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Happy (almost) Lunar New Year! Goodbye to the polar vortex and welcome to a new year of happiness, fulfillment, and growth! 

Come check out some of our events this week - especially the 295 Magazine Q&A session this Wednesday from 5:30-7 PM at the AACC. Boba milk tea will be served while supplies last! Come hang out with the CaD Team (we'd love to meet you!).

Have a great week,

CaD Team ❤️

295 Q&A with Boba
AACC Alternative Spring Break in NYC
AACC Research Symposium Call for Proposals
Asian American Studies Speaker Series
Lecture with MariNaomi
HUTONGism
Dr. Eunice Yuen at AACC
 
Cultural Connections Counselor Application
MinKwon Center for Community Actions
Losar
Woodbridge Fellowship
Voke
Dwight Hall Urban Fellows
2019 LEAP Emerge Applications
Democracy, Race, and Justice in the 21st Century
OCS Announcement
MENA Cultural House Kickoff
The Reading Resilience Project
Korean Lunar New Year Celebration
Ricci Redux: Students for Fair Admissions and the Challenge to Race Conscious Remediation
Admissions Student Job Opportunities
CCE Hiring
"COMPLICIT - ERASURE OF THE BODY"
Public Reading with Roxane Gay
Summer Internship Opportunity in Belize
After-School Tutoring at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
Taiwan-America Student Conference
Women in Government Fellowship
Internships in DC
POC Meditation
Asian American Health Advocates
295 Q&A with Boba
AACC Alternative Spring Break in NYC
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 the 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. You can find the application here and the info session slides here. The deadline to apply is Saturday, February 9 at 11:59 pm.
AACC Research Symposium Call for Proposals
The Yale Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) seeks to foster and showcase a community of scholars conducting research on issues that further our understanding of the community we hope to serve. Please submit the following form if you are interested in presenting at our 2nd Annual AACC Research Symposium hosted at the AACC as part of Pan Asian American Heritage Month (PAAHM) on Thursday, March 28th, 12:00 - 1:30pm.
 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bqoZaBFVQysy2haZbRmNNHrnrTmLH9Y3ww2jquNaYGA/edit
 
Submissions are due Friday, February 15th at 12:00pm.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: jacinda.tran@yale.edu.
Asian American Studies Speaker Series
Lecture with MariNaomi
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.
Cultural Connections Counselor Application
The application for Cultural Connections Counselors are now open. Cultural Connections is one of the pre-orientation programs at Yale. Cultural Connections brings in together students of all backgrounds and cultures and empowers participants with a community, knowledge of resources, and early conversations centered around the salient identities of students. This summer, the program will welcome students from the Class of 2023 from August 17-22. Rising sophomores and juniors are welcome to apply. While previous experience is valued, it is not an exclusionary factor. We are looking to recruit a pool of candidates that reflects as many experiences found at Yale as possible. Selected candidates must be able to arrive on campus on August 15th and participate in the entirety of the program and attend Spring training on March 29th from 12-2pm.
 
Applications are due on February 8th at 5pm (EST).
MinKwon Center for Community Actions
The MinKwon Center for Community Action is an immigrant rights coalition in Queens. Every year MinKwon’s civic engagement hosts an 8-week internship in partnership with Association of Asian American Yale Alumni (AAAYA), to increase community/civic engagement within the Asian community in Flushing and NYC. We do everything from coalition meetings, candidate forums, and surveys. Our biggest efforts are revolving around affordable housing in NYC, upcoming 2019 elections, and census 2020, to name a few. The opportunity comes with a $3000 stipend and housing at the Yale Club in New York. The full intership posting can be found on Yale’s career portal and our other postings are here.
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.
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: https://secretary.yale.edu/services-resources/woodbridge-fellowship
Voke
Voke spoken word poetry is Yale's only LGBTQ poetry group. We are an LGBTQ-centered creative space, non-audition and open to all! No experience required. We meet Tuesdays 8-9:30 in the Office of LGBTQ Resources. Snacks provided.
Email Eun Kwak at joanne.kwak@yale.edu for more info.
Dwight Hall Urban Fellows
"The Dwight Hall Urban Fellowship application (https://bit.ly/2Uk3rSI) is now open! This fellowship is a ~paid~ opportunity to work for 6-8 hours a week at a nonprofit in New Haven and be part of a cohort of fellows that meet weekly for discussions and a speaker series. The application is ROLLING with a final deadline of Feb. 6th at 12pm; you have the opportunity to choose whether to matriculate into the program this Spring or next Fall! If you have any questions, please email urbanfellows@dwighthall.org or drop by our study breaks (schedule posted here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2131733350490574/)."
2019 LEAP Emerge Applications
How to Apply
1. Complete the LEAP Emerge Online Application Form at: http://leap.org/leap-emerge.
2. Submit the following supporting documents:
Two letters of recommendation
Official transcript
Current resume
Short Essay Responses -
Preview questions below at http://leap.org/leap-emerge
Application Deadline Monday, March 4, 2019

For Additional Information or
Questions Visit http://leap.org/leap-emerge or contact Connie Oh, Program Manager, at coh@leap.org / (213) 485-1422 x4118.
 
Democracy, Race, and Justice in the 21st Century
On Monday, February 4, 2019, the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy will host Democracy, Race, and Justice in the 21st Century, a moderated conversation between James Forman, J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale, and Vanita Gupta, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. The event will take place at 5 p.m. in Sudler Hall (WLH, 100 Wall Street). The conversation will be moderated by Beverly Gage, professor of history at Yale and director of the Grand Strategy Program.
OCS Announcement
CAREER EDUCATION SERIES, DIVERSITY IN HEALTHCARE
TUE, FEB 12TH, 4-5PM
OCS, 55 WHITNEY, 3RD FLOOR
As part of the Career Education Series, the Office of Career Strategy is welcoming Lisette Martinez, Yale New Haven Health System’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Darin Latimore, Deputy Dean and Chief Diversity Officer at Yale School of Medicine. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about industries and job functions from professionals working in these fields. Come with questions!
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 (https://goo.gl/forms/uD8dacKUtwdbain33). If you have any questions, please reach out to Yasmin Alamdeen, president of the MENA Cultural House Organization (yasmin.alamdeen@yale.edu).
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.  
Korean Lunar New Year Celeberation
The Korean Program is organizing a Lunar New Year Celebration for February 5th from 6-8pm at CLS #100 (370 Temple St). There will be Korean cuisine, traditional games and a chance to try on traditional Korean apparel: hanbok. All are invited!
Ricci Redux: Students for Fair Admissions and the Challenge to Race Conscious Remediation
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Ricci v DeStefano, a race and employment case originating out of New Haven that forms the basis of a new play, Good Faith: Four Chats About Race and the New Haven Fire Departmentpremiering at the Yale Repertory Theater. Professor Cheryl Harris, a leading scholar of civil rights and Critical Race Theory, will revisit the case and its implications as a way to discuss the future of affirmative action and race coconscious legal remedies, especially in higher education.
Admissions Student Job Opportunities
STEM Tour Guide: applications due 11:50 pm EST on Sunday, February 3rd

Senior Interviewer: applications due 5:00 pm EST on Tuesday, February 5th – For current juniors: this is a fulltime (37.5 hour/week) summer job that can then become a fall one as well. Details are included on the application page.
CCE Hiring
Interested in becoming a CCE?  The Communication and Consent Educators are a diverse, creative group of undergraduates drawn from across campus to foster a more positive social and sexual climate.  Through workshops, programs, and conversations, they collaborate within their own communities to build a culture of respect and support. They also serve as a resource for students who have experienced or heard about sexual misconduct, providing a peer avenue to SHARE, the UWC, Title IX, and the Yale Police. The CCEs are paid employees of the YCDO, working 5-10 hours per week, with longer hours during training periods in August and January.  There’s no need for prior experience in sexual violence prevention. The prime qualification for being a CCE is the desire to make Yale a better place! For more information or to apply, please visit yale.edu/cce.  In this cycle, we are looking to fill just a few potential spaces in Berkeley, Branford, Stiles, JE, and Trumbull.
"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.
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! 

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!

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.

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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