th, 5-8pm, Multipurpose Room 1-107
What are the barriers both imagined and realized in entering America’s workforce in the 21st century as an Asian-American? Hear from professionals across sectors on overcoming challenges and ethnic stereotypes in the workplace.
10. Potluck/Taste of Asia, May 1st, Evening, Cafeteria
Experience a simmering pot luck of Asian and South Asian dishes and learn more about the significance of these foods in their native countries. There’s more to Asian and South Asian cuisine than just Chinese take out and curry. Did we mention FREE food??
11. Closing Banquet
Tuesday May 6th, 6-8pm, 750, Newman and Anita Library Building
Conclude the month with a closing dinner in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by hearing the personal and professional journey!