Revolutionizing Education, Advancing Collaborative Histories (REACH)
The Mixed Heritage Committee seeks to provide a space for people of mixed heritage (mixed race, mixed ethnicity, transnational/transracial adoptees, third culture kids) and broaden perceptions of Asian American identity to create an inclusive and supportive community. We will work to challenge normative, essentializing perspectives on race and develop strategies of resistance, drawing on multiple, intersecting identities and experiences.
Southeast Asian Committee (SEACOM)
SEACom seeks to explore issues, experiences, and narratives of Southeast Asian (American) students and communities. This includes addressing lack of representation among Southeast Asian students in the 5C campus, providing outreach and education to increase awareness of Southeast Asian issues, and building a student community among 5C Southeast Asians.
Desi Table aims to increase awareness of different issues the South Asian community faces. Desi Table creates programming to bring South Asian speakers to campus and facilitate student-led discussions on different challenges students at the 5Cs face. The committee also has weekly pizza dinners to discuss pressing topics in the South Asian community.
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.