NYC Asian American Student Conference
NYC Asian American Student Conference falls under the jurisdiction of Asian Heritage Month at NYU, which is a club founded on the basis of the celebration of Asian Heritage at NYU. NYCAASC is an annual conference held at the Kimmel Center - it provides a unique space for NYU students to network with other students in an environment within which they are comfortable.
The conference aims to provide a space for Asian Americans to discuss relevant issues in the API community, ranging from socioeconomic discussions to cultural explorations. NYCAASC brings together hundreds of attendees through a series of workshops and performances, as well as a keynote speech by a leader in the Asian American community. As part of its mission, NYCAASC aims to be as accessible as possible - NYCAASC does not charge admission prices. We also provide all attendees with FREE breakfast and lunch.
Because NYCAASC is completely free to attend, the livelihood of the conference depends on the generosity of community members and organizations. We would truly appreciate any financial support folks could provide. If anyone is curious about how our money is spent, feel free to visit our budget page here: http://nycaasc.com/budget.html
The theme for NYCAASC 2017 is REALITIES:
2016 was an extremely divisive year - it revealed how little we truly know of our neighbors, even in New York City. Our city is segregated by our various identities, like race and class. Although we share a single city border, we hardly know our neighbors beyond appearances and preconceived notions. This year’s conference will explore the theme of REALITIES -- By delving into the experiences, histories, and communities of our families and neighbors, NYCAASC 2017 aims to identify and question the power structures that shape our realities. What determines our realities? Which realities are considered “authentic”? And most importantly, whose realities become history? Through the power of communal storytelling, REALITIES invites attendees to challenge our perceived realities of one another and to mobilize our communities beyond borders.
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