Voices 2014 is Out

24 Apr

Our annual literary magazine VOICES is finally out! You can get your copy in the Asian American Centre or read it online here. Enjoy!


Events in April!

7 Apr

Open Meeting: Anti-Asian Violence
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Tisch 316
In this meeting, we will be discussing different types of anti-Asian violence, experiences, and how it is present on Tufts campus. We hope that from this event, people will become more aware of the different facets of violence that occur everyday life, and hopefully can come up with ways to combat it together!

Asian American Studies Minor Panel
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Tisch 316
 The panel will include a faculty member, an alumni and current students, who will talk about why the minor is important, what the minor consists of, why they chose the minor, their experiences on campus and what they will be doing in the future.

VOICES Literary Magazine Launch Party
Date: Friday, April 18, 2014
We will be celebrating the publication of our annual literary magazine through student presentations and performances, art exhibition and food!!

Recap: FUSION Concert feat. DAVID CHOI

23 Mar

Thank you to all of you who showed up to our FUSION concert on March 13, 2014! We hope everyone enjoyed the event as much as we did. Also special shout out to AAA members Jess, Justin and Jim (“Triple J”) for putting this show together – we couldn’t have done it without you guys!

Now, for a quick recap of concert:

We had quite a few people/groups open for the show, including…

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Tufts Alum Terence Tran and our VP Jasmine Lee

Tufts Alum Terence Tran and our VP Jasmine Lee

Slam poet Kaitlin Pang

Sophomore slam poet Kaitlin Pang

Tufts Alum LuDow

Tufts Alum LuDow

Spirit of Color

Spirit of Color

Then David Choi and his guitarist Ken came out to perform

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… and also to take a picture with all of us (yes he also posted this on his instagram!)

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Before the show ended he helped pick our raffle winners. Somehow the same person won both the ukelele AND the Google Nexus 7….. we swear nobody rigged this 😮

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Those who bought VIP tickets had a chance to meet him after the show. To see the meet and greet pictures and more, click here.

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AAA members & David Choi

Once again, thank you to all of you who attended this concert! We have more events planned for the rest of the Spring semester so please keep an eye out for them!

Upcoming Events!!

23 Feb

AAA has many great events planned out for the next few months, and these include:

Asian American Community Dinner
 Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Remis Sculpture Court, Aidekman Arts Center
We invite students, faculty, alumni and community leaders from the Boston area to join us for a dinner to celebrate the creation of the Asian American Studies minor and to build a stronger community! No, you do NOT have to be planning to pursue this minor or be Asian American to attend. To RSVP, please email April.Tang@tufts.edu (we just need to estimate the amount of food to order).

FUSION Concert: Featuring David Choi
 Thursday, March 13, 2014
Cohen Auditorium
 As mentioned in a previous post, Korean American singer David Choi will be coming to perform!

VOICES Literary Magazine
We are accepting submissions to our literary magazine until Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:59pm. Please send them totuftsvoiceslitmag@gmail.com. There will be a launch party in April and we will post more information about that later on.

There are also a ton of events organized by other groups that you should definitely check out!

Journey to Manzanar: Forging Community Through ‘Pilgrimage’
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Location: Braker 001
What: This is the Japanese Culture Club’s annual Day of Remembrance event and they are bringing in Japanese American filmmaker Tadashi Nakamura to screen his documentary “Pilgrimage” and to discuss contemporary issues of social justice and art in activism. There will be a dinner reception following the program in the Rabb room.

Passin’ It On – The Black Panthers’ Search for Justice Documentary
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Tisch Room 304
What: Film screening and discussion of Jon Valadez’s documentary on Dhoruba Bin Wahad, a member of the Black Panther Party.

Crash Course Series: Nelson Mandela’s Legacy
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Time: 6pm
Location: Barnum 104
What: “Join the IR Director’s Leadership Council to discuss Nelson Mandela and his legacy with Professor Penvenne, from the History department, and Professor Robinson, from the Political Science department. Professor Murdoch, Director of Africana Studies, will be moderating the event as we explore the political impact of Mandela, as well as the future of South African politics.”

Israeli Apartheid Week 2014
Date: Week of March 3, 2014
What: This is Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine’s third annual IAW and they have many events lined up for the week, including a film screening, lectures and a student panel.

Movie Night

13 Feb

Our lovely freshman representatives have organized a movie night and we would love for you to come watch and discuss the film with us!

*Feb 17 Update: The location has been changed from Metcalf to East Hall Room 16!


Please go to our Facebook event page to get more information and updates!

FUSION Concert

9 Feb

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Tufts AAA presents its annual FUSION concert on Thursday, March 13, 2014, headlining DAVID CHOI!

David Choi is a Korean American singer based in Los Angeles, CA focused on rock, soul, and alternative music. He is widely known for his presence on YouTube, featured in videos with other Asian American celebrities such as Wong Fu Productions, KevJumba, Nigahiga, Cathy Nguyen, Kina Grannis, and Clara C.

Ticket Information

Tufts Students: General admission tickets can be bought at Cohen Box Office for $10 starting Monday, February 10! Tickets are available exclusively to Tufts students until Monday, February 17 so get them when you can! 

Non-Tufts Students: You can email aaafusionconcert@gmail.com or contact Harvard AAA, Wellesley KSA, Wellesley ASU, or Northeastern CSA to purchase your ticket!

VIP Tickets: These are $20 and will include a seat in the first section of the theater, a meet-and-greet with David Choi, and a signed poster by David Choi! You must reserve your VIP ticket by emailing aaafusionconcert@gmail.com. VIP tickets are first come, first serve so email us ASAP if interested.

Please visit our Facebook event page for more information.

VOICES Literary Magazine 2014

16 Jan
This year’s theme for our VOICES literary magazine is ‘Mirror, Mirror, Here I Stand’ – a concept of reflection and solidarity within a community. Allow yourself to openly and honestly reflect on the intricacies of your identities. Society may look at them in a one-dimensional way, so be aware of how the world may distort how you look at who you are. Know that you are not alone in your thoughts and experiences– there is a whole community of people who can relate and are willing to listen, who share in your feelings of identity, the invalidation of your identity, and in the inherent struggle of your pride in your cultural heritage.
We are now accepting submissions of prose, artwork, poems, lyrics, photography, and any medium that expresses your voice and reflects the theme. Please send submissions to tuftsvoiceslitmag@gmail.com by FEB 25, 2014 at 11:59 PM. English professor Talusan and art professor Kaminishi will judge submissions and first place prizes will be awarded to the top pieces of written work and artwork.
This is a great opportunity for you to share your thoughts and experiences with the rest of Tufts community. If you have any questions, please feel free to send them to tuftsvoiceslitmag@gmail.com. You can also check out previous issues here.
Vanessa and Sarah
Voices Co-editors 2014