Asian American Heritage Month
Every year, Northeastern hosts Asian American Heritage Month (AAHM) with the goals of building community, raising awareness for APIDA issues all while celebrating our history, culture, and impact in the United States.
While Asian American Heritage Month is traditionally celebrated in May, Northeastern celebrates in January to give our community an opportunity to fully participate in and enjoy the month of events.
This year, we aim to empower our community by highlighting the voices and identities that are interwoven with being Asian American in order to promote understanding and appreciation in the Asian American community. Join us in celebrating Asian American Heritage Month 2022 from January 23 – January 30, 2022!
This collection of events is just a small taste of the diversity that represents Asian America – both at Northeastern and beyond. Our hope is that together, these events will spark discussion and inquiry about where we have come from as Asian Americans, and where we are going. Stop by, take a look, learn more about who we are.
𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐢 𝐌𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐞 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭
To kick off Asian American Heritage Month 2022, Pi Delta Psi and VSA are excited to host a movie night showcasing the award winning Minari. A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. (Source: https://a24films.com/films/minari)
Asian American Center Alumni Mixer
Join the Asian American Center and the Alumni Relations office in our very first AAC Alumni and Student Mixer! In the spirit of our 2022 AAHM theme, “Empowering Our Community”, this mixer would be a great opportunity for alumni to reconnect with our community and join the celebration of our heritage, culture, and AAC/NU memories. Alumni will get a chance to mingle and catch up with AAC staff, current students, and learn more about ways to get involved!
𝐅𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐀𝐬𝐢𝐚: 𝐀 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞
As part of Asian American Heritage Month 2022, hosted by the Asian American Center, Barkada and Kappa Phi Lambda are proud to present FantAsia: A Performance Showcase. This performance will showcase student performers: KADA, Kappa Phi Lambda, Rangila, and Northeastern Dragon and Lion Dance Troupe as well as feature performances from Shindaiko and Dance RevelAsian.
𝐀𝐏𝐈𝐃𝐀 𝐀𝐫𝐭 𝐆𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐲
Check out the APIDA Art Gallery Website to see some amazing art work from our talented student artistes!
As part of Asian American Heritage Month 2022, hosted by the Asian American Center, ASU, SASE, and BURSA are proud to present APIDA Art Gallery. This art gallery features studio art, music, poetry, digital art, and more, as well as an interactive model magic sculpture competition!
As part of AAHM 2022, hosted by the Asian American Center, CSA and KASA are proud to present JoonLee!
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐉𝐨𝐨𝐧𝐋𝐞𝐞: Joon Lee is an LA-based HBOMax actor, comedian, host, and influencer. Raised in Atlanta, Joon is known for his comedic sketches commenting on the humorous differences between Asian-Americans and their often-times immigrant parents. From short films to hosting live events, Joon loves uplifting other POC creators and hopes one day such achievements by Asians and Asian-Americans will be normal instead of a rare, unexpected occurrence.
𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐢 & 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐭
As part of AAHM 2022, hosted by the Asian American Center, UTSAV and Beta Chi Theta are proud to present Chai & Chat! Chai & Chat provides a safe discussion space where members from both UTSAV and Beta Chi Theta will facilitate dialogue about Breaking Barriers!
Keynote: 𝐃𝐫. 𝐀𝐥𝐨𝐤 𝐊𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐣𝐢𝐚
To close out Asian American Heritage Month 2022, hosted by the Asian American Center, the AAHM Co-Chairs are proud to present our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Alok Kanojia!
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐃𝐫. 𝐊: Dr. Alok Kanojia, also known as “Dr. K”, is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist specializing in mental health for the gaming community. He is the President and Cofounder of Healthy Gamer, a mental health platform that provides content, coaching, and community resources to help young people take control of their mental health and their lives.
Dr. K brings the best of evidence-based psychiatry, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and his own understanding and experiences as part of the internet generation to create a unique approach to mental health. When he’s off-duty, he’s probably watching Dota 2 or telling stories about dragons to his 2 daughters.
Meet our new 2022 -2023 Co-Chairs