- 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: A/P/A BRIDGE meets weekly to learn about and discuss various A/PA issues, and implement organizing, facilitation, and leadership skills. In addition to self-led discussions and presentations, the group may also organize field trips, and host special guests. This year, meetings will be on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the A/P/A Institute. By submitting an application, you commit to participating in A/P/A BRIDGE for the duration of the program: September 2018–May 2019.
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. A/P/A BRIDGE members are also required to attend at least two A/P/A Institute events per semester (see events calendar at apa.nyu.edu).
3) RETREAT: Three days, two nights: Friday night, October 19–Sunday afternoon, October 21, 2018. This MANDATORY weekend retreat will take place at Bailey Farms (www.baileyfarms.org). It creates time and space for the new A/P/A BRIDGE cohort to develop leadership, organizing, and facilitation skills; reflect upon issues of race, ethnicity, and identity; and bond as a group.
Questions? Email Laura Chen-Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org