For some of us, by embracing our past and for others by embracing our experiences and connections to Asian culture, we aim to share the various aspects including religion, food, art, music, and language with each other and the Whitman community that make Asian culture so rich.
ASIAN IN ROCK (AIR) TOUR CONCERT A.I.R Tour
Wednesday, April 12th
Public Event Background:
The tour was organized three years ago with hopes of giving
Asians voice and encouraging creative license in the music scene.
Featuring: (check out their music!)
Wet Confetti (www.myspace.com/wetconfetti
Mike Park (www.myspace.com/mikepark)
Three indie bands that play to give voice to the often silent "model" minority by broadening the cookie cutter stereotypes often relegated to Asian Americans, and to inspire Asian youth to avoid assimilating to mainstream tendencies in their artistry by finding original ways to articulate their own unique cultural context and identities.
Jenny Choi (Double Zero/Suburban Home Records) conceptualized the Asians In Rock (AIR) tour to kick off a celebration of Asians who revel in the indie rock subculture and are actively bringing innovative soundscapes to the forefront of what we consider today as American music.
JAPANESE INTERNMENT AWARENESS PROJECT ~ About 60 years ago, Japanese Americans were interned in concentration camps. Two-thirds of these people were American citizens unjustly imprisoned in camps around the western United States. While the United States viewed this as a precautionary war measure in the aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it was unconstitutional.
To raise awareness about this injustice and to prevent it from happening again...
1) Instructions to All Persons of Japanese Ancestry- Poster campaign to raise awareness
==> to make those not imprisoned feel the pain experienced by so many citizens
2) Propaganda display in front of library
3) Display case about Japanese Internment in Library set up by Emi
4) Suitcase Display
5) Film about Internment at Tek
6) Paper Cranes
ASIAN AMERICAN IDENTITY PROJECT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: (Updated 03/31/06)
Deadline: Thursday, April 13th
Median: Any (paper, prose, poem, collages, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photos, comics, etc. however, display will be in library, so please no audio)
a. Multiple submissions allowed
b. Anonymous work will be accepted
c. Please indicate if we have permission to republish your work for
Submit to: Sandy Lam (campus mail)
Showcase dates: Monday, April 17-Sunday, April 30 in the Periodical Room on the main floor next to the Allen Reading Room.
Some brainstorming questions if you’re stuck:
What is it like to be Asian American at Whitman?
When you hear the words “Asian American,” what comes to your mind?
What it is like to be an Asian American woman/man?
When did you first realize you were Asian American?
Have you ever felt discriminated against as an Asian American?
What was it like growing up as an Asian American?
Do you relate more with non-Asian Americans or Asian-Americans?
SIGN UP SHEET
A.I.R. TOUR Table Topper Distribution: Saturday, April 1’st Chelsea, Michelle, Johnny, and Tracey
Cookie Making: Sunday, April 9th / Cookie Distribution: Sunday, April 9th Emi, Thuy, Jenn, and Thu Geoffrey, Jessica, and Ruty
Downtown Flyer Distribution: Before weekend of concert Jenn
RCC/Tennis Court Poster: Posted by Sunday, April 9th (NONE)
JAPANESE INTERNMENT CAMP AWARENESS Paper Crane: April 10-15th Monday: Michelle, Jenn, and Thu
Tuesday: Geoffrey and Jessica
Wednesday: Liezel and Thu
Poster-Sign Making: Ruty
ASIAN AMERICAN IDENTITY PROJECT Display Set-Up: Sunday, April 16th Jenn and Sandy