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Congratulations on the graduation of one of our inaugural GLAS Artist-in-Residence interns Nurul Hana Mohammed Rafee  @h...
05/06/2021

Congratulations on the graduation of one of our inaugural GLAS Artist-in-Residence interns Nurul Hana Mohammed Rafee @hanarafee.art. Hana has served as an intern for GLAS for the past three years where she produced beautiful artwork to help tell the story and impact of our academic program. Check out her Faces of GLAS picture book that documents the impact of GLAS on UIC alumni and stay tuned for her forthcoming zine on Afro-Asian Solidarities. GLAS (especially Dr. Anna Guevarra, her intern supervisor and biggest fan), will miss Hana but we hope she will visit us often and invite us to her future art shows.
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Check out Hana’s work here: https://glas.uic.edu/initiatives-community/co-sponsored-projects/glas-visual-artist-in-residence-intern-projects/

The UIC AANAPISI Initiative has designated UIC as a Minority-Serving Institution since 2010 and contributed $5.6M to the...
05/05/2021

The UIC AANAPISI Initiative has designated UIC as a Minority-Serving Institution since 2010 and contributed $5.6M to the campus through three competitive grants that have supported the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Asian American students. It is funding that has supported the growth of the Global Asian Studies program through curricular and co-curricular funding over the last ten years of our existence. We have been able to do an enormous amount of work and build our academic program because of these grants. Thank you AANAPISI.

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May, we would like to recognize the contributions of UIC’s Asian and Pacific Islander community and university initiatives, including the UIC AANAPISI Initiative, which supports the recruitment, retention and graduation of Asian American and Pacific Islander students. https://loom.ly/Rq06iz4 #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth UIC Global Asian Studies Program

Via Dis/Placements: A People's History of Uptown Project: Check out this public history project co-led by Prof. Anna Gue...
05/04/2021
Dis/Placements

Via Dis/Placements: A People's History of Uptown Project:

Check out this public history project co-led by Prof. Anna Guevarra, GLAS Director and Prof. Gayatri Reddy, Interim Director of Gender and Women's Studies and faculty in Anthropology! Working with graduate and undergraduate students and community members in Uptown, this project chronicles nearly two centuries of forced displacement in the area, beginning with the Potawatomi and other Native groups for the founding of Chicago in 1833. It uses accessible multimedia and creative tools like virtual walking tours, interactive timelines, zines, and podcasts to take you through a counter-history of urban planning and urban renewal (or what communities called “urban removal”). Learn more about gentrification, affordable housing, police brutality, public education, and other points of struggle for poor and racialized people in Uptown. This project is dedicated to the people of Uptown who continue to fight, and who have been endlessly generous with their support for this project.
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Visit the project website, take a look at the multilayered history of this beloved neighborhood and perhaps even contribute to it by sharing your stories and memories of Uptown:
http://www.dis-placements.com
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Follow the project on social media:
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Instagram: @displacementsproject
Facebook: @displacementsproject
Twitter: @Dis_placements

Dis/Placements: A People’s History of Uptown

Please support the passage of TEAACH Act in Illinois by filling out a witness slip by 2:00 Pm Tuesday, May 4, 2021http:/...
05/03/2021

Please support the passage of TEAACH Act in Illinois by filling out a witness slip by 2:00 Pm Tuesday, May 4, 2021
http://bit.ly/senateslip

Instructions:
1) fill out the form with your information
2) in section II, list your organization if applicable or put “self” if you are not part of an organization
3) in section III, select “PROPONENT”
4) choose “record of appearance only” in section IV
5) click the box at the bottom agreeing to the terms
6) click “create slip”

Shout out to our student Wasan Kumar for this powerful tribute to our NTT faculty Dr. Karen Su! Repost from UIC United F...
05/02/2021
Protect NTT Faculty! (undergraduates)

Shout out to our student Wasan Kumar for this powerful tribute to our NTT faculty Dr. Karen Su!

Repost from UIC United Faculty Local 6456:

“UIC undergraduates speaking out in support of Non-Tenure Track faculty job security! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yV_O6yi-1g

Please visit our Action Network Campaign Page, complete the contact form, and personalize the message if you wish, then hit SEND. https://actionnetwork.org/letters/demand-uic-administration-act-to-protect-ntt-jobs”

UIC undergraduate students discuss the importance of NTT faculty to their educationWasan Kumar, 2021Jill Alonzo, 2022Payal Gokaldas, 2021

The Global Asian Studies Program stands with our non-tenure track NTT faculty at UIC. Please support by signing on to th...
04/30/2021

The Global Asian Studies Program stands with our non-tenure track NTT faculty at UIC. Please support by signing on to this letter here: http://bit.ly/supportNTTfaculty

The Global Asian Studies Program stands with our non-tenure track NTT faculty at UIC. Please support by signing on to this letter here: http://bit.ly/supportNTTfaculty

The Global Asian Studies Student Advisory Board (GSAB) - a hardworking group of students and key partners of GLAS who ha...
04/30/2021

The Global Asian Studies Student Advisory Board (GSAB) - a hardworking group of students and key partners of GLAS who has done an incredible amount of work in helping promote, grow, and fight for GLAS. We are grateful for their fearless and creative leadership and honored to work with each and every one of them.
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Top row, L to R: Mahima Nath, Anna Guevarra (Program Director), Faith George
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Second row L to R: Samuel Phara, Wasan Kumar, Nancy Liu (graphic design/Foodie Friday coordinator)
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Third Row, L to R: Erick Evans (co-chair), Renae Mijares Encinas (co-chair), Huong Trinh (secretary)
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Last row, L to R: Michael Oliveros; Brazil Lewis-Boursaw (fall 2020)

The Global Asian Studies Student Advisory Board (GSAB) - a hardworking group of students and key partners of GLAS who has done an incredible amount of work in helping promote, grow, and fight for GLAS. We are grateful for their fearless and creative leadership and honored to work with each and every one of them.
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Top row, L to R: Mahima Nath, Anna Guevarra (Program Director), Faith George
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Second row L to R: Samuel Phara, Wasan Kumar, Nancy Liu (graphic design/Foodie Friday coordinator)
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Third Row, L to R: Erick Evans (co-chair), Renae Mijares Encinas (co-chair), Huong Trinh (secretary)
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Last row, L to R: Michael Oliveros; Brazil Lewis-Boursaw (fall 2020)

Check out our weekly digest and learn more about the people who help keep our GLAS ship afloat, upcoming celebrations, e...
04/22/2021

Check out our weekly digest and learn more about the people who help keep our GLAS ship afloat, upcoming celebrations, exciting projects, campus and community events and resources for students!
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https://mailchi.mp/5f4a7b80c19e/glasdigestapr222021

What is the impact of identity-conscious programs on Asian American STEM students and how can we provide support to them...
04/18/2021
About Campus - Volume 26, Number 1, Mar 01, 2021

What is the impact of identity-conscious programs on Asian American STEM students and how can we provide support to them in ways that push against the idea of the model minority myth that continues to shape their experiences in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) field?

Read this article by Dr. Corinne Kodama, visiting research professor in Global Asian Studies and Christen Park, doctoral student in the Commubity and Prevention Research Program.

The article highlights the work of the UIC Asian American Resource and Cultural Center - AARCC’s Asian American Peer Mentor Program (AAMP), which began in 2006 and grew following UIC AANAPISI Initiative funding in 2015, and the addition of a credit-bearing GLAS curricular component and more intensive training for peer mentors.

The article also outlines best practices for how we can continue to work collectively to foster students’ sense of belonging on our campuses – not only for Asian American students but all our students who represent diverse identities.

Article:
"More than Academics: The Transformative Effect of an Identity-Based Peer Mentor Program for Asian American STEM Students," Corinne Maekawa Kodama and Christen E. Park in ABOUT CAMPUS: Enriching the Student Learning Experience Official Journal of the ACPA-College Student Educators International MARCH–APRIL 2021/VOL. 26, NO. 1

https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/ACA/current

Table of contents for About Campus: Enriching the Student Learning Experience, 26, 1, Mar 01, 2021

04/17/2021
Global Asian Studies (GLAS) Survey 2021

If you are a current undergraduate student or alumni of UIC - and you participated in the following UIC AANAPISI Initiative programs between 2015-2020, please fill out the survey link below:
- you were part of AAMP (Asian American Mentor Program)
-took GLAS 105
- took GLAS Gen Ed courses (100, 120, 210, 230, 250)
- took GLAS 300- capstone course for the GLAS minor
-participated in on campus and off-campus internships

Your answers will remain private, and will only be analyzed as a whole. This survey should take less than 5 minutes. The survey will close Sunday April 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey and for helping UIC improve their services to students.

UIC received this AANAPISI grant under the U.S. Department of Education’s Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) program to recruit, retain, and graduate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students.

Follow the link to the Survey Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
https://uic.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1EP4vYSFx7Pr7nw

The most powerful, simple and trusted way to gather experience data. Start your journey to experience management and try a free account today.

This week’s GLAS newsletter. Read about an exciting collaborative project among faculty, students and community members;...
04/15/2021

This week’s GLAS newsletter. Read about an exciting collaborative project among faculty, students and community members; important student-led initiative discussion on anti-Asian racism; help us show the impact of the AANAPISI grant! . And more!
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https://mailchi.mp/ecc12592c5e6/glasdigestapr152021

Great news! The Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History (TEAACH) Act passed the Illinois House today! HB 376...
04/15/2021

Great news! The Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History (TEAACH) Act passed the Illinois House today! HB 376 passed with bipartisan support on a vote of 98-13. We are deeply appreciative of everyone who has worked tirelessly to pass this bill -- we couldn't have done it without you. Now, on to the Senate!
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Please take 3 minutes today to thank your legislator for voting yes on the TEAACH Act and let them know that you appreciate their support:
http://bit.ly/teaachthankyou
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago

Great news! The Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History (TEAACH) Act passed the Illinois House today! HB 376 passed with bipartisan support on a vote of 98-13. We are deeply appreciative of everyone who has worked tirelessly to pass this bill -- we couldn't have done it without you. Now, on to the Senate!
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Please take 3 minutes today to thank your legislator for voting yes on the TEAACH Act and let them know that you appreciate their support:
http://bit.ly/teaachthankyou
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago

Today’s Chai Guevarra gathering where we listened and watched the soothing sounds and beauty of making a 21 layer crepe ...
04/15/2021

Today’s Chai Guevarra gathering where we listened and watched the soothing sounds and beauty of making a 21 layer crepe cake, flaky crust egg tarts and omurice. It was a very relaxing hour. Thank you @alexandria.n.s and @gxbrielledawn for the suggestions and for a relaxing session. Come and drop in for the next Chai Guevarra session next Wednesday April 21 @4pm!

Please fill out this witness slip in support of TEAACH Act before Tuesday, April 13, at 1 pm. Asian Americans Advancing ...
04/12/2021

Please fill out this witness slip in support of TEAACH Act before Tuesday, April 13, at 1 pm.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago
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Link here: https://my.ilga.gov/WitnessSlip/Create/133248?committeeHearingId=18230&LegislationId=133248&LegislationDocumentId=166794
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Instructions for filling out the witness slip:
-section 1: fill out the form with your information
-section 2: list your organization or affiliation (e.g “student at X or teacher at x”) or if you are not part of an organization, list “self”
-section 3: choose “PROPONENT”
-section 4: choose “record of appearance only”
-click box agreeing to the terms
-click “create slip”

Please fill out this witness slip in support of TEAACH Act before Tuesday, April 13, at 1 pm.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago
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Link here: https://my.ilga.gov/WitnessSlip/Create/133248?committeeHearingId=18230&LegislationId=133248&LegislationDocumentId=166794
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Instructions for filling out the witness slip:
-section 1: fill out the form with your information
-section 2: list your organization or affiliation (e.g “student at X or teacher at x”) or if you are not part of an organization, list “self”
-section 3: choose “PROPONENT”
-section 4: choose “record of appearance only”
-click box agreeing to the terms
-click “create slip”

Ramadan begins on April 12 until May 11. Please be mindful and learn about ways of supporting our Muslim students who ar...
04/12/2021

Ramadan begins on April 12 until May 11. Please be mindful and learn about ways of supporting our Muslim students who are fasting.

Welcome back to another Foodie Friday post everyone! Today we have a photo of a bowl of hand-pulled noodles for you all ...
04/12/2021

Welcome back to another Foodie Friday post everyone! Today we have a photo of a bowl of hand-pulled noodles for you all to enjoy! These are hand-made noodles and are paired with some freshly chopped green onion, cilantro, and a sauce that has toasted red pepper, ginger, garlic, vinegar, and soy sauce. The savory sauce is spicy and has a tinge of sourness that pairs great with the warm noodles and the soup on a cold winter day. Definitely recommend making these with your family as a fun pastime!
- from Nancy Liu, GSAB Foodie Friday Coordinator @_nancy_liu_
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Image description: three bowls filled with noodles, red pepper, ginger, cilantro and green onion

Welcome back to another Foodie Friday post everyone! Today we have a photo of a bowl of hand-pulled noodles for you all to enjoy! These are hand-made noodles and are paired with some freshly chopped green onion, cilantro, and a sauce that has toasted red pepper, ginger, garlic, vinegar, and soy sauce. The savory sauce is spicy and has a tinge of sourness that pairs great with the warm noodles and the soup on a cold winter day. Definitely recommend making these with your family as a fun pastime!
- from Nancy Liu, GSAB Foodie Friday Coordinator @_nancy_liu_
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Image description: three bowls filled with noodles, red pepper, ginger, cilantro and green onion

Check out the fabulous people in the GLAS community, including our fabulous advisor Hideaki Noguchi; our very own Dr. Ma...
04/08/2021

Check out the fabulous people in the GLAS community, including our fabulous advisor Hideaki Noguchi; our very own Dr. Mary Anne Mohanraj who is a newly elected member of the Oak Park and River Forest School Board; and upcoming events to continue to raise awareness about anti-Asian racism.
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Link yo the digest here: https://mailchi.mp/bf557d074fff/glasdigestapr082021

“We Need to Talk About Anti-Asian Hate”- please join the GLAS Student Advisory Board for a student-led event and discuss...
04/07/2021

“We Need to Talk About Anti-Asian Hate”- please join the GLAS Student Advisory Board for a student-led event and discussion of Try Guys’ Eugene Lee Yang’s documentary discussing this urgent issue.
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April 16, 2021, 12-2 pm
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Register:
https://tinyurl.com/GSABDocumentaryAndDiscourse

“We Need to Talk About Anti-Asian Hate”- please join the GLAS Student Advisory Board for a student-led event and discussion of Try Guys’ Eugene Lee Yang’s documentary discussing this urgent issue.
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April 16, 2021, 12-2 pm
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Register:
https://tinyurl.com/GSABDocumentaryAndDiscourse

Join us tomorrow for a presentation by Dr. María Eugenia López-Garcia! Monday, April 5, 11:00 - 12:30 pm
04/04/2021

Join us tomorrow for a presentation by
Dr. María Eugenia López-Garcia!
Monday, April 5, 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Join us tomorrow for a presentation by
Dr. María Eugenia López-Garcia!
Monday, April 5, 11:00 - 12:30 pm

In these challenging times, we rise up as a community and continue to share with you the work of our students and facult...
04/02/2021

In these challenging times, we rise up as a community and continue to share with you the work of our students and faculty - who are writing poetry and producing knowledge; who are serving and lifting up our communities; who are teaching innovative courses; and who remind us of the joy and strength that sustain us in these times. Read our digest this week: https://mailchi.mp/d5af6a29b829/glasdigestapr012021

We send our love and care to all of you.

Proud of our artist in residence Hana Rafee @hanarafee.art for her picture book debut today of Faces of GLAS- documentin...
04/01/2021

Proud of our artist in residence Hana Rafee @hanarafee.art for her picture book debut today of Faces of GLAS- documenting the powerful stories of GLAS students and alumni who are now soaring far and wide and continue to inspire us with their stories: Elena Guzman, Shukri Ideis, Krystal Ng, Patrick Shin, Theresa Thomas, Ada Tong, Kavya Vaitla, and Lillian Zhiyun Xie
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Faces of GLAS will be available on the GLAS website soon so stay tuned!

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Chicago-area teachers: Interested in incorporating East Asia history/culture into your curriculum? Registration is now open for our no-cost NCTA Teaching about Asia seminar in Chicago IL! Personal stipends, school resource grant, and certificate of completion are available through the seminar. Applications from K12 teachers of history, geography, social studies, and world cultures especially welcome. Teaching about Asia seminar, CHICAGO, IL Time: Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Dates: January 17- March 21, 2018 Location: Walter Payton College Prep Instructor: Dr. Diana Lin (IU Northwest) For more info and the application visit: http://www.indiana.edu/~easc/outreach/educators/seminar/index.shtml or email: [email protected].
MWRD Commissioner Josina Morita, the first Asian American elected to Cook County-wide office, visited the GLAS 120 Introduction to Asian American Studies course today to share her story, experiences, and the importance of representation and political engagement for the Asian American community!