Yesterday (3/16/2021), in Georgia, an individual was arrested for shootings that took place at three Atlanta-area spas leaving 8 individuals dead, 6 of whom were of Asian descent. While racism and discrimination against individuals of Asian heritage in the United States is not a new occurrence, such incidents have been increasing at an alarming rate (estimated 150% rise in major U.S. cities by March 2021 Report by CSUSB Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism; 3,795 incidents in the last year reported to Stop AAPI Hate). As we navigate these difficult times, the AAARCC would like to share upcoming opportunities that bring awareness to these issues and fosters a community of support to #StopAsianHate. (Please see below or https://linktr.ee/PurdueAAARCC for the links to the events)
Spring Semester Recurring Events
I) Lunch and Learn Series
12 - 1 PM ET, Thursdays
To register for ALL Spring Lunch & Learn events, click here
II) AAARCC Speaker Series
1) AAARCC February Speaker Series
Date and Time: February 22, 2021 at 5:00-7:00 PM ET
Speaker: Dr. Nitasha Sharma
Presentation Title: Hawai'i is my Haven: Race and Indigeneity in the Black Pacific
Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/y4ep56lp
2) AAARCC March Speaker Series
Date and Time: March 9, 2021 at 7:00-9:00 PM ET
Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Woo, Dr. Reini Wirahadikusumah, Ruby Ibarra
Panel Title: International Women’s Day: A Panel Discussion and Concert
Date and Time: March 30, 2021 at 5:30-6:45 PM ET
Speaker: Dr. Russell Jeung, Chair and Professor, Department of Asian American Studies, College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University
Presentation Title: Christian Nationalism, Anti-Asian Racism, & Asian American Resistance
Registration: click here
4) How Did We Get Here? Teach-In Q&A with Asian American Studies Scholars on Anti-Asian Racism
Date and Time: March 31, 2021 at 12:00-1:00 PM ET
Speakers: Dr. Monica M. Trieu, Rachel Bonini, Melvin Villaver, Dr. Pamela K. Sari
Presentation Title: How Did We Get Here?
5) AAARCC April Speaker Series and the Honors College Visiting Scholars Program (Opening of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month)
Date and Time: April 1, 2021 at 5:00-6:30 PM ET (Limited attendance workshop from 7:00-8:15 PM ET)
Speaker: Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye
Presentation Title: Project VOICE Spoken Word Performance
6) LCC and AAARCC April Speaker Series as Part of Purdue Division of Diversity and Inclusion’s Pursuing Racial Justice Together Series
Date and Time: April 8, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
Speaker: Jose Antonio Vargas
Please check back at purdue.link/vargas
Date and Time: April 9, 2021,
Presenter: Universities represented within the Great Lakes Asian American Student Services
Whether you are only recently learning/being exposed to anti-Asian bias and hate crimes or if you have been aware of this issue for much longer, you are welcome to these spaces to process the events that have been taking place across the country and around the world.
Date and Time: Friday, April 16, 2021
Join us for a weekly opportunity to have conversations with AAARCC’s CAPS Liaisons. The weekly student hours will be held at 4:00 PM ET on Wednesdays starting on January 20, 2021. Once a month, our CAPS liaisons will lead a workshop on the following topics:
- February 24 at 4:00 PM ET with Casiana Warfield on “Coping/Managing Seasonal Depression”
- March 17 at 4:00 PM ET with Casiana Warfield on “Creating Healthy Habits for Well-Being”
- April 21 at 4:00 PM ET with Casiana Warfield on “Addressing Anxiety Around Life After Graduation”
Access to weekly student hours:
Restrictions and Guidelines:
Restrictions and Guidelines to Weekly Student Hours:
1) These meetings will be limited to consultation, meaning our Liaisons will assess what your needs are at present, offer you help in the moment, and potentially connect you to resources that are fitting. These are not therapy hours.
2) However, our Liaisons may refer students to their caseloads for teletherapy if appropriate.
3) Only students currently in the state of Indiana may use this service due to license restrictions.
4) The state line restriction may be shifting due to the state of emergency situation. We will let students know if/when that changes..
IV) Catch the Career Coach Student Hours and Presentations and Pre-Professional Advising Sessions (Collaborative Programming with Purdue CCO)
Join us for office hours and workshops with CCO and PPA Representatives on Career and Professional Development. Dates and times are listed below.
- Feb 12 at 11:00 AM ET: Dr. Xiangning “Sean” Deng. Director, Technical Services and Manufacturing Science, Eli Lilly
- Zoom link: https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/98367939447
- Feb 26 at 11:00 AM ET: CCO (Rose) & PPA (Cristy) drop-in office hours
- March 12 at 11 AM ET: Catch the CCO workshop with Dr. Rose Xu– Highlight Your Personal Brand in Interviews
- Zoom link: https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/98367939447
- March 26 at 11 AM ET: CCO (Rose) & PPA (Cara) drop-in office hours
- April 9 at 11:00 AM ET: Pre-Professional Advising with Cristy Gosney- Summer Planning for Pre-Health and Pre-Law Students
- Zoom link: https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/3356117488)
V) Dear America Notes of an Undocumented Citizen Virtual Book Discussions with Purdue AAARCC Reading Program, Purdue LCC Lit Club, West Lafayette Public Library, and Purdue Immigrant Allies
- March 11, 2021 at 5:30-6:30 PM EST - "Lying"
- March 18, 2021 at 5:30-6:30 PM EST - "Passing"
- March 25, 2021 at 5:30-6:30 PM EST - "Hiding"
VI) AAARCC & ASUB Asian-Interest Student Organizations Leadership Series
Join Asian-Interest student organization leaders for time of discussions on leadership and community building. Each series is followed by AAARCC and ASUB meetings.
A) January 27 at 7:00 PM ET: Learn about Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
B) February 23 at 7:00 PM ET: Inclusion of International Students and International Student Organizations: Ivan Henares (Doctoral Student, School of Tourism and Hospitality, Purdue University)
C) March 16 at 7:00 PM ET: Multi-Modal Approaches in Cultural Anthropology: Dr. Dada Docot (Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department, Purdue University)
D) March 30 at 7:00 PM ET - Leadership in Asian Interest Student Organizations and Impacts on the Professional World: Jennifer Chen (Regulatory Pharmaceutical Fellow in Drug Advertising and Promotion, DA OPDP, Eli Lilly, Purdue University)
E) April 20 at 7:00 PM ET: Transitioning from Graduation to the Workplace: Dr. Rose Xu (Senior Career Services Consultant, Purdue CCO)
VII) AAARCC & SAO Virtual Presentation and Office Hours
Join us to learn about best practices and other information related to student organizations’ events and programmings. The office hours and presentations are led by Cassandra Salazar from the Student Activities and Organizations Office (SAO).
- Dates: January 25, February 8 & 22, March 8 & 22, April 5 & 19
- Time: 3:00-4:00 PM ET
- Program Description:
Zoom Meeting Link: here.
VIII) Virtual Writing Group for Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students
Join Purdue University faculty, staff, and graduate students for a dedicated time of writing and an encouraging community
- Led by Dr. Pam Sari & Denny Putra: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8:00-10:00 PM ET
- Led by Dr. Dada Docot & Teilhard Paradela: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 6:00-8:00 PM ET (3-5pm PT)
- Join at this Discordlink: https://discord.gg/JZcRNwt
- Structure (Flexible, join as you can): 5 min Goal Setting, 25 min Writing , Repeat
“Each time I have joined sessions for this writing group, it has helped me be accountable for my research productivity, which is important for my career. These writing sessions increase my writing output and give me a peace of mind because I know that I'm making progress on my writing even among my many commitments.” -@Mel P
The writing group has been incredibly helpful to me by creating a writing ritual during a very chaotic time. I actually look forward to getting up early to join the group and get some work done early on so I can feel like I was productive for the rest of the day! -@Jenny
This writing group has helped me maintain my focus on my dissertation writing, as I try to balance my different professional commitments. The members of this group are super supportive so it is always a joy to be writing with all of them. — @tye
The writing group helps me to show up for my work during this pandemic. -@tricker
The writing group has helped keep me accountability to my dissertation writing schedule. It is nice to not write in isolation and with others committed to writing. For example, Last week, I completed the introductory sections of my literature review. This week, I am working on the drafting one of the three main cultural ideologies in my literature review. -@kayla
IX) Golden Hour Purdue AAARCC Conversation Hour
Every Friday 4:30 - 5:30 PM EST
Purdue Korean Undergraduate Student Association and the Korean program at the School of Languages and Cultures in collaboration with Purdue AAARCC are hosting a virtual hour for our Boilermaker community to practice using the Korean language in conversations!
Whether you are a beginner or an expert at speaking Korean, you are welcome to attend the conversation hour.
X) AAARCC and Purdue Libraries Mobile Making Program Diversity and Making: A Podcast & Video Series
- Dates: Monthly February, March, and April release on website and on social media platforms
XI) AAARCC Makerspace
Additional Information Coming Soon!
XII) AAARCC Media Lab Productions: Travel Asia with Ivan Anthony Santos Henares
Monthly releases from January to April
Description: Collaborating with Ph.D. Candidate in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ivan Anthony Santos Henares, the AAARCC is making a video series of travels to different Asian countries.
Spring 2021 Semester Special Events
I) Movie Screening: Minari
- Date and Time: February 5, 2021 at 6:00 - 8:30 PM ET
- Movie Information: A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. Minari received the Grand Jury Prize and the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
- Event Registration Link: https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3mlQMyhSyRAsCxv
II) AAARCC Virtual Lunar New Year Gala
- Date and Time: February 13, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 6:15 PM ET
- Event Information: Streaming of the 2020 AAARCC’s Virtual Lunar New Year Gala featuring many talented members of the Purdue campus community and a guest performance by actor and singer Cathy Ang.
- Event Registration Link:
III) Planting Stories: Cultivating Connections Between Our Histories, the Land & Each Other
- Date and Time: March 25, 2021 at 3:30-5:00 PM ET
- Collaboration between AAARCC, NAECC, and ACE Food Pantry
- As part of the March 25-26 Next Steps - Environmental Justice, Climate Change, and Racial Justice Symposium, Purdue AAARCC, NAECC, and Ace Campus Food Pantry presents an in-person interactive event. Come discover and share special stories of particular herbs/spices and choose one herb to plant! Registration is limited to 20 individuals. RSVP by clicking this link: https://tinyurl.com/PlantingStories. Learn more and register for the full symposium here: https://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/environment/communication/env-justice/index.php
- Location: AAARCC Outdoor Space
- Register here
IV) InspirAsian: An Evening of Virtual Graduation and Student Leaders Appreciation
- Date and Time: April 23, 2021 at 5:00 - 7:00 PM ET
- Purdue University's Asian American & Asian Resource and Cultural Center invites you to join us as we recognize and celebrate our student leaders and members of the graduating class of 2021! We are thrilled to celebrate their time at Purdue and to wish them well as they prepare to take their next giant leap. AJ Rafael and Alyssa Navarro will lead a special conversation and performance to celebrate with our community. The event will take place on Friday, April 23rd from 5- 7pm online at this link.
V) Destress Week Spring 2021
- April 26 - April 30, 2021
- Monday, April 26: Origami Day
- Tuesday, April 27: Caption Day
- Wednesday, April 28: Self Care Day
- Thursday, April 29: Maker’s Day
- Friday, April 30: Virtual Scavenger Hunt