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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 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 Studentt 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 :: "Yuki Speaks Out: 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 on the E.O. that Started It All," by Debbie Ikeda - UI Alum

December 5 :: "Myths on Asian Americans: 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.