Breaking Waves, Healing Bodies

Happy summer from the AARC everyone! As we all rest up and re-energize ourselves for the next academic year, the AARC team would like to take a moment to revisit a collaborative effort done by members of both AAMP and the AARC over the past spring semester—Breaking Waves, Healing Bodies. "Welcome to Breaking Waves, Healing … Continue reading Breaking Waves, Healing Bodies

The Story of CSAV

By Sahana Mehta At this moment in the history of South Asians in the United States, we cannot afford to be complicit, and we must mobilize in solidarity with other marginalized communities. As the recent detainment of immigrant rights activist leader Ravi Ragbir demonstrates, those who stand up against injustice in our communities are the … Continue reading The Story of CSAV

Southeast Asian American History Timeline

We would like to share a Southeast Asian American timeline to highlight narratives within mainstream Asian American history that are not usually discussed. 1600s Filipinos reach Mexico on ships of the Manila galleon. 1898 U.S. annexes the Philippines. 1903 Filipino students (pensionados) arrive in the U.S. for higher education. 1907 First group of Filipino laborers … Continue reading Southeast Asian American History Timeline

DANakaDAN Documentary Screening Reflection

Last Friday (2/21), the AARC's Arts Committee brought Dan Matthews to campus to give a kind-of-exclusive screening of his upcoming documentary, aka DAN. In the film, Dan, a Korean adoptee, travels to Korea to attend the IKAA (International Korean Adoptee Association) 2013 summit and to meet his biological family for the first time. You can learn more … Continue reading DANakaDAN Documentary Screening Reflection

Q&A Event Recap: Kai Davis

On Saturday January 25th, Kai Davis--a slam poet with the Philly Youth Poetry Movement--took a break from the chilly East Coast weather to visit Claremont. Kai, who won finals at the 2011 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival as a part of Team Philly, is raw and expressive. As a queer woman of … Continue reading Q&A Event Recap: Kai Davis

Q&A Space Launches!

API Equality – LA recently launched Q&A Space, a story-sharing site where visitors can read about coming out experiences from Asian Pacific Islanders, their parents, and their allies, as well as submit their own stories to be published and shared. Under their Resources tab: coming out advice, an abbreviated version of the topics covered in … Continue reading Q&A Space Launches!

Q&A kicks off the year with the Queer People of Color Social

On Thursday, October 10, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, the Queer and Asian Committee held their first event of the year: the QPOC Social, co-sponsored by the QRC and QPOC! Now an annual tradition, the QPOC Social was conceived as a way to start off the year by re-building and expanding the 5C QPOC … Continue reading Q&A kicks off the year with the Queer People of Color Social

A Timeline for Filipin@ American History Month

October is Filipin@ American History Month! Do you know your Filipin@ history? Information taken from materials used in Professor Honma’s Filam Experiences course, Fall 2012. 1565 – Spain colonizes Philippines 1700 – 1850 – first Filipino presence in the US 1896 August 26 – Philippine Revolution against Spain 1898 – Emilio Aguinaldo, a leader of … Continue reading A Timeline for Filipin@ American History Month

Upcoming Events!

Desi Table with Aakash Kishore! April 4th, 6:00pm-7:00pm at the AARC Come join us for an informal dinner with Pomona Alumnus Aakash, who will be talking about his experiences at Pomona as a trans South Asian person and his post grad experiences! "Undocumented and Unafraid: The Immigrant Rights and Immigrant Youth Movement" with Anthony Ng … Continue reading Upcoming Events!