Monday, September 20, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Checking out the DP article on it here.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Here's a picture of us at our last GBM, promoting our Census to AngryAsianMan.com:
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Ashwin Shandilya wrote about how minorities at Penn are being “overzealous about diversity.” He asks if there was a recent wave of discrimination that he had missed.
To answer his question, no, he did not miss a recent wave of discrimination. We are used to living a life where everyone appears satisfied, but remember there exists an American tradition of systematic marginalization. It’s crucial to be aware of the racial disparities on this campus.
To us, diversity is not a nebulous ideal that we use to legitimize our interests. There are real inequalities on this campus that need to be addressed. That is why we collaborated with other coalitions to put on the presidential debate. Perhaps Shandilya heard something that he did not agree with, but the debate served as an open forum. The Asian Pacific Student Coalition’s questions dealt specifically with mental health disparities and supporting Asian American and South Asian Studies. Indeed, not being able to learn about our history is something that minorities — including Shandilya — have to “go through,” which is why it was central to hear the candidate’s opinions on these affairs. Whether or not the debate was important to him as an individual is not nearly as important as whether the opportunity exists for the nearly 2,500 Asian American students on Penn’s campus.
Marginalization is not a binary up to an individual’s judgment, but rather a system applied to a population.
Make sure you count! The Census is of utmost importance--it's how each district gets federal money and how Congressional representatives are split up! Don't let Asian Americans get under-counted. Encourage your parents to fill out their forms (but remember to fill out yours too)!
Friday, March 26, 2010
Come attend this year’s Mental Health Camp organized by students for students!
This year’s Keynote speaker is Dr. Eran Magen who will lead an interactive session on how to transform our social interactions into opportunities for stress reduction by making them positive and supportive. Developing greater peer support will enhance overall well-being of students.
The Camp will also have information that deals with specific issues concerning Penn students like Depression, Perfectionism, Minority mental health concerns, time management, work/life balance and much more. . . Representatives from student groups and CAPS will be available for consultation.
Free Dinner and massages are provided for attendees!!!
Sponsors: Counseling and Psychological Services, Asian Pacific Student Coalition, Lamda Alliance, United Minorities Council, Umoja, Rapline, Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA), Penn Medical Students