Past Events (2017)

Past Events in 2017

Talk Story with Kumu Hinaleimoana

That’s right! This spring quarter in tandem with the ASUW’s Joint Commissions Committee’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration Series and the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center’s events and programming, we are proud to present Talk Story with Kumu Hina. Renowned activist and Kumu hula Hinaleimoana Wong, otherwise known as Kumu Hina, will be joining us at the University of Washington Seattle for a meet and greet, screening of her award winning documentary “Kumu Hina”, and a chance to talk story with the Kumu herself. The event will be help April 29th, 2017 at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

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Click on the KUMU HINA icon to RSVP for the event!


For questions and inquiries please contact either HUT Ugalino at or Toka Valu at

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We Are Water Exhibit

During the month of May, the ASUW Pacific Islander Student Commission, ASUW Asian Student Commission, The ASUW American Indian Student Commission, and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience are excited to open a call for submissions for art focused on water, in all its forms. Inspired by the exhibition “We are the Ocean: An Indigenous Response to Climate Change” (on view through November 2017) at the Wing Luke Museum, this call for art will culminate in an exhibition of works that will explore the ways that water is not only important to us but also to this world that we live in.

71 percent of the world is made of water. From lakes to rivers to the oceans that surround the lands that we live on, water is everywhere. We too are made of water – which is something that is both sacred and significant to our identities, cultures and histories.

This exhibition will be located on the UW Campus in Seattle, and will include stories, narratives and experiences from those who call the Pacific Northwest home, with priority given to artists from the Pacific Islander, Asian/Asian American and American Indian communities of UW. Visual art, performance, and written works will be accepted for this call.

Works and pieces may be submitted via this google form.

For more information or if you have questions about this call, please feel free to email

**Deadline for submission is April 14, 2017 at midnight.**

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Bite of Asia and Taste of Pasifika


The ASUW Asian Student Commission, Pacific Islander Student Commission, and Parent & Family Weekend present the annual Bite of Asia & Taste of Pasifika!

Since 1988, the goal of Bite of Asia has been to build community among the Asian/Asian-American and the Pacific Islander populations at the UW, to provide students with a sense of belonging and opportunities to connect with one another through food – whether it be trying new cuisines or taking a bite of something that reminds them of home.

Join us to taste a wide variety of dishes made by our multicultural student organizations!

Let us know you are coming by clicking here!

Location: HUB Lawn
Date: 4/7/17
Time: 11AM-2PM

For more information please contact Sam Le at .

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Pasifik Voices Spring 2017

Pasifik Voices Spring 2017

3pasifikvoicesPacific Islander Student Commission is hosting its final Pasifik Voices for the year!

Pasifik Voices, hosted by the ASUW Pacific Islander Student Commission, was founded by Kiana Fuega and Christina Pelesasa in 2009 to give space for renowned Pasifik poet Sia Figel to share her works with students in Winter of 2009.

Since then it has become an event centered around embodying the vast diversity of Pasifik Islander representation on and off the University of Washington campus.

It is a night of cultural expression as we showcase our talent through music, dance, art, spoken word, and more :).

This is your chance to perform and/or watch our fellow PI community members kill it on stage!

To sign up to perform click on Boo-woo the Caribou!

PV Button Design BWC

Check our promotional video here:

Music Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls (cover) by MSG (feat. Sabyu)

For more information please contact our Programming and Outreach Intern Tulili Tuiteleleapaga-Howard

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