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SAMEAPI Awareness Now! Events—April 2018 « Return to Ethnic Studies Resources

(South Asian Middle Eastern Asian Pacific Islander Awareness Now!)

Contact: 510.430.2080,

Justice & Iman
Wednesday, April 5
Tuesday, April 10, 6:00–9:00 pm in the Bender Room (Carnegie)
Justice & Iman Night features keynote speaker Zahra Billoo (CAIR Bay Area Executive Director), spoken word performances by Sarah O'Neal and Tyrice Brown, followed by a Q & A panel with Muslim-identified students from Mills and UC Berkeley. Dinner will be served by Oasis Kitchen (halal) and dessert will be provided, as well as a prayer room available for Maghrib prayer. Co-sponsored by the Department of Spiritual and Religious Life (SRL).

SAMEAPI Heritage Dinner
Wednesday, April 11, 5:00–7:00 pm in Founders Commons
Enjoy a delicious meal and entertainment! If you do not have a meal plan, Founders' door prices are $11.13 for adults and $7.00 for children 4–12.

Three Veils Screening
Thursday, April 12, 6:00–9:00 pm in Mills Hall

Join us for a screening of Three Veils, which follows three Muslim women navigating sexuality, tradition, and identity. Filmmaker Rolla Selbak will be present for a Q & A session. Co-sponsored by SRL.

Fragments: Pulling Together The Pieces Of Generational Trauma
Wednesday, April 18, 5:30–8:00 pm in the Bender Room
San Jose State professor Yvonne Kwan will be teaching about generational trauma. Cambodian-American visual artist Amy Lee Sanford will speak about her work's focus on trauma and healing.

Mental Health & API
Tuesday, April 24, 12:00–1:00 pm in the Cyclone Hub
Jeanarellia and Angel from CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) will be speaking about mental health in API communities. Lunch will be served!

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Dinner
Wednesday, April 25, 5:30–7:30 in Reinhardt Alumnae House
The faculty/staff appreciation dinner celebrates SAMEAPI-identified faculty and staff members. If you would like to attend, please contact

ASWAT Ensemble
Thursday, April 26, 7:00 pm in the Student Union
Join us for a night with ASWAT, a Bay Area ensemble performing folkloric, classical, & contemporary Arab music. Tea and refreshments will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Francophone Club.


Mills College Heritage Months are supported in part by the Ethnic Studies Fund. To learn about and donate to the Fund, please visit Ethnic Studies Fund. Many thanks for your generosity in support of Ethnic Studies and students of color at Mills.