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Flyer for the event. Asian American Cultural Center presents the 2nd annual South Asian American Leadership Conference. March 1-March 4, Virtual workshops. go.illinois.edu/SAALC. Join us for our 2nd annual South Asian American Leadership Conference, where we will celebrate the many faces of this identity, create a safe space to share stories, and work to build a stronger community.

Virtual South Asian American Leadership Conference

Event Type
Ceremony/Service
Sponsor
Asian American Cultural Center
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Mar 1, 2021 - Mar 4, 2021   8:30 am  
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Originating Calendar
Asian American Studies

The Asian American Cultural Center is hosting our 2nd annual South Asian American Leadership Conference from Monday, March 1- Thursday, March 4. Please join us virtually where we will celebrate the many faces of this identity, create a safe space to share stories, and work to build a stronger community. Please visit https://go.illinois.edu/SAALC for information on our speakers and workshops. This event is FREE to register.

 

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/845748722824747

 

Below are the workshops for the event:

 

Monday, March 1 at 7pm

“Ente Katha (My Story): From Colorism to Racism to Homophobia”
Join Dr. Chacko as he shares his experiences and stories from tackling colorism, racism, and homophobia in his lived experiences and supports college students through affinity/identity centers.

When: Mar 1, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://go.illinois.edu/SAALC31 

Tuesday, March 2 at 12pm

“Being in a Bi-Racial Relationship and Preserving and Passing Down a Strong South Asian Identity”

When: Mar 2, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting. Select March 2nd Meeting:

https://go.illinois.edu/SAALC32 

 

Wednesday, March 3 at 4pm

“Claiming an Indian American Heritage for a National Museum”

The National Indo-American Museum (NIAM), founded in 2008 as the Indo-American Heritage Museum, turned national with its name change in 2018. Its mission statement declares that it "builds bridges across generations and connects cultures through the diverse colorful stories of all Indian Americans."

But is there a common "Indian American" heritage? Given the differences among Indian Americans in language, socio-economic status, religious beliefs and practices, regional origin in India and intergenerational differences here in the US, to name only a few, can Indian Americans claim to have a common or cohesive culture? Is the culture expansive enough to accommodate all the diverse, colorful stories under a single NIAM umbrella, no matter how inclusive? To what extent do family and mainstream perceptions shape Indian American identity and influence the desire to connect with one’s heritage?

Explore these critical questions about Indian American identity and culture in this workshop, by NIAM's Executive Board Member and Past President Padma Rangaswamy. You will be challenged to think anew about Indian American heritage and the role of a museum in shaping a community's quest for a distinctive national identity in the American mosaic.

When: Mar 3, 2021 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://go.illinois.edu/SAALC33 

 

Thursday, March 4 at 6pm
Mentorship, Practice and Servant Leadership”

Leadership development comes in many forms. Samarth Bhaskar will share lessons on the importance of mentorship, practice and servant leadership in his academic, professional and personal development while at UIUC and since graduation. Bhaskar will then moderate a discussion among attendees on their approaches to leadership development. 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://go.illinois.edu/SAALC34 

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