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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.


Spring 2017 Food For Thought Schedule

January 24 :: “Muslims Americans in 2016: Reflecting on the Blessings and Challenges" by Muslim Students Association 

January 31 :: “Finding Your Voice," Niala Boodhoo, Producer - Illinois Public Media 

February 7 :: “Perfectionism in the Asian American Community," by Counseling Center Asian American Outreach Team 

February 14 :: "Cameras, Not Violins - Rethinking the Discontents of Asian American Model Creativity for Media Activists" Bing Wang, Program Assistant - AACC

February 21 :: "Facing Japanese American Incarceration 75 Years Later: A Next Generation Perpective," by Rebecca Ozaki, Youth Co-Chair - Japanese American Citizens League Chicago (JACL) 

February 28:: "Empowering Asian American Women Through Sisterhood," Christina Carpio, Assistant Director - AACC 

March 7 :: "UnBroken Glass - Addressing Mental Health in South Asian Community," by Dinesh Sabu, Filmmaker 

March 14 :: "The Martial Law Thingy: Filipino American Activism in the 1970s and the 1980s and Its Importance Today," by Mark Sanchez, PhD Candidate - History 

March 28:: "The Lives of Tao: A Public Book Reading," by Wesley Chu, Author
(In conjunction with AACC Book Club) 

April 4 :: "Holi: The Festival of Colors" by ASHA for Education

April 11 :: "A Brief History of Tibet: A Tibetan-American Narrative," by Passang Gonrong, Students for Free Tibet 

April 18:: "A Conversation with CA Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu,"
***Presentation location at the at the Max L. Rowe Auditorium - Law School Building

April 25:: "Some Life Lessons from Lin Manuel Miranda's Hamilton - one U of I Alum's Take on How to be in the Room Where It Happens," by Dennis Mondero, Executive Director - Chinese Mutual Aid Association 

Paid for in part by Student Cultural Programming Fee. For complete listing of OIIR’s Lunch on Us program, view the full schedule.