Asian Fest!!! Free events celebrate Asian American cultural diversity

Asian Fest kicked-off with a flash mob today in the plaza

CSU’s Asian Fest Committee is heading the  28th annual Asian Fest, which will feature free events to explore the diversity of Asian American cultures. Prominent Asian American community members will share their stories at Asian Fest, an annual spring celebration of Asian and Pacific American culture, to illustrate the impact of intersectionality.

The committee has partnered with other CSU organizations to organize events occurring March 26 through 28 on the Fort Collins campus ranging from musical performances to workshops. All events are free and open to the public.

“This year’s Asian Fest will provide a fun way for CSU students and community members to learn how ethnicity and gender combine and intersect, adding flavor to each person’s experience,” said Annika Firn, Asian Fest Committee director.

One event will feature global nomad Dennis Fryer, who will give a talk on the experiences of being a global nomad, or one who has lived in and identifies with multiple cultures. 

“Asian Fest events were created to entertain and educate campus and the community,” Firn said. “A lot of planning and effort goes into these events so attendees will not be disappointed.”

Events include a concert by folk band Oak & Gorski and a performance by spoken word artist Jenny C Lares. Lares will also give a workshop focusing on developing one’s voice and using it as a tool for community empowerment and social change.

To see a full listing of Asian Fest events and learn more, visit the Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center’s website at www.apacc.colostate.edu.

What Asian Fest event are you most excited for??

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