AASA’s 3rd Annual Pan-Asian Week

submitted by vangmm3@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Asian Student Association (AASA) is hosting their Pan-Asian Week (PAW). Various events are hosted this week to celebrate Pan-Asian cultures & raise awareness on issues that are relevant in the Asian community. All events are free & open to the public.

Event: Mental Health & Healing in the Asian Community
Location: Center for Wellness and Counseling
Time: 5-7 p.m., doors open at 4:45 p.m.
Bio: Pahoua Yang, VP of Community Mental Health and Wellness at the Wilder Fdn. will be speaking about mental health in the Asian community. Discussion points are stigma on mental health, cross-cultural dialogue on mental health, & maintaining mental health.

Event: Spoken Word Workshop: Self Expression, Identity, and Social Justice
Location: Old Main 105
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.
Bio: Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre will lead a workshop focusing on intersections of spoken word, identity, & social justice. Guante is an MC, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist and educator based in Minneapolis, MN. His work explores the relationships between identity, power, and resistance.

The Song Poet Book Club Discussion
Location: Marshall Room
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Event: Asians in the Media
Location: Student Lounge
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Bio: We will break down the dichotomy of how Asians are represented in mainstream media. We will discuss Hollywood’s Yellowfaces and Asian stereotypes propagated through the media.

The Song Poet Book Club Discussion
Location: Marshall Room
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.

Event: Asian Celebration Show
Location: Hoversten Chapel
Time: 6-8:30 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Bio: There will be many talented performances, ranging from singing, dancing, modeling, & more to celebrate Asian arts.

PAW Events