April 2022 – APIDA Heritage Month
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Alternate Text: Chai to Understand April Events | April 4th: The Feast of Resistance – Come learn about Asian American history and progress through food. Lots of snacks and facts! | April 11th: Financial Aid Q&A – An opportunity to ask any questions about FAFSA, scholarships, and all things financial aid, Special Guest Kaia Heer from Financial Aid | April 18th: Gender: What is it? – Brownies, tea, and heteronormativity! A workshop about gender, sex, and sexuality | April 25th: APIDA Stories through Art – A space to share the stories and experiences of Asian Americans through art and expression.
Cookies and tea will be provided, Special Guest Dr. Eric Aoki, Communications | Chai to Understand is on Mondays at 5 PM in LSC 333
Upcoming Chai to Understand
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Past Chai to Understand
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Chai to Understand March Events
March 7th: Dealing With Burnout: A Destress Event | Come Chat about managing stress and decompress with mahjong, video games, and a take home skincare kit!
APACC Closed for Spring Break
March 21st: Acknowledging SWANA | A discussion with and celebration of Southwest Asian and North African students in collaboration with Real Talk from the Black/African American Cultural Center
March 28th: Violence Against Women of Color | A reflective and supportive space to discuss the racialized nature of violence against women (Anniversary of the Atlanta Spa Shootings)
What is Chai to Understand? Chai to Understand is a weekly discussion panel that examines the experiences of APIDA identifying students and community members as a predominantly white institution.
Where and When? Chain meets on Mondays at 5pm in the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center, LSC 333
Chai to Understand | November 2021
Nov 3rd: The “Model Minority” Myth | Join us as we share the history of the Model Minority myth, how it shows itself, and its impacts on the APIDA community.
Nov 10th: Ramen Party | The Peer Mentor Program teams up with Chai as we sit around in community with a Ramen Party as we share insights on Off-Campus Housing and the processes around it.
Nov 17th: Trans History within APIDA | APACC and the PRIDE Resource Center come together to share the history of trans-related identities in APIDA cultures pre-colonization/western influence.
Wednesdays at 5 PM in APACC (LSC 333) | For accommodations, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays @ 5pm (MST) | LSC 333
Chai to Understand
Perpetual Foreigner | October 6, 2021 | Come discuss what perpetual foreigner means, how it looks in social life, and how we can deal with it
Mental Health in minority groups | October 13, 2021 | How does being a part of a minority group affect mental health? How can we deal with it? What resources do we have available and how can we bring awareness to mental health specifically in minority groups?
Culture not costume | October 20, 2021 | How do we celebrate Halloween while still bringing awareness towards cultural appropriation? In society? In social media?
Scary stories in APIDA | October 27, 2021 | Share your scary stories, myths, and legends from the APIDA community and celebrate the spirit of Halloween!
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Chai to Understand. September 2021 Schedule. Wednesdays at 5 PM in APACC (LSC 333).
September 1st: Panel: What I Wish I Knew When I Started at CSU. The APACC Peer Mentor’s kick off this year’s Chai to Understand by sharing the tips, tricks, and insights that they would have benefitted from their first year.
September 8th: What does APIDA mean? What is APACC? Join us as we dive into social identities to learn more about what APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) means as an identity and group, and learn more about APACC as an office.
September 15th: Solidarity between Asian Americans and Latinx/Latine Americans. Join us as we talk about the history of solidarity between Asian Americans and Latinx/Latine Americans, the similarities and struggles both communities have faced.
September 22nd. Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. With the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrated this week, join APACC as we talk about how the holiday is celebrated and share how we’ve celebrated.
September 29th:. How to Financial Aid? Come and meet APACC’s Financial Aid liaison, Kaia Heer, as she talks about how to navigate the Office of Financial Aid and other helpful information. Bring your Financial Aid related questions!
Powerpoint: Anti-Asian Racism & COVID 19 Powerpoint
Join Dr. Jennifer Ho on October 27, 2020 at 5pm MT as we discuss the topic of Anti-Asian Racism and how COVID-19 gives it a new face.
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Time: 5 pm MT
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93359622066
Meeting ID: 933 5962 2066
The daughter of a refugee father from China and an immigrant mother from Jamaica, Jennifer Ho is the director of the Center for Humanities & the Arts at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she also holds an appointment as Professor of Ethnic Studies. She is the president of the Association for Asian American Studies and the author of three scholarly monographs. In addition to her academic work, Ho is active in community engagement around issues of race and intersectionality, leading workshops on anti-racism and how to talk about race in our current political climate. You can follow her on Twitter @drjenho.
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