CALLING ALL STUDENTS!
The East Coast Asian American Student Union, the largest inter-collegiate Asian American student network in the nation, is holding its annual conference, ECAASU 2011, on February 18-20, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The theme for this year’s conference is Bridge, Revitalize, Equality, Action, and Knowledge, or B.R.E.A.K. The idea behind this year’s theme is to bridge the past and present by revitalizing the APIA political movement to demonstrate equality for all and to share knowledge in order to promote a collective community.
Here’s ECAASU’s purpose:
In ECAASU 2011 @ UMass Amherst, we hope to create a safe space where attendees can talk about their identity and how it relates to the community. Attendees are encouraged to be true to their words and speak with their hearts, especially if they are talking about problems within the APIA community–we want to understand why, analyze the problems in a local/national scale, and then come up with solutions/next steps to fight for equal representation. In order to build a strong, collective community, we should not be afraid to speak our minds; and that, will hopefully be a way to encourage young activists to step out of their comfort zones and build communities in their hometown across color-lines through empowerment for a stronger sense of identity, and an urgency to improve their communities after attending ECAASU 2011 at UMass Amherst.
The organization has put together a great event together full of exciting workshops, entertainment, and speakers, all of whom are people doing important work within the APIA community. This is going to be an amazing event, so grab your friends and family and get yourself registered. Prices go up on February 1, so don’t wait too long!
What: East Coast Asian American Student Union Conference
When: February 18-20
Where: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
How: For registration prices, schedules, workshops, speaker bios, accommodations and other details, go to: www.ecaasu2011.org