Fall 2022


Fall Semester Recurring Events

I) Lunch and Learn Series

12 - 1 PM ET, Thursdays

September 8, 2022: Play as represented within the home of South Asian families: Inspiration for the development of a guided pretend play intervention, presenter: Dr. Tanya Paes (Postdoctoral Researcher, Human Development and Families Studies)

Dr. Tanya M. Paes, is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University. Her research focuses on the effects of interventions designed to improve executive function and other school readiness skills in young children, particularly those from families with low incomes and those from diverse ethnic groups. This is aligned with her scholarly interest in reducing the inequities faced by at-risk children through quality early childhood education provisions. Tanya obtained her MSc in Child Development and Education at the University of Oxford, and completed her PhD in Education at the University of Cambridge.
September 15, 2022: Holistic mentorship: A path to meaningful and gratifying relationships, presenter: Rabita Rajkarnikar, AICP (Senior Internship Program Manager, Construction Engineering & Management)
September 22, 2022: Principles of epigenetic control at stem cell enhancers, presenter: Dr. Humaira Gowher (Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry)
October 6, 2022: Thriving: Spirituality in Health and Well-being, presenter: Lane Yahiro (Professor Emeritus, Health and Human Sciences/Health & Kinesiology)
October 13, 2022: Visa Dreamers: Who are they? What are their struggles? How can we help?, presenter: Mahit Vaddadi (Board Member, The Hidden Dream)
October 20, 2022: Mouth Matters: Oral and Systemic Health, presenter: Dr. Mojgan Sarmadi (Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine)
November 3, 2022: (Re)Visioning History, presenter: Dr. Mindy Tan (Lecturer, African American Studies)
November 10, 2022: Wellness for Everybody: Mindfulness Practice from a Holistic Perspective, presenter: Dr. Hwanseok Song (Assistant Professor, Brian Lamb School of Communication)
November 17, 2022: Amplifying Asian American Voices in Music Education: A Discourse of Identity, Social Justice, and Curriculum, presenter: Dr. Shuk-Ki Wong (Administrative Manager, Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras)

December 1, 2022: To MYELA, you are the world, presenter: Maria Whipple (Director, Purdue For Life Foundation Affinity Network)


II) AAARCC Fall 2022 Speaker Series

1) Influencer Culture: Discovery Heritage Identity through Social Media by Brittany Chan (Founder and Creator of Cantonese with Brittany)

Date & Time: Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 6:30 PM ET
Location: WALC Room 1055

Brittany Chan is a social media content creator exploring her heritage language and culture through the lens of a second generation Hong Kong Canadian girl.

Purdue Krannert alum (BS Econ '14) turned NYC fashion designer turned Youtuber, Brittany will be speaking about what it was like to navigate cultural and family expectations, balancing Eastern & Western cultures and ultimately embarking on the journey of self-love and self-acceptance


2) Dr. Fredy González (Associate Professor, Global Asian Studies and History, University of Illinois, Chicago)

Date & Time: Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 6:00 PM ET
Location: Lawson 1142

In collaboration with the Latino Cultural Center, the AAARCC is hosting Dr. Fredy González, Associate Professor of Global Asian Studies and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. González will lecture on the topic: "Chinese Mexicans and Mexicanidad." In this talk, Dr. González will give a brief history of Chinese immigration to Mexico during the twentieth century and illustrate some of the ways the Chinese contributed to and claimed belonging to the Mexican nation. Despite experiencing consistent hate and harassment from anti-Chinese activists who claimed that the Chinese would never fit into the Mexican nation, some migrants found ways to survive and set down roots in their new country.



3) Dr. Claire Jean Kim (Professor, Political Science and Asian American Studies, University of California Irvine)

Date & Time: Monday, October 24, 2022 at 6:00 PM ET
Location: Virtual Event Only

In collaboration with the Black Cultural Center, the AAARCC is hosting Dr. Claire Jean Kim, Professor of Political Science and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Kim will lecture about the intersectional experiences of Black and Asian communities of the United States.


4) Dr. Mimi Thi Nguyen (Chair and Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies and Asian American Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at time 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: STEW 278

In collaboration with the Purdue Libraries, the AAARCC is hosting Dr. Todd Honma, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, at Pitzer College who will be leading a lecture and a workshop on the topic of Zines and its use in activism.


5) Dr. Jenny Wang (Psychologist and Author, Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans)

Date & Time: Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 6:00 PM ET
Location: Lawson 1142

Dr. Jenny Wang is an author of Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans. She is also a Houston-based licensed psychologist who offers individual psychotherapy within a compassionate, client-centered, and non-judgmental framework. Dr. Wang works from a social justice and intersectional framework focused on understanding the impact of racial trauma and racial identity on mental health.


III) Reali-Tea Series: Purdue AAARCC and CAPS Fall 2022

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM ET
Location: AAARCC (915 5th Street)

Conversations on mental health and well-being. Registration not required.



IV) Catch the Career Coach Student Hours and Presentations and Pre-Professional Advising Sessions (Collaborative Programming with Purdue CCO)

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00 PM ET for CCO; 1:00-2:00 PM ET on September 7, October 5, and November 2, 2022 for PPA.
Location: AAARCC (915 5th Street)



Fall 2022 Semester Special Events


I) AAARCC Picture Day with Friends!

Date and Time: Monday, August 22, 2022 at 12:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Location: Cultural Center Lawn (915 5th Street)



II) Express Fest 2022 (Collaboration with LCC and NAECC)

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET
Location: Cultural Center Lawn (915 5th Street)

Join us for this year’s Express Fest! This open house and resource fair puts students on the fast track to connecting with campus resources and student organizations at Purdue University. Join us for live performances, food, lawn games, and tours of the AAARCC, LCC, and the NAECC.



III) AAARCC Student Leadership Summit

Date & Time: Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET
Location: WALC 1087

This summit is planned for student organization presidents (or Vice President Externals) who are interested in building networks with each other while learning about resources on campus to grow as an organization.



IV) NAECC and AAARCC Friendsgiving

Date/Time: Monday, November 21, 2022 at Lunch Time
Location: NAECC (903 5th Street)

You are invited to celebrate friendship and drop by the AAARCC as we celebrate Friendsgiving with the NAECC. We will have food, beverages, and activities for participants to enjoy.



V) De-Stress Week of Events

Date/Time: December 5 - 9, 2022
Location: AAARCC (915 5th Street)

As we near the end of the semester, take a moment to drop by the AAARCC and de-stress from studying for finals. Each day will feature a different activity and opportunity to hang out with friends. 







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