UW-Green Bay celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month with slate of activities

GREEN BAY — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month with a calendar full of free activities throughout April.

For more information contact the American Intercultural Center at (920) 465-2720.

Shutter Film •Wednesday, April 1• 7 p.m. • University Union’s Christie Theater

Watch the original Shutter movie, a film produced in Thailand in 2004. Young photographer Tun and his girlfriend Jane discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after leaving the screen of an accident. As they investigate the phenomenon, they find other photographs contain similar supernatural images, that Tun’s friends are being haunted as well, and Jane discovers that her boyfriend has not told her everything. It becomes clear that you cannot escape your past.

Western Eyes Film •Tuesday, April 7 • 6 p.m. • Christie Theater
Western Eyes examines the search for beauty and self-acceptance through the experiences of two young American women of Asian descent who believe that their appearance affects the way they are perceived by others. Discussion and snacks are to follow the 40-minute film.

• Travel Abroad—Japan and Thailand Student Panel •Thursday, April 9 • 1 p.m. • American Intercultural Center

Listen to the many UW-Green Bay students and professors who participated in the travel abroad opportunities to Japan and Thailand. Plus, pictures from their experiences will be available for viewing all day on April 9.

• Alvin Lau, slam poet artist •Tuesday, April 14 • 7 p.m. • Phoenix Club

Alvin Lau is a performance poet, working artist, and Chicago native. The son of first-generation Chinese immigrants, he often speaks of the Asian-American experience, with subjects ranging from Tiger Woods’ personality, to the importance of retaining native language, to the desexualization of Asian men in the media. An avid competitor, he is a two-time Chicago youth poetry slam champion, two-time national youth poetry slam champion, Grand Slam Champion of both the Mental Graffiti poetry slam and the legendary Green Mill Poetry Slam. Lau is a three-time individual finalist at the National Poetry Slam and Individual World Poetry Slam. He has been blessed to share stages with Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Danny Glover, as well as notable poets Li-Young Lee, Staceyann Chin and Nikki Giovanni.

• Sushi Making Day •Tuesday, April 14 • 11 a.m. • American Intercultural Center

Come and learn how to roll Japanese sushi. Rolling mat, food supplies and instructions will be provided.

• Magdalen Hsu-Li, singer •Tuesday, April 21 • 7 p.m. • Phoenix Club

Magdalen Hsu-Li is an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, painter and cultural activist who is redefining the female musician and smashing the ceiling in the American music industry. She has been called a, “…one woman dynamo of talent.” The New York Times described her music described as, “exquisitely furious, beautiful and exciting” with “an achingly gorgeous collection of piano-based rock recalling the finest moments of Tori Amos or Ben Folds Five.” A magazine says, “As she carves her identity as an artist in an industry where Asian women are not thought of as musical powerhouses or innovators, Magdalen is a rare force with which to reckon.”

• Asian Clothing Exhibit •Thursday, April 23 • 10 a.m. until noon • University Union Room 103

Come and see an array of traditional Asian clothing from different Asian ethnicities.

• Norman Magic Experience • Wednesday, April 29 • 8 p.m. • Phoenix Rooms

Norman Ng (pronounced “ing”) is a national performing magician. His current show, “The Norman Magic Experience,” is being featured at college campuses and performing arts centers nationwide. This is the only show where you can see a the magician smash cell phones with a baseball bat and magically restore them, find selected cards with a hockey stick, witness fortune cookies really tell the future, and make hundreds of dollars appear to go away.

The events are sponsored by the AIC, the Campus Life Diversity Task Force, the Office of International Education, Sexual and Gender Alliance, and the Southeast Asian Student Union.