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Hi everyone!

We hope the semester has been progressing smoothly for all of you! As things settle in, feel free to come check out some of our very exciting events this week. We hope to see you there!

Yesterday, Jan 27th, was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It marked the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp, by Soviet forces. Over a million people were killed in Auschwitz alone during the Holocaust, all of them targeted minorities such as Jews, Poles, or Gypsies. As the CaD Team of the AACC, we believe that it is important for all people to make themselves aware of these atrocities and always fight for equity and justice for all. 

Above, a photo of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

See you next week,

CaD Team 

AACC Alternative Spring Break in NYC
HUTONGism
Dr. Eunice Yuen at AACC
Title IX Regulation Comment Writing Session
AACC Peer Liaison Application
 
BFE
ThiNK Benefit Concert
South Asian Millennials Conference
Losar
Tandem
After-School Tutoring at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
Y2Y New Haven
"COMPLICIT - ERASURE OF THE BODY"
Public Reading with Roxane Gay
Women's Center
Labor Migration and Sexuality in India
Summer Internship Opportunity in Belize
After-School Tutoring at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
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
AACC Alternative Spring Break in NYC
AACC Alternative Spring Break in NYC — Info Session

Thursday, 1/31, 7-8 pm at the AACC

Attention all undergrads looking for meaningful spring break plans! The AACC Civic & Political Engagement Team is sponsoring a fully cost-covered 4 day, 3 night (Wednesday, March 20 to Saturday, March 23) experiential program in New York City over Yale’s Spring Break. Students will learn more about and engage with the Asian American community in the city, gaining a better understanding of migration history, community challenges, and available resources. Partnering with a number of local community organizations, non-profits, and other avenues to civic engagement, this trip aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore their identities and experiences across the Asian diaspora.

In its inaugural year, this program will be focusing on themes of spaces and exchanges. Join us for an info session on Thursday, January 31, at 7 pm in the AACC for more information about the program and application process for the trip. The application will open shortly after the info session and will close on Friday, February 15, at 11:59 pm. Food will be served at the info session.
HUTONGism
Dr. Eunice Yuen at AACC
The AACC is deeply grateful to Dr. Eunice Yuen for volunteering her time and expertise to provide our community members with culturally-relevant emotional wellness support. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Dr. Yuen at the AACC, please do so via this link: http://euniceyuen.youcanbook.me. Please note that Dr. Yuen will be away on maternity leave starting March.
Note: This resource does not substitute for medical or psychiatric treatment.
Title IX Regulation
The ACLU and RALY had a successful Title IX regulation comment writing session last week! The Trump Administration has proposed regulations to debilitate Title IX, which protects victims of sexual misconduct at universities. The “Notice and Comment Period” where we can make our voices heard ends January 30th (there was a deadline extension), so it's not too late to submit comments.

For more information on the proposed policy and resources to help to quickly and easily write an effective letter, please see a message from RALY here. Your comment submissions will be instrumental in future court challenges!

You can also find a brief summary of the proposed Title IX changes here and a notice-and-comment data guide 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.
BFE
Attend BFE next week from Jan 31-Feb 2. BFE is a play by Julia Cho, and it's my senior project in American Studies and features a number of Asian American people in the cast/creative team. Our performances are at 8pm on Thurs and Fri, and 2 & 8pm on Saturday in the Off-Broadway Theater. 
 
We would love to have anyone interested there, since the play is a dark comedy that deals with themes of race, beauty, femininity, and adolescence-- specifically with a focus on Asian American characters.
 
If anyone is interested, the link for tickets is at: https://bfe_tickets.eventbrite.com/
ThiNK Benefit Concert
On Friday, February 1st at 7:30, ThiNK (There's Hope in North Korea) will be hosting a benefit concert in Sudler Hall on behalf of the Eugene Bell Foundation. The EBF is an organization that provides humanitarian assistance to North Korean people to cure multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Although tuberculosis has been almost entirely banished from the developed world, it remains a great public health risk in North Korea. Over 1,600 people died from it in 2017, and over 131,000 suffer from the disease. The Eugene Bell Foundations comes to North Korea every six months to treat and care for patients. It is the only large-scale provider of MDR-TB treatment in the country. 
 
ThiNK will be hosting this concert to raise money for these efforts. The concert will feature various performers from the Yale community, such as the Yale Undergraduate Jazz Collective, Movement, and students from the School of Music. Representatives to the Eugene Bell foundation will also be sharing some words. Admission to the concert is $5, and Bonchon will be provided.
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.
Tandem
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. 
 
Email rachel.chew@yale.edu if you have any questions or are interested in tutoring at co-op! 
 
Y2Y New Haven
Y2Y New Haven is looking for students to join the team. We are at an exciting moment in the project's trajectory, and are looking for additional team members to support the project in our progress toward opening. Y2Y New Haven is made up of 6 different workstream areas: Pilot Program, Program Model Development, Advocacy and Publicity, Fundraising and Finance, New Haven Organizing, and Design and Architecture. More information can be found in the application link. Application: https://goo.gl/forms/QEXtLNNOGPXtuJ042 
 
APPLICATIONS DUE: 2/3/19 midnight
 
EMAIL Vanessa Liu with any questions/concerns at vanessa.liu@yale.edu
"COMPLICIT - ERASURE OF THE BODY"
Hello artists, musicians, writers, and creators of all kinds,

Nasty Women CT is partnering with Yale Divinity School to host their third annual exhibition, Complicit- Erasure of the Body.” Additional local organizations-- like Black Lives Matter New Haven, New Haven Pride Center, Elm City Collective, and more-- are also collaborating in this exhibition reflecting on sexual violence, complicity, and faith. Please, see the exhibition proposal:
 
"In light of the #MeToo Movement, and as we think about the grey areas of this movement against sexual violence and harassment, we invite you to express how acts of complicity remove one’s voice, erase the body and sense of self from the emotional, the spiritual and the physical."

This is an open-call to the greater New Haven area, and we are accepting works of all kinds. Please, submit to the exhibition and forward this message to your friends, neighbors, faith communities, or colleagues! Submissions are due February 15th and artwork will need to be dropped off at Yale Divinity School at the end of February. Physical artwork should approximate four square feet (or less), but we are also hoping to receive music, poetry, dances, and other kinds of creative endeavors! Also, mark your calendars for the opening reception in the evening on March 8th at Yale Divinity School! For more information, see:

Nasty Women CT:
Facebook: Nasty Women CT
https://www.nastywomenct.org

Submit a work of art, donate, volunteer, and more:
https://artspacenh.wufoo.com/forms/za7f2341tjd64o/?fbclid=IwAR0xK84hPP96kWP12mXuFsf0_d28SagAs0wLlTDVxN-Fb-ZbsHSSuX05jes
Public Reading with Roxane Gay
Public Reading with Roxane Gay, Moderated by Claudia Rankine, the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry
Tuesday, February 5th, 7 pm; Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall (SSS 114), 1 Prospect St, New Haven, CT
 
Please join us for an evening with Roxane Gay as she reads selections from her work. Roxane Gay is a prominent journalist and author on feminism, race, gender, and their intersections. This semester she is a Presidential Visiting Fellow, and, over the course of her career, has authored AyitiAn Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and the New York Times bestselling Hunger. Following the reading, Claudia Rankine, the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale and a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, will lead a Q&A with Roxane. Free and open to the public.
Women's Center
Interested in working with other people on campus on activism and community building? Want to meet other cool folks interested in the same things? Apply to the women's center board!
Applications are due Wednesday, January 30th at 11:59pm.
Please email wcboard@mailman.yale.edu with any questions, comments, or concerns and link: here
Labor Migration and Sexuality in India
Summer Internship Opportunity in Belize
Summer Internship Opportunity in Belize
Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) is an environmental nonprofit organization that invests in protected areas management, sustainable livelihoods, and environmental education in Punta Gorda, Belize. Every summer, TIDE hosts student interns who design and implement their own projects. Past projects include climate resilience research, food and nutrition education programs, and environmental monitoring. Contact Tien Tran at tien.tran@yale.edu for more information. 
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. 
 
Email rachel.chew@yale.edu if you have any questions or are interested in tutoring at co-op! 
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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