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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 (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 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.


VOICES Concert 2013

11 Nov


>> Facebook event <<

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

20 Oct

PAA Open Meeting: The Myths of Affirmative Action
Date: Monnday, October 21, 2013
Africana Center (Capen House), Tufts University
What: “
We will be debunking the myths of Affirmative Action and discussing/moving forward in our current internal projects.”

Take Back the Night: Tufts Testimonials
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tisch Roof, Tufts University
The event includes stories shared from Tufts survivors and stories and testimonials from Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) survivors. It concludes with a musical guest and a candlelight vigil.  In this form, you can submit a story of your experience with sexual assault. This is open to Tufts students of all genders, and can be about any kind of experience. It can, but does not have to have occurred at Tufts. *The organizers are trying to get more stories from women and survivors of Color.

CSRD Presents: 12 Years A Slave at Somerville Theatre
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Time: 7pm
Location: Somerville Theatre, Davis Square
What: Tufts’ Center for the Study of Race and Democracy will be hosting a FREE screening of the critically acclaimed 12 Years a Slave at Davis Square’s own Somerville Theater. You must register online to get in.

5th Anniversary Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF)
Date: October 24-27, 2013
What: The Boston Asian American Film Festival empowers Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. The opening night will feature a special introduction by Academy Award-Winning Director Ang Lee. Please check the BAAFF website for the full festival line-up!

Black Solidarity Day
Date: Monday, November 4, 2013
Campus Center Lower Patio, Tufts University
 This is an annual event presented by the Tufts Pan African Alliance. The theme this year is Combating Anti-Blackness.

Boston Municipal Election 2013
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
7am – 8pm
Municipal Election for Mayor, City Councillors At-Large and District City Councillors.

Meredith Minkler Lecture
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
3:30am – 5pm
Location: Jaharis Building, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston Campus
Minkler has been a leading practitioner, theorist, and proponent of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). She co-authored the first major U.S. study on CPBR in health and directed a national study of the impact of CBPR on public policy. Her own CBPR work has involved collaboration with San Francisco’s Chinatown community. She has also worked on a range of topics in public health, including the circumstances of grandparents who raise grandchildren and compulsory sterilization in India.

Asian American Women in Leadership (AAWIL) Conference 2013
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: Simmons College
What: Through the lens of the specific challenges Asian American women face explored in the workshop panels, trainings, networking discussions, and other activities, this conference will enable participants to recognize, accept, and embrace the leader they already are. Get your tickets here.

Boston Asian American Student Intercollegiate Coalition (BAASIC) Conference 2013
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
9am – 5pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
What: This is a student-run conference that aims to provide college students and groups the tools and support needed for activist work. This year’s theme unifies the Asian and Pacific-Islander American (APIA) community by utilizing local resources. Register here.

The Dorchester Organizing and Training Initiative (DOT-I) Fellowship 2014
DOT-I is a program of the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW) that focuses on strengthening the community leadership of Vietnamese residents of Dorchester and building a collective voice. The fellowship seeks to provide an opportunity for young Vietnamese American residents of Dorchester to become civically and politically engaged in the community while at the same time become educated on the process of grassroots community organizing and leadership development. They are looking for post high school aged Vietnamese youth who is committed to meet twice a month with a like minded community to learn about new models of grassroots community organizing. To apply for this fellowship, the applicant must contact Phi at with subject “DOT-I Fellowship 2014” for more information.
Application Deadline:
Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 9pm

Tufts RacEd Submissions
What: Tufts RacEd is currently accepting student submissions! Feel free to submit any pitch, draft, or completed work of art, fiction, poetry, or essay writing to The aim of this publication is to empower readers and equip them with reliable knowledge to discuss issues of race on and off campus and to reinforce the academic legitimacy of the study of race within the Tufts community.

Diversity Report Open Forum

9 Oct

The actual diversity report open forum is TOMORROW (Thur) from 4-5 pm in the INTERFAITH CENTER, 58 Winthrop Street. This session will focus on the Undergraduate Student Experience. PLEASE COME and SHOW YOUR FACE, even if you can only be there for a few minutes – we need to show the administration that students care. BODIES COUNT.

Deconstructing Scalia: A Teach-In

3 Oct

“This week, US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke as a guest of the Snyder Presidential Lecture Series–a privately funded initiative “intended to invigorate the intellectual environment on campus by providing a forum for the presentation of provocative points of view.” While Scalia’s visit was organized under the banner of “discourse”, there was little to no opportunity for the Tufts community to truly engage with and interrogate his decisions as a Justice which have resulted in truly harmful policies at the national and state level.

From the weakening of the Voting Rights Act this summer to attacks on reproductive rights, this Friday’s Teach-In will include an analysis of originalism in constitutional interpretation and a discussion of the Supreme Court’s role in disenfranchisement. During the Teach-In, we will also be deconstructing some of the statements that Justice Scalia made while here at Tufts, providing a broader historical and political context to his words and their meanings.”

– taken from the Facebook Event Page

This event will occur on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 12pm in Miner Hall Room 112.

We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE people to attend this!

Upcoming Events

28 Sep

Hey everybody, here are some upcoming events that you all should consider going to! (These are not necessarily AAA events, but they are related either because they are Asian American events or have to do with social justice.)

Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli Palestinian Peace
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Tisch 304
A book talk and discussion with Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and author of “Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace.” Presented by Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).

“Interference: When Masculinity and Being Gay Collide,” presented by Wade Davis
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Distler Performance Hall
Wade Davis, an openly gay, former NFL player, activist, writer, and speaker will be speaking about his personal story and the larger challenge faced by the LGBT community. This event is co-sponsored by the Social Justice Leadership Initiative and the Programming Board.

X-Effect General Interest Meeting
 Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Braker 222
GIM for a new Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) sponsored club that emphasizes critical analysis, research and participation in international women’s issues.

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Eaton 201
The Tufts 1st Generation College Student Council is a new group on Tufts and is looking for support from allies and first generation college students to join the council or even lend a hand.

Open Discussions about the Draft Report of the Tufts Council of Diversity
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Location: 51 Winthrop Street
What: The Diversity Report draft is out for everyone to read and there will be an open discussion with President Monaco and others for Tufts students to voice their opinions about it. This concerns ALL STUDENTS (and the entire Tufts community) and we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE everyone to at least scan through the report and try to participate in this conversation.

Kollaboration Boston 3 (Facebook event link Here)
Date: Friday, October 11, 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Location: The Berklee Performance Center
What: Kollaboration Boston will be holding the biggest citywide Asian American talent show for the third year.

UTOPIA: Party Cruise
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time: 8pm-10pm (7pm boarding)
Location: World Trade Center Pier
What: An intercollegiate party cruise hosted by MITCSC, Harvard CSA, BU CSA, BC CSA, Wellesley ASU, Brandeis CCC, Tufts AAA, Northeastern CSA. *We will give more information about how to get the tickets through us soon.

Tufts Asian American Center 30th Anniversary Celebration
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2013
Time: 12pm-3pm (reception desk opens at 11:30am)
Location: Aidekman Arts Center
What: This event will feature student exhibits and performances. All students, alumni and faculty are welcomed! Lunch is provided.

Late Night Study at the Asian American Center
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 8pm-11pm
Location: Asian American Center (aka Start House)
What: Go hang out (or do work silently) at the house! They will have snacks and drinks.