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UIC's Asian American Studies Program proudly presents KIN-ETIC: Activating Asian American Students in Civic-Community Life

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 10:15 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

UIC's Asian American Studies Program proudly presents...

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KIN-ETIC is a community-campus partnership that will bring students, faculty/staff, community organizers, activists, and other leaders together to engage in civic-community projects centered on the needs and strengths of Chicago’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Its three goals are to:

  • Activate students, faculty/staff, and community members to become agents of change in AAPI communities
  • Identify and strengthen opportunities to increase civic and community engagement on UIC’s campus and with the surrounding AAPI communities
  • Develop pathways to meaningful partnership with AAPI community organizations

The first half of the event features three keynote speakers who will focus on their journeys of activism and civic/community engagement. The second half presents an opportunity to network with many AAPI community organizations and learn how you can engage in meaningful grassroots work to help the community. Its aim is to cultivate connections among students, faculty, and AAPI community organizations.

 

The Keynote Speakers

  • Grace Hou, a graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and former assistant secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services, is now president of the Woods Fund of Chicago.
  • Ameya Pawar is the alderman for the 47th Ward on Chicago's North Side. Pawar will be the first Indian American elected to City Council.
  • Rebecca Shi, Southwest Organizing project, is a community organizer in the Chicago area.

 Why Should I Attend?

  • Students /student organizations can find volunteer, internship, and job opportunities with AAPI community organizations.
  •  Faculty and staff can link their courses and research with local community organizations to advance AAPI issues.
  •  Community organizations can connect with students and faculty/staff on community-based issues and projects.

 SPONSORS

  • UIC Asian American Studies Program- (ASAM)
  • UIC Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution Initiative- (AANAPISI)
  • UIC Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE)

CO-SPONSORS

  • Asian American Public Health Student Organization (AAPHSO)
  • UIC Asian American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC)
  • UIC Department of Political Science (DPS)
  • UIC Disability Resource Center (DRC)

PARTNER AAPI COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

  • Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE)
  • Asian American Institute (AAI)
  • Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community (CBCAC)
  • Illinois Coalition for Immigrants and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)
  • Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC)
  • South Asian American Policy and Research Institute (SAAPRI)

 

 

EVENT AGENDA

 

10:15 – 10:55AM:  Registration

 

11:00 – 11:10AM: Icebreaker: Event description by Priyang BaxiStephanie CambaGessa Suboc & Kristina Tendilla

Icebreaker: Common Ground by Yale Cho and Alzen Santos

 

11:10 - 11:20AM: Overview of Initiative & Co-Sponsors/Partners by Rooshey Hasnain, UIC’s ASAM Community Engagement Project (CEP)

 

11:20 – 11:30AM: Welcome: Anna Guevarra, Associate Professor and Director, UIC Asian American Studies Program 

 

11:30 – 11:40AM: Dick Simpson, Professor and Head of UIC’s Political Science Department

Panel: Ameya Pawar, Rebecca Yemin Shi and Grace Hou

 

11:40AM – 11:55AM: Keynote by Ameya Pawar, Alderman of Ward 47 of the City of Chicago

 

 11:55AM – 12:10PM:  Journey Towards Activism by Rebecca Yemin Shi, Southwest Organizing project

 

 12:10 – 12:25PM:  Keynote by Grace Hou, Woods Foundation

 

 12:25 – 12:30PM: Icebreaker 2: How to Start a Movement? by Kimberly Leung

 

 12:30 – 12:40PM: Obtain your boxed lunch and go to a facilitation table that interests you.

 

 

 12:40 – 1:40PM: Facilitation

Main Facilitators: Kathleen Fernicola, Asian American Institute (AAI)  and UIC Student Voice: Carla Navoa, Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC)


Table 1: C.W. ChanTheresa Mah, Coalition for a Better Chinese Community (CBCAC)


Table 2: Ami GandhiPriyang Baxi, South Asian American Policy and Research Institute (SAAPRI)


Table 3: Sik SohnCarla Navoa, Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC)


Table 4: Jerry ClaritoKristina Tendilla, Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE)


Table 5: Kathleen FernicolaViveka Ray-Mazumder, Asian American Institute (AAI)


Table 6:  Cindy Agustin, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)


Table 7:  Other PAVE Members (Cambodian Association of Illinois etc.)


Table 8:  Student Organization: Asian American Public Health Student Organization

 

1:40 – 1:55PM: Originally scheduled to perform at KIN-ETIC, we are sad to announce that John "Vietnam" Nguyen lost his life in saving another in a tragic drowning accident on August 30, 2012. In memory of his work and leadership, we present: 

A Tribute in Honor and Celebration of John “Vietnam” Nguyen “Spreading a Young Activist-Artist’s Passion for Community Engagement and Multicultural Identity.”

 

1:55 – 2:00PM: Closing Remarks by Joseph Hoereth, Director, UIC's Institute of Policy and Civic Engagment


This event will be free of charge, lunch will be served, and there will be several opportunities to engage with AAPI community organizations.

For disability-related accommodations please contact the Disability Resource Center two weeks in advance at drc@uic.edu or 312-413-2183.

For more information, contact Priyang Baxi (pbaxi3@uic.edu) or Professor Rooshey Hasnain (roosheyh@uic.edu).
 

This event is sponsored by the UIC AANAPISI Initiative, which is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Asian American and Native American Pacific
Islander Serving Institutions Program.

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When & Where



Cardinal Room, 214 Student Center East
750 South Halsted
Chicago, IL 60607

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 10:15 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)


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