What is the "Retracing Our Roots" Retreat?
Retracing our Roots is an overnight workshop and retreat that will bring together Asian American and Pacific Islander students who are interested in examining issues of identity, ethnicity, race, heritage, and citizenship in the American experience through small group discussions and engaging activities.
This retreat will encourage participants to think about and investigate aspects of their identity and how they impact their different roles in the community. It will provide an opportunity to understand the intersections of identity and culture, to find a place of comfort among peers, and to discover self-empowerment through knowledge and affirmation.
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 mentorship and meaningful exchanges with other students who are involved in the community