In 2015, the Asian American Association (AAA) at Indiana University Bloomington,a student led organization, established what is now one of Indiana’s largest and only educational Indiana Asian American Conference. This conference is open to all Indiana residents and any fellow travelers with the purpose of tackling issues and promoting discussions related to the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. AAA actively aims to instill and maintain a spirit of community among Asian Pacific Americans at Indiana University as well as those interested in learning about the experience, to promote a broad-reaching awareness of Asian Pacific American political issues and active presence on this campus, and to foster cultural understanding in the campus community as a whole, bridging gaps between Asian Pacific Americans and all peoples of this university.
Indiana Asian American Conference
THEME: "Young Revolutionaries: Carving a Place for Our Voices"
Saturday, March 30
10:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Business Casual Dress
Venue: Woodburn & GISB
Speakers: Chris Lam & Chris Chyung
What is it?
Asian American Association at Indiana University Bloomington is proud to host its 5th annual Indiana Asian American Conference (IAAC). This year features guest speakers Chris Lam, a lead series producer and avid promoter of the LGBTQ community, and Chris Chyung, Indiana’s first Asian American state lawmaker. The conference will also feature two workshops led by IU faculty and a complimentary lunch for all attendees. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s theme, Young Revolutionaries: Carving a Place for Our Voices, aims to inspire change and empower individuals by providing the tools to do so, featuring guest speakers Chris Lam, a lead series producer and avid promoter of the LGBTQ community, and Chris Chyung, Indiana’s first Asian American state lawmaker. Additionally, it is a safe environment for discussion and questions. A passion may be dreamed but it must be developed.
|10:30am - 11:00am||Check-in||Woodburn 111|
|11:05am - 12:05pm||Keynote Speaker: Chris Lam||Woodburn 111|
|12:15pm - 1:45 pm||Lunch||GISB Atrium|
|2:00pm - 3:00pm||Large Workshop: Chris Chyung||Woodburn 111|
|3:05pm - 4:05pm||Workshop 1: Speaker TBA||Woodburn 120|
|Workshop 2: Speaker TBA||Woodburn 121|
|4:05pm - 4:30pm||Closing Remarks||Woodburn 111|
Deadline for online registration is Thursday, March 28, 2019.
However, we will accept on-site registration.
There will be a $5 fee where 60% goes to a philanthropy that we are currently vetting!
A portion of admissions will go to the Burmese American Community Institute (BACI), a non-profit organization founded in 2011 based in Indianapolis that supports Burmese communities educationally and vocationally. It grew out of the need to respond to the rapid growing Burmese refugee population. Their mission is “to build a thriving, self-sufficient, and sustainable, integrated Burmese Community through advocacy, education, and employment.” They believe that education builds for a stronger community. More information can be found at: https://thebaci.org