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Deconstructing the Asian American Melting Pot
Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
San Jose, CA
The Model Minority Myth, which overlooks the differences between individual Asian ethnicities, is still alive and well in the United States. This concept has been further perpetuated by the Pew Report that was released a few months ago that negates a variety of factors that prevent certain groups from succeeding. Join the discussion on this issue to understand and deconstruct how this theory affects our API community in the South Bay and beyond.
We will be discussing such issues as:
* At-risk youths
* A rise in homelessness
* Low income families in need of government assistance
* and many more!
We have great group of panelists joining us:
* Jonathan Tran - California Policy and Program Manager for the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
* Dr. Michael Chang - Founder, Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI) / Boardmember, Santa Clara County Board of Education
* Harvey Dong - PhD, UC Berkeley Professor of Ethnic Studies
* Dean Adachi - Adjunct Professor at Harvey Mudd College
* Joma Briones - Manager of Youth Development Programs, Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
Don't forget to check out (and invite your friends to) our Facebook Event too!
When & Where
South Bay First Thursdays
South Bay First Thursdays (SBFT) is a volunteer-run organization that holds events on every first Thursday of the month to discuss topics relevant to the Asian-Pacific Islander (API) community. Our events consist of a panel of experts followed by facilitated group discussions. Beyond providing the community with knowledge, SBFT also provides a chance for young professionals to build networks and new friendships with people in the non-profit, for-profit, and government sectors.
South Bay First Thursdays aims to foster an engaged and empowered community that believes in equality, education, action, and diversity.
South Bay First Thursdays exists to inspire, educate, and mobilize the community about API relevant issues by promoting safe and facilitated dialogues.
SBFT is fiscally sponsored by Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), Santa Clara County’s largest community-based organization focused on the Asian community.