Office of Multicultural Affairs




May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Please join the Haq Center in paying tribute to Asian Americans and those of the Pacific Islands. We support the AAPI community and recognize the importance of reflecting on AAPI stories, history, and cultural traditions.    



Support AApi Business Day

Every Tuesday - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Every Tuesday during the month of May, we will recognize and support AAPI businesses and brands. Free shuttle rides will be offered on the Madison Shuttle to downtown businesses. To reserve your spot, please email: Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Studio ghibli movie night 

Monday, May 16 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Haq Center

Stop by the Haq to relax and watch some classic Studio Ghibli movies. We will share a family style sushi meal. Limited space! Please RSVP by email to:

a conversation and reception with professor anthony miller

Thursday, May 19 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Haq Center

Please join us on Thursday, May 19th at 6:30 pm in the Haq Center for a conversation with Professor Anthony Miller (assistant professor of history) in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Dr. Miller will present on his recently published article entitled, "Pioneers, Sunday Schoolers, and Laundrymen: Chinese Immigrants in Iowa in the Chinese Exclusion Era, 1870-1890." The discussion will explore Iowa's earliest Chinese settlers in the late nineteenth century--a period of heightened anti-Chinese sentiment that led to the Chinese Exclusion Acts. The event will mark the recent one-year anniversary of the Atlanta attacks (March 16, 2021) and put into context anti-Asian racism and violence through an historical lens that considers the migration history of Asians to the United States. We are also seeking to build support for the Asian and Asian American communities on campus and create opportunities for empowering Asian voices. We invite you to also enjoy our post-discussion reception with sushi and light refreshments. Co-sponsored by the Haq Center and Asian Student Union (ASU). Please RSVP at