Hello, all!

We're so close to Fall Break! I hope you're all ready for a long half-week of rest and relaxation (because we sure are). Be sure to register to vote as midterm elections are coming up. Before we depart for break, check out some of the upcoming and ongoing events!

Last week, Vivian Yee, NY Times immigration correspondent, had dinner at the AACC to chat with students about the transition between student to professional journalist, her upcoming move to Beirut, and the politics of reporting under the Trump administration. See her photo with attendees of her event above!

Wishing you well, 

CaD Team ✌️

The Arts & Media Innovation Award
Emotional Wellness Virtual Workshop
AACC Emotional Wellness Support

Yale Librarian Satellite Office Hours
Negative Space: An Asian & Asian American Oral History Project
People of Color in Journalism: At Yale and Beyond
Critical Innovation Fund
White Guys on Campus: Racism, White Immunity, and the Myth of 'Post-Racial' Higher Education

Peace & Dialogue Leadership Initiative Fellowship
Tsai CITY Announcements
POC Meditation and Healing Space
The Arts & Media Innovation Award

The Arts & Media Innovation Award application is now live: Submit yours by November 1st, 2018 to be considered for one of five $500 awards!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to AACC Director, Joliana Yee (

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

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:
  • Tuesday, October 30, 4 - 6 PM
  • 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.
Negative Space: An Asian & Asian American Oral History Project

Negative Space:  An Asian & Asian American Oral History Project wants your help!  We're launching a new set of interviews on Saturday, October 27, and we'll be celebrating with an informational meeting at the AACC.  If you're curious about our mission, want to help us conduct interviews, are interested in being interviewed, or just want to hang out, please drop by on Saturday (time and room forthcoming) or send us an email at  Looking forward to seeing you there!
People of Color in Journalism: At Yale and Beyond
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.
White Guys on Campus: Racism, White Immunity, and the Myth of 'Post-Racial' Higher Education

Professor Nolan Cabrera’s forthcoming book White Guys on Campus (Rutgers University Press, 2018) is a critical examination of race in higher education, centering Whiteness, in an effort to unveil the frequently unconscious habits of racism among White male undergraduates. Nolan L. Cabrera moves beyond the “few bad apples” frame of contemporary racism, and explores the structures, policies, ideologies, and experiences that allow racism to flourish. This book details many of the contours of contemporary, systemic racism, while engaging the possibility of White students to participate in anti-racism. Ultimately, White Guys on Campus calls upon institutions of higher education to be sites of social transformation instead of reinforcing systemic racism, while creating a platform to engage and challenge the public discourse of “post- racialism.” 
Co-sponsored by the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration, and Yale Education Studies.
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
Upcoming Intensive deadline: 

Fermentation Intensive application deadline: 10/16. Learn more and apply here.

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