Monday, January 27, 2014

IU Asian Culture Center Events

Who Are Asian Pacific Americans? Luncheon Talk Series

Topic: Highlighting the contributions of activist Grace Lee Boggs

Date: Friday, January 31, 2014

Time: 12-1 pm

Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street

Description: Grace Lee Boggs (b. 1915) is an author, lifelong social activist, and feminist. To continue celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr, we will focus our lunch discussion on this remarkable woman and her inspirational ideas regarding social and political activism. Grace L. Boggs will not be in attendance, but please read the following interview transcript from her interview with Bill Moyers to prepare for this discussion: This event will be co-hosted by graduate students Derek DiMatteo and Lisa Kwong.

Note: The film, "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs," will be screened at the IU Asian American Film Series on Friday, March 28 at 7:00  pm. (


Asian Cultures Around Campus presents “Lunar New Year Celebration: It’s the Year of the Horse”

Date:  Saturday, February 1, 2014
Time:  2-4 pm

Venue: Monroe County Public Library

Description:  There will be stories, performances, crafts, and snacks for children to celebrate the beginning of the Lunar New Year. Drop-in to celebrate! No registration necessary.

Children between ages 5-7 should be accompanied by an adult. Stories and performances start at 2:15 p.m. in the Library Auditorium and crafts for kids will be held starting at 2 pm to 4 pm at meeting rooms B and C next to the auditorium.


ACC’s Over a Cup of Tea Program presents "Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow: Black Power and Asian American Leftist Activism” by Associate professor, Jakobi Williams, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies and Department of History

Date:  Thursday, February 6, 2014

Time:  5 pm to 6 pm

Venue:  Bridgwater Lounge, Neal Marshall Black Culture Center

Description:  The Civil Rights/Black Power movements (the Black Panther Party in particular) influenced much of the radical grassroots activism of Asian Americans in the 1960s.  Although much of the Asian American movement was based in large part in nationalism, the Black Panther Party either worked in coalition with Asian American groups or Asian American groups modeled some of their methods and ideology after the Panthers. 

This event is part of the Black History Month events and is sponsored by the IU Asian Culture Center and the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center.


Weekly Fun Activities at the ACC


Asian Cultures Around Campus featuring Henna 101

Every Monday from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Come to the ACC to learn the Indian art of henna designs. You will have hands on experience, as well as learn basic techniques and designs. Please feel free to bring your friends. If you are bringing a group of more than 6, please rsvp in advance. For questions, email Hallie Baumann at


Play 'Mah-Jong' at the ACC Every Friday from 2- 4 pm. Mah-Jong is a game of skill coupled with wit and fortune. It originated in China and dates far back into ancient times.  Beginners are welcome.

Go (WeiQi in Chinese, Baduk in Korean) Every Friday from 4- 7 pm. Go is the oldest game of strategy still played in its original form. The rules are simple, but the strategy is fantastically complex (computers can't come close to beating humans). Come to play, learn, or even teach this ageless game.


Asian Cultures Around Campus featuring Free Calligraphy Lessons

Every Friday, Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Learn and practice the art of East Asian Calligraphy with Vanessa Niu. Informal class meets every Friday to learn and practice how to write in the ancient script. Beginners are welcome. Lessons are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact


ACC’s English Tutoring Services
The Asian Culture Center is offering English tutorials. Peer counselors will be conducting free consultations at the ACC  (807 E. 10th Street) each week during the school year.  Students wanting to practice their conversational skills and needing assistance with written homework, basic grammar, business language, or short research papers will be able to stop by during office hours and receive help from a peer counselor. No appointments needed.  Tutoring hours are between 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.  More hours will be added as we get more volunteers.

Tutoring hours as of Jan. 24, 2014:

Monday 9-10:30 am, 11-12 pm, 12:30-8:30 pm

Tuesday 9-8:30 pm

Wednesday 9-3:30 pm, 5:30-8:30 pm

Thursday 9-8:30 pm

Friday 9-7 pm

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