Retracing our Roots 2019

What is the "Retracing Our Roots" Retreat?

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 beginning in 2010. This retreat will bring together students who are interested in these issues: identity, race, gender, culture, and values and how these issues impact their roles as a student, leader, activist, community organizer, and/or citizen.

Participants can expect: 
  • to meet other students who want to learn about what it means to be an Asian American and/or Pacific Isander
  • to participate in discussion on relevant issues listed above
  • to gain mentoriship and meaningful exchanges with other students who are involved in the community

Trip Details

Depart: Friday, Feb. 1 @ 5:30 p.m. at the ACC (meet at the ACC by 5:15 pm)
Arrive:  Saturday, Feb. 2 @ 5:00 p.m.

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What will I do there?

Attendees will participate in activities and workshops led by educators and students. These workshops will address such issues such as identity, race, gender, culture, and values.


Is it for me?

We are looking for individuals who are committed to exploring their identities or learning more about AAPI and becoming a part of a community at Indiana University!

Check out these photos from last year!

"I liked Retracing our Roots because it gave me the opportunity to share about the oppression that I face, with people who have similar experiences in a way that felt organic and very real."

James Paulson, SPEA 2021