Wednesday Apr 10

Come out to New York City’s Asian American Student Conference! 

NYCAASC is a collaborative effort with students from various schools such as NYU, Columbia, Barnard, Hunter College, Baruch and City College. On April 27th they’re hosting a free event at the NYU Kimmel Center. It’s a conference that consists of a broad range of engaging workshops and panels intended to encourage attendees to think critically about Asian American issues. According to the group:

The theme for this year’s conference is En Route. In past conferences, we examined different notions of Asian American identity and how Asian Americans are reclaiming authorship of their stereotyped representations. This year, we seek to explore how Asian Americans are reinventing themselves by moving beyond their own communities and contributing to an intercultural dialogue.”

Check it out! It’s free and sounds awesome. If you’re still not convinced, watch their promotional video above. You can even volunteer by visiting their site, and clicking on the “Register” button. Spread the word!

Sunday Apr 15

The NYC Asian American Student Conference is just a week away!

Come attend one of the most highly anticipated Asian American student conferences on the east coast! Organized by students from NYU, Columbia, Baruch College, Barnard College, Hunter College, Fordham University, and more, this conference will be hosting students from all over New York City.

Click here to learn what NYCAASC is all about!

It has been announced that Phil Yu of will be keynote speaker, and will also provide a workshop titled “An Emerging Idol: Linsanity.” Other workshops include:

  • "DREAM ACTivism"
  • "What Does It Feel Like to Be a Problem?: NYPD Surveillance of Muslim Students and Social Justice Groups" 
  • "Racial Melancholia and Asian American Identity"
  • "In the Line of Duty: Private Danny Chen"
  • "The Uploaded Generation: Asian American Entertainers and YouTube"
  • "But Where are You REALLY from?: Microagressions - Subconscious Biases in a ‘Post-Racial’ World"

And more! Lunch and refreshments will be served, along with a great Talent Show in between each workshop segment. Team Janet will also be present, hosting a bone marrow drive!

The Conference will be hosted in the Kimmel Center, at New York University.

This is a one-time conference where you’ll be guaranteed to leave having greater knowledge of your Asian American community, so go “INK” yourself and REGISTER for the conference now!

NYCAASC Facebook page