Events

Upcoming

[CPW Event] Charcuterie making!

Friday, April 8th, 2022 12-2 PM ET at 1-132

Charcuterie but Asian!

[CPW Event] Making stuff w/ AAI

Saturday, April 9th, 2022 4-5:30 PM ET at 5-134

Make (or break) stuff with us!

MIXED x AAI: Emma Teng Lecture

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 6 PM ET at 1-190

Come hear Prof. Emma Teng talk about her book Eurasian: Mixed Identities in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, 1842–1943. Dinner provided.

GBM

Thursday, April 21st, 2022 4 PM ET at 5-234

Join us for our regularly scheduled bi-weekly GBM.

Asians in Politics: Burhan Azeem

Friday, April 22nd, 2022 6 PM ET at 1-135

Hear MIT alumn and Cambridge City Councilor Burhan Azeem speak about his experience in politics.

AAIxLCC Mixer

Friday, April 29th, 2022 5 PM ET

Join us for a mixer with the Latino Cultural Center.

GBM

Thursday, May 5th, 2022 4 PM ET at 5-234

Join us for our last GBM of the semester.

Past

GBM

Thursday, April 7th, 2022 4 PM ET at 5-234

Join us for our regularly scheduled bi-weekly GBM with guest Michael Liu.

GBM

Thursday, March 10th, 2022 4 PM ET at 5-234

Join us for our regularly scheduled bi-weekly GBM.

Formal

Saturday, March 5th, 2022 6 PM ET at Walker Memorial

Join us for our first formal! Food provided. Check your email on how to RSVP.

Docuseries: Confessions Infosession

Monday, Dec 27th, 2021 5 PM ET (tinyurl.com/aai-meeting)

AAI is creating a short docuseries episode, entitled “Confessions”, to highlight the experiences of Asian/American students at the intersection of gender, romance, dating and Asian identity. We are seeking folks to feature in the episode (can be anonymous).

Come hear about the project and ask any questions at tinyurl.com/aai-meeting! (Attendance is not mandatory for participation.) Fill out our interest form and learn more about the project at tinyurl.com/aai-confessions.

Board Game Social

Wednesday, Oct 13th, 2021 7:30-8:30 PM ET at Rainbow Lounge (50-250)

We will be hanging out together playing board games and eating some food and snacks.

AAI Mental Health Series: Navigating MIT After Quarantine: Friends and FOMO

Monday, Oct 18th, 2021 7:30-8:30 PM ET at 4-144

Join us for our mental health series as we investigate returning to MIT after quarantine.

GBM

Friday, Oct 22nd, 2021 7:30-8:30 PM ET at Location TBD

Join AAI for our regular bi-weekly GBM.

GBM

Friday, Oct 8th 2021 7:30-8:30 PM ET at 5-234

Join AAI for our regular bi-weekly GBM.

AAI Mental Health Series: Imposter Syndrome

Wednesday, Sept 29th, 2021 7-8 PM ET at 4-146

In our continuing mental health series, we will be discussing imposter syndrome in the Asian American community.

Queer Short Film Social

Friday, Oct 1st, 2021 6:30-7:30 PM ET at 9-217

Join us for a Queer Short Film Social. We’ll be watching Little Sky (Jess X Snow) and Got Game? (Fatimah Asghar).We’ll be watching then discussing each, so feel free to come for only the first or second half-hour. Afterwards we’ll head out for an optional dinner (on you) to talk more.

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AAI Kick-off GBM

Friday, Sept 24th, 2021 7-8 PM ET at 1-134

Join AAI for our first in-person GBM ever!

Dissecting Asian Representation in Hollywood

Thursday, Sept 16th, 2021 6:30-7:30 PM ET at 1-135

From Shang Chi to Devi Vishwakumar in Never Have I Ever unpack Asian representation in today’s Hollywood with us.

AAI Infosession (Virtual)

Monday, Sept 13th, 2021 7:15-8:15 PM ET at mit.zoom.us/j/94976656542

Learn more about AAI and what’s going on with us this semester.

AAI Infosession

Friday, Sept 10th, 2021 7:15-8 PM ET at 4-163

Learn more about AAI and what’s going on with us this semester.

Solitude  & Solidarity Zine Release

Tuesday, Sept 7th, 2021 11AM – 4PM ET outside Stud

Want a free copy of the 2021 Rooted Zine, Solitude & Solidarity? Stop by the stud on Tuesday, September 7 to grab a copy, eat some free snacks, and vibe with us!

AAI x Pleasure Summer Discussion Part II: Friendship and its Foes

Monday, August 2, 2021 8:30 PM ET at tinyurl.com/asamfriend

Have you ever wondered about how your friends perceive you? The transience of friendships? Boundaries? Microaggressions? A sense of belonging? Join us for an open table discussion on the dynamics of friendship, both its beauties and battles, and the environments in which they grow and subside.

AAI x Pleasure Let’s Talk Relationships Summer Discussion Part I: Dating, Culture & Fetishization

Monday, July 12th, 2021 8:30 PM ET at tinyurl.com/asamdating

Join AAI and Pleasure to discuss dating, culture and fetishization in Asian American relationships. $20 reimbursement for food/pleasurable items for participants!

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Olivia Rodrigo Sour Album Listening Party End-Of-Classes Hangout

Friday, May 21st, 2021 1-2 PM ET

The day after the last day of class come listen to Olivia Rodrigo’s album Sour that’s dropping on Friday 5/21. We’ll be studying for finals and eating lunch together. The first 24 people to RSVP and show up will get reimbursed up to $15 for food.

UEAxAAI Prof. Lok Siu

Thursday, May 20th, 2021 8-9 PM ET

Join the Undergraduate Economics Association and us to hear a talk about economic disparities in AAPI communities from UC Berkley professor Lok Siu.

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AAI Social: “Standing Above the Clouds”

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 9-10 PM ET

Join us for one of our bi-weekly socials. We’ll watch a 15 minute documentary, “Standing Above the Clouds”, about a mother-daughter relationship and protecting Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Afterwards, we’ll debrief and discuss for another 15 minutes. Come through for the last social of the year!

Asian American Visibility & Intersectionality at MIT Panel

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 5:30-7 PM ET

A panel discussion with MIT Faculty, students, and staff on the history and impact of Asian American marginalization at MIT. This is part one of an ongoing conversation about Asian American visibility & intersectionality at MIT. Stay tuned for part 2!

Join ICEO and partners for a panel discussion with Professors Emma Teng, Lily L. Tsai, and Craig Wilder on the history and impact of Asian American marginalization as it applies to higher education, Institutions, and MIT specifically. Moderated by Professor Chris Capozzola, we’ll also hear from undergraduate students, graduate students, and staff with their questions and experiences. You can read the write-up at MIT News.

Black and white image of people walking towards 77 Mass Ave with the word Asian American Visibility & Intersectionality May 18, 2021 5:30 PM ET Virtual panel discussion on the history and impact of Asian American marginalization at MIT and higher education.

AAI GBM

Friday, May 14th, 2021 5-6 PM ET

Join us for our last General Body Meeting of the academic year. We will be celebrating our accomplishments this year and all of club members.

Food Exchange With Prof. Emma Teng

Tuesday May 11th, 2021 5-6 PM ET

Come eat with us! For AAPI Heritage Month, AAI is hosting Let’s Talk Food!, a food exchange event open to all, dedicated to expanding and understanding the diversity and histories of Asian food. Professor Emma Teng will be giving a lecture and leading a discussion on the importance of food in the Asian American community and dive into its complex history.

Now what’s this food exchange part? You’ll get the chance to send somebody new your favorite Asian dishes and try your palette at somebody else’s favorite Asian dishes! The first fifty people to fill out this RSVP form and attend the event will be given a GrubHub voucher. If you’re one of the first fifty, you will be contacted to fill out a match form where you will indicate food recommendations and dietary restrictions. Thank you to the Baker Foundation for providing funding for this event.

PBS Film Series Screening: Asian Americans

Thursday May 6th, 2021 8 PM ET at Kresge Lawn

Come celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with us by watching the first and last episode of the PBS film series, Asian Americans! Breaking Through and Breaking Ground explore the era of exclusion and U.S. empire, as well as how this generation of Asian Americans is currently moving forward.

Project AAPIdentity Live Stream

Friday May 7th, 2021 8 PM ET: Check out Project AAPIdentity’s Instagram

The Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP), in partnership with the UA and Chinese Student Club (CSC), is excited to announce Project AAPIdentity. Project AAPIdentity is a multimedia collaboration inviting MIT community members to answer the question “What does being Asian American and/or Pacific Islander mean to you?” in any way that is meaningful to you. They’ll be promoting the submissions in a livestream on Friday, May 7th at 8 P.M. EDT! Two submissions will be honored during this livestream with a prize, one selected by our Instagram audience and one by the planning team! The live stream will feature the Ohms, Syncopasian, ADT, MIT Bhangra, and MIT Lion Dance.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Thursday, May 6th, 2021 4-5 PM ET

Let’s talk about anxiety—Dr. Sinhae Cho and Dr. Soo Jeong Youn will be discussing generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Come see the cool activity they have planned, followed by an open Q&A! If you have class during this time slot, please feel free to email or DM us and ask S^3 for an excuse from class!

AAI Social: Leitis in Waiting

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021, 9-10:30 PM ET

Join us to watch a short film about an intrepid group of transgender women rising to reclaim their righteous place in the South Pacific Kingdom, Tonga. You can watch the trailer here.

APA Heritage Month Art Kick-Off

Saturday, May 1st 2021, 7-8 PM ET

Come to our kick-off event to hear from the artists who designed our 2021 APA Heritage Month T-shirts, posters, and stickers. We’ll be discussing the events that inspired the art and releasing the order form for items (all items are free with a suggested donation to an AAPI organization). Thank you to the Coop and MindHandHeart for providing funding.

Eating Disorders and Body Image

April 20th, 2021, 3-4:30 PM ET

After a brief talk by Dr. Chaya Bhuvaneswar on the issues surrounding body dysmorphia in AAPI communities, there will be an open Q&A.
Dr. Chaya Bhuvaneswar is a psychiatrist and writer whose work juxtapose Hindu epics, other myths and histories, and the survival of sexual harassment and racialized sexual violence by diverse women of color.

Open Discussion on Code-Switching

April 19th, 2021, 3-4:30 PM ET

In collaboration with MIT Active Minds and facilitated by our very own members, join us in a discussion on code-switching, the act of shifting from one language or dialect to another in conversation. Any AAPI-identifying folks are welcome!