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Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month 2022 (5/3/2022 – 5/25/2022)

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LaGuardia Community College is hosting a series of events to celebrate the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month (formerly known as Asian Heritage Month) between Tuesday, May 3, 2022 and Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

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  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022
    • Origami Workshop
    • Format: In-person
    • 2:15pm – 3:15pm | Room E111 – Register at https://bit.ly/origami-AAPI
    • Shardul Sigdel, LaGuardia alum and an origami master, will introduce the art of origami and provide an instructional workshop for participants to make their own origami. All materials will be provided.
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022
    • Anime and Philosophy: Discussion of Attack on Titan
    • Format: In-person
    • 3:15pm – 4:30pm | Room TBA Register at https://bit.ly/discussion-aot
    • This interactive discussion of Attack on Titan will explore the intersection of anime and philosophy. We will show clips from the first episode “To You, in 2000 Years: The Fall of Shiganshina, Part 1.”
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022
    • Healing & Recovery: Building Towards Safety — A Workshop with the Asian American Federation
    • Format: Online
    • 1:00pm – 2:00pm | Zoom- Register at https://bit.ly/healing-recovery
    • Have you been feeling afraid and anxious? With anti-Asian violence, the on-going health crises, and the escalating international conflicts, we can feel prolonged fear that affects our day to day. The Asian American Federation invites you to a reflective space to unpack what safety looks like for ourselves and our communities. This event is sponsored by the Office of New Americans.
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022
    • Virtual Reading and Workshop with Writer and Scholar Rajiv Mohabir
    • Format: Online
    • 6:00pm- 7:15pm | Zoom- Register at https://bit.ly/AAPI-Mahabir
    • Rajiv Mohabir’s literature encourages students to explore topics such as language, LGBTQIA experiences, ethnic identity, immigration, belonging and place, and to make connections to local Asian communities in New York City, especially Queens which is home to several Asian communities.
  • Date/Time TBD
    • Keynote Speaker: Council Member Julie Won
    • Time and Location TBD | Registration link will need to be updated according to new date and time at https://bit.ly/AAPI-2022
    • Event description here
  • Thursday, May 5, 2022
    • Showcase: Covid-19 Oral History Project and Asian American Voices Journal
    • Format: In-person
    • 2:15pm- 3:15pm | Room E111- Register at https://bit.ly/3JpmAM4
    • The celebration will include videos from the COVID-19 Oral History Project and student readings from the Asian American Voices journal (Spring 2022 issue).
  • Thursday, May 5, 2022
    • Workshop on Gentrification and Resistance in Chinatown
    • Format: In-person
    • 3:30pm- 5:00pm | Room E111 – Register at https://bit.ly/AAPI-wkshp
    • Dr. Diane Wong will facilitate an interactive, student centered workshop on intergenerational resistance to gentrification in Manhattan’s Chinatown. The workshop will encourage students to examine gentrification in their own communities.
  • Thursday, May 5, 2022
    • Kung Fu Performance with Master Lan
    • Format: In-person
    • 5:15pm- 6:15pm | Room E111 – Register at https://bit.ly/kungfu-2022
    • In this interactive performance, Master Lan will instruct the audience about Shaolin Kung Fu and Chinese traditional medicine. Focusing on internal wellness and the balanced flow of Chi, students will learn about traditional medicine and their importance in mindfulness practice.
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022
    • Virtual Workshop on Anime: Industry, Creation and Design with Creator Kazuyoshi Takeuchi from Japan
    • Format: Online
    • 10:30am- 11:45am | Zoom- Register at https://bit.ly/animationwrkshp
    • In this workshop, Mr. Takeuchi will discuss basic animation techniques and offer an experiential workshop for students on how to create a character design.
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022
    • Cultural Day Celebration
    • Format: In-person
    • 2:15-3:15 pm | Location: Cobblestone Courtyard (In case of rain, the event will take place in the E-Atrium) Register at https://bit.ly/dance-AAPI
    • The cultural day celebration will feature music, performances, and dances that reflect diverse AAPI cultural traditions, including those from LaGuardia’s Bangladeshi Students Association, the Indonesian dance group, Saung Budaya Dance Company, and special guest performer Afifa Hye.

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