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Happy MLK Day everyone!

We hope everyone's semester is off to a good start. Above is a photo of Martin Luther King Jr. receiving an honorary degree from Yale in 1964. Today (and all other days), we would recommend everyone to read Dr. King's Letter from Birmingham Jail, written in April of 1963. If you can, take some time to reflect on Dr. King's legacy and his meaningful activism, which still moves and inspires to this day. Wishing all of you the best week, and please check out some of our events!

Love,


CaD Team ✨

Title IX Regulation Comment Writing Session
AACC Peer Liaison Application
 
South Asian Millennials Conference
Losar
Tea Story: An Interactive Installation by Tomoe Tsutsumi
Taiwan-America Student Conference
Mellon Mays-Bouchet Undergraduate Fellowship
Women in Government Fellowship
Camp Kesem
Lunarfest 2019 Volunteer Call
Yale Sustainable Food Program Announcements
Young Global Scholars Summer Job Opportunity
Internships in DC
POC Meditation
Asian American Health Advocates
Title IX Regulation Comment Writing Session
Join the ACLU and RALY for a Title IX regulation comment writing session! The Trump Administration has proposed regulations to debilitate Title IX, which protects victims of sexual misconduct at universities. Your comment submissions will be instrumental in future court challenges! FB event is here.
AACC Peer Liaison Application
The Peer Liaison application can be found here: https://yalecollege.yale.edu/students/academic-planning/advising/advising-programs/peer-liaison-program.

If you have further questions, email Dean Yee (joliana.yee@yale.edu)
or attend one of the upcoming general information sessions on Friday, January 25th, 5-5:45pm at the Asian American Cultural Center and Tuesday, January 29th, 5-5:45pm at the Chaplain’s Office.
South Asian Millennials Conference
When? February 2nd at 8 am - 6 pm

Where? Yale University

The South Asian Millennials Conference, or SAMC, is an annual conference intended to foster thought, dialogue, and community between South Asians and South Asian-Americans across the United States. Each year, hundreds of South Asians and South Asian-Americans gather for a day of panels, workshops, and activities led by South Asians on various topics relating to South Asia and its diaspora. There will be amazing speakers and meals will be provided! More specifics of the day’s agenda and speaker lineup can be found here: https://sites.google.com/yale.edu/samillennialsconference/home. Please RSVP on the Event Page.
Losar 2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 5:30-6:30pm at AACC

Join HSAY in celebrating Losar, an ancient New Year's holiday in Tibet, Bhutan, and Nepal! Come to socialize, eat good food, and learn about the rich cultural legacy of this Himalayan festival.
Tea Story: An Interactive Installation by Tomoe Tsutsumi
Friday, February 1 from 3pm to 5pm
The Bakery @ CCAM (Main Lobby)
 

We hope you'll drop by The Bakery on February 1 to experience an interactive installation by CCAM Visiting Artist Tomoe Tsutsumi! In this new work, the artist draws inspiration from traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, as well as collaborative storytelling practices- inviting each participant to exchange a story for a cup of tea. All are welcome!
 
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Tomoe is a visual artist living and working in NYC. She holds an MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons School for Design and a BFA in Painting from Colorado State University. Her works have been showcased at Socrates Sculpture Park, Skowhegan, PULSE Art Fair, and The Kitchen. Most recently her works have been shown at the 4th Kunming Art Biennale in Kunming, China. Tomoe explores themes of individuality, community, communication and the relationship between them through a combination of drawing, painting, sculpture, video, performance and community projects.

Taiwan-America Student Conference

Taiwan-America Student Conference (TASC) is currently recruiting American delegates for their sixth annual summer conference.

 

TASC is a three-week conference held in Taiwan and conducted in English. Throughout the conference, 21 university students from Taiwan and 21 from America travel to several cities and participate in:

  • Roundtable Discussions designed to hone the delegates’ understanding of a single contemporary issue throughout the conference. See our Roundtable Topics here.
  • Speaker Events. We have previously hosted President Tsai Ing-Wen, Dr. William Stanton (former director of the American de-facto Embassy, LGBT activists, the founder of Teach for Taiwan, and many other local movers-and-shakers.
  • Cultural Excursions that immerse delegates in Taiwan’s vibrant culture through homestays and tours of aboriginal tribes and mountain towns/villages.

 

Check out the review packets from 2014 and 2016 to get a taste of what it's like to attend TASC. So far, six Yalies have attended the conferences; read about their experiences here.

 

For more detailed information, please visit our website at www.taiwan-america.org and follow our Facebook page. Email executivecommittee@taiwan-america.org if you have any questions. Apply by Feb 11 to waive the $20 application fee!

Mellon Mays-Bouchet Undergraduate Fellowship

Women in Government Fellowship

The 2019 Women in Government Fellowship Application is now available on the Yale Student Grants and Fellowships Database! https://yale.communityforce.com/Student/Default.aspx 

The application deadline is February 21, 2019 at 5PM EST. See our website at ocs.yale.edu/wig and email sarah.siegel@yale.edu with any questions.

Camp Kesem
Camp Kesem has released the counselor applications! If you’re unfamiliar with Camp Kesem, it is an organization with chapters across the country, each serving one purpose: to aid and support children impacted by a parent’s cancer. An entire year’s worth of planning and work goes into planning and running a week-long camp at the end of the summer, where children find a community filled with love, fun, and understanding. At Camp Kesem, they can be themselves again as they run around, and make friendships that go beyond the week of camp with campers and counselors alike.
 
In order for the magic of Kesem to come alive, however, we need a group of Yale’s most caring, most fun, and most creative individuals. We highly encourage everyone who enjoys working with kids, hates cancer, or any combination of the two to apply. The application process is brief, and believe me, could be life changing.
 
If you’re interested in becoming a superstar for children who need it most, just follow these steps:
 
1.    Begin by going to kesem.force.com
2.    Click “Login” to create an account
3.    From the Login tab, click “sign up” in the bottom right corner
4.    Fill out your information, and make sure you’ve selected “Counselor” under “Select Registration Type”
5.    Once you’ve entered your information and signed up, it will direct you back to the Home page.
6.    Select “Pick a Camp.”
7.    Camp Kesem at Yale. Click on where it says “Register.”
8.    From there you can begin your application.
9.    Once you’ve completed the application, you can view the status on the “My Applications” tab.
 
Camp will be August 11 - August 17th, and just might be the best week of your life.
 
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, you can contact our beautiful volunteer coordinators at yale.volunteer@campkesem.org.
 
Camp Kesem love,
 
Camp Kesem at Yale
Lunarfest 2019 Volunteer Call

As a part of the Asian American Cultural Center at Yale University community, Yale-China is happy to invite Asian American Cultural Center at Yale University members to participate in Lunarfest 2019 as we welcome in the Year of the Pig and celebrate Lunar New Year!  As we are gearing up for Lunarfest 2019, we are reaching out for talented artists, teachers and performers as well as volunteers.  Contributions from Asian American Cultural Center at Yale University and other groups are what make Lunarfest Connecticut’s largest Lunar New Year celebration and we need your help! 

 

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Lunarfest and we cannot do it without your help. Signup here if you wish to volunteer:  https://goo.gl/forms/mkst81RhH07wieOq1 

Yale Sustainable Food Program Announcements
MLK Day Pierson College Tea with Savi Horne, Land Loss Prevention Project
Monday, January 21, 4:00 pm
Pierson College Common Room | 261 Park St., New Haven, CT 06511
 
What connects agriculture, land, and equity? In what ways can racial justice inform the future of land tenure in the American South, and beyond?
 
Join us for a Pierson College Tea on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as we invite Savi Horne, Executive Director of the Land Loss Prevention Project (LLPP), to share her insights on agricultural justice law. Director Horne will speak about her decades of experience in coalition-building and connecting underserved farmers with the resources and recourse they need.
 
This event is free and open to the public. It is part of Yale University's MLK Day programming, as well as co-sponsored by Pierson College and the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration. Here are further event details.
 
Farming While Black: A Book Conversation with Leah Penniman, Soul Fire Farm
Tuesday, January 29, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St., New Haven, CT 06511
 
Some of our most cherished sustainable farming practices––from organic agriculture to the farm cooperative and community supported agriculture (CSA)––have roots in African wisdom. Yet, discrimination and violence against African-American farmers has led to a decline from 14 percent of all growers in 1920 to less than 2 percent today, with a corresponding loss of over 14 million acres of land. Further, black communities suffer disproportionately from illnesses related to lack of access to fresh food and healthy natural ecosystems.
 
Soul Fire Farm, cofounded by author, activist, and farmer Leah Penniman, is committed to ending racism and injustice in our food system. Extending this work is Leah’s recent and already widely acclaimed book, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land. Join us as we host Leah for a book conversation, and to discuss how you can help build a food system based on justice, dignity, and abundance for all.
 
This event is free and open to the public, and is a kick-off event for Afro-American Cultural Center’s Black History Month programming. It is co-sponsored by the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale and Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration. Here are further event details.
 
YSFP Undergraduate Opportunities Fair
Friday, January 25, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Yale's Office of LGBTQ Resources Café, 135 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
 
Curious about food and agriculture at Yale? Making pizza or growing vegetables at the Yale Farm? Funding to do food-related research abroad?
 
Come learn about how to become involved with YSFP this spring and beyond. An information session will begin at 1:00 pm; afterwards, YSFP staff and students will be available to answer any questions during breakout sessions from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Here are further event details.
 
Here is information for the Global Food Fellowship, the Lazarus Summer Internship, and term-time positions. Applications can be submitted via a common application.
 
Thank you in advance.
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
Internships in DC
Interested in exploring a career on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.? Consider applying to the following programs:
POC Meditations
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
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