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Third Community Advisory Board Meeting Minutes

These minutes document the Hunter Asian American Studies Program (AASP)’s third Community Advisory Board meeting which took place on January 18th, 1994. In attendance included representatives from prominent community organizations including the David Wong Support Committee, New York Asian Women's Center, Chinese Staff Association, and Asian American Writers' Workshop. The meeting focused on planning a series of forums that would focus on important issues concerning Asian American communities, including supporting Asian Americans in the arts, labor and immigration issues, and women's issues.

The purpose of the Community Advisory Board was to advise the AASP on how to best serve the needs and interests of the Asian American community in New York City as well as to bridge the gap between scholars of Asian American studies and the community.

The Hunter College Asian American Studies Program (AASP) was established in 1993. As the only academic program in Asian American studies in the CUNY system, the AASP offers a minor in Asian American Studies and other resources and programming. The AASP supports scholars, artists, and activists advancing scholarship in the fields of Asian American studies and critical ethnic studies and serves as a resource for New York City's Asian American communities. In 2006, the program was at risk of being cut due to a lack of funding. Students formed the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH) and saved the program within a year. CRAASH is now a student-run club that continues to advocate for the AASP.

Source | Hunter College Asian American Studies Program
Creator | Hinonangan, Minette
Date Created | January 18, 1994
Rights | Obtain From Hunter College Asian American Studies Program
Item Type | Text (Notes / Minutes)
Cite This document | Hinonangan, Minette, “Third Community Advisory Board Meeting Minutes,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed November 30, 2023,

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