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Food for Thought

Food for Thought, a Lunch-on-Us series, is a weekly noontime discussion focused on topics relevant to the Asian American community. Past discussions include topics such as nutrition, mental health, sexual health, and media representation of Asian Americans.

The 2022-2023 Food for Thought Calendar starts on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022! 

 



September 6 - Suicide Prevention Week: Supporting Students in Distress and Mental Health Tips
Presented by: The Counceling Center

September 13 - Debunking DACA in the AAPI Community: Myths and Facts
Presented by: Erika Vergara, New American Welcome Center

September 20 - Stumbling Blocks to Intercultural Communication
Presented by: Kimberly Yau, International Student and Scholar Services

September 27 - Keep your Stress in Check: Learn Positive Steps to Managing your Stress and Wellbeing for the Academic Year
Presented by: Anna Pryde-Wait, McKinley Health Center

October 4 - I Ain't No FOB: Exploring FOBism in the Asian American Community
Presented by: Dr. Kenneth Wang, Fuller Theological Seminary 

October 11 - Something to Talk About: Asian Americans, Communication, and Relationships
Presented by: Dr. Teresa Mok and Gina Yu

October 18 - Diwali Holiday and Traditions
Presented by: Indian Graduate Students Association 

October 25 - Appreciating or Appropriating Asian Cultures
Presented by: Dr. David Chih, AACC

November 1 - Maria Orosa and the Decolonial Promise of Philippine Native Food Science, 1916-1945
Presented by: Dr. Christine Peralta, Amherst College

November 8 - No Food for Thought (All-campus Holiday)

November 15 - Stop AAPI Hate
Presented by: Dr. Russell Jeung, San Francisco State University


Topics/schedule are subject to change. 

 

This program is funded by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.
When recorded, virtual programming can be accessed via the AACC's Media Space Channel HERE

For any event-related questions, please contact Sang at AACC@illinois.edu.