We are inviting students of Asian American and Pacific Islander background who are interested in examining issues in identity, ethnicity, and citizenship in the American experience through roundtable discussions, outdoor activities, and workshops.
This retreat is meant to have the participants think about and investigate the aspects of identity, a diverse space experienced by so many individuals from immigrant and minority backgrounds, and certainly by many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. We want to provide participants an opportunity to understand the intersections of identity and culture, to find a place of comfort in situations that maybe uncomfortable and to discover self-empowerment through knowledge and affirmation.
Retracing Our Roots provides a safe and inclusive space for IU students of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage. This program was a student led initiative in 2010. This fall, the Asian Culture Center is bringing it back in response to a request by students who want to learn and explore issues on identity, race, gender, culture, and values and how they impact on self-empowerment and their diverse roles as a student, leader, activist, community organizer, and citizen.
Attendees will participate in small group discussions, outdoor activities, and workshops led by educators and students. Featured topics will include:
This program is FREE! We will cover your meals and transportation to and from Bradford Woods. Due to limited space, we encourage students to apply early.
This includes those who identify as American who are East Asian, Filipino, Pacific Islander, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and/or of mixed heritage that includes an Asian ethnicity.
Applicants are required to list a specific ethnic background, such as Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Guamanian, Hawaiian, Hmong, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Samoan, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Tongan, Vietnamese, etc. If you are of mixed heritage, please completely list your various backgrounds separated by commas.