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 Association’s 6th Annual Conference
Theme: “Embracing Asian/Pacific American Aspirations”
Saturday, February 22
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Business Casual Dress
Venue: Hodge Hall & Hamilton Lugar School (GISB)
Keynote Speaker: Ken Liu
What is it?
In partnership with OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates, this year’s theme, Embracing Asian/Pacific American (A/PA) Aspirations, strives to inspire participants to pursue their professional and personal ambitions. Participants will learn about the diversity of AAPI identities and will walk away with a greater understanding of how to pursue their aspirations. The conference will feature award-winning Asian American author Ken Liu as the keynote speaker, as well as interactive workshops led by professional facilitators from OCA National. The professional development workshop will include a panel of distinguished A/PA professionals. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees.
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9:00 am - 9:25 am
Check-in (Breakfast provided)
9:25 am-9:30 am
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Workshop 1: Defining Advocacy
11:05 am - 11:55 am
Keynote Speaker: Ken Liu
12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
1:10pm - 3:00 pm
Workshop 2: Professional Development (ft. panel of AAPI professionals)
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Workshop 3: Mapping A/PA Privilege and Power
4:20 pm - 4:30 pm
The deadline to register online is February 17, 2020 at midnight.
However, we will accept walk-ups on the day of the conference as well.
The conference is free and anyone is welcome to come.
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