APIA-U is a FREE interactive college leadership training program for Asian-American Pacific Islander students held on Saturday, April 14 of the Asian-American Student Union's Spring Conference. The program is being held by the Asian-American Student Union in conjunction with OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates.
On April 12th, 2018 the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans will be gathering community members from across Minnesota for this year's API Day at the Capitol! The purpose? Every community member should speak with their legislative representative about issues of importance to them.
The workshop is primarily discussion based. The workshop leads, Chong Vang and Linda Her, draw on their own experiences to facilitate these activities and discussions. Many times they have seen the AAPI community lumped together as a monolithic entity and the history between ethnic groups ignored by those outside of and within the AAPI community. Participants discuss with others in their ethnic group about their cultural history, traumas, and nuances. Eventually, all participants will share their discussions and learn about the cultural aspects of their peers.
How to Play:
At the beginning of the game, each player will be given their spork and the name of their target through their email. The player's spork must come in contact with their target in order to eliminate them. However, a player is safe from elimination if they are holding their spork. Safety does not include if the spork is on the player's body (taped, in pocket) Once you eliminate your target, you must report the kill to the admins with a picture of you and the target. The admins will then email your new target as soon as possible. Make sure you are an active participant; to ensure the game keeps moving the admins will kill off anyone who does not kill their target within 2 days.
We are looking for individuals that are interested in being apart of the planning process for the Asian-American Student Union's annual Gala! You will be working within the committee you get in, as well as getting a feel for what it is like to work in a student organization such as like ASU. Only a limited amount of space is available so only a select few will be accepted.
- LOGISTICS (3 members): will be talking with event location, creating a schedule for the day of the event, figuring out food options, coat check and traffic control. Also, will be in charge of entertainment, so will be looking for possible DJ's, and entertainment groups that can perform during the event.
- DECORATIONS (2 members): will be working with event location to set up decorations that will be used for the event and how they are going to be placed, back-drop for the photo booth, and more.
- VOLUNTEER (1 member): will be working with the volunteer coordinator to recruit and coordinate volunteers for the event.
- MARKETING (2 members): will be working with our multimedia chair and two other board members to come up with promotional material for the event, such as tickets, flyers, videos etc.
-EVENTS (2 members): will be working with our event coordinator to help with the planning process and be involved in all the committees, as well as communicating with McNamara Alumni Center.
If you have any questions feel free to contact ASU's Event Coordinator,
Allison Perales firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to Apply: Sunday, November 26th @ 11:59PM
The Asian-American Student Union of Minnesota (ASU), Midwest Asian American Students Union (MAASU) and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) are collaborating to host a MAASUx to the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus and we would LOVE to have you come and join us for this FREE and great event!
On Friday, November 10th, we will be hosting a Pie Face Fundraiser! This event will be filled with fun games, activities, and betrayal. Games will be set up around the room, so come bring your friends to enjoy all the games...until you pie each other in the face. All of the proceeds of the funds will be going to impactful future events that we provide for our GA members.
Come join the Asian-American Student Union, Asian Associate Advocates, Philippine Student Association, and Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority Inc. on November 15th to discuss how sexual violence towards Asian women, including trans-women, are racialized and perpetuated by patriarchy in Asian-American communities.