Who Are Asian Pacific Americans? Luncheon Talk Series
Topic: What’s in a (Group) Name? Exploring Identity Through ‘Labels’
Date: Friday, November 8, 2013
Time: 12-1 pm
Venue: ACC, 807 E. 10th Street
Description: The month of November and Thanksgiving encourage people to give thanks and reflect on what they appreciate in life. As social creatures, humans have an innate want to belong to some kind of group, be it a family, culture, religion, or friend circle. While the act of belonging is comforting, the labeling of those groups can be complicated and contentious. Do these group names encourage certain behaviors? Do the group names ultimately help a group? Or do they eventually hurt a group? Come for the chance to discuss these questions, which are based on the following article in the LA Times:http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-taylor-lgbt-labels-20130625,0,3788471.story
Asian American Association board members co-sponsoring “Over a Cup of Tea” hosted by Asian Culture Center on October 24th, 2013.
We are doing a contest to design our logo. The requirement is that it has something to do with Asian and/or Americans, and have the name Asian American Association or AAA or something along the line. Be creative! Click on this link for your submission: http://jotform.co/form/32985479109872. Deadline is December 1st. Looking forward to seeing our members’ creativity!
We are co-sponsoring this event. Come join us!
Title: “Over a Cup of Tea” featuring Journalist Fariba Nawa and her presentation, “Afghanistan, Heroin and Women”
This event is co-sponsored by the School of Journalism, the Center for the Study of Global Change, the Department of International Studies, the Horizon of Knowledge Program, and the Asian Culture Center
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Time: 7-8 pm
Venue: ACC (807 E. 10th Street)
Description: Fariba Nawa, an Afghan-American journalist, speaker and author, spent seven years in Afghanistan and the region, five of those years investigating the global heroin trade. She focuses on how Afghan women are involved and impacted by the $65 billion business that supplies 90 percent of the world’s opiates.
Nawa has reported from the Middle East, South and Central Asia for a variety of news outlets including The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Daily Beast, Sunday Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. She’s the author of Opium Nation:Child Brides, Drug Lords and One Woman’s Journey through Afghanistan and Afghanistan, Inc.