Join the Asian American Cultural Center and the Rutgers University–New Brunswick community in celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month! This month celebrates the unique cultures, traditions, and rich history of Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans in United States. We invite you to participate in this year’s APIDA Heritage month by checking out our page at @ruacc on Instagram and on Facebook all month-long beginning April 1st through May 1st. For more information and other inquiries, please contact the Asian American Cultural Center at aacc@echo.rutgers.edu.

Upcoming Events

APIDA GALA

Friday, May 7, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. EST

Event Registration Link.

Asian Pacific Islander and Desi American Graduation and Leadership Awards (APIDA GALA) celebrates the outstanding achievements, accomplishments and contributions of individual student leaders, organizations and graduates of the APIDA community at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This event also celebrates the accomplishments of our APIDA graduates.

 

Sponsored by Asian American Cultural Center

 

Past Events

Confessions Of A Make Up Artist: Skin Deep

Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST

Join us to hear Cynthia Victor speak on colorism while giving great make up tips!

 

Sponsored by Asian American Cultural Center

 

Rutgers Miss VSA

Saturday, April 3, 2021 | 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. EST

Join the VSA pageant to celebrate Vietnamese culture!

 

Hosted by Rutgers Vietnamese Student Association

Boy Love Cultures and Inter-Asia Media Flows

Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. EST

Link to Event Recording

Cinema and queer studies scholars speak on Boy Love (BL) visual culture—movies, TV and Web series about male same-sex crushes and relationships—wildly popular among primarily young female audiences across East and Southeast Asia.

 

Co-sponsored by Global Asias, Center for Cultural Americas, American Studies, and Rutgers Global

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VPVA Coalition: Anti-Asian Racism/Violence

Friday April 9, 2021 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST

Event Registration Link.

Join VPVA Student Coalition in a reflection and discussion on anti-Asian racism and violence with Jordan Shyi.

 

Sponsored by Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance Student Coalition

 

Meet the AACC Student Managers: Cooking with Caitlyn

Monday April 12, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. EST

Event Registration Link.

Swing by for some great tips in the kitchen!

 

Sponsored by Asian American Cultural Center

 

Meet the AACC Student Managers: Coding with Jack

Wednesday April 14, 2021 | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST

Event Registration Link.

Come to learn Microsoft Excel VBA coding!

 

Sponsored by Asian American Cultural Center

 

An Evening with Chanel Miller

Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. EST

Event Registration Link

Tomorrow! Join author, artist, and survivor Chanel Miller as she reads an excerpt of her book “Know My Name” followed by a live Q & A.

Pre-Programming- 7:30 p.m.
Chanel Miller: 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Hosted by Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA), co-sponsored by The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE), Asian Student Council (ASC), Asian American Cultural Center and Rutgers University Student Centers and Activities

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Teach-in for Rutgers APIDA Communities and Allies 

Friday, April 16, 2021 | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. EST

Event Registration Link

The purpose of the teach-in is to:

  • educate the campus community about the urgent needs and historical struggles of APIDA communities; and
  • help connect key student groups to strengthen a sense of coalition and community.

Contact: haruki.eda@rutgers.edu

 

Co-Sponsored by Asian American Cultural Center

Rutgers TASA Nightmarket

Friday, April 16, 2021 | 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. EST

Event Registration Link.

Rutgers Taiwanese American Student Association presents a simulation of a hustle and bustle of Taiwan’s infamous late night street markets!

 

Hosted by Rutgers Taiwanese American Student Association

ASC x AACC Comedy Night

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. EST

Event Registration Link

Share some laughs with comedians Zubi Ahmed and Danish Maqb!

More information to come.

 

Co-Sponsored by Asian American Cultural Center and Asian Student Council (ASC)

Breaking Down APIDA Identity: A Panel to Discuss APIDA Representation and Experiences at Rutgers

Monday, April 26, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. EST

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Join Asian Student Council (ASC) and AACC in a panel with Faculty, Staff and Students to explore the history of APIDA population and its representation in the US. We will highlight the importance of APIDA representation and share resources for supporting the APIDA community. ASC will also speak about the Asian American Leadership Cabinet and its initiative to develop an Asian American Studies Major and Minor at Rutgers.

 

Co-hosted by Asian Student Council and Asian American Cultural Center

Meet the AACC Student Managers: Valorant with Moofy

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. EST

Event Registration Link.

Calling all gamers! Show off your skills on this night of fun!

 

Sponsored by Asian American Cultural Center

 

Meet the AACC Student Managers: Learn the Korean Alphabet with Sonia

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST

Event Registration Link.

Acquire an awesome new skill in a fun and informative session!

 

Sponsored by Asian American Cultural Center

Jewish Diversity: Exploring Jewish India with Rachel Musleah

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 8:00 p.m. EST

Event Registration Link.

Come learn the amazing history about Jewish India, told by Rahel Musleah!
All are welcome!

 

Sponsored by Rutgers Hillel

 

AACC Weekly Processing Circle

Every Wednesday from March 24 – May 5, 2021 | 3 – 4 p.m. EST

Event Registration Link

AACC is offering weekly processing spaces with CAPS counselors for our APIDA community to heal during this difficult time. All are welcome with the option of 1 on 1 meeting with a CAPS Counselor or a staff member.

 

Hosted by Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) and Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)