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 issues of queer Asian Americans.
Fall 2017 Food For Thought Schedule
September 5 :: “The Proglem of Cultural Appropriation: The Culinary Case" by Martin Manalansan - Department of Asian American Studies
September 12 :: “Let's Talk About It: Mental Health and College Students," Counseling Center
September 19 :: “Talk Time with Eddy: Pursuing My Interests," by Eddy Wong - Asian American Association
September 26 :: "AAPI Racialization and BlackLivesMatter," Purvi Patel - Washington Univ. St. Louis
October 3 :: "Islam: A Liberal Agenda," by Ahsan Ali - Muslim Studnet Association
October 10 :: "Addressing Inclusion & Intersectionality of Living Out Loud," Queer Student Panel
October 17 :: "Diwali Celebration," by Indian Student Association
October 24 :: "Post U.S. Election Impact on Academic Life and Activity at UIUC," by Anita Chan & Veronica Paredes - Media & Cinema Studies
October 31 :: "Wellbeing in Asian Cultures," Counseling Center
November 7 :: "Mongolia: Unleashed!" by Mongolian Cultural Organization
November 14 :: "Reflections on Japanese American Incarceration," by Yuki Llewellyn and Karen Su
November 28 :: "Executive Order 9066: Could It Happen Again? - A Review of the Coram Nobis Case the E.O. that Started It All," by Debbie Ikeda - UI Alum
December 5 :: "Myths on Asian Americana: Affirmative Actions, Model Minority, and Racial Microaggressions," by Hyejin Tina Yeo, PhD Candidate
Paid for in part by Student Cultural Programming Fee. For complete listing of OIIR’s Lunch on Us program, view the full schedule.