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APIDAHM Presents: Nail Salon: Pride Edition in Collaboration with the Pride Center

APIDAHM Presents: Nail Salon: Pride Edition in Collaboration with the Pride Center

Date: Monday, April 1, 2024

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM EST

Location: Pride Center

To celebrate Pride Week and APIDA Heritage Month, the APIDA + Center and the Pride Center collaborates to host this month’s Nail Salon event. Use this creative medium to express your pride or allyship with the amazing Queer and Trans communities. Nail supplies will be provided, and light refreshments will be served.

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: APIDA and Indigenous Mental Health Support Group

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: APIDA and Indigenous Mental Health Support Group

Date: Monday, April 1, 2024

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Register for this Discussion Today

Good leadership often requires the support of others. Please join us for the APIDA and Indigenous Mental Health Support Group to discuss the strength and importance of asking for help. Participants will learn how vulnerability can enhance leadership skills. This meeting will provide an opportunity for attendees to share their experiences, provide support, and learn from one another. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: Learning Lunch featuring Connie Chang (A Collaboration with University Libraries)

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: Learning Lunch featuring Connie Chang (A Collaboration with University Libraries)

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Game master and performer Connie Chang speaks on storytelling, identity, and online fandom. Followed by Q&A.

Register to watch online or join us for an in-person watch party at the APIDA + Center (Squires 140).

Connie Chang (they/he/she) is a queer and trans Chinese-American actual play Game Master who blends black-hearted apocalyptica with queer drama. They are the GM and Creative Director for Transplanar RPG, an all-transgender, people of color-led dark fantasy TTRPG show set in an original noncolonial, anti-orientalist multiverse. She is the designer behind GODKILLER, a holypunk duet game for one player, the Godkiller, and one GM, god. His work has been featured in Polygon, The New York Times, and NPR, and he regularly makes TTRPG content for over 170,000 TikTok followers. When they're not running and designing games, you can find them hanging out with their angel boy cat, Baobao, and their hellion frog, Clementine.

 

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact digilit-g@vt.edu as soon as possible. Light refreshments provided. 

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: Mixed Race Panel

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: Mixed Race Panel

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Register for the Mixed Race APIDAs Panel

An increasing demographic within the U.S. are individuals who identify as being of two or more races, with an increasing number being among the APIDA population. This specific population faces unique challenges and provides a distinct perspective that adds to the richness of the APIDA experience. This event will provide a space to discuss identity and its role in shaping the lives of panelists and educate others. This roundtable continues the conversation around the question, "Am I APIDA Enough?"  Additionally, the panelists will also be multigenerational, exploring different experiences of those from various age ranges. Come to hear the stories from this amazing and unique population. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Learning Lunch April 2024  with Rowena Finn

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: Learning Lunch featuring Rowena Finn

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Register for the APIDA Heritage Month Learning Lunch featuring Rowena Finn   

APIDA Heritage Month Artist in Residence Rowena Federico Finn is an award-winning Filipino-American multidisciplinary artist, actively engaged in the Hampton Roads arts community and serving as an instructor for several arts institutions including the Governor's School for the Arts, the Chrysler Museum of Art, and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. As a vocal activist for underrepresented communities, Finn’s involvement with organizations such as the Virginia Asian Advisory Board and the Virginia Art Education Association’s DEIA Committee heavily influence her artwork to foster conversations about how deeply identity and values are intertwined, and how our own identities and the ways we see one another actively shape the world we live in.  Come to learn more about Finn’s work and journey into an amazing art career. Light refreshments will be served.

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: Rowena Finn – Reception and Artist’s Talk in collaboration with Perspectives Gallery

APIDA Heritage Month Presents:  Rowena Finn’s “7000 Pieces of Me:  Visual Essays on Identity and Belonging” 

Date: March 12 - May 11, 2024

Location: Perspectives Gallery

Rowena Federico Finn is an award-winning artist living in Virginia whose artwork has been shown in regional, statewide, and national juried exhibitions. Rowena is a passionate and outspoken activist for the rights and needs of underrepresented and underserved communities and has served on multiple advisory boards. Rowena also shares her talents by teaching painting and drawing. This exhibition has been created in collaboration with the VT Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) + Center, which will host Rowena as a visiting artist April 3 – 5, 2024. The exhibition employs the tactile language of textiles, shells, beads, wood, paper, and more to convey the nuanced struggle of grafting Filipino/FilipinX cultures onto pre-existing American cultural norms.

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: Rowena Finn – Reception and Artist’s Talk in collaboration with Perspectives Gallery

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: Rowena Finn – Reception and Artist’s Talk in collaboration with Perspectives Gallery

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM EST with Artist Talk at 5:30 PM

Location: Perspectives Gallery

Free and open to the public

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: APIDA and Indigenous Men’s Support Group

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: APIDA and Indigenous Men’s Support Group

Date: Monday, April 8, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Register to Learn Strategies to Ask for Help

Please join the APIDA and Indigenous Men’s Support Group. For APIDA Heritage Month, participants will learn strategies to ask for help. Facilitated by a licensed counselor from the Cook Counseling Center, attendees will share their thoughts and experiences about this topic. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration required for virtual participants.

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: APIDA Book Fair with University Libraries

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: APIDA Book Fair with University Libraries

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST

Location: Goodall Room/Newman Multipurpose Room 

To celebrate APIDA Heritage Month, the APIDA + Center in collaboration with University Libraries will host a book fair highlighting voices of APIDA creators. Harkening back to the times of elementary school book fairs, attendees are welcome to discover new rich stories from APIDA authors and filmmakers. University Libraries will present a curated collection of written poetry and prose centering on APIDA experiences and characters. Additionally, participants will find manga, anime, and movies from APIDA artists. All media and materials are available for check out to campus community members. Come on by and pick up APIDA + Center swag and other giveaways! 

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: APIDA and Indigenous Queer, Questioning, and Allies Support Group Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: APIDA and Indigenous Queer, Questioning, and Allies Support Group

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm EST

Location: TBA

Registrater for this event discussing Intersectionality of Queerness and Faith 

In keeping with APIDA Heritage Month’s theme of “Building APIDA Leaders,” April’s support group focuses on the intersectionality of queerness and faith, especially in the expression of spirituality as APIDA leaders. The APIDA and Indigenous Queer Questioning and Allies Support Group provides a space where students can explore a wide range of topics and understand how the intersectionality of various identities play into their lives. Registration is required. This program will be both in-person and virtual; details provided upon registration.  Light refreshments will be provided.

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: Pamplin’s APIDA + Lunch and Learn Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: Pamplin’s APIDA + Lunch and Learn

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Location: Pamplin Hall 1028 and via Zoom

Register for this Lunch and Learn Event

The Pamplin College of Business with the APIDA + Center will host a special lunch and learn event to celebrate APIDA Heritage Month. Dean Saonee Sarker will share her journey towards leadership in higher education. Participants will discover helpful advice and hopefully be inspired to seek out leadership roles in their college and professional careers. This event uplifts the APIDA Heritage Month theme of “Building APIDA Leaders.”  Registration is encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: Learning Lunch featuring Small Island, Big Song Date: Monday, April 15, 2024

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: Learning Lunch featuring Small Island, Big Song

Date: Monday, April 15, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Register for this Learning Lunch Series

In collaboration with Moss Arts Center, APIDA + Center will host the amazing Pacific Islander artists behind Small Island Big Song for lunch prior to their evening performance on April 17th, 2024. This coalition of artists from all over the Pacific and Indian Oceans confront effects of climate change and other environmental and political issues through song, dance, and film that highlight native instruments, language, and culture. Come to learn more about this work and the rich cultures of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Islands. Light refreshments will be served.

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: DEI Strategies with Deloitte Date: Monday, April 15, 2024

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: DEI Strategies with Deloitte

Date: Monday, April 15, 2024

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Location: Zoom ONLY

Register for the Deloitte DEI Strategies Zoom Session Here

Learn about Deloitte's core functions of consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and tax & legal services. Members from Deloitte will discuss their commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), showcasing their recent achievements and future goals in this area. This is a great opportunity to understand what working at Deloitte entails and how they are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for students and practitioners!

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: APIDA and Indigenous Mixed Race Support Group Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: APIDA and Indigenous Mixed Race Support Group

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Register for the April 16 Support Group Session

Please join the APIDA and Indigenous Mixed Race Support Group. This newly formed support group focuses on experiences of campus community members with multiple racial identities but is open to all students. The theme for April is recognizing the need for help and how to ask for assistance. This meeting will provide an opportunity for attendees to share their experiences, provide support, and learn from one another. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: A Casual Discussion About Caste Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: A Casual Discussion About Caste

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center or via Zoom

Register to attend A Casual Discussion about Caste

Last year California nearly passed a bill (HB 403) banning caste discrimination in the state. In Maryland, the tallest statue of B. R. Ambedkar, the champion of anti-casteism, was unveiled. Yet still stories persist that caste does not travel beyond the borders of India. How might caste power dynamics operate on a university campus in the U.S.? As part of APIDA Heritage Month and in continuing the conversation started in February around the subject of caste, this event will highlight student voices. Student panelists will share their experiences around this topic to educate the campus community. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: APIDA and Indigenous Women’s Support Group Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: APIDA and Indigenous Women’s Support Group

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Register for the APIDA and Indigenous Women’s Support Group  

The APIDA and Indigenous Women’s Support Group offers a supportive space for similarly identifying individuals.  Join this community to explore how to show up and to show off. Learn how to be present in leadership roles and advocate for oneself and others by highlighting each other’s accomplishments.  Light refreshments will be provided.

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: Mandarin Language Lunch Table Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: Mandarin Language Lunch Table

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center (in-person only)

Join the Mandarin Chinese Lunch Table at the APIDA + Center this spring! Open to all, this informal gathering is for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in chatting in Mandarin Chinese during lunch time.  Boost communication skills, connect with others, and bring your own lunch for a friendly language experience. These sessions will be facilitated by Dr. Helen Schneider from the History Department.

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: The InspirASIAN Series – Undergraduate Edition

Date: TBD

Location: APIDA + Center and via Zoom

Registration Link:

For APIDA Heritage Month, the InspirASIAN panel will highlights research and experiences of APIDA undergraduate students at Virginia Tech. This program series allows APIDA students to interact with APIDA role models and learn about one another’s accomplishments, whether they are students, staff, or faculty. Therefore, this event provides a wonderful opportunity for APIDA undergraduate students to showcase the significance of their research and experiences. Since these APIDA undergraduate students come from diverse ethnic backgrounds and disciplines, they create a space to explore intersections and to encourage dialogue. Following the panel, there will be time for questions and answers and discussion. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: APIDAs in Public Service and Nonprofits Date: Monday, April 22, 2024

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: APIDAs in Public Service and Nonprofits

Date: Monday, April 22, 2024

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Register for APIDA Heritage Month Presents: APIDAs in Public Service and Nonprofits

This event aims to encourage the audience and participants to consider working in public service, whether that is through volunteering, choosing a career path in the non-profit sector, or part of a political affiliation. APIDAs currently working in non-profit organizations or in public service will provide participants with critical information and perspectives on how to build leadership skills in these particular vocations. Panelists will also share their experiences within the realm of public service sector or non-profits and offer ways for students and other campus community members to affect change. This event will provide a space to discuss how APIDAs can be encouraged to work and become leaders in fields other than STEM or industry. Light refreshments will be served. 

 

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: APID Alumni Society Panel Date: Monday, April 29, 2024

APIDA Heritage Month Presents: APID Alumni Society Panel

Date: Monday, April 29, 2024

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM EST

Location: Zoom

Registration Link:

Register for the APID Alumni Society Panel

In the spirit of Ut Prosim, the APID Alumni Society will give back to current students by sharing their post graduate experiences and offer advice during this panel discussion. The panel focuses on how to build leadership skills in the workplace and beyond. This event will provide a space to discuss how the experiences at Virginia Tech aided in their career paths and inspire current students to see themselves leading in their chosen industries or futures. Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, March 11, 2024

 

APIDA and Indigenous Men's Support Group Setting Boundaries with Family March 11, 12-1pm APIDA + Center and Zoom

APIDA and Indigenous Men’s Support Group

Date: Monday, March 11, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Please join the APIDA and Indigenous Men’s Support Group for this discussion. This month, participants will explore how to set boundaries with family members. Facilitated by a licensed counselor from the Cook Counseling Center, attendees will share their thoughts and experiences about this topic.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration required for virtual participants.

 

APIDA and Indigenous Mental Health Support Group Centering Women in Our Daily Lives 4-5pm APIDA + Center and Zoom

APIDA and Indigenous Mental Health Support Group

Date: Monday, March 11, 2024

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Please join the APIDA and Indigenous Mental Health Support Group for this discussion. To celebrate Women’s History Month, this session’s theme focuses on centering APIDA and Indigenous women during their daily lives. Participants will explore the roles these women play in their lives and how they shape meaning making. This meeting will provide an opportunity for attendees to share their experiences, provide support, and learn from one another.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

 

APIDA and Indigenous Mixed Race Support Group March 12 from 12:30-1:30pm APIDA + Center and Zoom

APIDA and Indigenous Mixed Race Support Group

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

 

Please join the APIDA and Indigenous Mixed Race Support Group for this discussion. This newly formed support group focuses on experiences of campus community members with multiple racial identities but is open to all students. The theme for March explores the relationship dynamics of conservative White fathers and APIDA mothers. This meeting will provide an opportunity for attendees to share their experiences, provide support, and learn from one another.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

 

APIDA and Indigenous Women's Support Group March 13 from 5:30-6:30pm APIDA + Center Squires 140 or Zoom

APIDA and Indigenous Women’s Support Group

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

The APIDA and Indigenous Women’s Support Group offers a supportive space for similarly identifying individuals. Register today to be a part of the conversation. How do women maintain love and care for themselves in relationships? For March, participants will explore the theme, “The roots of strength and resilience” and will engage in empowering discussions that examine the deep roots of strength and resilience for APIDA and Indigenous women.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Friday, March 15, 2024

 

Learning Lunch Series with Dr. Neeti Aryal Khanal March 15 from 12pm - 1pm at the APIDA + Center in Squires 140

Learning Lunch featuring Dr. Neeti Aryal Khanal

Date: March 15, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Register for this learning lunch series featuring Dr. Neeti Aryal Khanal

Dr. Neeti Aryal Khanal, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tribhuvan University in Nepal is a passionate educator, feminist researcher-activist. She started her educator’s journey from 1996 as a kindergarten teacher. Her two-decades long experience of higher education comprises a unique blend of activism, research, teaching, supervision, and curriculum development informed by higher education pedagogy. Her diverse research experiences connect to the
common theme of social justice and encompasses areas of gender and disability, gender and armed conflict, motherhood experiences, violence against women, marginalization. and reproductive health. Her research on gender-based violence and reproductive health of women with disability have helped to inform advocacy for policy interventions in Nepal. All are welcome to participate and learn more about Dr. Khanal’s work.

Light refreshments provided.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

 

Mandarin Chinese Language Lunch Table (Bring Your Own Lunch!) March 20 from 12:30 - 1:30pm APIDA + Center Squires 140

Mandarin Language Lunch Table

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center (in-person only)

Join the Mandarin Chinese Lunch Table at the APIDA + Center this spring! Open to all, this informal gathering is for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in chatting in Mandarin Chinese during lunch time.  Boost communication skills, connect with others, and bring your own lunch for a friendly language experience. These sessions will be facilitated by Dr. Helen Schneider from the History Department.

 

Nail Salon: Defining Beauty Edition March 20, 2024 5-6:30pm BCC Squires 126 and Zoom

Nail Salon: Beauty Standards Edition with the BCC and the Center for Inclusion and Diversity at Radford University

Date: March 20, 2024

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM EST

Location: Black Cultural Center (BCC)/Zoom
 

Register now to show yourself and others some love and appreciation through nail care! In collaboration with the Black Cultural Center and Center for Inclusion and Diversity at Radford University, this event will celebrate Women’s History Month. Participants will discuss beauty standards and how they can see their own beauty.   Nail supplies will be provided, and light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

 

What's Your Handle March 26 5-6pm APIDA + Center Squires 140

Social Media Presence and its Effects on Career Opportunities

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Time: 5:00 –6:00 PM EST[HN1] [WA2]

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Register to learn about the potential effects and impacts of social media presence on career opportunities.

Most people share much of their lives on social media, but how can this impact their careers, starting with the job search? Career and Professional Development in collaboration with the APIDA + Center will host a workshop on social media and career development. Krystal Johnson, Assistant Director with CPD, will share tips and best practices on establishing a social media presence in today’s job market. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

 

APIDA and Indigenous Queer Questioning and Allies March 27 5:30pm - 6:30pm register at bit.ly/48wHm9q

APIDA and Indigenous Queer, Questioning, and Allies Support Group

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm EST

Location: TBA

Register to join the discussion about Queerness Across Languages. 

This month’s theme focuses on supporting students as they consider issues related to belonging while navigating whether or not they speak one or multiple languages. Participants can share their thoughts and feelings around queerness across different languages. The APIDA and Indigenous Queer Questioning and Allies Support Group provides a space where students can explore topics and understand how the intersectionality of various identities plays into their lives. Registration is required. This program will be both in-person and virtual; details provided upon registration.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, March 28, 2024

 

NightTime Guided Meditation With Vivek Rajan March 28, 2024 8pm via Zoom

Nighttime Guided Meditation

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024

Time: 8:00 – 9:00 PM EST

Location: Virtual Only

Register to join the nighttime guided meditation with Vivek Rajan. 

Looking for a way to increase mindfulness and practice self-care? Certified meditation teacher, Vivek Rajan, will facilitate a virtual nighttime guided meditation. It is a wonderful way to care for one’s wellbeing. This event is open to all but requires prior registration.

Friday, March 29, 2024

 

Learning Lunch Series with Dr. Sweta Baniya from 12pm - 1pm at the APIDA + Center in Squires 140

Learning Lunch featuring Dr. Sweta Baniya

Date: Friday, March 29, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Register for this learning lunch series featuring Dr. Sweta Baniya.

Dr. Sweta Baniya, originally from Nepal, is an assistant professor of rhetoric and professional and technical writing at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Through a transnational and non-Western perspective, her research focuses on transnational coalitions in disaster response, crisis communication, and non-Western rhetoric. Her forthcoming book entitled, Transnational Assemblages: Social Justice Oriented Technical Communication in Global Disaster Management, explores transnational activism in the April 2015 Nepal Earthquake and 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Come to learn more about Dr. Baniya’s work and journey into higher education. Light refreshments will be served. y have helped to inform advocacy for policy interventions in Nepal. All are welcome to participate and learn more about Dr. Khanal’s work.

Light refreshments provided.

February 5, 2024

APIDA and Indigenous Mental Health Support Group February 5 from 4-5pm

APIDA and Indigenous Mental Health Support Group

Date: Monday, February 5, 2024

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Please join us for the APIDA and Indigenous Mental Health Support Group. This month’s theme centers around healthy relationships. This meeting will provide an opportunity for attendees to share their experiences, provide support, and learn from one another. Light refreshments will be provided.

February 6, 2024

Drop In Resume Review with Career Professional Development

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Time: 2:00 – 5:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center

Polish up your resume with the help from Krystal Johnson Assistant Director for Career Development and College Relations at Virgina Tech. The Cultural Community Centers in collaboration with Career and Professional Development will offer free resume reviews for students. Stop by the APIDA + Center to prepare for the upcoming Spring career fairs. Light refreshments will be served

Drop in Resume Review February 6 from 2pm - 5pm
College of Science Community Night February 6 from 6-7pm

College of Science Community Night at the APIDA + Center

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center

Join other APIDA + Science students for dinner and community!

The College of Science will host Community Night at the APIDA + Center with dinner and lively conversation. This event provides students with the opportunity to be together and share their current experiences with each other. Registration encouraged.

February 7, 2024

Mask On Mask Off Series: A Discussion on Caste with Dr. Bonnie Zare - “Competing Narratives about Caste: Reflections on the Understanding Privilege Workshops in the US”

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Click Here to Register for the Mask on Mask Off Series 

Last year California nearly passed a bill (HB 403) banning caste discrimination in the state. In Maryland, the tallest statue of B. R. Ambedkar, the champion of anti-casteism, was unveiled. Yet still stories persist that caste does not travel beyond the borders of India. How might caste power dynamics operate on a US University campus? Come hear findings from the "What is Caste?" focus groups and interviews conducted on our campus as well as personal reflections on confronting competing stories about caste. The Mask On/Mask Off series promotes self-care within the APIDA community and develops connection as well as encourages engagement through difficult conversations. The APIDA + Center will offer Korean spa masks and provide tips to promote self-care while discussing challenging or sensitive topics related to the APIDA experience. Light refreshments will be served.

Mask on Mask off Series Feb7 12-1pm

February 13, 2024

APIDA and Indigenous Mixed Race Support Group February 13 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm

APIDA and Indigenous Mixed Race Support Group

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Please join us for the APIDA and Indigenous Mixed Race Support Group.

This newly formed support group focuses on experiences of campus community members with multiple racial identities but is open to all students. The theme for February centers around integrating intersectional identities in relationships. This meeting will provide an opportunity for attendees to share their experiences, provide support, and learn from one another. Light refreshments will be provided.

February 14, 2024

Nail Salon: Pal-N-Tine Edition

Date: February 14, 2024

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center

Show yourself some love and care through nail care! This event will feature the documentary, Nailed It! that tells the story of the nail salon industry within the APIDA community. Learn more about the rise of APIDA immigrants in this multimillion-dollar industry with friends new and old!  Light refreshments will be served.

Nail Salon: Pal-N-Tine Edition on February 14 from 5pm-6:30pm

February 16, 2024

Lunar New Year with Dining Services February 16 from 10:30am - 8:30pm at Owens Food Court

Lunar New Year with Dining Services

Date: February 16, 2024

Time: 10:30 AM – 8:30 PM EST

Location: Owens Food Court

Virginia Tech Dining Services in collaboration with the APIDA + Center will celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a curated dining experience for the campus community. Enjoy delicacies from various cultures that celebrate the Lunar New Year. Take some time to try new dishes or have a taste of home on campus. 

Learning Lunch featuring Professor Hina Illahe and Dr. Maaz Gardezi

Date: Friday, February 16, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Join us in learning more about their journeys to Virginia Tech and higher education

Professor Hina Illahe is a faculty member with Virginia Tech’s Residential Design within the Department of Apparel, Housing & Resource Management. With a background in design in sustainable environments, she focuses on developing more conscious designs by incorporating an empathetic understanding of diverse cultural perspectives. Illahe's teaching philosophy emphasizes practical applications, inspiring students to create solutions that not only meet design criteria but also contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive future. Dr. Maaz Gardezi, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech, is dedicated to exploring the intersection of climate change and the social and political implications of emerging digital technologies in food and agriculture systems. His interdisciplinary research and teaching focus on building sustainable and socially just regional, national, and international food and agricultural systems. In South Asia, he is pursuing multiple research projects focused on climate change adaptation, where he examines power structures and outlines policy-relevant paths to empower marginalized communities to meet their goals. Join us in learning more about their journeys to Virginia Tech and higher education during this event. Light refreshments served. 

Learning Lunch Series with Maaz Gardezi PhD on February 16 from 12pm - 1pm at the APIDA + Center in Squires 140

February 17, 2024

Lunar New Year Celebration Saturday February 17 from 5pm - 7:30pm Owens Ballroom

Lunar New Year Celebration

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024

Time: 5:00 – 7:30 PM EST

Location: Owens Ballroom

The APIDA + Center in collaboration with the Asian American Student Union (AASU), Chinese American Society (CAS), Vietnamese Student Association (VSA), and Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) will host a Lunar New Year celebration in Owens Ballroom. Come to learn more about the holiday and how various cultures celebrate one of the biggest holidays in the world. Games and activities will be available along with samplings of new year delicacies. Light refreshments will be served. 

February 19, 2024

APIDA and Indigenous Men’s Support Group

Date: Monday, February 19, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Please join us for our APIDA and Indigenous Men’s Support Group.

This month, participants will explore dating relationships. Discussions will center around supportive partnerships and positive ways to demonstrate emotions. Facilitated by a licensed counselor from Cook Counseling Center, attendees will share their thoughts and experiences on this topic. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration required for virtual participants.

APIDA and Indigenous Mental Health Support Group February 19 from 12 - 1pm

February 21, 2024

Mandarin Chinese Language Lunch Table February 21, March 20, and April 17 from 12:30pm through 1:30pm

Mandarin Language Lunch Table

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center

Join us for the inaugural Mandarin Chinese Lunch Table at the APIDA + Center this spring! Open to all, this informal gathering is for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and community members interested in chatting in Mandarin Chinese during lunch time.  Boost your communication skills, connect with others, and bring your own lunch for a friendly language experience. These sessions will be led by Dr. Helen Schneider from the History Department.

Networking Strategies with Deloitte

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Register for this Networking Strategies Event

In collaboration with Deloitte and Career and Professional Development, this networking strategies event aims to equip students with essential skills and insights to navigate and advance their professional career. Students will learn about crafting an elevator pitch, building a strong LinkedIn profile, etiquette, and in-person networking techniques to make meaningful connections. Engage, learn, and connect with industry professionals. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Flyer for the APIDA Plus Center Event that reads Networking Strategies Feb 21 6pm

February 26, 2024

APIDA and Indigenous Womens Support Group February 26 from 4:30pm - 5:30pm

APIDA and Indigenous Women’s Support Group

Date: Monday, February 26, 2024

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Click Here to Register and Learn More About Self-Love and Compassion in Relationships

  APIDA and Indigenous Women’s Support Group offers a supportive space for similarly identifying individuals. How do we maintain love and care for ourselves in relationships? For February, participants will explore ways to self-love and compassion with relationships – both romantic and platonic.  Light refreshments will be provided.

February 28, 2024

APIDA and Indigenous Queer, Questioning, and Allies Support Group

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm EST

Location: TBA

Registrater to Join Us In Discussing Queer Relationships and Dating

This month’s theme focuses on supporting students as they navigate themes around romantic relationships. Participants can share their thoughts and feelings around dating norms in queer relationships. The APIDA and Indigenous Queer Questioning and Allies Support Group provides a space where students can explore topics and understand how the intersectionality of various identities plays into their lives. Registration is required. This program will be both in-person and virtual; details provided upon registration.  Light refreshments will be provided.

APIDA and Indigenous Queer Questioning and Allies February 28 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm

February 29, 2024

Nighttime guided meditation with Vivek Rajan feb 29 8pm

Nighttime Guided Meditation

Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024

Time: 8:00 – 9:00 PM EST

Location: Virtual

Register for This Guided Meditation Session 

Looking for a way to increase mindfulness and practice self-care? Certified meditation teacher, Vivek Rajan, will facilitate a virtual nighttime guided meditation. It is a wonderful way to care for your wellbeing. This event is open to all but requires prior registration.

January 23, 2024

NaiNail Salon Welcome Edition with New Student and Family Programs Flyer features hands with nail polish icons for an event on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 from 11:30am - 1:30pm at the APIDA Plus Center Squires 140

Nail Salon: Welcome Edition with New Student and Family Programs

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center

Kick off the semester and the new year by establishing self-care routines. Join us and take some time to do your nails and build connections with others. This collaborative event with New Student Family Programs aims to nourish participants’ minds, hearts, and bodies through this fun event! Meet up with old friends, make new ones, and learn more about what the Center offers. Light refreshments will be served.  

For questions and/or accommodations, contact Dr. Nina Ha at nha@vt.edu

January 31, 2024

Learning Lunch Featuring The No-No Boy Project January 31, 2024 at 12pm at the APIDA Plus Center Flyer featuring an image of the artist on a Guitar with the Moss Arts Center and Virginia Tech Logo in the background

Learning Lunch featuring the No-No Boy Project

Date: January 31, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center/Zoom

Registration Link: 
https://bit.ly/zoom-no-no-boy-lunch

The APIDA + Center hosts a Learning Lunch Series every month often featuring an APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) faculty member, administrator, and/or community member who discusses his/her/their personal and professional journey into higher education. January’s event features renown APIDA artists from the No-No Boy Project who will be performing at the Moss Arts Center for the Artists in Residency Program co-sponsored through the AANAPISI grant funded by the Department of Education and in collaboration with the Moss Arts Center and the Ati: Wa:Oki Indigenous Community Center. Details about the artist performance can be found here

January 30, 2024

Drop In Resume Review With Career Professional Development  is a flyer featuring hands working on a contract with a laptop near by. The Event is January 30, 2024 from 1pm - 5pm at the APIDA plus Center Squires 140

Drop In Resume Review with Career Professional Development

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM EST

Location: APIDA + Center

Polish up your resume with the help from Krystal Johnson Assistant Director for Career Development and College Relations at Virgina Tech. The Cultural Community Centers in collaboration with Career and Professional Development will offer free resume reviews for students. Stop by the APIDA + Center to prepare for the upcoming Spring career fairs. Light refreshments will be served.

Native American Designed Tapestries and Necklaces are in the background promoting the Spring POWWOW on Saturday April 20 from Noon - 4pm  GLC Lawn Free and Open to All! Native American Dance, Music, & Drumming

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Achievement Ceremony

Ceremony: Thursday, May 9th, 2024 | 5:00pm EST | Reception: Immediately following ceremony

This event celebrates the accomplishments of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) graduating students. Participating students receive a commemorative cord, which can be worn with their academic regalia, as well as a certificate, and are invited to celebrate their culture and academic achievements at Virginia Tech.

For those wishing to attend as well as for graduating students who would like to participate please fill out and complete this form.

Location: Ceremony in Commonwealth Ballroom A: 5 - 6 PM 

Reception in Commonwealth Ballroom B: 6 PM - 7 PM

ALL ABOUT THE VOICE:
A Zoom Conversation with Meshell Ndegeocello

Wednesday, March 13
7:00 PM
ZOOM Livestream in the Black Cultural Center


Moderated by Shirlette Ammons, Moss Arts Center guest curator

Join  Shirlette Ammons for this Zoom-based conversation with Grammy-winning musician Meshell Ndegeocello ahead of her performance at the Moss, the last of Ammons' curated performances.

This is a free event, however registration is required.
Register here.


VTDITC vol 52: Black Sound Studies: Women's History Month Edition

Thursday, March 14
11:00 AM
Black Cultural Center

Lunch Provided


MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO Performance: co-sponsored by the Black Cultural Center

Friday, March 15
7:30PM
MOSS ARTS CENTER: Street and Davis Performance Hall, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre

Programmed by guest curator Shirlette Ammons

This performance will last approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

*Run times listed here are based on information provided at this time and are subject to change.

$25 general admission
$10 students with ID and youth 18 and under

TICKETS


First Look: Deceit of the Racial Integrity Act - Principles of Community Week

Saturday, March 16
Morning Session
9AM to 12 Noon 

Afternoon Session 
1:30 PM to 5:PM 

*limit of 60 at each session for in person attendance 

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Gabrielle Tayac 
Eugenics and Native Removal

A symposium to discuss the repercussions of the Racial Integrity Act and Sterilization Act in Virginia and beyond.
Register for Zoom or In-Person attendance here.


BOC Student Organizations Presidents' Meeting

Monday, March 18
7:00 PM
Black Cultural Center

Refreshments Provided


College of Science Community Night at the Black Cultural Center

Tuesday, March 19
6:00 PM
Black Cultural Center

Snacks Provided


APIDA + BCC: Spa Day event

Wednesday, March 20
5:00 PM
Black Cultural Center

Snacks Provided


BMEN Barbershop Talk: Know Your Rights Workshop

Thursday, March 21
11:00 AM
Black Cultural Center

Refreshments Provided


Sankofa Workshop: Imposter Syndrome Discussion

Tuesday, March 26
6:30 PM
Black Cultural Center

*SOAR event


EWE: Ebony Women of Excellence

Wednesday, March 27
6:00 PM
Black Cultural Center

Refreshments Provided


blackwildgirl Book Launch Livestream & Watch Party

Thursday, March 28
3:30 PM
Livestream from the Newman Library & Watch Party in the Black Cultural Center

Snacks Provided in the Black Cultural Center


Women's History Month Art Show featuring: Jasmine Beane

Thursday, March 28
5:30 PM
Black Cultural Center

Refreshments Provided


September 15 - October 15 | Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month

 

Pride Week 2024 at Virginia Tech April 1 - 11

Legal Name Change Clinic

Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Location: Squires 150
Cultural & Community Centers Suite

Click here to register now for the Legal Name Change Clinic 

Nail Salon: Pride Week Edition

Time: 2 – 4 pm 

Location: Pride Center

Co-sponsored by: APIDA + Center

Drop-in Crafts
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Location: Pride Center
Co-sponsored by: Perspective Gallery

A Conversation with Connie Chang
Time: 2 – 3 pm
Location: Newman Library Goodall Room & on Zoom
Register here: https://bit.ly/ConnieChangVT
Co-sponsored by: University Libraries

Pride Yoga
Time: 6:30 – 7:15 pm
Location: McComas Studio B
First 50 People
Co-sponsored by: Recreational Sports

Ballerina Boys Documentary Screening
Time: 7 – 8:30 pm
Location: CID Rehearsal and Performance Room
Co-sponsored by Moss Arts Center and School of Performing Arts

Free Haircuts with Embellish Hair Studio
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Squires 116
Sign up through the Pride Center

Gayme Day
Time: 12 – 3 pm
Location: Newman Library Goodall Room
Co-sponsored by: University Libraries

Salsa Tech Glow Party
Salsa Lesson from 6 – 7 pm
Glow Party from 7 – 9 pm
Location: GLC Multipurpose Room

Pride Cycle
Time: 7:15 – 8 pm
Location: McComas Spin City
First 25 People

Co-sponsored by: Recreational Sports

Bring Yourself to Work*
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: Holtzman Alumni Center Grand Hall
Co-sponsored by: Career and Professional Development

Meet & Greet with the Original Organizers of Denim Day*
Time: 4 – 5 pm
Location: Lyric Theater

Pride Cardio Dance Party
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Location: McComas Studio B
First 50 People
Co-sponsored by: Recreational Sports

Pride & Progress Presentation*
Time: 5 – 6:30 pm
Location: Lyric Theater

Hokie & Proud Happy Hour and Queer Trivia*
Time: 6:30 – 9 pm
Location: Eastern Divide Brewery
Alums, Students, Faculty, and Staff Only

Queer Camp Out
Leaves at 2 pm from Venture Out Center
Click here to register for this event

Co-sponsored by: Venture Outt

Pride Center Open House*
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Location: Pride Center

Lavender House Open House*
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Location: O’Shaughnessy Hall

Denim and Diamonds Drag Brunch*
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Location: Turner Place in Lavery Hall
$35 per ticket (includes a $5 donation to the Pride Center)

Click here to register for the brunch https://bit.ly/VTdragbrunch

Denim Day and  Hokie & Proud Weekend Group Photo*
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: The staircase in Lavery Hall

Free and Confidential STI Testing
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Location: Brush Mountain A
Squires Student Center

Free and Confidential STI Testing
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Location: Brush Mountain A
Squires Student Center


*These events are co-sponsored by Alumni Relations as part of Hokie and Proud Weekend.


If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation, welcome! Please contact Dr. Bing at drbing@vt.edu at least 5 business days prior to the event.

 

If you have any questions or need more information about any of these events, please reach out to Dr. Bing (drbing@vt.edu) or Haleigh Wallace (haleighwallace@vt.edu).

September 7 - September 10 | InclusiveVT Welcome

March 15 - April 15 | Jewish Cultural Month