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Food for Thought


Food for Thought, part of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relation's 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.



Fall 2019 

September 17
Empowering Asian American Women Through Sisterhood
By: Student Panel

September 24
Mental Health in the Asian Community
By: Counseling Center Staff

October 1
Living on the Margins: Experiences of the Asian & Asian American LGBT Community
By: Student Panel

October 8 
Cultural Considerations in Improving Your Focus and Councentration
By: Counseling Center Staff

October 15
To Thrive and Flourish: New American Welcome Center
By: Gloria Yen, Director of New American Welcome Center

October 22
Cultivating Helathy Relationships and Empowering Survivors
By: Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services (RACES) Staff

October 29
Diwali Celebration
By: Indian Graduate Students Association

November 5
Mapping User-Centric Internet Geographies: How similar are countries in their web use patterns?
By: Margaret Ng, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism

November 11 
Learning Beyond the Classroom
By: Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange

November 19
Turning Struggle into Strength on Social Media
By: Kelly Uchima, UIUC Alumna

November 26 - Fall Break: NO FOOD FOR THOUGHT 

December 3
Journey of a Japanese Girl with Imposter Syndrome
By: Shiori Silver

Paid for by Student Cultural Programming Fee.