May is Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month, when the Northwestern community celebrates the diverse APIDA community on campus. The Northwestern APIDA community hosts a variety of speakers, events, shows, workshops, and performances throughout the month in addition to all the Multicultural Student Affairs hosts. Learn about MSA events below:
Solidari-Tea Language Discussion
Thursday, May 6th 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM CDTJoin Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) for APIDA Solidari-Tea as we dive into the unique nuances and implications of language in the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American community. How does language shape identity and community? How does language transform when we navigate certain spaces? No prior knowledge is required to participate in Solidari-Tea — our discussions offer a safe space for students to learn about, from, and with each other. We welcome everyone to bring their favorite tea, coffee, and snacks with them to this virtual conversation.
Anyone Can Knit! A conversation with Justin Kim '11
Tuesday, May 11th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Thursday, May 13th 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDTLearn more about Isabel through their previous Array interview.
Friday, May 14th 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CDT
I Love Being Asian: A Zine Workshop with Malaka Gharib
Monday, May 17th 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM CDTThe MSA team is pleased to host Malaka Gharib, artist, journalist and writer for a special zine making workshop called, "I Love Being Asian". Participants will be able to learn the practice of storytelling via zines and how they can be used as a method of racial identity development and reflection. Gharib will guide participants through the steps of zine making and practice in real time.
Netflix Watch Party x Black House Community Night (Namaste Wahala)
Wednesday, May 19th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Written Word as Healing Practice with Mimi Zhu
Thursday, May 20th 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT
Friday, May 21st 5:00 PM CDT
Solidari-Tea: Climate Crisis in the Maldives with Nayifa Nihad
Wednesday, May 26th 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM CDT
- Check back on May 28th for the video celebration link!