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JAN
20

CASA Board has two new open positions! We're looking for a new Political Chair and a new Webmaster. Email monica.wang@yale.edu or olivia.zhang@yale.edu if you're interested!

Political Chair's responsibilities:

  • Organize political speaker and discussion events to discuss issues pertaining to Chinese Americans
  • Represents CASA at AASA Political Action and Education Committee meetings to contribute to political discussions in the wider pan!Asian community

Webmaster's responsibilities:

  • Manage the website
  • Work with the Communications Chair to update the website whenever necessary

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JAN
20

CASPY Signup

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Hello CASPY enthusiasts! Our names are Chelsea and Jiaqi and we are your fabulous new CASPY co-coordinators! So what exactly is CASPY again? CASPY (Chinese Adopted Siblings Program for Youth) is a bi-annual cultural event that brings local Chinese adoptees and their families to Yale to learn about Chinese culture in a fun and relaxed setting. If you want to be involved in the planning process, gain leadership experience, help develop our new CASPTeen program, and hang out with a super fun group, fill out the 2016 CASPY Board application here.

Applications are due JANUARY 24th at 11:59 PM EST. The descriptions of the positions are listed [here].(https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JAU0HYqRbrnjQL68C-nzEkYybtrbOdJtIRyv2FZVaMA/edit)

Feel free to email Chelsea at qiaozhi.guo@yale.edu or Jiaqi at jiaqi.liu@yale.edu if you have any questions!

With CASPY Love, Chelsea and Jiaqi

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NOV
02

Zeal: Job Opportunity in China

Contact: gabriel.e.monteros@gmail.com

To seniors looking for post-graduate work: if you're interested, there's a job opportunity in China! More information below:


My name is Gabriel Monteros and I'm a CASA alum all the way back from the class of 2009. I work for a small education consulting start-up called Zeal that is based in China.

Right now Zeal is looking to hire a couple of people for full-time consulting positions based in Ningbo and Hanzhou, China starting in the summer or fall of 2016. Zeal is a fun and exciting opportunity. Basically you get to work one-on-one with Chinese high school students as they try to apply to American universities and figure our their lives.You get to become their friend, coach, and mentor throughout all the struggles of the application and growing-up process. Not only that, but you get opportunities to develop sales, management, and business skills that aren't usually available to people in their early 20s. It's an amazing way to get to work in China, maintain your Chinese, and learn about a growing sector in the Chinese economy. And the perks can become pretty good if you commit to more than a year and build up your own "brand".

For additional information, please take a look at the attached document.

Please note: you should contact me first (at gabriel.e.monteros@gmail.com) rather than Sam Goodner. If you contact me first, I can give you an initial short interview to explain the job further. If I think you are qualified, I can then put my word in to the CEO and give you a significant leg-up in the hiring process.

All the Best, Gabriel

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NOV
13

Roshni

Friday, November 13, 2015. 7:00pm. Woolsey Hall.

Craving some Bollywood tunes and thumkas? Want to see your favorite people shake it on stage? Well you're in luck because Roshni is back and better than ever! Come join SAS to celebrate South Asian culture at the largest cultural showcase on campus.

The event will include exciting performances from Yale Jashan Bhangra, Sur et Veritaal, Rangeela, Monstraasity, Kala, and much more! Not to mention, the night will be emceed by the amazing Mustafa and Saad!

Food reception in the rotunda will start at 6:15 PM. Doors open at 7 PM.

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NOV
11

A Moment of Crisis: Race at Yale

Wednesday, November 11, 2015. 7:00pm - 9:15pm. AFAM House (E-Room).

The Afro American Cultural Center at Yale has planned a Teach-In entitled, A Moment of Crisis: Race at Yale. The format of the teach-in will allow the facilitators to address questions and allow for engagement between the facilitator and the participants. The topics will rotate every 30 minutes. For the teach-in, the following issues will be addressed: valuing women of color at Yale, mental health and its impacts on communities of color, addressing white and male privilege, and the importance of taking ethnic studies.

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JAN
20

CASA Board has two new open positions! We're looking for a new Political Chair and a new Webmaster. Email monica.wang@yale.edu or olivia.zhang@yale.edu if you're interested!

Political Chair's responsibilities:

  • Organize political speaker and discussion events to discuss issues pertaining to Chinese Americans
  • Represents CASA at AASA Political Action and Education Committee meetings to contribute to political discussions in the wider pan!Asian community

Webmaster's responsibilities:

  • Manage the website
  • Work with the Communications Chair to update the website whenever necessary

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NOV
02

Zeal: Job Opportunity in China

Contact: gabriel.e.monteros@gmail.com

To seniors looking for post-graduate work: if you're interested, there's a job opportunity in China! More information below:


My name is Gabriel Monteros and I'm a CASA alum all the way back from the class of 2009. I work for a small education consulting start-up called Zeal that is based in China.

Right now Zeal is looking to hire a couple of people for full-time consulting positions based in Ningbo and Hanzhou, China starting in the summer or fall of 2016. Zeal is a fun and exciting opportunity. Basically you get to work one-on-one with Chinese high school students as they try to apply to American universities and figure our their lives.You get to become their friend, coach, and mentor throughout all the struggles of the application and growing-up process. Not only that, but you get opportunities to develop sales, management, and business skills that aren't usually available to people in their early 20s. It's an amazing way to get to work in China, maintain your Chinese, and learn about a growing sector in the Chinese economy. And the perks can become pretty good if you commit to more than a year and build up your own "brand".

For additional information, please take a look at the attached document.

Please note: you should contact me first (at gabriel.e.monteros@gmail.com) rather than Sam Goodner. If you contact me first, I can give you an initial short interview to explain the job further. If I think you are qualified, I can then put my word in to the CEO and give you a significant leg-up in the hiring process.

All the Best, Gabriel

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NOV
03

Building Bridges Info Session

Tuesday, November 3, 2015. 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Bass L01-A.

Want to Teach English in China over Spring Break? No knowledge of Chinese required!

We are Building Bridges, a student organization that is committed to raising awareness about the current state of Chinese education and society through service trips. For Spring Break 2016, we are returning to our partner school in Zhangzhou city, Fujian Province to teach English.

Come learn more about the trip at our info session. The spring break trip information session will be held in Bass L01-A on Tuesday, November 3rd from 8-9pm. Past trip participants will be on hand to answer your questions and Insomnia Cookies will be served!

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FEB
10

"Fresh Off the Boat" Premiere Screening

Tuesday, February 10, 2015. 7:30pm - 10:00pm. Silliflicks, Sillikitchen.

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Based on Chef Eddie Huang's book Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir, "Fresh Off the Boat" is a cutting and refreshing comedy about an immigrant family pursuing the American Dream. This is the first Asian-American TV sitcom since the one season "All American Girl" in 1994. After the screening in Silliflicks, AASA and CASA will be hosting a discussion about the first episode in Sillikitchen, its portrayal of Asian American life, and the general image of Asian Americans in the media. Food and snacks will be provided!

RVSP to this event on Facebook here.

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OCT
01

CASA Board Meetings

Every Sunday, 7-8 pm in WLH 115

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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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FEB
20

Lunar New Year Food Party

Friday, February 20, 2015. 8:30pm - 10:00pm. Calhoun Dining Hall.

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Craving some savory Asian cuisines? Join CASA, KASY, TAS, and ViSA to celebrate the Lunar New Year together with some good food and great company! This event will take place Friday, February 20 from 8:30pm-10:00pm in Calhoun Dining Hall.

We will be serving FREE Asian cuisines, so be sure to bring all your friends!

MENU KASY - Kimbap (like sushi rolls without the fish) and ddukbokki (spicy rice cakes). CASA - Scallion pancakes, fried dumplings, lou mein TAS - Fried rice, mi fen (vermicelli), and shaved ice! ViSA - Che Thai (Milk fruit tea), Goi Cuon (spring rolls), and egg rolls!

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FEB
11

CASA Valentine's Day Truffles

On Sale through February 13!

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CASA is having its annual Valentine's Day Truffle sale! We will deliver chocolate truffles and a handwritten message to the recipient of your choice on Valentine's Day. Messages can be anonymous!

Truffles come in bags of three for $3, five for $5, and twelve for $10. Order now!

Payment can be made by cash or Venmo (to "Yale CASA"). If you submit an order online and choose to pay in cash, we will contact you for payment. We will also be selling in dining halls this week!

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FEB
12

AACC Jeopardy

Thursday, February 12, 2015. 8:00pm - 10:00pm. LC 101.

The AACC invites you to participate in a Jeopardy-style Asian American trivia competition! Assemble teams of 3 students each and select a captain responsible for signing up here by Thursday, February 5.

AACC Jeopardy is scheduled for Thursday, February 12 from 8 to 10 p.m. at LC 101. Competition questions will come from a range of topics relating to the Asian American experience, both past and present. Prizes for the top 3 teams are:

$30 Amazon gift cards for each member of the winning team $20 Amazon gift cards for each member of the 2nd place team $15 Amazon gift cards for each member of the 3rd place team

There will be plenty of desserts and refreshments, as well as 17 free raffle drawings for the audience throughout the evening. Email edward.dong@yale.edu with any questions!

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NOV
13

Roshni

Friday, November 13, 2015. 7:00pm. Woolsey Hall.

Craving some Bollywood tunes and thumkas? Want to see your favorite people shake it on stage? Well you're in luck because Roshni is back and better than ever! Come join SAS to celebrate South Asian culture at the largest cultural showcase on campus.

The event will include exciting performances from Yale Jashan Bhangra, Sur et Veritaal, Rangeela, Monstraasity, Kala, and much more! Not to mention, the night will be emceed by the amazing Mustafa and Saad!

Food reception in the rotunda will start at 6:15 PM. Doors open at 7 PM.

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NOV
13

Dumplings and Bubble Tea

Friday, November 13, 2015. 7:00pm - 9:00pm. AACC (295 Crown St).

ALL ARE WELCOME! :)

Come join CASA for a fun night of dumpling making and boba! Invite your friends and come to the AACC to learn how to make dumplings and to make your own drink at a bubble tea bar. We will have vegetarian options available for the dumplings, and the bubble tea bar will include milk tea, fruit teas, syrups, and other flavorings.

Sign up HERE to come between 7-8 or 8-9 on November 13th. Space is limited to 50 people per time slot.

Only $5/person. We will be accepting cash payments at the door or venmo payments to Yale CASA Come one, come all! Invite your friends!

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SEP
27

Mid-Autumn Festival

Sunday, September 27, 2015. 8:00pm. LC 101.

Join CASA and TAS in celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival! We'll have a short introduction about the festival, along with free mooncakes and tea. Families are welcome.

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APR
18

CASA Cultural Show: Exposed

Saturday, April 18, 2015. 7:30pm - 8:30pm. Trumbull Nick Chapel Theater.

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The Chinese American Students Association (CASA) of Yale presents this year’s CASA Cultural Show: Exposed, an evening of art and performances centered around the theme of “exposure.” Join us for performances of music, dance, spoken word, and magic in Trumbull's Nick Chapel theater as well as an exhibition of student art and photography in the Trumbull art gallery—all of which expose aspects of Chinese and Asian American identity and culture.

There will be a reception starting at 7:30pm before the show with delicious food—including mochi!—for everyone. You will have the chance to vote for your favorite performers, artists, and friends, who might win a Chinese food platter.

Please RSVP on our Facebook event here. See you on April 17 at 7:30pm in Trumbull!

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MAR
31

Last Call for Cultural Show!

Email Amanda Mei at amanda.mei@yale.edu

The Chinese American Student’s Association presents this year’s CASA Cultural Show: Exposed, featuring spoken word, music, dance, art, photography—-and free food!

We are calling for artists of all kinds to perform or submit artwork for the 2015 CASA Cultural Show — with the chance to win Chinese food platters! This year’s theme is “exposure,” and we are looking for people who are willing to expose aspects of their cultural experience and identity through art. The event will consist of performances of spoken word, music, and dance, as well as an exhibition of student art and photography. Performers and artists who are voted by the audience as favorites will each receive a platter of food!

Please consider coming out and showcasing your talents. The show will be held in Trumbull’s Nick Chapel on April 17 from 8-9pm. Please email Amanda Mei at amanda.mei@yale.edu for more details. Thank you!

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JAN
20

CASPY Signup

Apply now!

Hello CASPY enthusiasts! Our names are Chelsea and Jiaqi and we are your fabulous new CASPY co-coordinators! So what exactly is CASPY again? CASPY (Chinese Adopted Siblings Program for Youth) is a bi-annual cultural event that brings local Chinese adoptees and their families to Yale to learn about Chinese culture in a fun and relaxed setting. If you want to be involved in the planning process, gain leadership experience, help develop our new CASPTeen program, and hang out with a super fun group, fill out the 2016 CASPY Board application here.

Applications are due JANUARY 24th at 11:59 PM EST. The descriptions of the positions are listed [here].(https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JAU0HYqRbrnjQL68C-nzEkYybtrbOdJtIRyv2FZVaMA/edit)

Feel free to email Chelsea at qiaozhi.guo@yale.edu or Jiaqi at jiaqi.liu@yale.edu if you have any questions!

With CASPY Love, Chelsea and Jiaqi

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NOV
10

Jason Chu: From Yale to YouTube

November 14: Performance @ 4:00 PM in LC 102, Workshop @ 5:00 PM in LC 101

AASA is proud to bring Jason Chu back to campus. Jason Chu is a self-produced rapper and musician based in LA. After graduating from Yale in 2008, he decided to pursue his performance career, not only through music but also through the art of spoken word.

For this event, Jason will perform his own work in a 30-40 minute show (@ 4PM, LC 102). Following the performance, he will be hosting a workshop "From Yale to YouTube" (@ 5PM, LC 101). The workshop focuses on breaking down traditional models and stereotypes of API success/social progress, and reworking them for a new media/justice-focused context: if we, as upcoming API talent, want to shift the needle on how society views our community, what are the best ways for us to spend our time, talents, and careers?

Based on an analysis of the Civil Rights movement, and the ways that it rectified misunderstandings of Black American over/underachievement, he advocates for a model of Asian-American activism that supplants a respectability politics-based agenda with a pursuit of promoting voices and stories from the margins of API experience.

Please join us on Saturday, November 14th to welcome Jason Chu back to Yale; listen as he tells stories of a generation wrestling with fear and joy, hurt and healing; and be empowered to share your own voice and story.

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NOV
01

The Chinese Adopted Siblings Program for Youth (CASPY) is a bi-annual cultural event co-hosted by the Chinese American Students Association (CASA) and the Taiwanese American Society (TAS) that hopes to enrich the greater Chinese / Taiwanese American community here in the tri-state area. Once a semester, we invite children and teens adopted from China to engage with Chinese culture with their families, and to bond with the Chinese adoptee and Yale Asian American communities in a fun and relaxed setting.

But we need your help! For our event, we pair Chinese adoptees with a "big sib" for the day to be their mentor, role model, and companion for the day - that's YOU! We are so excited to announce that big sib registration is now officially open for CASPY Fall 2015 to be held on Saturday, November 14th, 2015.

CASPY Schedule (November 14th):

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am: Check in and meet Little Sibs
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch
  • 12:30 pm - 3 pm: Kids and Teens workshops
  • 3 pm - 4 pm: CASPY talent show

You need to be free from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 to be a big sib. Sign up to be a big sib here!!

If you don't have that time to commit, then we also have the Volunteer option, so you can still be a part of the fun while not having to commit for the whole day. - 10:30 AM - 1 pm: Registration Volunteer - 11 am - 1 pm: Lunch Volunteer - 12:30 pm - 3 pm: Workshop Volunteer (kids / teens programs) - Variable times: Photographer Volunteer Sign up to be a volunteer here!!

We send you our warmest gratitude on behalf of these kids. Exposure to Chinese culture and the Asian American community can be so formative for Chinese adoptees - you can help strengthen this important part of their identity! Deadline for registration is November 10th, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST. Once you sign up, we'll be following up shortly with more information. We look forward to seeing you on November 14th. Thank you so much for your support.

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OCT
28

Yale Bookstore Signing with Jessica Tom

Wednesday, October 28, 2015. 6:00pm. Yale Bookstore.

Please join us as we welcome Yale alumnus and a former editor at the Yale Daily News, Jessica Tom. Jessica will be reading from and signing copies of her debut novel, FOOD WHORE. More info about the book here: http://www.jessicatom.com/about-the-book/.

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OCT
17

Hotpot Night

Saturday, October 17, 2015. 5:45pm - 8:00pm. AACC (295 Crown St).

Come enjoy some delicious hotpot with CASA!

Date: THIS SATURDAY, October 17. Times: 5:45 - 6:45 PM or 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Price: $10 per person. If you come with your CASA family, we will refund $2 per person at the door! RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/Cm7tC797RP

Seats are limited to 50 people per time slot, first-come-first serve. We will email you confirmation shortly after you RSVP. Sign-up is strictly first-come-first-serve, and you can sign up in groups of 1-4. Please have your name in only 1 group! If you receive a spot, you will be contacted by email about payment details - only after you pay will your spot be officially reserved.

All are welcome!!! :) If you have any questions, please contact andrew.l.wang@yale.edu or jason.j.liu@yale.edu.

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NOV
11

A Moment of Crisis: Race at Yale

Wednesday, November 11, 2015. 7:00pm - 9:15pm. AFAM House (E-Room).

The Afro American Cultural Center at Yale has planned a Teach-In entitled, A Moment of Crisis: Race at Yale. The format of the teach-in will allow the facilitators to address questions and allow for engagement between the facilitator and the participants. The topics will rotate every 30 minutes. For the teach-in, the following issues will be addressed: valuing women of color at Yale, mental health and its impacts on communities of color, addressing white and male privilege, and the importance of taking ethnic studies.

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APR
16

Asian Americans in the Media with Prof. Mary Lui

Thursday, April 16, 2015. 7:00pm - 8:30pm. WLH 119.

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Are you interested in discussing or learning more about how Asian Americans have been represented in the media? Are you a fan or critic of Fresh Off the Boat? Do you like food from Basil?

Come join the Chinese American Students Association (CASA) for our discussion event with Professor Mary Lui, who is Yale's only full-time professor in Asian American studies.

We will be watching some clips from Fresh Off the Boat and talking about what impact the show has had as "the first American television show with an Asian cast" as well as what limitations it may have as a political project.

We will have plenty of delicious food from Basil, so come by for a study break and talk about television!

Date: Thursday 4/16 Place: WLH 119 Time: 7pm

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FEB
02

W.E. Women: Yale Women in Leadership Conference

Saturday, February 7 at the Law School

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Join WLI for its 7th annual conference featuring former Editor in Chief of Seventeen Ann Shoket and Founder of S.H.E. Globl Media Claudia Chan. Ann and Claudia will be joined by 50+ other women leaders on 15 panels covering every topic from motherhood to finance careers to the Brogrammer culture in Silicon Valley! Our speakers include Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, Olympic gold medalist Sarah Hughes, the first woman at Harvard to be trained in Neurological Surgery, a multi-platinum Russian-American pop star, and the founder of a sustainable clothing company. Shirley Guo, former CASA President, will be moderating one of the panels of the annual Women in Leadership Conference discussing females in tech start ups.

Find more information at www.yalewlc2015.com and tickets are $10, which covers lunch and a lot of cool goodies. Come listen to these incredible enterprising women, pick their brains, and join the W.E. WOMEN conversation. Stay for the networking and gifts!

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OCT
15

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:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/153OG0FDYz5jx8W8HP5-1bSVtKYZchLb2kruJJYyAy8/viewform?usp=sendform

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