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Happy Almost-Break Week!!

You’ve made it this far. The Midterm Elections have passed. The leaves have changed colors. It’s time for the final week before Thanksgiving Break! Hang in there -- savor the fall season and the final weeks before the end of the semester. Take pictures and make memories with your friends. Take them at our events this week. We hope to see you guys around!

Lots of love,

CaD Team✨✨❤️🦃

AACC Emotional Wellness Support
Yale Librarian Satellite Office Hours
Asian American Studies Faculty Spotlight

My Asia America: Exploring Identity & Politics
Real Talk: Navigating Social Life at Yale
AACC Thanksgiving Dinner 2018

AACC 2019 Spring Break Externship Program
 
AASA 50th Anniversary Planning Committee
Vietcetera x Yale Summer in Vietnam Internship Introduction
Transitioning from PhD Student to Early-Career Academic as a Marginalized Scholar
Amitava Kumar Event

Mental Health and Social Justice: Dr. Miraj Desai
Informational session for Liman Summer Fellowship
Richards Center for Emerging Scholars Summer Mentoring Program
Tsai CITY Announcements
Buffalo Creek Squash: Exploring Native Foodways and Wellness
Asian American Health Advocates

Critical Innovation Fund
Yale Daily News Announcements
Volunteers Needed for After-School Tutoring at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
CTL Academic Strategies
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: 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:
  • 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.
Asian American Studies Faculty Spotlight
Get up close and personal with Professors Zareena Grewal and Quan Tran as they discuss their work in critical refugee studies moderated by Professor Daniel Martinez HoSang. Facebook event here
My Asia America: Exploring Identity & Politics
In this special workshop – through storytelling circles and utilizing the tools of the Theater of the Oppressed – we will explore not only what it means to be Asian American, but how we can find the threads which bind us together. Facebook event here
Real Talk: Navigating Social Life at Yale
Join the AACC PL's for our second Real Talk event! We'll be serving Zaroka for dinner and talking about professional/academic relationships, making friends and resolving conflicts, and romantic relationships in your first year. Facebook event here
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 2019 Spring Break Externship Program
Do you want to explore a field you’re curious about? Would you like mentorship in a field you’re already interested in? Want exciting spring break plans? Then the AACC’s Spring Break Externship program is perfect for you! The program is a one-week “externship” during spring break (March 11-15, 2019) that brings undergraduate students into the workplaces of Yale alumni across the country. We’ll match you with an alumnus in a field that intrigues you, and you’ll spend the first week of spring break observing, learning, and getting hands-on experience in that field. The program is meant to give students the opportunity to gain experience in a career they are interested in or to help them explore the multitude of professions available to them. Learn more and apply here.
Vietcetera x Yale Summer in Vietnam Internship Introduction
Vietcetera is hosting an event with Yale AACC to introduce Vietcetera's summer international internship opportunity in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 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 stella.xu@yale.edu if you have any questions or concerns!

Transitioning from PhD Student to Early-Career Academic as a Marginalized Scholar

Amitava Kumar Event

Amitava Kumar is the author, most recently, of a novel Immigrant, Montana (forthcoming from Knopf in the US, Faber in the UK, and in translation elsewhere). An earlier version of the novel was recently published in India under the title The Lovers. Kumar has written several works of literary non-fiction, including the prize-winning book A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb, described by the New York Times as a “perceptive and soulful” meditation on “the cultural and human repercussions” of the global war on terror. His other titles include Passport PhotosBombay-London-New YorkHusband of a FanaticA Matter of Rats: A Short Biography of Patna, andLunch with a Bigot: The Writer in the World. Kumar’s first novel, Home Products, was short-listed for India’s premier literary award and republished in the US under the title Nobody Does the Right Thing. His writings have appeared in Harper’s MagazineThe NationThe New York TimesThe New Yorker.comBookforum, Kenyon ReviewThe Chronicle of Higher EducationCritical InquiryBoston ReviewCaravanThe Indian ExpressThe New StatesmanAmerican Prospect, and numerous other venues. “Pyre,” an essay first published in Granta, was chosen by Jonathan Franzen for The Best American Essays 2016. Kumar serves on the editorial board of several publications and is the script-writer and narrator of two documentary films: “Pure Chutney” (1997) and “Dirty Laundry” (2005). Professor Kumar teaches classes that mainly deal with: reportage; the essay-form, both in prose and film; cities; literatures describing the global movement of goods and people; war; memory-work.

Mental Health and Social Justice: Dr. Miraj Desai

Informational session for Liman Summer Fellowship
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
Tsai CITY Announcements
Spark Session: Join us for a Spark Session at Tsai CITY on Monday (11/12), 1:30-2:30pm! These hands-on ideation and creativity sessions offer space for open-ended idea generation; learn more about Spark Sessions here and register to attend Monday's session here.

Critical Innovation Fund: Applications are due this week (Thursday, 11/15) for the Critical Innovation Fund! This fund, a partnership of Tsai CITY, La Casa, and CLAIS, consists of five $1,500 awards, which will be given out to teams with the strongest proposals for innovative ways to address pressing immigration challenges in America. Teams can apply with any idea — an event, a movement, an educational campaign, a technological innovation, a storytelling project, a work of art — that addresses current immigration challenges in America. Stop by a study break on Monday to chat about ideas over snacks, and apply here.
Buffalo Creek Squash: Exploring Native Foodways and Wellness
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
Critical Innovation Fund
La Casa, the Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies, and Tsai CITY have partnered to launch the Critical Innovation Fund: five $1,500 awards for teams with the strongest proposals for innovative approaches to pressing immigration challenges in America. Teams can apply with any idea — an event, a movement, an educational campaign, a technological innovation, a storytelling project, a work of art — that addresses current immigration challenges. We welcome interdisciplinary teams from across Yale and New Haven; teams must include at least one current Yale student. Preference will be given to teams who have lived experience with the challenge they choose to address, and teams who are focusing on local and New Haven-based issues. Ready to submit your idea? Apply here by 11:59pm on November 15.
Yale Daily News Announcements
1) Staff Columnist Infographic
Staff opinion columnist positions are open at the YDN! In order to be able to apply, you will need to have written 4 opinion pieces for the YDN by late November (exceptions will be made, so don't let this stop you). Here's quick information on how the process works in an infographic, alongside the previous infographic on how to get started with writing an opinion.
 
2) Diversity Coffee Chats with YDN Opinion
Come meet with Adrian Rivera and/or Katherine Hu for a quick 15-30 minute chat about anything related to YDN Opinion (how to write an op-ed, how to become a staff columnist, what working at the YDN is like)! We care deeply about making the YDN into a more acceptable place for POC, and recognize that it hasn't been that place in the past. We also want your voices on the page because your perspectives matter and are crucial to campus discourse.
We'll take you out ***ON THE YDN'S DIME*** and treat you to coffee at a fun coffee shop of your choice.
Sign up at: https://goo.gl/forms/kkET35I3FEC2j0HI2 
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! 
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.
 
--Join the FB Group: www.tinyurl.com/yalepocmeditation
 
--Join the email list for weekly reminders: 
 
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