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Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Meet Celeste Ng
7:00 pm
Barnum 008
Asian American author Celeste Ng, is visiting to discuss topics covered in her first novel, Everything I Never Told You. A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You explores the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family and uncovers the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.
Book signing to follow.
Sponsored by the Asian American Center, AS&E Diversity Fund, Tufts Health and Wellness Services, Counseling and Mental Health Services, International Center, Women's Center, and Asian American Studies Minor.


Recent Events

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
White People: Documentary Screening and Discussion
7:00 pm
Metcalf Lounge
Jose Antonio Vargas is a journalist, filmmaker, and immigration rights activist. Among his works is White People, a 41-minute documentary on the concept of white privilege and how it affects white people and other cultures. Join us for a screening of the documentary followed with a discussion facilitated by Mark Brimhall-Vargas, Tufts’ Chief Diversity Officer.

Sunday, February 21, 2016
Day of Remembrance [Bend: Ephemera Trilogy with Kimi Maeda]
1:00 pm
Balch Arena Theater
If memory forms our personal identity and shared memory forms our cultural and even racial identity, what does it mean when memories are lost? Bend explores this question by examining the lives of two men interned in a Japanese American Relocation Camp during World War II. Bend is a 50-minute solo performance that combines live feed video of sand drawing with archival footage and will be presented in the Balch Arena Theater.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Deconstructing the Model Minority with Professor Pawan Dhingra
12:00–1:15 pm
Start House
As part of our "What is Asian American Studies?" Faculty Series, Pawan Dhingra will be discussing his research in the deconstruction of the model minority, while also recognizing the challenges and achievements of Asian Americans. Furthermore, he believes that there is a need for a new way to talk about Asian Americans than the current model minority or anti-model minority framing allows.
Sponsored by the Tufts Asian American Studies Minor and the Asian American Center

Friday, December 11, 2015
Carbs & Games Night
5:30–7:00 pm
Sophia Gordon
Join the Pan Asian Council (PAC) and the Asian American Center (AAC) for an evening of fun games and delicious foods from a wide variety of Asian cultures as we celebrate the end of classes. All are welcome!

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Writing Workshop with Professor Grace Talusan
7:00–8:00 pm
Start House
Professor Grace Talusan will lead a writing workshop with students centering around themes of transnational identity(ies) by sharing existing pieces of work centering this theme as well as providing us a space to rewind, de-stress and reflect upon our own personal identities. Writing exercises will be very interactive and an exciting way to reflect and stand together before finals hit us.

First-Year Freeze with the AAPLs
9:00–10:30 pm
Start House
First semester got you feeling some type of way?? Come talk about it with us and hear what others (old and new) have to say! We will be hearing from a few non-first year people about their first year experience, and then breaking off into smaller groups.

Monday, November 16, 2015
Diversity Career Networking
6:30–8:00 pm
Dowling Hall
Co-Sponsored by the Career Center, Alumni Relations, Africana Center, and Latino Center

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Info Session: Career Center Summer Grants
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Start House, 17 Latin Way
Co-Sponsored by the Career Center, Alumni Relations, Africana Center, and Latino Center

Performance: Kit Yan
8:00 pm
Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room
Come see Kit Yan in action! Kit Yan is a queer, transgender, and Asian American Brooklyn-based slam poet from Hawaii. Kit performs theatrical slam poetry pieces about his life through stories about family, love, and social justice. His poetry has been taught all over the world and he has performed on the SF Pride mainstage, National Equality March stage, and numerous international slam poetry stages.
Co-sponsored by the Tufts LGBT Center, AS&E Diversity Fund, and the Asian American Center.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Asian American Jeopardy Night
6:30–8:30 pm
Rabb Room (Lincoln Filene Ctr.)
Join other students and featured faculty to test your knowledge of Asian American Facts and trivia at our annual Jeopardy event. Dinner will be provided.

Friday, October 30, 2015
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
7:00 pm
Start House, 17 Latin Way
To celebrate 100 years of her life, we will be screening a documentary about the life of Grace Lee Boggs, who was a Chinese American woman, writer, activist, and philosopher based out of Detroit who dedicated more than 80 years to the labor, civil rights, and Black Power movements. Join us for the film screening and following discussion.
Co-sponsored by the Start House and TASC.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Just Study Harder: Asian-American Students and Mental Health
7:00 pm
Start House, 17 Latin Way
Join us in an informal small-group conversation for first-years about mental health in Asian American families.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
What is Asian American Studies? Faculty Series
4:30–5:30 pm
Start House, 17 Latin Way
Co-Sponsored by the Asian American Studies Minor and the Asian American Center

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Discussion: Sikh American
6:00 pm
Start House, 17 Latin Way
Co-Sponsored by the Start House and the Asian American Center