July 22, 2022

AAARCC Fall 2022 Programming

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AAARCC Fall 2022 Programming
I hope you have been well. Purdue Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC) is finalizing our Fall 2022 programming (document attached to this email). Would you please consider including our events (Speaker Series, Lunch and Learn Series, Outreach events, etc.) in your syllabus, whether as part of required teaching/learning activities or extra credit? We would also appreciate if you can share the events with all campus communities (faculty, staff, students, even alumni).
If you have further questions, you can contact me at psari@purdue.edu or at (765)496-0464.
Pamela K. Sari, Ph.D.
Director, Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC)
Affiliated Faculty/Staff, Asian American Studies Program
915 5th Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906
o: 765-496-0488
Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC)
Fall 2022 Programming
AAARCC Speaker Series

Thursday, September 15, 2022

  • Speaker: Brittany Chan (Founder and Creator of Cantonese with Brittany)
  • Location: TBA (in-person event)
  • Time: 6:00 to 7:15 PM

Thursday, October 6, 2022

  • Speaker: Dr. Fredy González (Associate Professor, Global Asian Studies and History, University of Illinois, Chicago)
  • Location: TBA (in-person event)
  • Time: 6:00 to 7:15 PM
  • In collaboration with the Latino Cultural Center, the AAARCC is hosting Dr. Fredy González, Associate Professor of Global Asian Studies and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. González will lecture on the topic: "Chinese Mexicans and Mexicanidad." In this talk, Dr. González will give a brief history of Chinese immigration to Mexico during the twentieth century and illustrate some of the ways the Chinese contributed to and claimed belonging to the Mexican nation. Despite experiencing consistent hate and harassment from anti-Chinese activists who claimed that the Chinese would never fit into the Mexican nation, some migrants found ways to survive and set down roots in their new country.

Monday, October 24, 2022

  • Speaker: Dr. Claire Jean Kim (Professor, Political Science and Asian American Studies, University of California Irvine)
  • Location: Virtual event only
  • Time: 6:00 - 7:15 pm
  • In collaboration with the Black Cultural Center, the AAARCC is hosting Dr. Claire Jean Kim, Professor of Political Science and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Kim will lecture about the intersectional experiences of Black and Asian communities of the United States

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

  • Speaker: Dr. Todd Honma (Associate Professor, Asian American Studies, Pitzer College)
  • Location: TBA
  • Time: TBA (evening event)
  • In collaboration with the Purdue Libraries, the AAARCC is hosting Dr. Todd Honma, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, at Pitzer College who will be leading a lecture and a workshop on the topic of Zines and its use in activism.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

  • Speaker: Dr. Jenny Wang (Psychologist and Author, Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans)
  • Location: TBA
  • Time: 6:00-7:15 PM
  • Dr. Jenny Wang is an author of Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans. She is also a Houston-based licensed psychologist who offers individual psychotherapy within a compassionate, client-centered, and non-judgmental framework. Dr. Wang works from a social justice and intersectional framework focused on understanding the impact of racial trauma and racial identity on mental health.
Lunch & Learn Series: Held weekly on Thursdays from 12 - 1 PM at the AAARCC.

Every week on Thursdays from noon to 1 pm, the Purdue AAARCC holds a Lunch & Learn program featuring faculty members, staff members, and students from Purdue who will present on a diverse array of topics from their area of expertise. After the presentation, participants can enjoy lunch and network with attendees of the program.

Presentation schedule:
  • September 8: Dr. Tanya Paes (Postdoctoral Researcher, Human Development and Families Studies)
  • September 15: Rabita Rajkarnikar, AICP (Senior Internship Program Manager, Construction Engineering & Management)
  • September 22: Dr. Humaira Gowher (Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry)
  • October 6: Lane Yahiro (Professor Emeritus, Health and Human Sciences/Health & Kinesiology)
  • October 13: Mahit Vaddadi (Board Member, The Hidden Dream)
  • October 20: Dr. Mojgan Sarmadi (Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine)
  • November 3: Dr. Mindy Tan (Lecturer, African American Studies)
  • November 10: Dr. Hwanseok Song (Assistant Professor, Brian Lamb School of Communication)
  • November 17: Mili Jha (Alum of Purdue University)
  • December 1: Maria Whipple, M.A., (Director, Affinity Networks, Purdue for Life Foundation)
AAARCC Student Leadership Summit
Saturday, September 3, 2022
Location: WALC 1087
Time: 11 - 3 PM
This summit is planned for student organization presidents (or Vice President Externals) who are interested in building networks with each other while learning about resources on campus to grow as an organization.
NAECC and AAARCC Friendsgiving
Date: Monday, November 21, 2022
Time: TBA (lunch time event)
You are invited to celebrate friendship and drop by the AAARCC as we celebrate Friendsgiving with the NAECC. We will have food, beverages, and activities for participants to enjoy.
De-Stress Week of Events
December 5 - 9, 2022
As we near the end of the semester, take a moment to drop by the AAARCC and de-stress from studying for finals. Each day will feature a different activity and opportunity to hang out with friends
Weekly Outreach Events:
Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) Liaison Office Hour
Held weekly on Wednesdays from 1 - 2 PM at the AAARCC
Every week on Wednesdays, the AAARCC’s liaison from the CCO, Xiao Yun Sim, will hold an office hour at the center. Members of the campus community have the opportunity to have their resumes and cover letters checked, hone in their interview skills and other professional skills as they prepare to apply to internships or careers.
RealiTea Program/Counseling & Psychological Services Student Hours
Held weekly on Wednesday from 12 - 1 PM at the AAARCC
Every week on Wednesdays, the AAARCC’s liaison from CAPS, Dr. Yixun Zhu, will hold an office hour at the center. Members of the campus community are encouraged to drop by the center and get to know our liaison and if they have concerns or are experiencing challenges during their time at Purdue, they can further discuss with our liaison during the office hour or schedule an appointment with him through CAPS.