CASPY Big Sibs/Volunteer Sign-ups

Sunday, November 15, 2014. Yale University.


The Chinese Adopted Siblings Program for Youth, also known as CASPY, is a biannual cultural event held on Yale campus. Directed towards families with adopted Chinese children, it seeks to educate and inform both parents and children about the Chinese culture in a fun and relaxed setting. This year, we need your help! Sign up to be a Big Sib or Volunteer!

CASPY Schedule (Nov 15th):

  • 11am-12pm Meet Little Sibs
  • 12pm-1pm Lunch
  • 1pm-3pm Kid's and Teen's Workshops
  • 3pm-4pm CASPY Talent Show

Big Sibs must be available from 11am to 4pm on Nov 15th.

  • Big Sibs of the Kid's Program will take their Little Sib through a nightmarket of Chinese activities.
  • Teen leaders of the Teen's Program will serve as group leaders, and participate in activities such as craft-making and discussion groups.

Sign up here: Big Sib Registration Form

If you just don't have the time to be a Big Sib, consider being a volunteer! We have a few different volunteer shifts available for Nov 15th.:

  • 11am-1pm : Registration Volunteer
  • 11pm-1pm : Lunch Volunteer
  • 1pm-3pm : Workshop Volunteer (Kid's or Teen's)
  • Variable Times: Photographer Volunteer

Sign up here: Volunteer Registration Form

Please sign up by Nov 2nd. Please email and with questions.

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CASA Board Meetings

Every Sunday, 7-8 pm in WLH 115


Come join CASA Board at our weekly board meetings, Sundays 7-8 PM in WLH 115! If you are looking to get more involved, this is the place to be! Come help us plan events! We would love to hear your ideas :)

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Let Yale Have a Yung Wing College

Get one of the residential colleges named after the first Chinese student at Yale!

Yale Corporation approved the proposal of creating two new colleges on June 7, 2008. The funding for the new colleges is complete in 2014. Naming the colleges is one of the most important agendas now. There are discussions and rumors about naming the two new residential colleges. The good news is that Yale agrees not to name the colleges after any donors’ names, which makes it possible to have famous alumni’s name christened.

Here are some reasons why Yung Wing could be a very strong candidate to be named after one of the new colleges:

  • Yung Wing is the first Chinese student to graduate from a northern American university.
  • He is a pioneer in education in modern China, who persuaded Qing government to send 120 young students to American schools between 1872 and 1875.
  • Naming a new college with an alumnus from Asia may bring more potential donors to Yale from that region.
  • Naming a new college with an alumnus from Eastern Hemisphere agrees well with Yale’s globalization in its fourth century.
  • In addition, the name Yung Wing sounds like Yale Win and the symmetric initial YW is easy to be in any logo or college shield design.

Please spread the news among alumni and go to to express your support for a Yung Wing College.

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HARBOR: Jook Songs Fall Show

Friday Oct. 17th 7:30-9 pm & Saturday Oct. 18th at 7:30-9 pm @ Calhoun Cabaret


Jook Songs is an Asian American Spoken Word group, now in our 16th year, that writes and performs autobiographical pieces. As a writing group, they push each other to write honestly and without pretense, to dig deeper into what doesn’t get said in the day-to-day. Come to their show for a break from the small talk. Listen to their stories and think about your own. Featuring all-new pieces!

Please RSVP here:

Facebook event:

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Queer+Asian Movie Night: Saving Face

Friday, October 17, 2014. 7:00pm. AACC.

Queer+Asian will be hosting a movie night! It will be on Friday, October 17th at 7pm in the AACC Karaoke/TV Room. They will be screening Saving Face, a feel-good romcom centering around the lives and conflicts of Wilhemina, a young Chinese American surgeon; Vivian, her dancer girlfriend who wants to go to France; and Gao, Wilhemina's unwed pregnant mother. There will be snacks and refreshments provided, and following the movie will be an optional discussion. It'll be a great way to wind down from the last full week of class before break, so hope to see y'all there!

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Crushes and Mountains

Monday, October 20, 2014. 4:00pm. The Office of LGBTQ Resources.

Featuring Vivek Shraya (novelist, singer) and Elisha Lim (graphic artist, animator), Crushes and Mountains will feature a variety of queer readings, songs, films, and prayer. Vivek Shraya will be reading and singing from his new novel about the intersection between love, Hinduism, and social expectations of the heart, and Elishia Lim will read from their graphic novel and screen some of their animations depicting stories of love and heartbreak transcending gender, society, and nations.

See the attached flyer for more info! Additionally, if you're interested in doing an opening reading or video, email Adrien Gau ( describing what you plan to do/screen by this Friday the 17th. In any case--it will be awesome. (This event is sponsored by Yale Queer+Asian and the Office of LGBTQ Resources).

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The Political Action and Education Committee (PAEC) will be hosting its annual High School Asian American Leadership Conference on November 15th, 2014. A number of Yale professors will be invited to hold workshops, and Yale students will moderate discussion sessions and serve as mentors for the attendees.

PAEC is currently seeking volunteers to lead workshops and discussions as part of the conference. Workshops should be given on specific topics and should provide students with an opportunity to consider different subjects related to Asian American affairs. They run approximately one hour in length, questions included. Discussions will be used to facilitate further consideration of the presented topics, and generally run 30 minutes each - but they are multiple sessions throughout the day, and discussion leaders will be expected to be there for all sessions.

If you have a special topic or issue you would like to showcase, PAEC would be more than happy to work with you to set up your own workshop. Please fill out the following Google Form if you are interested in signing up to run the discussions or workshops:

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Conquering Finance

Tuesday, October 28, 2014. 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Yale School of Management.

Interested in pursing a career in finance or consulting? Need help learning the right terms and jargon for the business? Want to meet and network with potential mentors? Come to “Conquering Finance,” an event sponsored by SOM and STAY that will help set the foundation for students interested in working in the financial world.

The event will take place at Yale/SOM (details to follow) on Tuesday, October 28th from 5pm until 6:30pm. Pizza will be provided.

Tentative Schedule:

5-5:15 networking session

5:15-5:25 Introduction by esteemed SOM Professor Stan Garstka

5:25-5:55 Dollars and Sense

Introducing concepts of Finance, esteemed professor in SOM

  • I. Personal finance
  • II. Business finance
  • III. Q&A

5:55-6:20 Dejargonization: “What’s that mean?”

Sharpen your pencils for your banking and consulting interviews

  • I. getting ahead in terms
  • II. interview preparation
  • III. Q&A

6:20-6:30 Discussion and Questions

Does this seem like a lot to cover in a short period if time? Get used to it! If you are interested in attending, please apply by filling out the following:

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