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ANNOUNCING(!!!):

The AACC is excited to open submissions to 295, a collection of Asian American experiences. 

Submissions may be original, from a class, or previously published — our aim is to showcase and preserve relevant student work on Asian American experiences and identities. This year, the magazine’s theme is any interpretation of the word “expectations.” We accept any form of written or visual work.

We encourage both undergraduate and graduate Yale students to submit. Submissions are due by 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 9.
Please send submissions or questions to 295magazine@gmail.com

Have a lovely week! Check out our events below!

Love,

CaD Team✨✨

AACC Winter Party
Mehendi Study Break
POC Meditation at the NACC
La Casa-AACC Study Break: Making Korean Tacos
Adjusting to College: Wellness Workshop and Discussion 
Life After Yale: Collab New Haven
AACC Emotional Wellness Support
Yale Librarian Satellite Office Hours
 
Asian American Studies: A Townhall
AASA 50th Anniversary Planning Community 
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk with David W. Blight and Ta-Nehisi Coates
Dramat Auditions
QTPOC Tea & Study Space
Celebrating the Soul: Portraits of Spiritual Diversity at Yale
Young Global Scholars Summer Job Opportunity
Richards Center for Emerging Scholars Summer Mentoring Program
Asian American Health Advocates
Volunteers Needed for After-School Tutoring at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
AACC Winter Party
You know P-sets and Projects and Papers and Post-Labs. You know Readings and Group Work and Quizzes and Exams. But do you recall that the AACC hosts an annual Winter Party at 295 Crown Street!? Come through to the AACC on December 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM to celebrate the holidays with your best pals and hang out with the cheery AACC staff. Beyond the good company and delicious food, be thrilled by the First-Year AACC Gingerbread House-Making Competition, or compete in our Ugly Sweater Contest. Don’t miss out on this once-a-year occasion! Facebook event here.
Mehendi Study Break
This Wednesday 12/5 from 6 to 8pm join the Hindu Students Council, Chaplain's Office, and AACC for a night of rest and recovery over mehendi and coloring. Come for the art and community as well as the food - lassi and samosas will be provided!
POC Meditation at the NACC 
For the month of December, the POC/Indigenous Meditation will move to the Native American Cultural Center (26 High St), starting on Thursday, December 6th at 7pm. Expect hot tea, warm community, and fully guided beginner-friendly meditation.

Facebook event here
Facebook group here
Join the email list for weekly reminders here
La Casa-AACC Study Break: Making Korean Tacos
Come to La Casa Cultural’s kitchen on Tuesday, December 4th from 6-7PM to enjoy a La Casa - AACC study break! We will be making Korean Tacos and Avocado Fried Rice (!) and discussing the ways that the dish helps us understand “Asian-Latinx fusion” food. Anyone is welcome to come so bring your friends for a chill night of cooking! *Because the dish will be made of beef, please email Diana Lopez (diana.lopez@yale.edu) or Jenny Lee (jenny.lee.hl727@yale.edu) if you have any dietary restrictions so that we can best accommodate and provide options! Facebook event here.
Adjusting to College: Wellness Workshop and Discussion
Come join the Lifestyle & Mental Health Team in the AACC Game Room for a case study-based workshop and group discussion about adjusting to college and academic pressures at Yale, led by psychiatrist Dr. Eunice Yuen! The event is open to everybody—of all years! There will be catered food from Ivy Wok and refreshments provided. Facebook event here
Life After Yale: Collab New Haven 
Want to meet Yale grads who've dedicated their lives to social enterprise? Want to learn from the co-founders of a local small business, nonprofit, and startup incubator? Come on down to 295 Crown to meet Caroline Smith and Margaret Lee the co-founders of Collab New Haven. Collab provides capital, mentorship, and other resources to entrepreneurs based in Connecticut. With a theory of change built on prioritizing building up talent in Connecticut right here, right now, Collab contributes to broad, inclusive growth in the local community. 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: http://euniceyuen.youcanbook.me. Please note, however, that this does not substitute for medical or psychiatric treatment.
 
Yale Librarian Satellite Office Hours
Bass Library is pleased to offer a new drop-in consulting service at the AACC for all students. Office Hours will be held approximately every other week on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4 – 6 PM at the AACC Library. No registration is necessary – users will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Fall office hours schedule:
  • Tuesday, December 4, 4 - 6 PM
  • Wednesday, December 12, 4 - 6 PM
Get to know your librarian:
Kelly Marie Blanchat is the Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach Librarian at Yale Library, and is also a fellow at Benjamin Franklin College. In her spare time, she does printmaking and pottery and writes proposals to get new emoji characters approved by Unicode.
Asian American Studies: A Townhall
Do you want to take more Asian American-focused classes? Did you take Asian American History, 1800-Present and find yourself saddened by the lack of classes you could take afterwards? 

Well, you're in luck! Come to the AACC on December 4th from 4-5pm to learn about the YCC's Asian American Studies Project, and meet with Professors Grace Kao, Mary Lui, Gary Okihiro, and Sunny Xiang, all of whom are Asian Americanists here at Yale, to discuss potential courses they could offer next calendar year.

***Student attendance is CRUCIAL for this project to succeed!***
If you have any questions about this event or this project, contact Katherine Hu at katherine.hu@yale.edu!

https://www.facebook.com/events/250347062327189/

Background Information: 
Professors here at Yale have expressed willingness to teach more Asian American-specific classes. The process is also relatively easy — professors are generally willing to teach a class if it falls into their field of research, and just need to tell Yale College that they're planning to teach that course. This means that we could get classes as soon as next calendar year. However, that can't happen unless students don't demonstrate interest through this townhall, and meet with professors about what they'd like to see taught! 

The short-term goal is to have more Asian American-specific classes by next calendar year, which is extremely feasible. Attendance at this townhall is crucial for that. 

The medium-term goal (in 2-4 years) is to have enough courses so that students can declare Asian American Studies as an Academic Concentration under the ER&M department. This requires 6 courses, at least. 

The long-term goal is to push for an Asian American Studies program in 5-10 years, if attendance in Asian American classes increases alongside declarations under ER&M.

 
AASA 50th Anniversary Planning Community
AASA 50th Anniversary Planning Community

The Asian American Students Alliance will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary in April 2019! We will be hosting a weeklong series of student-centered discussions, speakers, collaborations, performances and other events that culminate in a weekend conference for students and alumni. We would like the planning process to be as open as possible, so we are reaching out to our community (you!) for your help. Do you have any ideas you would like to see realized during the 50th? Or maybe you'd just like to volunteer at some events in April? Fill out this form to express your interest!

Teams will likely begin meeting after Thanksgiving Break, and the bulk of the planning process will be in 2nd semester. Please feel free to reach out to stella.xu@yale.edu if you have any questions or concerns!
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk with David W. Blight and Ta-Nehisi Coates
Book Talk: David W. Blight & Ta-Nehisi Coates discuss Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Program will begin at 5pm. Live stream of this event will be available at this link
Dramat Auditions
QTPOC Tea & Study Space
Work and/or relax with other queer & trans people of color (QTPOC) from Yale's community. Tea and snacks provided! All undergraduates, and graduate and professional students welcome. Every Tuesday, 4-6pm @ Yale Office of LGBTQ Resources. Facebook link here
Celebrating the Soul: Portraits of Spiritual Diversity at Yale
Contact maytal.saltiel@yale.edu if you have any questions or would like to make a submission to our campaign. Submit portraits or selfies of 2-4 sentence reflections on how their faiths or identities help them think about gratitude, equanimity and/or resilience to maytal.saltiel@yale.edu!
Young Global Scholars Summer Job Opportunity
Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is hiring for paid, full-time, seasonal instructional staff positions! If you are interested in teaching, mentoring, and inspiring high school students from countries around the world, and enjoy working collaboratively, YYGS may be the right place for you. Every year, YYGS hires 100+ undergraduate and graduate students to teach, mentor, and supervise participants both in and out of the classroom.  Our instructors gain valuable experience in teaching and curriculum development and build skills in teamwork and organization. To learn more, check out our website, read our YYGS Employment Prospectus, or contact us at join.yygs@yale.edu
Richards Center Emerging Scholars Summer Mentoring Program
Interested in pursuing doctoral study in the discipline of history? Consider the Richards Center Emerging Scholars Summer Mentoring Program, a one-week summer residential program (June 23-June 28, 2019). Students will participate in a simulated doctoral seminar and attend workshops on a variety of topics, including writing, digital research, and graduate student life. All expenses including travel, housing, meals, and course materials are provided by the university. http://richardscenter.la.psu.edu/programs/undergraduate-mentoring-program
Asian American Health Advocates
Interested in making a difference in Asian American communities through healthcare advocacy? Asian American Health Advocates (AAHA) is a new organization seeking to decrease the health disparity in Asian American communities through increasing healthcare knowledge. This is done primarily by translating and disseminating public health ads in order to provide accurate and up-to-date health information to Asian Americans communities. If interested, please email julia.ding@yale.edu
Volunteers Needed for After-School Tutoring at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
Co-Op is a a New Haven public school just down the street from Yale at the corner of College and Crown, with a Magnet theme of the arts. Co-Op is currently looking for volunteers for its after-school tutoring program. The work ranges from general reading/ writing support to college counselling support (reading college essays, helping to fill out financial aid forms etc.). Volunteers with specific skills, be it in areas like the natural sciences, foreign languages (mandarin, spanish, and french) are welcome to bring those skills into the after-school tutoring sessions. 
 
After-school tutoring happens from 2.30 to 4.30 pm on Tuesdays to Thursdays. Ideally, volunteers would come in at least once a week for a two-hour period. 
 
Additionally, we are looking at planning a more structured after-school tutoring/ enrichment program for the co-op students that looks at integrating the arts with math. If you're interested in being a part of this initiative, and planning the curriculum/ program for it, do let me know as well! 
 
Email rachel.chew@yale.edu if you have any questions or are interested in tutoring at co-op! 
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