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
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:
The conference is free for Oberlin students.
Information for guests: