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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

It’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Gordon!

While this is typically celebrated in May, we get started early to make sure all students can participate before leaving campus for the summer. At a time when Asian and Pacific Islander communities are experiencing painful discrimination and violence in the U.S. and around the world, we are compelled to support and stand up for one another. Gordon is grateful for the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander students who have chosen to study and live here, and we are excited to celebrate them with stories and events. Continuing the Multicultural Initiatives Office’s tradition of highlighting a different country during each heritage month, South Korea will be in the spotlight.

CAMPUS EVENTS

April 16

Gook screening hosted by ASIA and Film Society

This 2017 black-and-white drama directed and written by Justin Chon tells the story of two Korean-American brothers who are struggling to run their father’s shoe store, and form a friendship with an 11-year-old Black girl during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. The film explores themes like racial tension, family duty and the American dream. 

April 22 

Care and Craft Night

Before this virtual event kicks off, students can pick up goodie bags filled with snacks, craft supplies and “decorate-able” face masks. The pick-up table will be open from 5–6:30 p.m. and the festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom.

April 28

Lecture with Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim

At 7 p.m. on Zoom, author, Korean-American theologian and Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim will give a lecture about how she’s navigated her racial identity alongside her faith. More details to come. 

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