I hope you all had an awesome 3-day weekend! I have just a few upcoming events I think you will be interested in being a part of this lovely January!
AASA Member Meeting | Jan. 23rd 2pm
Be sure to attend our member meeting this week as we will be hanging out and discussing great future opportunities and events! Our meeting will be in the CESA lounge at 2pm this Friday! :)
AASA Family Dinner: Shahrazad Restaurant | Jan. 31st 5pm
Join us for a night of food and friends while we raise funds for our Asian American High School Conference and Asian American Awareness week. A 15% of every meal purchase will directly go towards these events. Please put the date on you calendar in advance!
Here is the menu if anyone is curious about the food:
Also, PLEASE sign up on this Doodle Poll for reservation purposes and add your guest names as well if you are bringing family and friends! :D http://doodle.com/27exmsayns9ndak5
MLK Week of Events 2015
JANUARY 20, 2015
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Olpin Student Union Building, Saltair Room
"Freedom on My Mind" is a 1994 documentary about the efforts to register African-American voters in 1960 Mississippi and the formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. "Freedom on My Mind" interweaves powerful personal interviews, rare archival film, and television footage. "Freedom on My Mind" was nominated for "Best Feature Documentary" in the 1994 Academy Awards and won the "Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary" at Sundance Film Festival in 1994
JANUARY 21, 2015
Cultural Performance by Ernesto Yerena
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Olpin Student Union Building, West Ballroom
Ernesto Yerena's art reflects his observations of the views and interactions between the Mexican communities living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. His work depicts his frustrations with the oppression in his community as well as creating work in solidarity with the community in defense of dignity and rights. Through his art, he brings political concerns to light with subject matter that depicts cultural icons, rebels and everyday people voicing their stance against oppression. Highly recognized for his activism, Yerena is the founder and curator of the Alto Arizona Art campaign (2010) as well as a founding member of the We Are Human campaign (2009).
JANUARY 22, 2015
Keynote Address: "Do Black Lives Matter After All?" by Imani Perry
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Olpin Student Union Building, Ballroom
Imani Perry is a professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. She also holds appointments in the Program in Law and Public Affairs and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton. Perry is the author of two books, “More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States” and “Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop”. She has provided social and political commentary for NPR, the Chris Hayes Show, CNN and HuffPostLive, and she has written book reviews for The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and The London School of Economics Book Review blog. She holds a doctorate and a law degree from Harvard University, and lectures on a wide range of topics including constitutional law, race in the United States, gender inequality and popular culture.
VASA January Social: Ice Skating | Jan. 24th 2pm-4pm
VASA will be ice skating at Steiner (Salt Lake City Sports Complex) which is just right on campus. The event will be on Saturday from 2pm-4pm. Public skating will be open within those two hours and be closed after 4, so be on time if you would like to get your money's worth! The price for skating will be $6, ($4 for admission and $2 for skate rentals) so if you're free this weekend come on by and skate with us!
That is all for this week, hope you all have a great day! :D