Celebrate ASEAN WEEK 2015 !!

The Pan Asian Council and the Asian American Heritage Series presents…. ASEAN Week! (ASEAN stands for Association of Southeast Asian Nations)
ASEAN Week seeks to celebrate and educate about the Southeast Asian identity and culture. Through various workshops, film screenings, and exhibitions, we hope you’ll join us and learn more about the Southeast Asian/Asian American experience!

Tues, Nov 3rd
*FREE FOOD* A Taste of Thailand: Curry & Commercials
7PM Wilson 203 & 204 – Food will be served

Wed, Nov 4th
FA + ASEAN Week: Pancit + Adobo Cooking Workshop!
5PM Archibald/Bronson Kitchen
MYANMARLICIOUS: a culture and cuisine workshop
7PM Jameson Lounge

Thu, Nov 5th
[VSA + PAC] ASEAN Week: Last Days in Vietnam Screening
5 PM BERT-130 – Food will be served

Fri, Nov 6th
BUM presents: ‘7 Letters’ Film Screening!
4:30 PM Wilson 301 – Food (Yan’s) will be served
“Shadow Play” – Indonesian Shadow Puppetry Workshop and Demonstration
6:30PM Kasper Multipurpose Room

Sat, Nov 7th
☆ Legends of the SEA ☆ 2015 ☆
Student group performances focused on the Southeast Asian experience!
7PM Salomon 101 – Food will be served

Sponsored by the Brown Center for Students of Color in collaboration with the Brown Thai Students Association, Filipino Alliance, Brown Campaign for Burma, Brown Vietnamese Students Association, Brown University Merlions, and the Indonesian Network on College Hill


A Statement from a Collective of AAPI Students: Recent BDH Opinion Articles

“We, a collective of Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students at Brown University, write this statement out of deep concern for the recent decisions of the Brown Daily Herald (The Herald) to publish egregiously offensive and racist content.

The Herald’s staff privileges writers who continue in the legacy of white supremacy, further marginalizing students already systemically oppressed by the University. In an effort to recenter and stand in solidarity with Native and Indigenous students, we call attention to The Herald’s errors and their history of racism. Due to the racist underpinnings of this incident, we also call AAPI community members to interrogate the ways in which we are complicit in the erasure of Native and Indigenous people. Moreover, we cannot view AAPI and Indigenous identity as separate—there are AAPI people who hold Indigenous identity. We, as a community that experiences a continued history of racism and colonization, must evaluate, address, and decolonize our own actions. Finally, we aim to hold both the The Herald’s staff and the University accountable for the violences they perpetuate against Native and Indigenous peoples, and broader communities of color at and around the University since its inception.”

For the entire statement, please follow the link here:

VISIONS-Magazine.org blog launch!

Visit the brand new http://VISIONS-Magazine.org/ for your latest musings about Asian/Asian American arts from staff writers Bianca Eyales, Sienna Bates, and Lisa Lee, with editors Tina Choi and Yiwei Zhao! Also, LIKE their Facebook page in November for a chance to win a $25 gift card for Starbucks!

Any tips, comments, and suggestions can be emailed to VISIONS.Brown@gmail.com!

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PAC end-of-year sendoff (May 5)


Join us for our end-of-year sendoff at Pembroke Field this Sunday, May 5th at 12:30 pm on Pembroke Field! There will be food, fun, games, and good company. It will be warm and sunny out!

All are welcome. Please invite your new board members!

RSVP here:


Documentary screening with FREE POPCORN: A young man’s escape from North Korea

TODAY, Wed, April 10 at 8:00 p.m.:
Danny from North Korea film screening

North Korea’s nuclear threats have drawn a storm of recent media coverage. But what about the people who live under this unstable, oppressive regime?

Every year, thousands of North Koreans make the dangerous journey across the border to escape oppression and poverty.
In March of 2005, Danny was one of them.
He escaped a life of indoctrination, routine public executions, and starvation. This is a documentary about Danny’s story—from his challenging life in North Korea, to his brave escape to China, and his resettlement journey in the United States.
Join Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) at Brown as we screen Danny’s story for the first time in Rhode Island. The screening will take place on Wed, April 10, 8:00-9:00 p.m. in MacMillan Hall 117.Admission is FREE; donations are welcome.
FREE popcorn and refreshments will be provided.
Shrimp & avocado sushi will be sold for $4.50 a roll.
All proceeds will go toward supporting LiNK at Brown’s efforts to provide aid to North Korean refugees and raise awareness of the North Korean human rights crisis.

Please RSVP at our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/194725467317779

This event is hosted by Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) at Brown, and co-sponsored by the East Asian Studies DUG, the Korean International Students Association (KISA), the Korean American Students Association (KASA), and the Asian/Asian American Heritage Series.


What is LiNK? People, not politics. At Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), we believe in focusing on people in need and the human element of the North Korea crisis. LiNK is a national NGO whose work centers on providing aid to North Korean refugees, assisting with their transition to life in a new country, promoting awareness of the North Korean human rights crisis through media, and cultivating grassroots activism through official LiNK chapters. LiNK at Brown’s mission is twofold: (1) We raise awareness of the North Korean crisis at Brown, emphasizing the human story of North Korean refugees; and (2) we also seek to help LiNK provide aid to refugees through fundraising.

Alumni events tomorrow!

Concerned about careers? This SATURDAY 4/6, join members of Brown University’s Asian/Asian American Alumni Alliance (A4) for a series of career-related conversations. Connect with alumni in a comfortable setting. Come for all or part of the day. Brown’s Asian/Asian American alumni “homecoming” was planned in collaboration with alumni, students, faculty and staff. All events are free and dress is business casual. 

TO REGISTER visit http://tinyurl.com/AsianCareers2013. 

11:00AM – 12:15PM A4 Student-Alumni Workshop: Demystifying Networking
Start off the day by focusing on your networking skills, then use what you’ve learned for the rest of the day. Originally offered in 2009, this workshop is back by popular demand! Please join us for this rare opportunity to cultivate necessary networking skills in a culturally conscious setting. You will be joined by alumni who can share their thoughts on how to grow more comfortable with networking and make more “friendly connections.” Facilitated by Channa Srey ’03.
Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 003, 69-91 Waterman Street
02:00PM – 03:15PM Career Panel: Securing and Succeeding at Your First Job
Young alumni panelists will share reflections on making the transition from being a senior to life after Brown.
Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 202, 69-91 Waterman Street
03:30PM – 04:45PM Career Panel: Building Your Career and Your Future
Experienced alumni discuss how their experiences at Brown helped shape their career paths over time.
Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 203, 69-91 Waterman Street
05:00PM – 06:30PM VISIONS Reception and Photo Exhibition: Asia Unbound
VISIONS Magazine, Brown and RISD’s Asian/Asian American visual and literary arts magazine, welcomes you to the opening reception for its first photo exhibition, Asia Unbound, held in collaboration with the Asian/Asian American Heritage Series (AAHS). Featuring photos from over 15 Brown and RISD students, the exhibition looks at the transformation of Asian identities in today’s globalized world.
Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall, 194 Meeting Street