Hello all!

Happy Thanksgiving Break! Whether you're still at school, cozied up at home, or chilling elsewhere, we hope you're having a great time. If you are on campus, check out the stuff we have going on this week! If you're off-campus, scroll through for some opportunities for the summer/when you get back! Once again, have a wonderful, wonderful break with family and friends. Also, best of luck Black Friday shopping! 


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AACC Emotional Wellness Support
Yale Librarian Satellite Office Hours
AACC Thanksgiving Dinner 2018
AACC Fashion Show
Asian American History: A Crash Course
AASA 50th Anniversary Planning Committee
Young Global Scholars Summer Job Opportunity
Urim Fellowship
Richards Center for Emerging Scholars Summer Mentoring Program
Asian American Health Advocates
Volunteers Needed for After-School Tutoring at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
POC Meditation Switch to La Casa for November
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.
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:
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4 - 6 PM
  • 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.
AACC Thanksgiving Dinner 2018
Staying in New Haven for the November Recess? Worried that you’ll miss out on Turkey Day festivities? The AACC has got your back! On November 21st, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, the AACC will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving Dinner, featuring a variety of cuisines. Please RSVP! Facebook event here
AACC Fashion Show
The AACC Fashion Show will be a showcase of many of the professional clothes that have been donated to our AACC Career Closet (see more info below). There will be food (including Bonchon!), there will be music, and there will be many people; so come on by and enjoy the show! Please RSVP using the following link to reserve you seat today:
Facebook event here
Asian American History: A Crash Course
Join us at the AACC for an interactive crash course on Asian American history! We will explore in small groups the history of Asian/Asian American labor economics, public policy, activism, intercultural relations, and gender & sexuality dynamics, and how they contextualize Asian American experiences today.
Bao will be served (think: red bean, custard, veggies!). No prerequisites of Asian or Asian American knowledge or identity required! All are welcome. Facebook event here
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 if you have any questions or concerns!
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
Urim Fellowship
The goal of the Urim Fellowship is to light up Jewish life at Yale. We will do this by training a select cohort of students in the fundamentals of human-centered design thinking in order to develop projects that will expanding the reach of Jewish activity on campus.This training will be provided in partnership with the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY), which will offer an initial intensive workshop followed by ongoing project support. Rabbi Dan will focus on the Jewish and communal elements of the fellowship.
I haven’t really been involved in Jewish life at the Urim Fellowship right for me?
YES! You’re exactly who we’re looking for! We are deliberately building a community of students with a diverse array of experiences. We want fellows with energy and tenacity who are excited about the possibility of broadening the scope of Jewish life at Yale. We encourage everyone to apply regardless of Jewish knowledge and background.
What will I do?
  • Apply the principles of human-centered design thinking to develop and execute an innovative project that will engage a broad constituency of students in Jewish life
  • Meet with at least 20 peers for one-to-one conversations as part of the planning and implementation of your project
  • Meet regularly with your cohort, Rabbi Dan, and staff from Tsai CITY to workshop your projects and to build your fellowship community
What will I receive?
  • Specialized training and ongoing support in human-centered design thinking from Tsai CITY
  • Project support and Jewish community from your cohort and Rabbi Dan
  • A $100 coffee budget for your one-to-one conversations with your peers
  • A $150 stipend
This all sounds amazing! How do I apply?
The application deadline is Sunday, 12/2. You can apply at this link:
I want to learn more. What should I do?
Come to our information session at Tsai CITY (254 Elm Street) at noon on Monday, 11/26! Or email Rabbi Dan ( to set up time to talk.
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.
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
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 if you have any questions or are interested in tutoring at co-op! 
POC Meditation Switch to La Casa for November
For the month of November, the POC/Indigenous Meditation will move to La Casa Cultural (301 Crown St), starting on Thursday, November 1st at 7pm. Expect hot tea, warm community, and fully guided beginner-friendly meditation.
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