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The 12th Annual NYCAASC: Emergence

“In this country, ‘American’ means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.” - Toni Morrison

We are uniquely Asian - American. Like a strand of thread connecting two worlds, the hyphen often reminds us of how we are seen as neither fully Asian nor fully American. The Asian-American narrative emerges not from our own experiences, but from the stories that others have constructed about us, and our otherness comes from our existence between multiple worlds. This year’s conference will explore the theme of “Emergence.” - How have people emerged with an Asian-American identity because of, or in spite of, their lived experiences? How have Asian-Americans been rewriting history with their perspectives? Most importantly, how does one embrace the hyphen as a home? NYCAASC 2018 invites attendees to explore the social, cultural, and political conditions under which the different aspects of their Asian-American identities emerge. Together, we seek to build a future where everyone is able to proudly embrace their identities.

  • Date
    April 28, 2018
  • Location
    NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
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NYCAASC does the Fire Noodle Challenge

The team behind NYCAASC 2018: Emergence is hard at work behind the scenes!...or so we think. Get to know some of our members as they enjoy a delicious bowl of hellfire noodles.

members doing the fire noodle challenge
members doing the fire noodle challenge 2

Volunteer for NYCAASC 2018!

Calling all cool humans! We're looking for volunteers to help us run the conference on the day of. You can pick the timeslot(s) that work best for you! Sign up to be a volunteer here!

What is NYCAASC?

The New York City Asian American Student Conference (NYCAASC) is an annual conference created for and by students who want to think critically about issues facing the Asian/Pacific Islander American community.

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