Join us for dinner and discussion as we explore the divide between APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) and Black communities, and better understand how we can begin to mend the gap to stand firmly in support of one another. What does it look like to look honestly into our own stories, and recognize moments when we have been hurt, or have done wrong ourselves? What does it look like to call out the lies and divides that have been put on our communities and in doing so, begin to stand together in solidarity?
The night will include learning about our communities’ shared and separate historical context in a brief timeline activity, short stories from 2 students about their own ethnic identity journeys, and plenty of time for discussion. Note that dinner will be served at the beginning (RSVP form to come).
We recognize that this is a weighty topic that will not be resolved in one night - and believe it is an invitation to begin to engage meaningfully. We invite all students to come with open hearts - it is an event designed for members of the APIDA and Black communities on campus, but is open to all NU students as a place to learn.
This event was planned by Intervarsity Multiethnic Christian Fellowship and Asian American Students In Action peer mentoring program (AASIA), and is sponsored by the Asian American Center and the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute.