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‘Tiger parenting’ talk, slam poetry part of Asian heritage month at Cal State Fullerton

“Resist: Visible and United” is the theme of this year’s Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month at Cal State Fullerton.
Guest speakers, poetry readings, documentary screenings and a night market are among the events planned.
In fall 2017, 20.5 percent of CSUF students identified themselves as Asian and .2 percent as Pacific Islander, according to the university.
“Desi” refers to the people and cultures of Southeast Asia.
The following activities are open to the public.
April 9 — Kit Yan’s “Queer Heartache”
6-7 p.m. Titan Student Union Pub
Kit Yan, a New York-based spoken word artist, will perform his “Queer Heartache” piece. Through his theatrical slam poetry, Yan shares stories about family, love, social justice and his experiences as a queer, transgender Asian American.
April 12 — “Being Never Enough: Exploring the Costs of Tiger Parenting”
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Pollak Library, Room 130
Erin Khuê Ninh, author of “Ingratitude: The Debt-Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature” and an associate professor at UC Santa Barbara, explores intergenerational conflict in immigrant families and the costs of “tiger parenting.”
April 18 —Titan Night Market
5-8 p.m. Quad
Inspired by traditional street markets, the Titan Night Market features culturally significant food, performances and activities.
April 30 and May 2 — “Chinese Exclusion Act” Documentary Screenings
Titan Student Union’s Titan Theatre
The documentary examines the origins, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens. Two screenings will be held for students: April 30 from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. (screening and discussion) and April 30 at 2 p.m. (screening only).
Other heritage month events include:
“Being as a Model Minority” lecture by Emily S. Lee, associate professor of philosophy — April 16, noon-12:50 p.m. Pollak Library, Room 360
“Dream Riders USA” film screening — April 16, 3-4 p.m. Titan Theatre
“Not Your Model Minority: The LGBTQ Experience” identity-development workshop — April 17, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. University Hall, Room 210B
“Lifting Together: Poetry and the Rising Imagination” poetry reading by Victoria Chang — April 23, 10-11:15 a.m. Pollak Library, Rotary Club of Fullerton Room 130
“What Pacific Islanders Want You to Know!” community conversation — April 23, 4-5 p.m. University Hall, Room 210B
CSUF’s celebration of APIDA Heritage Month is coordinated by the Asian Pacific American Resource Center, in partnership with the Department of Asian American Studies, Asian American Pacific Islander Faculty Staff Association, Associated Students Inc. Productions, Association of InterCultural Awareness, Division of Student Affairs, LGBT Queer Resource Center, Multicultural Greek Council and Office of the President.
For more information, visit the APARC website or call 657-278-3742.
Source: Oc Register

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