Asian Americans are not silent. So many of us in the community are actively fighting injustices and anti-racism. However, historically, we have always been silenced, which gives the incredibly false interpretation that all Asian Americans are passive & do not care. Let's talk.
Join UConn Faculty, Staff, Graduate, Undergraduate, and Alumni Asian Americans to unlearn and relearn about each other.
We thank the over 800 attendees for coming to this event!
Resources to continue the conversation:
- Immigrant History Initiative - Strategies for talking to children about racial identity, bullying, and anti-Asian racism | click here.
- Asian American and Pacific Islander Authors and Books #iamnotavirus #makeusvisible | list of Asian American books
- Connecticut specific Facebook group | #MakeUsVisibleCT
AAASI’s Illuminating Resilience Project
“Academic Integrity at Stake: The Ramseyer Article – Four Letters” edited by Alexis Dudden
Alexis Dudden is Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. Her most recent book, Troubled Apologies, interrogates the interplay between political apology and apologetic history among Japan, Korea, and the United States.She is currently working on a project examining Japan’s territorial disputes. [...]
FOCUS ON FACULTY & INSTITUTE INITIATIVES
An interview conducted by Jason O. Chang, director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, with Ryan Verano ’18 (CLAS), a UConn economics major and Asian American studies minor, on his mission in the healthcare field.
Read the interview here.
2021 Asian American Heritage Observance Month Speaker
- UCONN ASSOCIATION FOR ASIAN AMERICAN FACULTY AND STAFF (AAAFS) STATEMENT ON ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCEUCONN ASSOCIATION FOR ASIAN AMERICAN FACULTY AND STAFF (AAAFS) STATEMENT ON ANTI–ASIAN VIOLENCE March 2021 The first cases of Covid–19 in the United States were reported in January 2020, and since that time there has been a massive increase in anti–Asian violence across the United States. STOP AAPI HATE notes that hundreds and sometimes thousands […]Posted on March 8, 2021
- Statement from Centers, Institutes, and Programs on Racial Injustice and Ending White SupremacyWe, the faculty and staff of the interdisciplinary Centers, Institutes, and Programs, stand together to express our shock, our heartbreak, and our outrage at the horrific and senseless killing of George Floyd and the ongoing violence against Black people. George Floyd, David McAtee, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor, Kathryn Johnston, Ayiana Stanley-Jones, […]Posted on June 8, 2020
This Year’s Inagaural Activist-in-Residence
Meet Mike Keo, founder of the #IAMNOTAVIRUS Campaign.
Read about the campaign, and find our resources here.
2020-2021 SCHARP Grant Artist-in-Residence: Ben Barson, member of the Afro-Yaqui Music Collective
We welcome Dr. Ben Barson, Composer, Coordinator, Musician and member of the Afro-Yaqui Music Collective as this year's Artist-in-Residence. Mr. Barson is the 2018 Winner of the Johnny Mandel Prize in Jazz Composition from ASCAP and a Jazz Studies PhD Candidate from the University of Pittsburgh.
He is a past winner of the AAASI research fellowship in UConn's Special Collections. Dr. Barson practices his art and activism in the traditions of abolition, decolonization, and anti-racism. As a member of the Afro-Yaqui Music Collective we welcome all their partners in a series of exciting programs, events, and workshops throughout the academic year.
Learn more about the Collective here.
Asian American Cultural Center: https://asacc.uconn.edu/
Association for Asian American Faculty and Staff (AAAFS): https://asacc.uconn.edu/
Office of Diversity and Inclusion: https://diversity.uconn.edu/
Meet The Director!
Welcome to the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute. Read Jason Chang's message here.
For more information about the program, please contact Jason Chang, director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 486-5717.
For all other inquiries, please contact the CLAS Business Center at email@example.com or (860) 486-1231.
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