Asian American Awareness Month at UIC

“A Celebration of Culture and Consciousness.” The University of Illinois at Chicago celebrates Asian American Awareness Month with cultural events, performances, lectures and other presentations.

The keynote speaker is Arden Cho, from the MTV show “Teen Wolf.”

Arden Cho; Asian American Awareness Month

Asian American Awareness Month keynote speaker Arden Cho, actress, singer and model, who stars in the MTV show “Teen Wolf.”

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information, call (312) 413-9569. A complete list of events will be posted online.

Event highlights include:

April 6
Asian American Awareness Month Kickoff with UIC Radio and student performers. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lecture Center Quad, outside directly west of Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. (In case of rain, event will be held in Student Center East, Room 605.)

April 11
Keynote for Asian American Awareness Month. Arden Cho, actress, singer and model, will discuss her life, career and more in conversation with a UIC student host. 3 – 5 p.m. Student Center East, Illinois Room, 750 S. Halsted St.

OiYan Poon; Asian American Awareness Month

OiYan Poon, a scholar on college access, affirmative action and Asian Americans, will deliver a presentation at UIC April 15.

April 15
“Stumbling between Black (Lives Matter) and White (Supremacy): Asian Americans, Civil Rights Movements, and Articulations of Racial Mattering.” Presentation by OiYan Poon, assistant professor of higher education at Loyola University Chicago, who will examine the contemporary Asian American desire for public affirmation of their experiences with racism and the subtle, and at times apparent, anti-black ideology underlying some of these efforts. UIC Richard J. Daley Library, Room 1-470, 801 S. Morgan St.