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2024 State of AAPI Forum
UT State of AAPI Forum and Movie
Date: Friday, May 3
Time: 12:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Student Union Room 362 & 272C
Address: 1502 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37996
Register to Attend

We would love to invite you and your members to join us and celebrate the May AAPI Cultural Heritage month together.

Join us to celebrate the upcoming AAPI Cultural Heritage Month in May! We are thrilled to announce the inaugural State of AAPI Forum 2024 on Friday, May 3rd in the Student Union. Space is limited. Please register to attend: Feel free to share this invitation widely.

The event is hosted by the Chancellor’s Commission for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. It is an inspiring and interactive event dedicated to sharing stories, experiences, research, and insights on topics related to the Asian American and Pacific experience. Find out more about the event here:
The half-day event will conclude with a movie screening and discussion of a mind-twisting, Academy Award Best Picture Parasite, a South Korean dark comedy thriller film. All events open to the public, please note that the Movie is rated R and may not be appropriate for audiences of all ages.

Agenda at a glance

12:00pm Registration and Check-In Location:

Student Union 362

12:30pm−1:20pm Opening Remarks & Keynote Speaker: Azsha White
1:30pm−2:20pm AAPI Showcase Lightning Talk Session 1
2:30pm−3:20pm AAPI Showcase Lightning Talk Session 2
3:20pm−3:45pm Tea Time
3:45pm−4:30pm Panel on Work/Life Balance, Career Development, and Leadership for the AAPI Community moderated by Dr. Catherine Luther, Professor and Director of the Information Integrity Institute, School of Journalism & Media, UT Knoxville
4:30pm−4:45pm Closing & Door Prizes
6:00 pm−6:30pm Reception Location:

Student Union Ballroom  272C

6:30pm−9:30pm Parasite Screening & Film Discussion with moderator Mary Laube

CFAAPI Movie Night

Pride Center Turning Red

Kernel Convo: Turning Red
Date: Tuesday, April 30
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Primary Location: HSS Amphitheater (Outdoors)
Rain Location: Hodges Library, 1st Floor Auditorium
Address: 1502 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37996

Join Multicultural Student Life, the Pride Center, and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program for a screening of the Pixar movie, Turning Red. After the movie, the MSL Diversity Educators will facilitate a conversation about the film’s representation and major themes.

About the film: In Turning Red, Mei Lee is a confident, dorky thirteen-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. And as if changes to her interests, relationships, and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which for a teenager is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda! This heartwarming and hilarious movie addresses themes of growing up, honoring one’s cultural heritage, and forging a new path ahead.

Bystander Intervention training to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment
Dates and Times:
Friday, May 14th 2021. 12:00PM ET
Thursday, May 20th 2021. 5:00PM ET
Monday, May 24th 2021. 4:00PM ET

AAPI December Lunch and Learn

Date: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021

Time: 12 pm – 1 pm

Location: Student Union 270

Heart To Heart – Live Stream Concert: Gao Hong and Issam Rafea Duo

Host: AAPI committee and Office of Asia Engagement
This event is in partnership with the United States Heartland China Association (USHCA). Light refreshments will be provided.
Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Location: Student Union, 272C Ballroom
Time: 3 – 5 pm
Watch the Event Recording


The Office of Asia Engagement and the Global Security Program at the Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy announced a call for student applications for the Invent2Prevent program sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Students will design and implement a tool or creative initiative addressing discrimination, extremism, and violence against Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the US. Students will have the ability to earn credit, have access to an operating budget, and may even be able to present their work at DHS in Washington, D.C. Click to learn more and sign up.

May 2021 Events

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, from 3:00-4:00pm EDT

Join the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities for a special webinar in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month featuring five Asian Pacific American leaders in public higher education. Register here!

During this event, the featured speakers will discuss their own personal journey from growing up to becoming campus leaders. They will discuss the important role Asian American and Pacific Islander students, faculty, and staff play on campus and in their communities as well as how university leadership can best support them while recognizing and honoring the diverse composition of the community. The conversation will also explore the troubling increase in verbal attacks and physical violence against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, including how campuses are working to raise awareness and ensure the safety for the AAPI community while fostering an inclusive environment.

April 28th 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

A virtual conversation with

Helen Zia

activist, author, and former journalist

Celebration of the AAPI Cultural Heritage month in May

Hosted by the Office of Asia Engagement and the Chinese Cultural Heritage Working Group

Sponsored by the Division of Diversity and Engagement

Missed the event? Click to access the collection of Asian Americans at UT Libraries and works by Helen Zia

Click to read more about Helen Zia and her work.

Making Visible the Racialized Experiences of UT’s AAPI Women Faculty

April 14, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET

Rocky Topics: Supporting the AAPI Community

March 25, 2021, 5:30 pm ET

Honoring Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage

March 16 – April 6, 2021

AAPI calendar

865 Night Market

March 26, 2021, 6:00 – 10:00 pm ET

Like and Subscribe: Steven Lim’s Journey as an Asian American Content Creator

March 30, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET

Students of Color Empowerment Group

February 2 – April 6, 2021, Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm ET