2023 Powwow: Roots and Regrowth

All are welcome to the 2023 Powwow: Roots and Regrowth!
Thank you to our sponsors: Yale Chaplain’s Office, David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, Yale College of Environmental Studies, Yale Divinity School, Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program, Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs, and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

Atlanta and Beyond: A Vigil to Remember

On the one-year anniversary of the Atlanta spa shootings, join us as we gather to remember the eight lives tragically lost to anti-Asian violence then and recognize the lives lost since. If you’re interested in saying a few words or sharing your reflection through a more creative form, there will be an open mic portion in the program for attendees to do so and you may indicate your interest via the registration form. This event is open to the public and all are welcome.
Co-hosted by the Asian American Cultural Center and aapiNHV
Rain date: Monday, March 28, 6-7pm.

Day of Remembrance

Signed on February 19, 1942, Executive Order 9066 had massive consequences for the Japanese American community during World War II. It led to the unjust incarceration of almost 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were American citizens. The Day of Remembrance is an annual, nationwide tradition set on the anniversary of the Executive Order that commemorates this dark moment in US history to ensure that it does not happen again.

Remembering 40

Watch AACC staff members present their digital humanities projects chronicling and celebrating the 40 years of Yale’s Asian American Cultural Center! The projects include an interactive timeline of the center’s history, maps of student activism across the country, and a virtual museum consolidating the center’s archives, photographs, and oral interviews with alums.
**This event is a part of the AACC Leadership Certificate program playlist**

AACC Okihiro Library Chat with Professor Gary Okihiro

Did you know who the AACC Okihiro Library’s namesake is? It is none other than our beloved Gary Okihiro, Visiting Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Race & Migration. Join us for an opportunity to meet Professor Okihiro and ask him questions about his life’s work as well as anything that’s on your mind. You’re then welcome to checkout the AACC Okihiro Library collection for yourself on the 3rd floor of the AACC.
**This event is a part of the AACC Leadership Certificate program playlist**

The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race

Is race only about the color of your skin? In this talk, Dr. Ocampo, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona, focuses on Filipino Americans to show that what “color” you are depends largely on your social context. Filipino Americans are officially classified as Asian, but share many cultural characteristics with Latinos. Are they “becoming” Asian or Latino? By elevating the voices of Filipino Americans, Dr. Ocampo will discuss how their racial identities “change” depending on the communities they grow up in, the schools they attend, and the people they befriend.

On Public Art, Activism, Representation & Culture: A Conversation with Lauren YoungSmith & Dean Kymberly Pinder '95

Join us for an intimate conversation between Yale School of Art Dean Kymberly Pinder ’95 Ph.D and Lauren YoungSmith, a Los Angeles-based artist who has been commissioned to install a mural on the outer AACC building wall in commemoration of the AACC’s 40th Anniversary.

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