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!
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
2009. India. Dir: Kabir Khan. With John Abraham, Irrfan Khan. 153 min.
Three Muslim buddies spend their carefree college days in the Big Apple… until the Towers fall on 9/11 and they face detainment and interrogation from paranoid American authorities. Part suspense thriller, part love triangle with hijinks and songs, this smash hit of Hindi cinema finds the human story amidst the overzealousness and racism of the War on Terror. Sponsored by Shakti.
Come to Samsara, the annual South Asian Cultural Show presented by Shakti, Wesleyan’s sexiest South Asian Cultural Association! This year’s show will have dance performances, acting, and spoken word. Chai will be served during intermission for $1/cup. All proceeds go to IMPACT India!
Date: Saturday, November 14 Time: 7 PM – 9 PM Place: Crowell Concert Hall Cost: FREE
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!
“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
2013. India. Dir: Ritesh Batra. With Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur. 104 min.
One workday in Mumbai, a miscommunication results in a widowed accountant receiving a box lunch far superior to his normal order from a neglected housewife. The film unfolds the touching story of the unlikely friendship between the two as they start including notes with the lunches and sharing their lives. Co-sponsored by Shakti.