This February the IU Asian Culture Center is wanting to send 8-10 students to the 14th Biennial Midwest Asian/Pacific American Students Conference. This year’s conference entitled, “Refocusing Our Lenses: Confronting Contemporary Issues of Globalization and Transnationalism” will be held at Oberlin College Feb 17th–Feb 19th. If you’re interested, contact
“Refocusing Our Lenses” is an attempt to confront problems facing Asians and Pacific Islanders that other trajectories have not thoroughly addressed. We will explore the impact of globalization in a transnational Asia and Oceania through the foci of human issues, the environment and economics. We will analyze the troublesome nomenclature of “Asian/Pacific American,” specifically the political ramifications of including Pacific Islanders within the category of “Asian American.”
Lastly, we will link education with activism, by discussing how our responsibilities as members of these transnational communities can be realized through mobilization and action.
The conference will include 4 panels on Human Trafficking, Militarization, Immigration, and the Environment, as well as a banquet with keynote address, and an opening and closing plenary. Registration fee is on a sliding scale. All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you.
Join us for a stimulating discussion on issues we rarely talk about or avoid discussing over dinner. What does it mean to be Gay, Lesbian, Asian, Black, Latino, Jewish, a Woman, or an International student on campus? Listen to what others think about what their ethnic, gender, sexual identities, and religious beliefs mean to them and to the larger community. If you are interested in participating, please see program details below.
Sponsors: Asian Culture Center, Episcopal University Ministry, Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Student Support Services, Helene G. Simon Hillel Center, La Casa, Leo R. Dowling International Center and Neal-Marshal Black Cultural Center.
Program Details: We are asking for students to give full two hours commitment.
Program itinerary is as follows:
6:30-7:00 Prepare Dishes (Recipes and Ingredients will be provided).
7:00-7:30 Cooking (While the pot is boiling, we will begin our discussion which will include the topic and background of the origins of the dishes featured).
7:30-8:30 Dining and Discussion “When is it discrimination? Perception vs. Reality”
For more information and to reserve a seat, please contact any of the sponsors above. ()
The Monroe County School’s ESL Office and Literacy Services is looking for individuals who are interested in tutoring students (ranging from all ages and language abilities) who are learning English as a new language. The commitment is 1-2 hours a week for the semester.
This is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in helping some of Bloomington’s multi-cultural population
The mandatory orientation is Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30p in the Dogwood Room of the IMU. If you are extremely interested, please contact Beth Bowling (email: ) to confirm your attendance at the training.