Community Organizational Capacity and Leadership Networks: The High-Order Structure of the Unequal City
Speaker: Robert J. Sampson, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
Date: Friday, April 15, 2011, from 12noon-1:10pm
IMU Walnut Room
Neighborhood inequality remains durable in American society, raising important questions about civic engagement and the collective capacity of communities to meet pressing challenges. This presentation will highlight findings from a forthcoming book based on a long-term study of Chicago. Professor Sampson will focus on organizational and network dimensions of how communities are stratified and the consequences for civic life and well being.
When Hate Hits You: Dealing with Anti-Asian Sentiment
Monday, April 18, from 7-8:30pm
IUPUI, Campus Center (CE) Bldg. Rm. 450 A & B (4th floor)
420 University Blvd., Indianapolis
Bill Yoshino, Director of the Midwest Regional Office of Japanese American Citizens League, will cover the issue of why it is important to be concerned with hate crimes, what the prevailing stereotypes directed at Asian Americans are, what is the history of hate crimes, and what are the best ways to respond to hate crimes. This is an opportunity to learn how to respond when violence takes place in our community.
EASC Graduate Student Forum: Current Research on Japan
Tuesday, April 19, 2011, from 4-5:30pm
Ballantine Hall 004
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (812) 855-3765
Five graduate students from various disciplines will share their current research projects on Japan. In support of victims of the recent earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant disasters in Japan–the Japanese Student Association will have a donation box at the event, with proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross via the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago.
Asian American student survey
The Youth Advisory Council at the Asian American Justice Center is seeking input from Asian American students about their activities on campuses across the country. The center would appreciate your assistance in its data collection. If you wish to help, complete the short survey at bit.ly/aajcyouthsurvey.
Get Real About Discrimination (GRAD) Weekly Empowerment Group
This is your chance to speak up and speak out! This group is open to everyone and is designed to be a safe place to share. It meets every Friday during the school year at the IMU Persimmon Room. Doors open at 5:30pm, newcomer briefing begins at 5:40pm, and the meeting begins at 6pm. Observers and participants are all welcomed! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Kay at email@example.com.