Hi everyone!!

Happy almost Pan Asian American Heritage Month! Make sure to check out the kickoff event this Friday (see more details below)! In addition to featuring opening performances by UNITY, C# and KASAMA, the first 50 people to arrive at the event will receive a surprise door gift from the AACC!

Jose’s new book “Dear America: Notes from an Undocumented Citizen” will also be available for sale and he will be doing a book signing afterwards for anyone who has copy of his book.

The event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you guys there!!


CaD Team ❤️
2019 PAAHM Kickoff
Facts NOT Fiction: Affirmative Action,College Access & Diversity
Satoda Scholars Program
Tina Yeh Fellowship
Asian American Studies Speaker Series
Dr. Eunice Yuen at AACC
AACC Graduate & Professional Student Town Hall
JASU Curry Night
Be a New Haven Public School Intern
Kick Pan-Asian American Heritage Month with the Asian Graduate Network (AGN)
Study Break Hosted by SL@Y (Sri Lankans at Yale)
China's Surveillance and Mass Incarceration of Uyghurs Panel
Snow Leopard Farmer Conflict and its Representation in the Conservation Industry
Trans@Yale Board Turnover
Trans@Yale Trunch
Bad Romantics
Academic Strategies Weekly Update
Yale Literary Magazine Submissions
Seeking Bilingual Students
Bulldogs Across America
The 2019 AAU Campus Sexual Climate Survey
YYGS Asia Program Manager
Woodbridge Fellowship
2019 LEAP Emerge Applications
MENA Cultural House Kickoff
The Reading Resilience Project
POC Meditation
Asian American Health Advocates
Domestic Summer Award Fellowship
2019 PAAHM Kickoff
Facts NOT Fiction: Affirmative Action,College Access & Diversity
Satoda Scholars Program
Tina Yeh Fellowship
Tina Yeh Fellowship Applications is OPEN!
DUE March 29th!

In 2001, members of the Association of Asian American Yale Alumni (AAAYA), along with family and friends established the Tina E. Yeh Community Service Fellowship in memory of Tina E. Yeh ’83. Managed by the Asian Pacific Fund, this fellowship program encourages Yale undergraduates and recent graduates to become involved in community service through summer internships. Our goal is to nurture the leadership development of students and lend support to nonprofit organizations around the country that provide critical services to low-income and disenfranchised communities. 

Student applications are now open here, or at: Please share the word!
Asian American Studies Speaker Series
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: Please note that Dr. Yuen will be away on maternity leave starting March.
Note: This resource does not substitute for medical or psychiatric treatment.
AACC Graduate & Professional Student Town Hall
The Asian American Cultural Center Graduate Assistants invite all Asian/Asian American identifying graduate/professional students to our Town Hall on Thursday, 2/28 from 5-7 PM! We hope to discuss the needs of our community, action steps, as well as advertise more ways to become involved. Refreshments will be provided! Facebook event here
JASU Curry Night
JASU Presents: Curry Night!

Sunday, March 3rd from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm 
@ AACC, with two time slots to eat
PLEASE pre-register at

There is nothing to warm you up on a cold winter night like Japanese curry served over steaming hot rice! A little spicy, a little sweet, rich and made with potatoes, carrots, and onions, this dish has become one of Japan’s most popular since being introduced in the 1800s. Today, Japanese curry has as many flavors as there are households. Adding tonkatsu - fried pork cutlet - is also extremely popular and adds even more deliciousness to curry.

Not only for many Japanese citizens, but also for the Japanese diaspora around the world (especially in the States), curry has become one of those dishes that reminds them not only of their heritage but also their family. Many Japanese Americans have grown up eating curry, tying them to their cultural homeland regardless of where they live. We hope that you and your friends will be able to join us for a small taste into the many unique flavors that JASU has to offer.
Be a New Haven Public School Intern
Interested in working in and building a relationship with a New Haven public school? The Dwight Hall Public School Internship program is a two-year program where students serve as liaisons between a local school and the Yale community by offering direct service, strengthening volunteer efforts and matching Yale resources to the needs of the school. We are seeking current freshmen and sophomores to join our 2019-2021 cohort! For more information, check out our website. Applications can be found here, and are due Friday, March 1st at 11:59 PM. Feel free to reach out to Odette Wang, the PSI Coordinator, at with any questions! 
Kickoff Pan-Asian American Heritage Month with the Asian Graduate Network
Graduate and Professional Students! Stop by the AACC Multipurpose Room this Thursday, February 28th, 6:15-7:30 PM to celebrate the relaunch of the Asian Graduate Network! We aim to build community at Yale around issues pertaining to Asian and Asian American G&P students. There will be food and drinks provided as well as board games. We will be signing students up for the AGN newsletter at this event. We also encourage you to like our Facebook page.
Study Break Hosted by SL@Y (Sri Lankans at Yale)
China’s Surveillance and Mass Incarceration of Uyghurs Panel
The Chinese government has detained an estimated one million Uyghurs in Xinjiang. There are reports of widespread human rights violations and police surveillance in the region, which are aimed at repressing the freedom and culture of the Uyghur population. The panelists will discuss the history of Xinjiang and the present situation, and brainstorm strategies for possible human rights interventions going forward.


Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian is an award winning journalist who has written extensively on China at large. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic. She has also appeared as a commentator on CNN International, C-SPAN, BBC's The World, NPR, PRI, Al Jazeera, ABC Radio, and Deutsche Welle.

Omer Kanat helped found the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) in 2003, as well as the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) in 2004. He has served as Vice President of the WUC since 2006, and Chairman of the WUC Executive Committee since 2017. He was also WUC’s International Outreach Coordinator from 2014 to 2016. From 1999 to 2009, Kanat was Senior Editor at Radio Free Asia’s Uyghur Service. Prior to his work at Radio Free Asia, he was Editor and later Senior Editor at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Tajik Service.

Sean Roberts is an Associate Professor at George Washington University's Elliot School of International Affairs. Sean is a cultural anthropologist with extensive applied experience in international development work. Having conducted ethnographic fieldwork among the Uyghur people of Central Asia and China during the 1990s, he has published extensively on this community in scholarly journals and collected volumes. In addition, he produced a documentary film on the community entitled Waiting for Uighurstan (1996). From 1998 to 2000 and 2002 to 2006, he worked at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Central Asia on democracy and governance programs.

Dinner will be served

Sponsored by the Schell Center for International Human Rights
Snow Leopard Farmer Conflict and its Representation in the Conservation Industry
The Yale Himalaya Initiative is happy to invite you to Shafqat Hussain's talk "Snow Leopard - Farmer Conflict and its Representation in  the Conservation Industry", February 26th, 7pm, Room 202 Luce Hall. 

Shafqat Hussain is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Trinity College, Hartford, CT. Shafqat obtained a Ph.D. from the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Department of Anthropology at Yale University, USA in 2009. For his doctoral research he worked in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, looking at conflict between a local yak-herding community and the government forest department over the establishment and management of a National Park. In 1999, he started a community-based livestock insurance scheme against snow leopard predation in Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. He has worked for Aga Khan Rural Support Program in Skardu and IUCN – Washington as a Ford Foundation Policy Fellow.  
Voke Spoken Word Poetry is Yale's only LGBTQ-focused poetry group. We are a creative and fun writing space with an emphasis on LGBTQ community, identity and issues, as well as intersections with all the other identities we hold. We are non-audition (no experience required!) and open to all. We put on one spoken-word slash experimental theater show each semester, and we meet weekly on Tuesdays from 8pm-9:30pm in the Office of LGBTQ Resources (snacks often provided)! Contact Nash ( for more info.
Trans@Yale Board Turnover
Trans@Yale is looking for people to run for board positions for the 2019 calendar year! Please consider running if you're a trans+ person who wants to help the trans student community continue to flourish, put on great events, and/or partner with New Haven queer & trans communities, etc. Elections (aka super chill selection process) will happen in mid February. Board positions usually include president(s), treasurer, Qloset coordinator(s), social chair(s), and Beyond the Binary coordinator(s), and the board is quite flexible and chill. Contact Lola ( or Nash ( for more information. Also, as always, all trans+ folks are welcome at T@Y's weekly social time, Beyond the Binary, on Mondays from 5:30pm-7pm in the LGBTQ office!
Trans@Yale Trunch
Trans@Yale is partnering with the New Haven Pride Center to host monthly Trans Community Lunch, aka Trunch! Trunch brings together trans+ people from Yale and New Haven and gives them a space to chat and build community. This month's Trunch is on Sunday, February 3rd from 12-2pm at the NHPC (84 Orange St) - see for future dates, etc.! Contact Nash ( for more info.
Bad Romantics
Bad Romantics is recruiting! BadRom is Yale's undergraduate drag group, and the group puts on one drag show each semester. For BadRom, drag is an expansive form - a way to play with gender onstage in a way that we often don't have space to do in our day-to-day lives. The group is very queer/trans-friendly and extremely chill and fun. Past performances have included dance, song, spoken-word, lipsync, and/or whatever folks can imagine. All are welcome, no experience or audition required! BadRom’s spring show is February 22-23, and recruitment events are also coming up soon. Contact Nash ( or Lola ( for more information.
Academic Strategies Weekly Update
Academic Strategies Workshops
All workshops are held in the Poorvu Center (the new name for the CTL). Room M104A is located on the Poorvu Center’s Writing Center mezzanine, just up the stairs near the 301 York St. entrance to Sterling Library.

Exam Study Strategies for Midterms 
Monday, February 25, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center M104A
Reduce exam stress by learning new strategies for preparing and studying for midterms and finals. This workshop offers suggestions for preparing for and taking problem-based, short answer, and essay exams.
Time Management           
Tuesday, February 26, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center M104A
Set priorities and develop a weekly schedule that can lead to an active and balanced academic life.
Reading Analytically for Social Science         
Wednesday, February 27, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center M104A
This workshop provides an overview of deep reading to generate effective contributions to class discussion, develop essay topics, and identify strong evidence for essays. Participants will get practice with these strategies in our interactive session.
Planning and Research Strategies for Undergraduate Term Papers (w/Yale librarian Kelly Blanchat, Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach)      
Thursday, February 28, 1:00 PM, Poorvu Center 120A
Have an assignment that requires research? Want to extend your research skills beyond Google Scholar and JSTOR? This workshop offers guidance on approaching research topics, developing a work timeline, and using Yale libraries and other resources to create strong research-based projects.
Meet 1-1 with our Academic Strategies Mentors
Students can now sign up for an appointment via our online scheduler. During your 1-1 session, you can:
  • Create a weekly schedule to help manage your time and get things done
  • Set academic and professional goals and identify ways to meet them
  • Identify challenges and develop strategies to enhance your approach to your academic work
51% of Yale College students use Poorvu Center academic resources. For advice on the resources available and how to take advantage of them, check out our Academic Strategies online guide: Getting It Done: A Guide to Academic Resources at Yale.
First-Generation/Low-Income Community Initiative
FGLI Community Initiative Study Hall: Need a quiet, supportive place to study? Join the FGLI Ambassadors for snacks and encouragement at the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, Room 121 on Mondays staring at 6 pm.
FGLI Guest Speaker: Prof. Anthony Jack: The Privileged Poor
Thursday, February 28 @ 4 pm, Saybrook College
Join the First-Generation Low-Income Community Initiative in conversation with Dr. Anthony A. Jack on his research and his personal experience. Dr. Jack’s recently published book, The Privileged Poor, focuses on the inclusivity of low-income students from different backgrounds in elite colleges and makes recommendations for a more inclusive college campus. His opportunity to teach extends beyond his work, however, given Dr. Jack identifies as a first-gen alum. We invite you to join us in this unique opportunity to learn about Dr. Jack’s implications for a more socioeconomically inclusive campus from an academic leader who understands the experience personally. Books will be available for purchase!

This event is co-sponsored by the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, the Education Studies program, and the Sociology department.
Yale College Dean’s Office Resources: Check out the resources available for students on significant financial aid, including the Loaner Laptop program, the Career Closet, and the Winter Clothing Grant: For emergencies or unexpected expenses, talk to your RC Dean or HOC and check out our SafetyNet system.
STEM Opportunities
StatLab workshops: Using a new stats program? Get help from StatLab! Visit their website for workshops on LaTex, R, Stata, and other common programs:
Looking for STEM Research Opportunities? Check out the information provided by labs during a Science & QR research matchmaking session in January 2019:
·         For more information on research conducted by the Biological Sciences faculty click here.
·         For information on research conducted by the Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science and Engineering faculty click here.
·         These lists are not exhaustive: contact other labs directly for other research opportunities.
Preparing a summer STEM research proposal? Check out these resources from Yale College’s Science and Quantitative Reasoning website:  
Upcoming Research Fellowship Deadlines:  
Yale Libraries
This month, the Yale University Library is offering a number of events for undergraduates, from learning research strategies to make database searching easier, visits from a therapy dog, and drop-in consultations with a librarian over coffee (and get a free mug!). We hope to see you there!
The 2019-20 Student Research at Yale University Library exhibit is seeking four students to curate one exhibit case each based on a completed paper or research project. In honor of the 50 Women at Yale 150 celebration, the proposals must be related to some aspect of women’s experience and contributions at Yale or in the world. The submission deadline has been extended to Monday, Feb. 25. This opportunity is open to undergraduate, graduate or professional students.
LEVEL UP your research papers! Sign up to meet with a librarian for 30-minutes to learn how to organize, annotate, & cite items in your writing more efficiently. Whether you are just starting out and want to find resources, or if you just need to keep track of them – we can help. Sign up for a session here:
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: To submit a book (or other creative work), use this form:  
Yale College Writing Center
  • Residential College Writing Tutors available:
  • Peer Writing Partners available, Poorvu CTL tutoring mezzanine
  • Writing Study Halls (Sundays 2-5 pm, Wednesdays 7-10 pm).
See for more detailed information.
Summer Planning Resources
It’s still not too late to find opportunities that fit your interests. See the Center for International and Professional Experience’s Weekly Digest for full information about workshops, events, and opportunities.
CIPE Drop-ins at 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor:
  • Fellowships and Study Abroad: Fridays, 2-4 pm
  • OCS: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm
International Summer Award (ISA) Information Session
Monday, February 25, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305
NOTE: The Deadline for the CIPE Summer Research Fellowships Common Application is February 28, 2019
Yale Literary Magazine Submissions

Dear writers and artists,

Submissions for the spring issue of the Yale Literary Magazine are now open!!

We're accepting poetry & prose (both loosely defined), translations of any length, and visual art in any medium.

The deadline is FridayMarch 8th, at midnight.  

Submit your work by emailing

Please give your submission the same title as your work and be sure to omit your name from all pieces (document title included). For written submissions, please designate the work as poetry or prose in the document title. Please limit written submissions to five pieces total, and limit visual submissions to ten pieces total; please send one email with all submissions attached.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our editor-in-chief, Bix Archer, at

much love,

the editors

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:
Bulldogs Across America
Deadlines Approaching! Bulldogs Across America internship positions are available in multiple industries/functions! Check out the excel with listed positions. Log intoYale Career Link and search for Louisville, KY; Minneapolis, MN; New Orleans, LA; St. Louis, MO.
The 2019 AAU Campus Sexual Climate Survey
If you are a Yale student—graduate, undergraduate, or professional—you would have received an invitation in your email from President Salovey asking you to take part in the 2019 Campus Sexual Climate Survey. This confidential survey asks about students' perceptions and experiences of sexual misconduct, campus resources and support, and bystander intervention. The results will help guide Yale’s strategies for addressing sexual misconduct. The strength of those findings, though, will depend on you!  Please, check your inbox and fill out the survey.  (The links are unique, so each person can find the email in their own inbox.) Yale will report on the results in Fall 2019.  For more details about the survey and Yale’s resources, please see For information, advocacy, and support, contact SHARE (203-432-2000) at any time.
YYGS Asia Program Manager
Graduating in Spring 2019? Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is looking for their next Asia Program Manager. YYGS puts together intensive academic summer programs for high school students from around the world (over 100 countries represented last summer!). This is a great opportunity to work at a mission driven educational program with a fun and dedicated team. The position is based in New Haven but the would go to Beijing during the summer to run the YYGS-Beijing program.
See the JD and apply online here. Note that the STARS system that candidates apply through shows a different JD - ignore that one! The STARS system must use generic job responsibilities.
Woodbridge Fellowship
Established in 2005 by President Richard C. Levin, the Woodbridge Fellowship introduces recent Yale College graduates to the work and administration of Yale. The fellowship provides valuable professional experience for potential careers in higher education, particularly for recent graduates belonging to minority communities currently underrepresented in university administration. 
Fellowships are full-time paid positions in the offices of university leaders, who take active interest in fellows’ professional development. Fellows directly report to senior members of their offices and work with a variety of university staff, at all levels. Fellows most often combine day-to-day duties with responsibilities for specific projects that utilize their research abilities and other higher-level skills. For more information, please refer to this link:
2019 LEAP Emerge Applications
How to Apply
1. Complete the LEAP Emerge Online Application Form at:
2. Submit the following supporting documents:
Two letters of recommendation
Official transcript
Current resume
Short Essay Responses -
Preview questions below at
Application Deadline Monday, March 4, 2019

For Additional Information or
Questions Visit or contact Connie Oh, Program Manager, at / (213) 485-1422 x4118.
MENA Cultural House Kickoff
The MENA Cultural House Organization is a new initiative started this year started to cultivate a community for people of Middle Eastern and North African backgrounds and students with this shared history and culture and educate others on this heritage. 
The MENA Cultural House Organization is holding a kickoff event on March 1st from 2-5pm. If you are interested in getting involved with planning this initiative or volunteering for the event, please fill out this form ( If you have any questions, please reach out to Yasmin Alamdeen, president of the MENA Cultural House Organization (
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:

To submit a book (or other creative work), use this form:  
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
Domestic Summer Award Fellowship
Visit the DSA webpage for detailed eligibility requirements and deadline information. 
Access the application
Yale Career Link Homepage (under ‘Yale College Summer Experiences’), or Yale Career Link (My Account, Professional Experiences)
Note: STEM Research with Yale Faculty (laboratory or field research) MUST apply through the Science and Quantitative Reasoning Fellowships & Grants Website.
If you have questions, please email, come by the OCS drop-in hours at 55 Whitney Ave., 3rd floor (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm), or schedule an appointment with an OCS advisor through your Yale Career Link account.
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