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Office of Multicultural Affairs

Events

 

asian american and pacific islander heritage month 2021

                                                      (Nationally celebrated in May)

Kick-off with unity rally Against racism

thursday, april 1, 2021

CAMPUS CENTER (FRONT)

Although Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is nationally recognized in May of each year, Hanover College will celebrate AAPI Heritage Month in April in order to dedicate a full month to commemorating the accomplishments, history and rich cultures of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. We are encouraging the entire campus community (students, faculty, staff, and administrators), to be part of this opening event. Several student leaders will be in different locations around campus and ready to walk people to the Campus Center. We will have a moment of silence for the eight Asian-American lives lost on March 16, 2021. Some of our student leaders will speak and everyone will be given the opportunity to either speak or recite a poem. We will end with a chant custom to our campus (hopefully this chant will become a Hanover tradition). This event will be about Hanover standing up against racism! If you would like to paint a sign for the rally, sign painting will be held in the WAC on Tuesday, March 30th, from 1:00 pm -5:00 pm. All materials will be supplied. We hope to see everyone at the rally on Thursday!

 

asian american film festival 

April 5, 12, 19, 26 (Every Monday)

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

WAC

Spend your lunch break in the WAC! We will showcase films by and about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across North America each Monday. The film festival will feature some of the most successful and popular Asian American films and those that mark positive steps toward better representation for Asians and Asian Americans in the film industry. For more information, contact: pope@hanover.edu           .

Women's Film Festival

BOBA BAR@GREEKATHON - THEATRE CLUB AND GEEKATHON

FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2021

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CLASSIC HALL 2ND FLOOR

Come by Classic Hall and grab some boba tea! Drinks are free, but tips are appreciated!

GHIBLI & CHILL - HAQ CENTER AND KALEIDOSCOPE

FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2021

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WAC & HAQ CENTER

Stop by the WAC to relax and watch some classic Studio Ghibli movies, featuring food from Sushi Bar! Limited space!

WOMEN'S CIRCLE

TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM (NEAR THE POINT)

Join us for our second Women's Circle of the year. This will be a time for guided nature meditation. Catherine LeSaux and Rev. Dr. Catherine Knott will guide us through meditation practices that will help us to reconnect with nature, build community, and nurture the healing and transformative energies within ourselves and our communities. The Women's Circle will be open to all who identify as women, those who transcend gender binaries, and women allies as well. Bring your own chair if you wish, and bring original nature poetry or passages of literary works about nature and the environment. Refreshments will be provided but bring your own lunch!

JAPANESE AMERICAN EXPERIENCES IN WWII ELECTRONIC FIELD TRIP

THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

WAC

In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and as part of Dr. Alexis Smith's GER 260: Novel to Film Adaptation class, which is addressing the theme of Vergangenheitsbewältigung ("coming to terms with the past"), you are invited to attend the special virtual "Field Trip" through the National WWII Museum in New Orleans: Japanese American Experiences in WWII Electronic Field Trip on Thursday, May 13, 2021, in the WAC from 10am-11am.

 

OTHER Campus MULTICULTURAL EVENTS OF INTEREST

AN EVENING WITH POET CHANTEL MASSEY
THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021
7:30 PM - 8:20 PM
(Virtual)
 
 
Join us from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, to hear a recognized poet, plant mother, teaching artist, educator, Chantel Massey (she/her) for a virtual poetry reading & discussion.  Ms. Massey's talk is made possible through the generous support of an "Indiana Authors Award" grant, which is administered by Indiana Humanities.

Massey has received fellowship and retreat invites from Wintertangerine, Open Mouth Poetry, and The Watering Hole. She is a Best of Net Award nominee and 2020 Indiana Eugene and Marilyn Glick Author Awards Emerging Author nominee for her first collection of poetry, Bursting At The Seams (VK Press,2018). Massey founded the UnLearn Arts poetry workshop series, serving to inspire writers through a Black classic and contemporary arts-centered curriculum.

Massey's work advocates for human rights and social justice. She explores their depth with a confessional and emotional honesty through Blackness, womanhood, identity, memory, familial relationships, the process and act of giving up self-betrayal, and the riot of Black joy. Massey is on a life-long mission to inspire curiosity, celebration, creativity, and challenge how we engage with the world. Her work can be found featured in IndianapolisReviewTurnpike Magazine, and other online and print publications coming elsewhere.

Alongside performing poetry, Massey serves as a board member and Community Outreach Committee member for youth poetry organization, Word As Bond, editor at Sidepiece Magazine, co-host for Tea's Me Cafe Open Mic with poet, Eric Saunders, every first Friday. By day she is a special education teacher providing an equitable education to little humans, a student at Marian University studying to better provide for those little humans, and a Caliban Art Board Member. To Register go to the Alumni Relations website and complete the registration form.

AFRICAN CULTURE DAY

MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HAQ CENTER

Celebrate Africa! Join us for an evening of listening to the unique sounds, beats and vibes of African ethnic life and culture. We will be introduced to the art, history, and symbolism of African Beadwork to help you better understand the culture. You will be able to try your hand at designing and making your own beads (a craft which is practiced by women and some men in some African cultures). If you're planning a trip to Africa, consider attending this unmissable event (including a dessert bar with special African treats). The evening will conclude with a movie by Kemi Adetiba - a Nigerian filmmaker, director, and writer known for King of Boys (2018), The Wedding Party (2016) and Across a Bloodied Ocean (2008).