Oberlin College and Conservatory

The 19th Biennial Midwest Asian American Student Conference

Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8:30am to 1:00am

Wilder Hall, 208
135 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

MAASC 2016 at Oberlin :
Collective Voices, One Community: Steering the Narrative of the Asian Diaspora

This year’s 19th biennial Midwest Asian American Student Conference serves to highlight the stories that are ignored by the generalizations made about Asian Americans. We are not two-dimensional stereotypes. We are artists, scholars, athletes, citizens and activists. We will not allow the diversity of our experiences to be diminished. MAASC brings in speakers to demonstrate our community’s ability to move beyond inaccurate expectations for Asian Americans.

A variety of topics will be covered, from poetry on the trauma of war to pressure from Western beauty standards. We will bring in hip-hop collective Elephant Rebellion, poet Paul Tran, author An Na, and Professor Martin Manalansan of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign to celebrate and better understand our community of Asian America.

Schedule at a glance:

Friday, April 1
3-5pm: Registration
5:-6:30pm: Opening Keynote 
7-9pm; Speaker Reception/MAASC Mixer 

Saturday, April 2 
8:30-10 am: Registration
9-9:30 am: Welcome Keynote 
9:30-10 am: Small Group Activity 
10-11:50 am: Workshop Session #1
11:50am to 1:20pm: Lunch (with small groups)
1:20-3:10 pm: Workshop Session #2
3:10-5:00 pm: Workshop Session #3
5-5:30 pm: Small Group Reflection
6:30-8pm: Banquet & Closing Keynote 
10 pm to1am: Closing MAASC & Colors of Rhythm 'Sco Night

Featured Speakers and Performers: 
An Na 
Paul Tran
Martin Manalansan
Elephant Rebellion

The conference is free for Oberlin students.

Information for guests:

Register: http://bit.ly/226e5ed

Acommodations: https://new.oberlin.edu/visitor/accommodations.dot

Event Type

International/Cultural, Info Sessions/Presentations/Webinars, Performing Arts, Music


Administrative, Multicultural Resource Commons




Free for Oberlin Students; $15 online registration; $20 day of event

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