Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Asian American Activism in Practice; Learning from Each Other

EVENT: AAAGS Fall Event: "Asian American Activism in Practice; Learning from Each Other"

Description: Come join us for our first-ever workshop about the practical applications to activism geared toward a broad audience of undergraduate, graduate, and community members. All are invited to attend. This will require active participation and discussion in smaller group break-out sessions on the topic of media portrayals, the impact of immigration reform, racial quotas in school admissions, and racially-motivated hate crimes facilitated by graduate students at Madison.

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2007, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Helen C. White Building, Room 7191 (room holds about 100 or more)

Who: Every major Asian American student organization member and allies are welcome

What: We will be featuring local speakers and gearing this workshop toward gaining hands-on skills to advocate and talk about the issues that matter to you. The theme is "learning from each other" because we all come from different career and student leadership backgrounds and can benefit from learning from one another's activism and energy.


Ray Hsu
is a Ph.D. candidate in English literary studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He won a Humanities Exposed Evjue Research Award for establishing a creative writing community and GED tutoring program in a prison. His first poetry collection, Anthropy, won the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Award and was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Ray will lead us in a discussion about Asian American activism.


Anthony Yuen
is a graduate of Education M.Ed. and Asian American Studies M.A. programs at UCLA, where he completed a video documentary thesis on multiracial Asian American arts, academics, and activism at the university's Center for EthnoCommunications. A former executive director of Hapa Issues Forum, a leading multiracial Asian American advocacy organization, Anthony currently works as an advisor for International Academic Programs at UW-Madison, where he is the lead advisor for study abroad programs to Asia.




Gil Jose, Microbiology (Co-Chair, AAAGS)
Mytoan Nguyen, Sociology (Co-Chair of AAAGS)
Nancy Nguyen, Southeast Asian Studies
Linda Park, Human Development and Family Studies
Elizabeth Thao, Nursing
Elizabeth Peach Soltis, Law School (Chair of APALSA/SALSA)
Nancy Vue, Law School
Betty Thao, Education
Kao Phetchareun, Public Affairs
Dan Allen, Law School
Hai-Dang Phan, English
Kong Xiong, Molecular Chemistry
Ray Hsu, Literary Studies/Creative Writing
Anthony Yuen, International Academic Programs
Casey Lee, East Asian Studies

We hope that you'll invite all your friends, come show support, and help educate US about your activism!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

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