NYU A/P/A BRIDGE 2018-19 Application
A/P/A BRIDGE seeks to include a diverse group of student leaders from various backgrounds (race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, spirituality, academic study, and class). Applicants with a range of experiences are encouraged to apply and we welcome all applicants with an interest in issues affecting A/PA communities. Applications are due on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Please see below for more details about A/P/A BRIDGE and program requirements.
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Mission
A/P/A BRIDGE was created by Asian/Pacific American (A/PA) student leaders through the A/P/A Institute at NYU to cultivate “Asian/Pacific American” as a political identity, by doing the following:

- 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.

Why join A/P/A BRIDGE?
Program Timeline & Commitments
1) APPLY: Applications are due Friday, September 14, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. Interviews, if needed, will take place on Monday, September 17 and decision notifications will be made by Tuesday, September 18.

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 apa.institute@nyu.edu

Application
Be honest with your answers, keeping responses to within 250 words per question. Interviews (by phone or in person) may be conducted.
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NYU ID# *
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School & Year *
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Major/Minor/Area of Study *
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Ethnicity/Ethnicities
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List your current and/or previous involvement in extracurricular activities, including your position: *
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What are your most salient identities and how have they impacted your experience at NYU and beyond? *
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What interests you most about A/P/A BRIDGE and what do you hope to gain from participating? *
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Describe an issue or a cause that you care about and want to address: *
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What applicable skills (e.g., facilitation, organizing, public speaking, social media, graphic design) and knowledge would you bring to A/P/A BRIDGE? *
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How did you hear about A/P/A BRIDGE? *
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Participating in the weekly meetings and the fall retreat is mandatory for all A/P/A BRIDGE members. *
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