The Q&A (Queer and Asian/Pacific Islander) committee aims to fulfill two main goals. First, we strive to create safe and supportive spaces for queer, trans, and questioning API students at the Claremont Colleges. Second, we work to raise awareness around issues that sit at the intersection between race, gender, and sexuality by organizing events that we hope will stimulate discussion and inspire action.
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Asian American Mentor Program (AAMP)
The Asian American Mentor Program (AAMP) is a student-run organization that fosters community among self identified Asian, Pacific Islander, Asian American, multiethnic, and multiracial (API/A) students. AAMP supports and provides resources for members and allies of the API/A community while raising awareness of API/A issues. As mentors, we encourage students to explore the intersections of the many facets of their identities as well as the diversity of the API/A experience. Lastly, we aspire for more collaboration with the greater Pomona College, 5C, and API/A communities and organizations.
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South Asian Committee
The South Asian Committee seeks to bridge the gap between South Asian and East/Southeast Asian communities on campus through relevant programming. Our goal is for all students identifying as any subset of ‘Asian’ to feel as though they have a space and a support community through the AARC.
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The Arts Committee hopes to bridge the greater Claremont Colleges community with the Asian American Resource Center through arts inspired and empowered by the API community. By taking a critical look at arts normally overlooked by the mainstream, the committee looks to engage those who would not normally attend or be interested in AARC events, as well as motivate those who are already involved members.
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The UnDoc Committee
The UnDoc committee seeks to engage Pomona College and the greater 5C community in questions related to immigration and undocumented students as an issue that is increasingly affecting our campuses. We are interested in both political organizing and providing opportunities for students to share their perspectives and experiences with immigration.
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Health and Wellness Committee
The Health and Wellness Committee aims to engage students on campus and members of the greater Claremont area with issues surrounding mental and physical health prevalent in the API community through raising awareness and facilitating discussion.