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Hello everyone!

We hope everyone's been enjoying the lovely weather this week. Congratulations to AASA, who had their 50th Reunion Weekend from last Friday to Sunday! Above, our lovely AACC historians pose as they reveal the exhibition they've been working on for so long. If you see them around make sure to congratulate them! And don't forget to check out our events this week. Here's to even better weather to come! 

Love,

CaD Team ❤️
Anti-Blackness, Asian Americans, and White Supremacy
Beyond Bribes: Class, Wealth & Power at Yale
Asian & Buddhist (?): Meditation, Dinner, & Conversation
Asian American Studies Speaker Series

POC Meditation
ALSEAS Pan-Asian American Heritage Month Programming
"Faces behind the Southeast Asian Diaspora" Art and Culture Exhibit
Movement
 
Yale Daily News Recruitment Website
Startup Yale 2019
The Yale Refugee Project
Seeking Bilingual Students
The Reading Resilience Project
Asian American Health Advocates
OCS Internship Positions
Borders Launch Party
Anti-Blackness, Asian Americans, and White Supremacy
This lecture uses the recent lawsuit filed by Asian American plaintiffs against Harvard University to explore the ways that Asian Americans have been figured (and have figured themselves) in U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence on race-conscious admissions in higher education. Kim argues that Asian Americans have long played a critical role in the legal-ideological project of undermining the specific claims of anti-Black subordination, and demonstrates that new frameworks of racial positionality are necessary to help us understand and challenge persistent structures of racial power.

Wednesday, 4/10 at 4 PM at the AACC
Beyond Bribes: Class, Wealth & Power at Yale
At Yale, 45% of us come from the wealthiest 5% of the US population, and a fifth of us from the top 1%. Many Yale parents are capitalists or academics. Many of us attended private or well-funded schools and will graduate debt-free. And yet, for all our discussion of social injustice, this abundance of class power is something wealthy folks rarely discuss.

This workshop is aimed at breaking that silence. What is class, and how has it structured our experiences, values, and lives? How is wealth accumulation extractive? How are those experiences situated in a world with a drastically unequal distribution of land, wealth, and power? And what might those of us who benefit from generational wealth and class inequality do to change that world, or to support the movements that do?

The workshop will be co-facilitated by Rachel Rybaczuk, interim ED of Class Action, and some of our members. It will walk participants through a conversation about how access to resources has shaped their lives and historicize the violent extraction of those resources, ending in a conversation about what mobilizing resources and building solidarity can look like. While this workshop is directed at students who come from high-income or upper-middle to upper class backgrounds, poor, working poor, working class, and lower-middle class folks are welcome to learn and teach alongside. We welcome students across race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, all of which are cut across by the lines of class.

Please let us know how we can meet your access needs, including but not limited to childcare, food restrictions, etc.
Asian & Buddhist (?): Meditation, Dinner, & Conversation
Asian & Buddhist (?): Meditation, Dinner, & Conversation
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
5:30 PM Intro to Meditation with Rebecca Li
6:15 PM Dinner is served
6:30 PM Discussion
Asian American Cultural Center, 295 Crown St.
with Dr. Rebecca Li and Dean Parndigamage

Free Thai buffet dinner. If you can’t make the 5:30 meditation, feel free to come at 6:15 for food.

Tonight we will share and reflect on the intersection of Asian identity and Buddhism, and the many different forms and complexities of that relationship. 

Dr. Rebecca Li is a Dharma heir in the Dharma Drum Lineage of Chan Master Sheng Yen, a lineage that combines the Linji (Rinzai) and Caodong (Soto) schools from Chinese Chan (Zen) Buddhism. For more information, please visit www.rebeccali.org.

Dean Nilakshi Parndigamage, J.D., is the Dean of Ezra Stiles College and a lecturer in the Political Science Department where she teaches a class on Wrongful Convictions. She grew up in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where she attended a Theravada Buddhist school for 13 years. Her detailed bio can be found here: https://ezrastiles.yalecollege.yale.edu/deans-office

Presented by Buddhist Life and the Yale Buddhist Sangha. Co-sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center and the Chaplain's Office.

All are welcome whether or not you identify as Asian and/or Buddhist. We ask that sharing time is given over to those more directly connected to these identities while those with less of a connection come to listen.
Asian American Studies Speaker Series
POC Meditations
ALSEAS Pan-Asian American Heritage Month Programming
Check out ALSEAS' programming for PAAHM in collaboration with AASA, ViSA, IYA, KASAMA, SATAY, and MASA! 
"Faces behind the Southeast Asian Diaspora" Art and Culture Exhibit
ALSEAS is partnering with AASA, ViSA, and IYA for its first-ever art and culture exhibit entitled "Faces behind the Southeast Asian Diaspora." Come learn about Southeast Asia's beautiful cultures and explore the contemporary issues that refugees, immigrants, and their families experience in the US today, as we fight for a just and equal world. 
Movement
Yale Movement shows off its dancing and acting chops with “Dance Over Flowers”, a dance showcase and drama in collaboration with Yale Breakers and Hangarak. Catch this one of a kind performance on April 11th and 12th at Off-Broadway Theater! We’ll have performances to EXO, BlackPink, BTS, and many more. Get your tickets now @ Dance Over Flowers!!!
Yale Daily News Recruitment Website
Thinking about what you'd like to explore next year? Whether you're a writer, artist, photographer, illustrator, or designer, the YDN has a place for you, for as much or little time as you like! One of the YDN's projects this year has been the creation of a brand-new recruitment website, which explains how to get involved with each desk at the YDN, increasing information accessibility and de-mystifying the process. The website can be found at www.yaledailynews.com/recruitment -- we hope it's a helpful tool as we ease into summer and next fall!
Startup Yale 2019
Join innovators from across and beyond Yale's campus for Startup Yale 2019: three days packed with pitches, prizes, and world-changing ideas. Over the course of the event, attend inspiring panels, hear fellow students pitch their big ideas for prize money, learn about new opportunities, and more. See the full event lineup and register for events: startupyale.com
The Yale Refugee Project
The Yale Refugee Project is excited to be hosting a week-long exhibition of artwork centering on the theme of migration. There will also be an opening event with a night of spoken word. We welcome everybody to think about submitting any type of artwork (poems, photographs, paintings, graphic art, 3d art, literature...) to be shown as part of a larger series of events on migration. We are hoping that this exhibition (opening on April 21st) will help showcase different perspectives on migration; we will also be fundraising for donations to go toward different refugee/immigration organizations (organizations TBD). If you are at all interested in participating, we'd love to have you fill out this interest form: https://goo.gl/forms/eQMggPIKFFCpIDZN2.
Seeking Bilingual Students
The Yale Interpretation Network (YIN) is seeking bilingual students and employees interested in making a difference in the New Haven area. Non-English speakers often face language barriers when seeking services like mental health care and legal assistance. Many organizations would like to accommodate this community but often lack the resources to do so.
 
YIN provides high-quality, pro-bono interpretation and translation services to bridge the gap between non-English-speaking community members and social services. Time commitment can be anywhere from once a year to once a week, and you can make a significant impact in our community. Please complete this form if you’re interested in participating:
 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkktgal-AnwR_z4hS3ac--gfq9khhpePgGzCFPkNoBFlGZdw/viewform?usp=sf_link
The Reading Resilience Project
The Reading Resilience Project is an initiative to amplify underrepresented voices in library collections. Yale students are encouraged to recommend works by and about people of color, the result of which is an ever-growing crowd-sourced list of books. RRP books will be put on display in Bass Library for the month of February, and you can preview the full book list at: https://guides.library.yale.edu/Reading-Resilience.

To submit a book (or other creative work), use this form: bit.ly/rrpyale.  
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
OSC Internship Positions
Check out employers and open positions looking for Yalies this summer! Bulldogs Across America and CGCC internship positions are available in multiple industries/functions. Check out the listed positionsand log into Yale Career Link to apply. Email careerstrategy@yale.edu with any questions.
Borders Launch Party
Broad Recognition is Yale’s online feminist magazine that focuses on inclusivity, intersectionality, and uplifting the voices and stories of Yale students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Its first-ever themed print issue, “Borders,” will be launching on Friday 4/12. The launch party is on Saturday 4/13. Students published in the magazine will be reading their pieces, and copies will be available for anyone who come. 

Reading will begin at 8:15p, with music and dancing to follow at 9p. Facebook event here
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