Tonight, the Asian American Student Collective (AASC) is coming together to host a gathering at AAA House (107 High Street) from 6-8PM to respond to a despicable incident that happened yesterday in the wake of the election results. The following post contains a racial slur.
Mabuhay is the annual Asian/Asian-American performance art show, happening during WesFest. This year, in collaboration with the Asian American Student Collective, there will be a visual arts showcase as well! Bring your prefrosh!!
Doors open at 7:45pm for early viewing of the visual arts showcase. Performance starts at 8pm.
Refreshments will be sold and all proceeds will go towards the Wesleyan Refugee Project supporting the Collateral Repair Project (CRP) in Jordan. Cash and Venmo accepted!
Date: Thursday, April 14 — TONIGHT
Time: 7:45-9:30 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Christine Leung ’17 writes in:
Join Shakti and AASC this week on 4/6 for a FREE dinner (catered by Macori) exploring the concept “What is Asian American?”. This question ties in with the theme of AA Month: Miscellasianeous, looking inwards at the complexities of AA identity. All identities welcome!
Date: Wednesday, April 6
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 112
Come help kick off Asian American Month this April at Convocation! Join Shakti and the Asian American Student Collective for dinner and discussion, featuring student speakers and guest speaker Jason Oliver Chang, Ph.D. Please arrive early, as doors will be closed once DFC capacity is reached!
Jason Oliver Chang is an Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies at University of Connecticut. He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and holds a Masters of Public Policy and Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he focused on the enforcement of immigration law at the U.S.-Mexico border.
*Additionally, stay tuned for additional announcements about events celebrating Asian American Month!
Date: Friday, April 1
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons
Come join the Wesleyan Asian American Student Collective (AASC) during Homecoming/Family Weekend, as we celebrate our first annual Asian American Arts Festival, “Orient, Disorient, Reorient.”
The AA Arts Festival aims to create a safe space for the creative expression of Asian American students and the Asian American experience, while challenging the norms, stereotypes, and expectations pressed upon Asian & Asian American Artists, as well as the exoticization and exploitation of “Asian-ness” in the arts at large.
The festival will include:
- Visual Arts Gallery in Ziklha South Gallery, which will feature artwork by students and run from Friday, November 6th through Friday, November 13th
- Opening Reception and Gallery Walk in Zilkha South Gallery on Friday, November 6th from 4-5PM
- Performing Arts Showcase in Crowell Concert Hall on Friday, November 6th from 7-9PM, featuring music, dance, slam poetry, and spoken words performances by students, as well as a featured guest performance by LA-based AA rapper & spoken words artist, Jason Chu.
Come join us and reorient your mind and perspectives on Asian/Asian American Arts!
Visual Arts Gallery Dates: Friday, November 6 through Friday, November 13
Reception: Friday, November 6 from 4-5
Place: Zilkha South Gallery
Arts Showcase Date: Friday, November 6
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
A very rad and important event sponsored by the Wesleyan AASC and Shakti:
For the FIRST time, Wesleyan Asian American Student Collective and Shakti is taking over April with AAPI Identity Month!! Join us for as we kick off “Amplifying Asian America” with Convocation Dinner THIS Sunday, April 5 with two student speakers and our special guest, Jenn Fang!
Freshmen-Class Speaker: Emily Murphy ’18
Senior-Class Speaker: Lynna Zhong ’15
Keynote Speaker: Jenn Fang
“Jenn is a proud Asian American feminist, scientist and nerd who currently blogs at http://reappropriate.co/, one of the web’s oldest AAPI feminist and race activist blogs. She has previously contributed her writing to Change.org, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, Asian Americans for Obama, and The Nerds of Color. She can currently be found primarily at Reappropriate, as well as on Twitter at @Reappropriate.”
Starting off April 2015 with a bangggg! Come out, show support, invite your friends, eat noms noms noms
Peace, Justice, Love, Solidarity, Empower, Wesleyan. (that’s Lynna being corny & lamenting her last days until being a ‘real adult’)
Date: Sunday, April 5
Time: 6:30-8 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons
Via the Asian American Student Collective:
Join the Wesleyan Asian American Student Collective as we hold a meet and greet with the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission! Come meet members from the Commission with appetizers at Fiore II—this will be a great opportunity to meet and network with Asian Americans in Connecticut, as well as to learn about the work that CTAPAAC does for the AAPI community in Connecticut.
Date: TONIGHT, November 20th
Place: Fiore II, 332 Main St, Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Via Lynna Zhong ’15:
The Wesleyan Asian American Student Collective presents AWKWAFINA!!! Asian-American rapper from Queens, New York known for witty, quirky, expensive satire and comical rap verses and music videos. With hits like “My Vag”, “Queef”, “NYC Bitche$”, & “Yellow Ranger,” it’s guaranteed a bada$$ f*ckin night.
$upport her album ‘Yellow Ranger’ and on MTV’s “Girl Code”
DOORS OPEN 10:30
11:15 – Cornelius+
12:45 – jdv plus
**Bring yo WES IDs
Date: TONIGHT, November 14th
Time: 10:30PM – 2AM
Place: Alpha Delt
The Asian American Student Collective has launched a photo campaign answering the question “So where are you really from?” to highlight the discriminatory undertones of such seemingly innocent questions. Look below the jump for more about the campaign and the rest of the photos.
Come join the Asian American Student Collective (AASC) in our first collective meeting!
If you’re identify as Asian American, or are just interested in Asian America, join AASC! AASC creates a space in which we can discuss and tackle issues facing Asian America and/or issues facing Asian Americans on campus, through discussions, speakers, and panels. We also work with other student of color groups on campus in building coalitions to advance the needs of our communities.
In our first meeting on Tuesday, we’re going to talk about what’s on deck for this upcoming year, what members of the collective want to do, as well as introductions and such to get to know one another.
Date: Tuesday, September 16th
Place: 41 Wyllys 115