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APIDA Awareness Week

Spring 2023

Monday, January 23 | 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Turning Red
Free Movie Showing with Asian Snacks

Showing of the Disney/Pixar movie Turning Red: Mei Lee is a confident, dorky 13-year old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter, the chaos of adolescence and who turns into a giant red panda when she gets excited. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming is never far from her daughter - an unfortunate reality for the teenager. As if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda. Come watch the movie with us and enjoy some free post-movie Asian snacks!

Location: Fine Arts 133 & Fine Arts 134

Tuesday, January 24 | Calligraphy: 11 a.m.–noon/Henna Tattoo: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Calligraphy with Chinese Club and Free Henna Tattoo
Come celebrate Lunar New Year with Chinese Club members and Chinese language professor Yiran Zhou by learning how to do Chinese calligraphy. Calligraphy is important to Chinese people because it helps them understand Chinese history and traditions, including Lunar New Year. The first 20 students who complete their calligraphy pieces on-site will receive a free calligraphy brush.

During Club Rush, come get a free henna tattoo. The art of Henna—called mehndi in Hindi and Urdu—has been practiced in Pakistan, India, Africa, and the Middle East for over 5,000 years. Today, Henna is mainly used in celebration of special occasions such as weddings and birthdays in the joyous gathering of people. The Henna paste symbolizes good health and prosperity.

Come visit the Library Shade Structure and Walkway to celebrate Lunar New Year
with us.

Location: Library Shade Structure and Walkway

Wednesday, January 25 | 1 p.m.–2 p.m.

K-pop Dance Performance and Dance Workshop
Come join Kaylin Ngo @ kaylinnie_ & @KKAP.UCI for a K-pop performance and a free dance workshop. Today, K-pop is
more popular than ever, with groups like BTS, Blackpink, EXO, and Red Velvet achieving massive global success. Come
dance with us and learn the basics of K-pop.

Location: Student Center Stage

Thursday, January 26 | Training: 12 p.m.–1 p.m./Community Social: 1 p.m.–2 p.m.

Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment, Training by Right To Be &
APIDA Community Social

Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the US —and the world. In this virtual workshop hosted on Zoom, and co-sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), we’ll learn how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without ever compromising your safety.

The one-hour, interactive training will teach you the 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology: distract, delegate,  document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. There will be time at the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see anti-Asian/American harassment online or in person.

After the training, stay for our APIDA community social as we celebrate our APIDA community on campus. Free Appetizers and boba drinks will be provided.

Location: Liberal Arts 103

If disability accommodations (e.g. communications access, alternate formats) are needed to participate fully in this event, please submit your request to within seven school days in advance of the event.

Please contact Lynn Wang at for questions and details.

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