Community Events

Fall 2019

Celebrating 15 Years of Freedom, Inc.

Please join the Asian American Studies Program for a special conversation with Kabzuag Vaj, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Freedom, Inc.

Fall 2019

Madison's Asian American Media Spotlight

Join us for Madison's Asian American Media Spotlight. We are screening two films: SEADRIFT and MS. PURPLE followed by in-person Q&A with the filmmakers. These screenings are free and open to the public at UW Cinematheque.

FLIGHT: torn like a rose

“FLIGHT: torn like a rose”, is a dance-theater performance celebrating the12th century Persian sufi poem, “Conference of the Birds”, that inspires us to sacrifice self-interest and worldly gain for community transformation.

Spring 2019

Spring 2019 Certificate Graduation

A celebration for graduating Asian American Studies Certificate students

Association for Asian American Studies

Rooted with Wings

Join us for an afternoon of introspection as we create together in a tranquil space.

Lunch catered by Ha Long Bay.

Fall 2018

Day of Terror, Days of Hope

Please join us for a community conversation about the impact of ICE arrests on families in Dane County.

Lecture: Mae Ngai

Mae Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History at Columbia University, will discuss the role of Chinese miners in the 19th-century gold rushes of California, Australia, and South Africa.

Fall Harvest Gathering

We are hosting a Fall Harvest Gathering on Wednesday, Oct 31st from 12-2 pm in The May 2nd Lounge (339W Ingraham Hall). We wanted to take this time from the busyness of the semester to reflect and connect with one another.

Madison's Asian American Media Spotlight

Join us for a weekend celebrating Asian American stories by Asian American filmmakers! All screenings are free and open to the public. Brought to you by the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

APIDA Community Welcome

The MSC is excited to welcome APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) students back to campus: come kickoff the semester this year with food, friends, and discussion! Learn more about fun events and learn how to get involved!

Spring 2018

Asian Americans & Affirmative Action Debate

How do Asian Americans fit into the affirmative action debate? Should race and test scores be deciding factors in college admissions? Come and explore with us the complexities of this debate.

Performing History: Documenting and Enacting the Asian American Midwest

How can we know what it means to be Asian American in the "Heartland"?
In what ways might performance be a conduit to the stories and history of Asian Americans in the Midwest?

Welcome to Angry Asian America

Please join WUD Distinguished Lecture Series for an Evening with Phil Yu on April 16th at 7:30pm.
The lecture is open and FREE to both students and the public.

Amy Ling Yellow Light Awards Celebration

Please join us as we celebrate the achievement of the students who will be awarded the Amy Ling Yellow Light Awards. We will also be unveiling the name our new student lounge!