Asian American Studies 101

Students learning

All Faculty and Staff are Welcome to Participate!

Do you know that Asian America consists of 24 distinctive groups with different languages, cultural practices, religious beliefs, political affiliations and migration histories? Do you know that Asians were the first undocumented immigrants in this country? Do you know that Asian Americans are the least likely group to seek mental health services among all racial groups? According to the latest SBCTC data, 27% of our students identify as Asian/Pacific Islander Americans at Bellevue College. Discussions of whether Asian American students should be considered “underserved” and how data for Asian American students should be disaggregated are currently taking place at BC. Such discussions are symptomatic of the model minority myth that has historically pitted Asian Americans against other communities of color.

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about Asian American experiences and struggles through an ethnic studies lens.

Wednesday, January 22, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Or  Tuesday, February 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Both in D104H)

Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming and receive a calendar invitation!

Questions about these sessions should be directed to Nan Ma, English and Cultural and Ethnic Studies.

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Last Updated December 3, 2019