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Track 2

#Fight4AAS: Asian American Studies Now!

Room 375

Description: What is Asian American Studies (AAS), and why is it so important? This workshop will provide an overview of the struggle for Asian American Studies with a focus on the history of AAS at Cornell University and CUNY. The panelists will trace the organizing efforts for AAS on both campuses, from its inception to current student and faculty efforts. The panel will feature Cornell's Asian Pacific American Alliance (APAA) and the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH)'s campaigns for an Asian American Studies major and ways in which current students can help support both campaigns.


Jeremiah Kim

Cornell APAA

Jeremiah Kim is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University. His current plan is to graduate from Cornell with a major in English (concentrating on Minority, Third-World, and Indigenous literatures) and a minor in Asian American Studies. Jeremiah's crowning achievements include learning how to cook 된장찌개 (soybean paste stew) from Youtube celebrity Maangchi and writing a 25-page research paper exploring queer representation in Steven Universe.

Curtis Ho

Cornell APAA

Curtis Ho is currently suffering at Cornell University, studying Fine Arts. Curtis is doubly somewhat unqualified to be here, being Canadian and having never taken an AASP course. He enjoys eating ice cream, staying awake in class, and learning new American customs.

Alice Li

Cornell APAA

Alice is a Junior at Cornell University and is studying Operations Research and Information Engineering. She works at the Asian and Asian American Center and is a member of Asian Pacific Americans for Action at Cornell. She loves learning, reading, and traveling.

Kevin Park


Linda Luu


Linda Luu is a senior at Hunter College studying Sociology and Asian American Studies and is passionate about mental health in immigrant and refugee communities. She organizes as the President of the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter and founded Youth Radical Reading, Arts, and Discussion- a social justice education program for high school youth.

Eunnuri Yi

Cornell APAA

Eunnuri Yi is a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, majoring in Biological Sciences and hopefully also Comparative Literature. She has not yet taken an AAS course at Cornell, but spends most of her time between classes in the AAS Resource Center, writing last-minute Korean compositions and generally trying to get her act together. In her free time, Nuri enjoys making kimchi fried rice, scheming with her suitemates, and talking about plants.