Events & Programming

Asian Awareness Month

March is Asian Awareness Month. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to enjoy the events listed below, all of which are free of charge.

Asian Awareness Month Kick-Off Event: Debunking the Model Minority Myth
Friday, March 1, 5:30pm  Tishman Commons
A panel of activists and philanthropists who will be addressing issues that are challenging Asian/Asian American communities. The three guest speakers are leaders of an Asian American think tank, a Pakistani micro-lending foundation, and an Asian domestic violence organization. The panel will be moderated by Professor Yoon Sun Lee, Director of American Studies.

GLBTQ Alumnae Panel
Saturday, March 9, 12:00pm Tishman Commons
Alumnae from various ethnic backgrounds and career paths come to speak about their life at/post college as a member of the Asian GLBTQ community. The alumnae will share their experiences and provide advice for current students. There will be time for a Q&A session.

Guest Lecture: Nepali Artist Sneha Shrestha
Tuesday, March 12, 7:00pm Knapp Atrium
The event is an art lecture featuring Sneha Shrestha, a Nepali artist from Boston's Art for Humanity. She will be presenting some of her works on a slide show and share the inspirations and experiences behind them. Some of the topics she will also touch upon are the mentorship she has received, the obstacles (cultural, financial, academic) that she has faced in her road to becoming an independent artist, and her motivation to combine urban art and Nepali script in her pieces. Wellesley students will also have a chance to ask Sneha questions in a Q&A session afterwards.

Coffee House Night
Friday, March 29, 7:00pm  Tishman Commons
The coffee house will include slam poetry as well as musical and instrumental performances by students from colleges in the Boston area and Wellesley students and faculty. The show is a celebration of the diversity amongst Asian/Asian Americans and a community building event. Food will be served.

Music as Religious Experience: Japanese Taiko Drums and Balinese Gamelan Orchestra
Wednesday April 3, 4:30pm  Library Lecture Room
Jennifer Milioto Matsue, Wellesley College Class of 1992, is returning to Wellesley to give a lecture/demonstration. While at Wellesley, she studied Music and Japanese Studies. Then, she went to the University of Chicago to pursue a PhD in Ethnomusicology. Currently, she is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Asian Studies at Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Other events are scheduled on a rolling basis throughout the academic year and can be found by visiting our events calendar.