Asian American Pacific Islander Month

APIDA Month 2019 Influential Voices. [4 animated figures behind text]

APIDA Heritage Book Exhibit | All month | Parks Library


SPAM Musibi Fundraiser  April 1, 2019 | 6:00pm-8:00pm | Sloss House 

Come and enjoy some delicious Spam musubi with the Brothers of Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity, Inc.


A name worth fighting for: How being Asian got me into trouble | April 9, 2019 | 8:15pm | MU Great Hall

Simon Tam, founder and bassist of The Slants, talks frankly about racism, his experiences as a musician, and how this Asian American dance rock band unintentionally revived a longstanding battle over trademarks and racial slurs. Tam will discuss how the nearly eight-year-long legal battle over the band’s name came about, their ultimate victory for free speech, as well as the unintended consequences the Supreme Court decision had for other civil rights legal organizations


In Between  | April 10, 2019 | 6:00pm | MU Multicultural Center

A discussion about APIDA identity with APIDA faculty and staff.


APIDA Film Screening: Real Bad Arabs  | April 17, 2019 | 6:00pm | Parks Library, Room 198

This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged from the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest Hollywood blockbusters. A group discussion will immediately follow the film!


Cardinal and Gold: Shades of Us   |  April 19, 2019 | 7:00pm-9:00pm | MU GREAT HALL

Award ceremony and community celelbration, dedicated to highlighting multicultural students and student organizations at Iowa State University.