Date: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013
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SAAAC will be hosting a workshop on Affirmative Action and conducting the Activist Tour at this year's LTS!
Activist Tour Description
The Stanford Activist Tour aims to demonstrate the complicated history of Stanford students' struggle for social justice on- and off-campus, including year-long campaigns for community centers, services and resources for minority groups. An alternative to the official campus tour, the Activist Tour will provide a space to learn from the struggles of previous and current generations of activists, and to confront the injustices, controversies, and community victories in Stanford's past and present. Furthermore, it will provide a channel to take action and identify key resources and actors that allow students to hold the university accountable to its mission for social good. Check back for details on when and where our workshop will take place!
Affirmative Action Workshop Description
Most of the API community is not concerned with the issue of affirmative action because the group would be successful anyway; therefore most of American society downplays the role of Asian Americans in the issue. But what's the reality? Part of it: the above perception is a perpetuation and result of the model minority myth, consequently ignoring the diversity in both ethnicity and issues that the API community faces, and in which Affirmative Action can become a key player in advocating for class disparity and underrepresented groups within the community. So why is such an important issue left out of most mainstream conversations in media? And how does this issue affect communities beyond the Asian-American diaspora? Join SAAAC's workshop and lend your opinions and ears to our conversation!