Our winter quarter general meeting was a joint collaboration with SASA, the South Asian Student Association, in which we discussed the model minority myth. Stacy and Naomi, as well as members from SASA, presented a powerpoint that highlighted the harmfulness of the idea of the “model minority” and the inaccuracy of the term. We then broke out into small group discussions where we talked about our own experiences in how the model minority myth affects us. It was great to see so many people there interested in learning about this topic (and eating samosas)!!
Wow, the A/AA community here at Northwestern is so talented! We had a blast listening to the performances at Espresso Expressions, which included singing, storytelling, and more!
An official statement from APAC:
“The Asian Pacific American Coalition of Northwestern (APAC) stands in solidarity with Muslims and rejects the unlawful executive order blocking migration from select Muslim-majority countries. The regulation of borders and citizenship on the basis of race or religion has long undergirded a history of seizing Native lands and proceeding to police consequent inhabitation; this ban builds on the precedent of anti-Asian exclusion acts first enacted more than 100 years ago and the internment of Japanese Americans under Executive Order 9066 during World War II. We cannot allow history to repeat itself, and therefore we refuse to be complicit in the efforts of Trump’s administration to deny basic rights to the Muslim community.”
The event, sponsored by student groups like IJP and MCSA, saw hundreds of students gather to support the Muslim community on campus and throughout the country. Additionally, it was written about in The Daily.
We are excited to welcome eight new JEs to the APAC executive board!
- Jane Yun
- Vivian Xu
- William Paik
- William Kang
- Tiger Wang
- Suzanne Chen
- Ivy Chen
- Grishma Reddy
Photo: Some of our fall and winter quarter JEs at our hotpot social in February!
Our 2016 Fall Speaker was Michelle Zauner, known by her stage name as Japanese Breakfast. After a 30 minute performance, we held a Q&A where she talked about where she draws her musical inspiration from, what it’s like to be an Asian-American in the music industry, and more (moderated by our very own Stacy)!!
(1) APAC INTRO [10/5/2017] Our first APAC general meeting of the year went great! We talked a little bit about what APAC is all about before delving into Asian-American political engagement and awareness while eating some delicious dumplings.
(2) Asians, Asian-Americans & Hip Hop Culture [11/3/2017] We had a full house for our second general meeting this quarter! We discussed some of the nuances associated with Asian/Asian-American trap music and artists such as Keith Ape and Rich Chigga. On the other hand, we also talked about the use of East Asian imagery in hip hop.
Please welcome these new junior exec members to APAC’s executive board!
- Kenneth Lim
- Riona Oshima-Ryan
- Isabella Ko
- Seri Lee
- Lillian Guo
- Kevin Lee
- Joon Choe
- Kimberly Kwon
- Philip Zehnder
- Sanfeng Wang
Photo: APAC members old & new at the new JE potluck!
We had a very successful Asian/Asian American Wildcat Welcome BBQ! Despite the late start after some problems with the grill, we were able to make lots of food and have a great time at this event welcoming the freshmen and new transfers to Northwestern.
Check out APAC exec at the JubilAsian photobooth last month! We had a great time eating dinner, watching performances, and listening to the speakers at this annual event for AAPI Heritage Month!
The ROOTS community mosaic project is officially completed and looks great! Thanks to everyone who participated and painted a canvas with us!!
If you’d like to check it out, you can find it on the second floor of Norris by the south entrance of the Louis Room.