Vicky Chu ’13 and Lynna Zhong ’15 have food n cultural discussion n shit, yo:
Come join the Asian American Student Collective for its first general
PIZZA WILL BE SERVED!
AASC strives to strengthen the voices of Asian Americans through
social awareness, progressive action, and political empowerment. We
provide an open forum in which issues of identity, race, gender and
sexuality can be explored and questioned; where stereotypes and
structures of oppression can be broken down and examined in relation
to Asian America, and where our diverse individual experiences can be
placed within a broader historical context.
Come join the Asian American Student Collective on a screening of “Vincent Who?” presented by Producer and Co-Director Curtis Chin! The screening will be held on Monday, February 6, 7pm at 41 Wyllys, room 112.
FREE TIBETAN FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED!
Who is Vincent Chin, and why has he been forgotten? How far has Asian Pacific Islander American activism progressed since that brutal, racially-motivated murder thirty years ago? VINCENT WHO? explores this important legacy through interviews with the key players at the time as well as a whole new generation of activists whose lives were impacted by Vincent Chin. It also looks at the case in relation to the larger narrative of Asian American history, in such events as Chinese Exclusion, Japanese American Internment in WWII, the 1992 L.A. Riots, anti-Asian hate crimes, and post-9/11 racial profiling. A Q&A session with producer Curtis Chin will follow this 40-minute documentary screening.
Just like the title says–the Asian American Student Collective is hosting a delicious meat n’ greet barbecue (HA get it?) this Friday for Asian/Asian American-identified students, whether they be international, East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, etc. So come, hang out, eat (free!) food, and relaxxx cause it ain’t like you got shit to do the day after. VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN FRIENDLY! (I’m vegetarian!)
Date: Friday, September 16th
Place: 21 Vine Street backyard (by Neon, right before the Vine parking lot)
The Asian American Student Collective presents a film screening of this Academy-Awar-nominated 1987 documentary about Vincent Chin, an Asian-American whose story sparked the emergence of the Asian-American movement in the U.S.
FREE SNACKS FROM TYPHOON(!!!) WILL BE PROVIDED.
Date: Today, Tuesday April 12th Time: 7pm Place: JUDD116 Cost: Free (+ snacks!) Face: Book
Surprise! You’re going about your average week at Wesleyan, when BAM, the Asian American Student Collective comes out of nowhere to sponsor four incredibly awesome events this upcoming week just for you.
WEDNESDAY: Open Mic & Spring Slam Series Round 2
The AASC & weSLAM bring you round TWO of the Spring Slam Series.12 poets. 2 rounds. Which 3 will advance to the SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWDOWN? Only time (and poetry!) will tell.
New shit. New poets. (Could that be you?) Old poets. Sexy people. (That could definitely be you). Loud cheering. Loud snapping. (No really, how do people snap so fucking loud?) Come spit. Come listen. Come feel things with us.
Date: Wednesday, February 23rd Time: 8:30PM-11:30PM Place: 200 Church Face:Book
THURSDAY: Finding Common Ground Within an Asian American Identity
AASC invites you to an informal dialogue about what it means to identify yourself or your experience as Asian American. We hope to hear from you and others what it would mean for an Asian American community to exist on campus and how we can build an inclusive and nurturing environment. All are welcome!