Stop Human Trafficking

Stop by Wednesday, March 9th, at 2:15PM in the Christie Theater and hear what you can do to stop human trafficking. Women of Color is hosting Sia Her, an advocate who speaks out about the systemic challenges to sex trafficking and marriages within the Hmong community. She will address issues relating to public policy, democracy and justice, as well as women’s and gender issues.

Soul Food Dinner

Come join Black Student Union for their annual soul food dinner! Soul food is a cuisine that originated in African American culture and more specifically, southern African American culture. Come have a delicious meal that not only feels you up, but heals the soul.

Student tickets are $5 and community member tickets are $8; tickets are held at the University Ticketing Center. Come quickly before they are sold out. Soul food dinner will take place Saturday, February 20th, from 5:30PM-7:30PM in the Phoenix Rooms.

And if you’re not convinced, check out some pictures from last year! DSCN0043


Asian Holiday Celebration Week

Join the American Intercultural Center, Southeast Asian Student Union, and the Office of International Education for Asian Holiday Celebration week, which lasts from Monday, February 8th, through Thursday, February 11th. You may attend any (or all) of the events below.

Lunar New Year: Monday, February 8th, 10AM-Noon, Union Table

Omikuji Fortune Telling Paper Strips: Tuesday, February 9, 11AM-1PM

SASU Pop Up Noodle Shop Experience: Wednesday, February 10 4PM, Alumni Rooms

Hmong String Blessing: Thursday, February 11 11AM-1PM, Outside Bookstore Cherry Blossom

Come to the AIC Meet ‘n Greet!

Do you find yourself wanting to meet new people? Or catch up with old friends? Or just want a cool place to hang out for a bit? Come to the AIC Meet ‘n Greet! You can meet different students who call the AIC home, staff members, and even faculty members who would love to have a conversation with you.

This event takes place on Wednesday, February 3rd at Noon.


SASU Egg Roll Fundraiser

Egg-RollsNeed some delicious egg rolls (let’s face it, of course you do!)? Southeast Asian Student Union is currently selling egg rolls in the American Intercultural Center for $15 per dozen. SASU will be taking fundraiser forms between 11AM and 6PM until this Wednesday, November 18th, at 6PM. So come get them while you can!

Day of the Dead Celebration

sugarskulls2 Join Organizacion Latino Americana (OLA) this week with their Day of the Dead events! Join OLA as they decorate the altar located in the American Intercultural Center! You can bring a picture or the favorite food of somebody who has passed and place it on the altar. You may place these items on the altar Monday, October 26th through Thursday, October 29th, between 8AM and 9PM. There are frames to set up the pictures, and all items will be available to set up

On Wednesday, October 28th, there will be Sugar skull coloring sheets placed on the booth outside of the Phoenix Club, along with more information about Day of the Dead! And, last but not least, on Thursday, October 29th, there will be sugar skull painting! OLA will be painting sugar skulls in the AIC from 8AM until 4:30PM, so join them whenever you want!

Ally Conference—You Have the Power to Rise. Rise Up.

2015posterThe Ally Conference provides a safe environment to learn and discuss social themes that affect people in a safe environment. The Conference will cover various aspects of diversity, such as race, gender, sexuality, ableism, etc. The Ally Conference is a great opportunity to ask questions, voice opinions, and most importantly, learn how to be an ally.

The Ally Conference is FREE for students who register!

Here is the registration link:

Belle (Film)

Dido Elizabeth Belle is the illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a British admiral. She is found living in her poverty by her father, and was entrusted to the care of her uncle, Lord Mansfield and his wife. Dido fights inequality in love, family, and society. The film is set during a time of legal significance, when the Zong massacre occurred. About 132-142 enslaved Africans were thrown overboard from a slave ship and the owner filed with his insurance company for the losses. Lord Mansfield rules on this case in England’s Court of King’s Bench in 1786, in a decision seen to contribute to the abolition of slavery in Britain.

All are invited, and there are free snacks! If you missed today’s showing at 6PM in the Christie Theater, don’t worry—Women of Color will also be showing this movie Wednesday, October 14th at 6PM in the Christie Theater.

Sex, Drugs, Alcohol and Everything in Between with Julia Garcia

Join Julia Garcia as she takes you on an unforgettable journey through the reality that comes flooding in like a bad hangover: after the partying that ultimately led to her sexual assault, the death of her best friend and the infamous night that almost took her entire college experience away completely. Julia Garcia gets down to the college student level, connecting with her audience through poetry, stats, inspiring stories and empowering ways to help a college student during their experiences.

View the TRU life below!

This event takes place Monday, October 12th, from 8PM-9PM in the Christie Theater!


We Are Hmong Minnesota Exhibit & the Hmong Village Market

Join Southeast Asian Student in learning more about Hmong culture and experience! They will also visit a market with different fruits and vegetables, traditional food, clothing, and much, much more. This is a great opportunity for students who are curious about Hmong culture to dive in and experience it.

There are many spots still available, so sign up before the deadline which is Monday, October 12th at 8pm. SASU will be taking a bus to St. Paul MN on Saturday, October 17th, at 7AM, meeting in Studio Arts Blue Parking Lot. The trip will last until 11PM.

If you would like more information, click here!