This week the Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center and the Asian Fest Organization look to bring out thought-provoking discussions and events in this yearâ€™s 29th annual Asian Fest.
For three days, events will be held in the Lory Student Center and the Ramskeller. Asian Fest will kick off on March 26 with a talk on higher education by former president of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Mike Segawa at 1 p.m. Luoluo Hong, vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Hawaii, will also have a discussion on intersectionality at 5 p.m.
â€œWe really want people to be able to come to events with open minds and a willingness to learn or experience something new,â€ said Annika Firn, Asian Fest committee director.
March 27 will highlight the musical arts as the folk band Oak & Gorski, who have sold more than 30,000 albums, play a live performance at the Ramskeller at 6 p.m.
Poet Jenny C. Lares will have a spoken word performance March 28 at noon. The event also includes a workshop that focuses on developing oneâ€™s voice as a tool for community empowerment and social change.
Senior journalism major Natasha Pepperl is in charge of marketing Asian Fest online and on Facebook.
â€œWe want everyone to know that the events are free and open to the whole community as an educating and entertaining celebration of Asian culture,â€ Pepperl said.
The festival will end March 28 with a talk at 4 p.m. by global nomad Dennis Fryer, who will talk about the cultures he encountered in his travels.
Asian Fest started 29 years ago with the mission of bringing awareness to CSUâ€™s campus and to promote interests, insights and new understandings of people and cultures.
For more information on the events and their specific locations go to, http://www.apacc.colostate.edu/asianfest.
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Who: Prominent members of the Asian community
What: 29th annual Asian Fest
Where: LSC, Engineering Building and A/PACC cultural office
When: March 26-28