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Asian American Cultural Center

Who We are

The University of Illinois has one of the largest and most vibrant Asian American university communities in the Midwest, where 1 in 4 students is Asian American or Asian international. The Asian American Cultural Center promotes cross-cultural understanding of Asian American and Asian international experiences, and provides educational and cultural support for Asians and Asian Americans in our university community. Opened in fall 2005, the Asian American Cultural Center provides the University of Illinois community with space to gather and share the diverse and rich cultures that are a part of the Asian American experience.

Summer Food For Thought program will resume June 14, 2016 - July 19, 2016.

Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00pm

*cup of noodles & snacks will be provided

June 14   A Brief History of Tibet: A Tibetan American Narrative – Passang Gonrong

June 28   Asian American Privilege and the Roots of Oppression – by Robert Hwang

July 5      Unsilencing Suicide: Mental Health & Taboos – by Matthew Hom

July 12    Globalization of U.S. Community Colleges: Modern Make Over Projects & Abject Education Consumers – by Sujung Kim

July 19    Coconut Flavored Brownie: Identity, Crisis, & Struggles of 3rd Generation South Asians – by Puja Chugh