This is for all you students in New York... The New York City Asian American Student Conference, an annual gathering dedicated to promoting awareness of Asian Pacific American issues and history among youth, is happening this weekend, April 16 at NYU Kimmel Center. Here's a conference promo video:
This year's conference theme is "eMerging Profiles," with a focus on new and alternative media Here are some more details:
5th Annual New York City Asian American Student Conference (NYCAASC)Whoa. Sounds like my kind of event. I wish I could attend! There will be panels, workshops, speakers and networking opportunities. And best of all, the conference is free. For more information about the New York City Asian American Student Conference, go to the NYCAASC website here and the Facebook page here.
Saturday, April 16
9:30am - 8:00pm
NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided (first come, first serve).
...If you aren't from the city, take a road trip to here =]
NYCAASC (pronounced NYE-SACK) is an annual gathering dedicated to promoting awareness of Asian Pacific American issues and history among youth. Based in New York City and planned by college students, NYCAASC offers a broad range of engaging workshops and panels that address issues pertinent to Asian Pacific Americans on local, national, and global scales.
The theme for the 5th annual NYCAASC is "eMerging Profiles." Keeping in mind how new media has been a catalyst to many vast social and political movements today, we play on the wording "eMerging" to convey the dynamic processes of merging and emerging and opt to highlight tangible "profiles" rather than the often hard-to-grasp concept of "identities." In these fast-paced times, blogs, YouTube and other forms of new media have been helpful in reaching across physical boundaries, increasing the accessibility of resources, and connecting with those that seek commonality and recognition. Moreover, we want to emphasize that this theme surrounding "new/alternative media" also recognizes that throughout history, when traditional media and spaces were exclusionary, Asian Pacific Americans have consistently showed creativity in forging new media through which to think for themselves.