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AARCC News and Upcoming Events


AARCC Lunchbox on "Asian Parents React to I Love You"


Friday, October 24
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Daley Library, Room 1-470







Have you seen the youtube video by college student Steven Lim?  In the video, Lim asks a diverse group of Asian American college students if they had ever told their parents they loved them, and vice-versa.  As it turned out, not many of the students had, so he asked them to call their parents and say, "I love you" and see what happens.

This AARCC Lunchbox will be about the concept of "love" between Asian parents and their children. Do you and your parents say "I love you" to one another?  What does it feel like if you do, or what does it feel like if you do not?  How does your family express "love"?


Volunteer for Apna Ghar's Stride Against Violence 5K Walk/Run

Stide Against Violence Banner

Saturday, October 19

7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Montrose Harbor, Chicago

(Corner of Montrose Drive and Simmons Drive)


Apna Ghar is hosting their annual Stride Against Violence 5k run/walk. For over 20 years, Apna Ghar has been a safe haven for women and children in Chicago who face domestic violence, but don't have the support networks or access to services needed to break free. If you would like to give back to the community with other UIC students then volunteer for this event and help Apna Ghar fight for their cause.

If you would like to volunteer for this event please email atrinh3@uic.edu by Friday, October 10 along with your:

Full name:

E-mail Address:

Cell Phone Number:


Complimentary Tickets to Ching Chong Chinaman

8:00 pm Friday, October 10, 2014 at Raven Theater Complex (6157 North Clark Street)

Image from Ching Chong Chinaman

Lauren Yee’s Ching Chong Chinaman satirizes the Asian American identity and explores what happens when a Chinese American family loses all sense of their cultural heritage. The ultra-assimilated Wong family is living the American dream, but not all is perfect. Upton, the Wongs' youngest child, dreams of becoming a World of Warcraft champion and the only things that stand in his way are his daily chores and homework. Desdemona, the Wongs' daughter, has goals of attending Princeton, but her math grades are not up to par. Upton comes up with an idea to solve both their problem by acquiring Jinqiang, a Chinese indentured servant who envisions an American dream of his own.


If you would like to sign up for this event, please come to Taft Hall 101 with a $10 deposit which you will be refunded at the time of the event! Last day to sign up is Friday, September 26, 2014.


The 2014-2015 Asian American Resource Book is now available!

Resource Book 2014-2015

This book contains information about campus resources, Asian and Asian American Studies classes, student organizations, scholarships, as well as Chicagoland associations that do work related to Asian Americans. Stop by the AARCC office and pick up your FREE copy, or you can view the pdf form through, http://aarcc.uic.edu/resourcebook.





Take the UIC AANAPISI On-line Demographic Survey of 2014-15 here:

Survey link: https://uic.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2gi2M3EI12ayscZ

ALL new and returning eligible students are asked to complete the survey once between Sept. 2014-May 2015. Please take the survey this year even if you have taken it in previous years. Qualifying respondents will be entered into a random drawing to receive one of a hundred $20 Amazon.com gift cards. For more information on who should take it: see UIC AANAPISI On-line Demographic Survey

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Fall Asian American Mentor Program Registration Is Now Online!

Register for Fall AAMP 2014. The Asian American Mentor Program is a peer mentor program that helps incoming first year and transfer students get acclimated and have a smooth transition to UIC.


AARCC 2013-14 Annual Report

Here's an overview of our accomplishments this past academic year in our 2013-14 Annual Report.


Director's Search Information

We will be posting at the AARCC website the latest updates on the director search.

Learn how you can benefit from AANAPISI at UIC


The University of Illinois at Chicago is a federally-designated Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The campus will receive close to $4 million dollars over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Education to support recruitment, retention and graduation of Asian American and Pacific Islander students and all UIC students.

See The UIC AANAPISI Initiative page for more information on the programs, scholarships, activities, and news related to UIC's AANAPISI Initiative.