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Strengthening Education: Empowering Asian American Studies Conference Action Steps

These notes come out of a participant workshop at the Strengthening Education: Empowering Asian American Studies Conference hosted by the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH) on April 16, 2008, to address the need for support for Asian American Studies in higher education. Conference attendees were asked to come up with action steps for administrators to take in order to strengthen the presence and livelihood of Asian American studies at Hunter and universities nationwide.

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
Date Created | April 16, 2008
Rights | Obtain From Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter
Item Type | Text (Notes / Minutes)
Cite This document | “Strengthening Education: Empowering Asian American Studies Conference Action Steps,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 11, 2019, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/10352.

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