Hey everyone!

Midterms seem to have taken over the campus. To those who haven’t had one yet—lucky lucky. To those who have—I feel your struggles 😓. To those who have one coming up—the AACC can be a great study space! Either way, we hope you’ve all been enjoying the fall weather and cozying up in a sweater. If you have the time, check out some of the events going on this week!  

Amanda (Katharine's roommate! Lucky Katharine!) reflects on the PL team's "What I Wish I Knew as a First Year" event: "It was so wonderful talking with everyone who attended and sharing experiences with them. Wishing everyone a smooth midterm season!"

All the best,  

CaD Team 🧡

Meet the Poets: Duy Doan and Yanyi
Emotional Wellness Virtual Workshop; Part III
What is "Asian" and "Asian American"?
Cross-Border Migration with Dignity
AACC Emotional Wellness Support
Asian American Studies in the 21st Century
Chinese Adopted Sibs Program for Youth
Who is Japanese - Discussion Panel
Film Screening: Yeh Freedom Life/This Freedom Life
YHack 2018
Peace & Dialogue Leadership Initiative Fellowship
Tsai CITY Announcements
POC Meditation and Healing Space
Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize Reading by Duy Doan & Yanyi
Meet the Poets: A Conversation with Duy Doan and Yanyi
Emotional Wellness Virtual Workshop; Part III
Come join us for our third installment of the AACC Emotional Wellness Workshop Series, hosted by Dr. Dora Wang! This week's topic will be "Think, Do, Feel: How to Take Charge of Emotions"

The workshop will occur remotely, over Zoom video conferencing. Students may participate on their devices from any location, using this link.

The workshop can also be accessed from any “non-smart” phone:
(669) 900 6833, or (646) 558 8656.
The meeting ID is: 260 080 075
What is "Asian" and "Asian American"?
The Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) invites you to join a facilitated discussion on Wednesday, October 10, from 6:30 to 8:35 pm about what it means to be “Asian” and “Asian American" and learn about the political and social histories of these terms.

Refreshments will be served. Link here.
Cross-Border Migration with Dignity 
Facebook event here.
AACC Emotional Wellness Support
The AACC is thrilled that Eunice Yuen, MD, PhD, has volunteered to serve as an additional resource for our community as it relates to navigating mental health challenges unique to the Asian and Asian American community. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Eunice at the AACC, please do so via this link: Please note, however, that this does not substitute for medical or psychiatric treatment.
Asian American Studies in the 21st Century
Chinese Adopted Sibs Program for Youth
Love working with kids? Interested in Chinese culture or the opportunity to form long-lasting, meaningful relationships as a mentor for adorable adopted children? Volunteer with CASPY (11/3) for their bi-annual, day-long program to be paired as a Big Sib for a Chinese adopted child! CASPY volunteers help these Chinese adopted children foster a sense of identity and cultural understanding. 
Applications are due Wednesday, October 17th!
If you have any questions, email or
Who is Japanese? Discussion Panel
Date: Sunday, October 14
Time: 1:30-2:30 PM
Location: Yung Wing Living Room, Asian American Cultural Center
Facebook event here.

In celebration of Naomi Osaka’s historic US Open victory under the Japanese flag, the Japanese American Students Union hopes to host an open discussion about what it means to be Japanese. For a country that generally sees itself as homogeneous in race and ethnicity, seeming to identify itself by this homogeneity, how can members of the diaspora and multi-ethnic Japanese consider this nation “home”? 

This event will feature snacks and drinks as well as moderated discussion on the above topics.
Film Screening: Yeh Freedom Life/This Freedom Life (2018)
YHack 2018 at Yale University
Applications for YHack 2018 at Yale University are NOW OPEN!!! Apply online at

Apply for a weekend of 1,000+ hackers, 36 hours of hacking, A LOT of food, caffeine, rap battles, prizes, performances, and more! Feel free to email if you have questions, and see you at the end of November! 
The Peace & Dialogue Leadership Initiative Fellowship
The Peace & Dialogue Leadership Initiative (PDLI) seeks to foster conversation around conflict resolution, civil-military relations, and the U.S. role in the Middle East amongst top civilian and military students. Each year, selected fellows learn from high-level political leaders, diplomats, journalists, and activists to foster collaboration, conversation, and creative ideas that contribute to the international conversation on these subjects. Programming culminates with a highly subsidized, 10-day trip to Israel and Palestine over spring break. Past fellows have gone on to become Kerry Fellows, Marshall and Rhodes Scholars, and now pursue a diverse array of career paths.
The 2018-2019 application can be found online at: The early-bird deadline is Friday, October 12th, at which point our team will begin reading applications. The final deadline for all submissions will be Wednesday, October 24th at 12 PM EST.
We will have two identical information sessions for prospective applicants that will cover further details.
Info Session I: Wednesday, September 26th at 7:30 pm in WLH 119
Info Session II: Thursday, October 4th at 7:30 pm in WLH 119
More information can be found on our website. For questions, please contact
Tsai CITY Announcement

Two upcoming Intensive deadlines: Deadlines are coming up for two Intensives at Tsai CITY. Dive into alternative protein (application deadline: 10/10) or fermentation (application deadline: 10/16) in these experiential learning opportunities. Learn more and apply here.

Raggedy: On Wednesday (10/10), join Tsai CITY for Raggedy — a lunch conversation where you don't have to have all the answers. From day-to-day experiences to global trends, so much is ripe for innovation, but it can be hard to know where to start. It's okay if your opinions and ideas aren't fully formulated yet; let's explore what's going on in our world together. Topics on the table this week include: the Kavanaugh hearings, the future of cities, the NBA preseason, and documentaries. Register for lunch here.

POC Meditation and Healing Space
The next POC/Indigenous Meditation will be on Thursday, October 11th at 7pm, at the Afro American Cultural Center (211 Park St) . Expect hot tea, warm community, and fully guided beginner-friendly meditation.
Join the FB Group here 
October FB Event here

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Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize Reading by Duy Doan & Yanyi
Facebook event here
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