With all this nice weather it would be a crime not to be out and about! Check out what our sisters have been up to lately.
Midwest Asian American Students Union Spring Conference 2015
Our sisters were able to network with other Asian American students and address concerns in the AAPI community. This conference brought together around 1000 Asian American college students and AAPI leaders and activists in the Midwest through workshops on identity, culture, social issues, and awareness. A banquet also followed the conference where sister Maikoau Vang won the Midwestern Star Award 2015!
Asian Americans: Race, Poverty, and the Model Minority Myth
Sa Seng, the guest speaker was born in Thailand in a refugee camp called Ban Via Nai. Sa Seng currently works as the Recruitment and Retention Specialist in the School of Education. One of his many goals is to assist students of colors so that they can succeed at UW-Madison. Many sisters were able to relate with the documentary and the stories Sa Seng and others shared.
Basic Legal Concepts
Undergraduate Research Symposium
Multicultural Greek Council Awards Banquet
Multicultural Leadership Award Banquet
UW-Madison Greek Week
Diversity Guest Speaker
Sisters Gloria Lee and Jessica Tang attended Matt Glowacki's talk about diversity through the eyes of South Park and Family Guy. During his speech, he talked how diversity is not just recognizing individual differences, but learning from these differences. He encouraged everyone to engage in dialogues to exchange diverse ideas and perspectives. He emphasized the importance of taking an active role in our own personal growth by thinking critically about what we hear, read, and watch on T.V.
Sisters Susan Luo and Samty Xiong volunteered for the American Red Cross Society alongside other volunteers from the Panhellenic, Interfraternal, National Panhellenic, and Multicultural Greek Councils. Our sister Samty was so inspired by all the people donating blood that she herself decided to donate blood for the first time!
Quad Day is an event hosted by the Multicultural Greek Council and National Panhellenic Council, where organizations from both councils come together to support and cheer for each other stepping, strolling, and saluting. Our sisters participated in the event by strolling. Sisters on the MGC board and sister Maikoau Vang who is also the Multicultural Student Center MGC Greek Intern planned the event with NPHC.
Diversity Guest Speaker
First Ever Wisconsin aKDPhi Week!
Mental Health Workshop with Ask.Listen.Save.
aKDPhi-re Safety with City of Madison Fire Department
Annual Poptabs Competition
aKDPhi Coffeehouse Spoken Word, Poetry, & Rhythm Night
The speakers reminded us of our cultures and our values and to not be ashamed of where we come from. Although we sometimes may feel like we do not belong in either the American or Asian culture, we are people who get to experience both cultures and it is our experiences that makes us who we are today and not to forget that.
Our sisters enjoyed meeting older sisters who they may have not had the chance to meet before and reconnecting with others. It is always nice seeing familiar faces and creating that bond between actives and alumnae. And of course, going out to eat with them at some of the local Madison favorites as well as hanging out in some of Madison's hotspots is always fun too.