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On April 12, members of the Ithaca College community gathered to discuss labor issues in Chinatown — as well as the ongoing gentrification and violence against Asian American communities — at the Pandemic of Violence event.

IC community discusses labor issues in Chinatown

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor April 13, 2022
As the ongoing labor movement brings long-unaddressed labor issues into the political limelight, activists have been raising awareness for workers in Chinatown, New York City.
Cultural organizations at IC celebrate and highlight different identities from around the world.

IC cultural organizations celebrate campus identities

By Emma Kersting and Eva Salzman September 22, 2021
Cultural organizations at IC celebrate and highlight different identities from around the world.
The SGC expressed its dissatisfaction with the college’s response to anti-Asian violence during its March 22 meeting. Senior Agnes Scotti, Class of 2021 senator, said she does not feel that a statement is enough to address the issue of racism.

Students mourn victims of mass shooting targeting Asian people

By Alyshia Korba and Syd Pierre March 24, 2021
The Ithaca College community is mourning the victims of an Atlanta shooting targeting Asian women while expressing disappointment with the college's response.
Members of Asian American Alliance discussed their heritage, upbringings and identities as part of the Adoptee Identity Panel on April 5 in Klingenstein Lounge in the Campus Center. April is Focus Asia Month.

Focus Asia Month celebrates Asian heritage

By Emily Lussier, Assistant Proofreader April 9, 2019

During the month of April, students of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage are celebrating their identities. On April 5, students gathered in Klingenstein Lounge to listen to panelists talk about their...

The Asian American Alliance celebrates Focus Asia month. JC Kuo writes that white allies must appreciate the differences in AAPI cultures.

Commentary: White allies should be aware of all AAPI cultures

By JC Kuo April 25, 2018
There are many more issues and microaggressions faced by the AAPI community on a daily basis, but that is beyond the scope of this piece.
Panelists spoke about their experiences applying to and excelling in college as a first-generation student April 6.

First-generation students speak about their struggles

By Hannah Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer April 9, 2018
A panel of students at Ithaca College spoke about the additional pressures of being a first-generation student April 6. The event was the first in a monthlong Asian heritage celebration, Focus Asia Mo
From left, then sophomore Tsering Yangkey, junior Ngawang Chime, Ithaca College freshman Tenzin Chonden and sophomore Tashi Choezom display a Tibetan flag during International week. They each served on Unity Tibets e-board Spring 2017.

New club raises awareness of human rights issues in Tibet

By Silas White, Assistant Life & Culture Editor August 30, 2017
“There is self-immolation happening in Tibet, and a lot of people don’t know about it,”
Junior Tate Johnson addressed the crowd of an anti-racism rally held Dec. 11 at Free Speech Rock at Ithaca College, during which attendees voiced their criticisms of President Tom Rochon. Rochon was called upon to speak at the event.

Success with addressing campus racial issues varies nationwide

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer April 27, 2016
During the Fall 2015 semester, colleges and universities across the country were rocked by student protests addressing racial tensions on campuses. Ithaca College was also affected by these issues, and it is among many other institutions that are now trying to heal their communities while also facing losses in enrollment and retention.
YouTube artist J.R. Aquino performs an acoustic song during his performance at Ithaca College April 21.

Asian-American YouTube singer discusses music career

By Celisa Calacal, Life & Culture Editor April 25, 2016
Famous YouTuber and singer/songwriter J.R. Aquino visited Ithaca College on April 21 for a performance as part of Asian American Alliance's Focus Asia Month.
Students engaged in the Forum Theatre event hosted by the Asian American Alliance. The event addressed concerns about racial inequality for Asian-Americans students.

Forum Theatre opens dialogue for Asian-American students

By Silas White, Staff Writer March 2, 2016
The idea behind forum theatre, an event held by the AAA on Feb. 29, was to create simulations that forced audience members to confront Asian-American stereotypes in a college setting and provide solutions to combat them.
The Ithaca College Asian American Alliance will hold Asia Night at 7 p.m. April 19 in Emerson Suites. Last year the evening featured discussions and displays of Asian culture, music, fashion and dance.

Students clarify the view of Asian cultures

By Ramya Vijayagopal, Contributing Writer April 2, 2014
Ithaca College’s Asian American Alliance is planning to give students new perspectives to “focus on” in April.
Freshman Likhita Ravuri draws Mehndi body art on community members at Around the World in 60 Minutes on Oct. 28 in Clarke Lounge.

International Club hosts cultural celebrations

By Elizabeth Taylor, Contributing Writer October 30, 2013
Students from around the world gathered Oct. 28 in Clarke Lounge to share their cultures and kick off the 2013 International Education Week.
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