-Creating a space for fostering open dialogue and activism around issues of race and racism, culture, and identity
-Exploring the diversity and complexity of Asian/Pacific America in relation to other social identities (e.g., ability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, race, religion/spirituality, sexuality, class)
-Educating and empowering individuals to inspire social change
-Building A/PA leaders to bridge communities within NYU and beyond
2) COMMIT: By submitting an application, you commit to participating in A/P/A BRIDGE for the duration of the program: September 2017 – May 2018 for approximately 4-6 hours/week. Applicants are encouraged to attend the A/P/A BRIDGE information session on Monday, September 11, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the A/P/A Institute (8 Washington Mews). Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
3) ORIENTATION: A mandatory two-hour orientation for accepted students will take place the week of September 25, 2017 (date and time TBD).
4) RETREAT – 3 days, 3 nights: Friday night, October 6 – Monday morning, October 9, 2017. This MANDATORY weekend retreat will take place at Bailey Farms (www.baileyfarms.org) during Fall Recess (there are no classes Monday, October 9). It creates time and space for the new A/P/A BRIDGE cohort to learn and develop leadership, organizing, and facilitation skills; reflect upon issues of race, ethnicity, and identity; and bond as a group.
5) FORMAT: Post-retreat, the group meets weekly to learn about and discuss various A/PA issues, and implement organizing, facilitation, and leadership skills. This learning comes by way of:
-A/P/A BRIDGE-organized field trips-Self-led or special guest presentations-Mandatory attendance to at least two A/P/A Institute events per semester (see events calendar at apa.nyu.edu)
Weekly meeting participation is mandatory and serves as a time to brainstorm and develop the public events or projects to be held for the larger community throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.
Questions? Email Laura Chen-Schultz at email@example.com