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Petition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter

This petition was circulated by the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH) in the semester of its founding in Fall 2007. The petition outlines the issues facing the program and the reasons around CRAASH's forming: no full-time faculty, no office, lack of diverse course offerings, and the institutional freeze on the AAS minor. CRAASH's demands included: increased funding for the program, the allocation of full-time professors, and the expansion of course offerings. CRAASH petitioned for three months and collected over 1,000 signatures from Hunter students.

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 | Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter
Date Created | 2007 (Circa)
Rights | Obtain From Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter
Item Type | Text (Pamphlet / Petition)
Cite This document | Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter, “Petition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 11, 2019, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/10362.

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