National Adoptee Month
National Adoptee Month – Voices of Adoptees
Virtual Zoom Gathering
Meeting ID: 993 7344 5008
Thursday November 19th 5:00pm
Graduate Student, Staff & Faculty Gathering
Trans Awareness Week - Keynote Speaker: Schuyler Bailar
TUES NOV 17 | TRANS AWARENESS WEEK KEYNOTE SPEAKER: SCHUYLER BAILAR
Schuyler is the first trans athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA DI men’s team, and the only to have competed for all four years. He is an internationally celebrated inspirational speaker and a respected advocate for inclusion, body positivity, and mental health awareness. You may recognize Schuyler through his Instagram handle @pinkmantaray. This program is hosted in collaboration with Ram Events and APACC.
Tuesday, November 17 | 6 PM | Virtual
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/91856489245
Studio Ghibli Movie Night - Part 2
Studio Ghibli Movie Night
Residence Hall Community Building
Transracial Adoptee Meet-Up
Instagram Live w/ New Era - Learn About Voting
Monday, October 26, 2020
3-4 PM (MT)
First Vote - Virtual Screening and Q&A
Following the stories of four politically engaged voters during the 2018 midterm elections, First Vote crafts an insightful look at Asian Americans’ diverse experiences at the polls. Taking her camera on the road, Filmmaker Yi Chen introduces us to a diverse cross section of politically engaged Chinese Americans: an avid Trump supporter in Ohio; a Democratic podcaster whose views have alienated his wife’s conservative friends; a gun-toting, Tea Party-favorite in North Carolina; and a progressive University of North Carolina professor. Speaking with distinct political voices, they share the common goal of seeing Asian Americans take their rightful place in American political life.
Yi Chen is a documentary filmmaker based in Washington D.C. She is a Soros Equality Fellow and DC Arts and Humanities Fellow. Her debut feature documentary FIRST VOTE has screened at festivals including AFI DOCS, Hot Docs Doc Shop, CAAMFest, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, Houston AAPI Film Festival, Nevertheless Film Festival and Hawaii International Film Festival.
Yi’s work has received funding from the Ford Foundation JustFilms, Open Society Foundations, Center for Asian American Media, ITVS, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Kartemquin Films and Southern Documentary Fund. Her short films have screened at the Environmental Film Festival, SAG Foundation Shorts Showcase, Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival, DC Independent Film Festival, Virginia Film Festival, Vancouver Asian Film Festival, and Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Her work has been featured on WHUT, NPR, Washington Post, NBC4, National Geographic, Voice of America, and WAMU 88.5.
Yi holds an MFA in Film and Media Arts from American University. She has taught documentary production and editing courses at George Mason University’s Film and Video Studies program, Fairfax Public Access, Docs In Progress, and Marymount University. She has also taught workshops at the Film and Video Association National Conference, OCA National Summit, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Convention, East Coast Asian American Student Union National Conference, DC Historical Studies Conference, Edmonton Chinatown Conference, CAAM Filmmaker Summit (session on Documentary Story Development & Process), and National AAPI Leadership Summit (session on Story Power: How to Use Film to Engage the AAPI Electorate).
First Vote Transcript
Virtual Streaming of the film, First Vote, followed by a Q&A with Director Yi Chen!
Friday, October 23, 2020/5:30 pm MT
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/98207747098
Graduate Student, Staff & Faculty Mixer
Be in community with fellow Asian Pacific Islander Desi American identified graduate students, faculty and staff.
Virtual October Mixer Friday October 9th at 4pm.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/98463047035
APACC Open House
Come meet the staff at APACC!
Thursday, September 24th 11am – 3pm