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"Caveat" - Gao and Wang[Duke University Slam Team]

Caveat to the White Boy that Sucker-Punched My Baby Brother on Our First Day in Brooklyn and Hissed ‘Me So Horny’ Instead of Apologizing

Co-sign Duke's ASA petition for an inclusive campus! Signatures are due at 3PM Eastern Time!

Demands for an Inclusive Duke

Developed by the Asian American Alliance

A Call to Action Issued to the Duke Administration on February 11, 2013

1. To fully achieve Duke’s commitment to the principles of “honesty, trustworthiness, fairness and 

respect for others,” we demand that the Duke Community Standard and Office of Student 

Conduct’s Undergraduate Policies explicitly address discriminatory, marginalizing, and 

oppressive conduct by recognized student groups. 

We call for the Duke Community Standard pledge to include the following statement:

“I will value others regardless of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, or other identity.”

We call for the Student Conduct: A-Z Policies to clarify that entire student groups, not just 

individuals, will be held accountable for the conduct of individual members acting on behalf of 

those groups. 

2. To empower students, particularly historically marginalized students, to effectively redress group 

violations of this policy that detract from an inclusive environment, we demand the 

establishment of a Group Bias Incident Task Force (GBITF) to adjudicate accountability 

and reparative measures for all future group bias incidents. The GBITF must 

 Be constituted exclusively of a student leader from each of the following

i Campus organizations representing historically marginalized groups

ii The Interfraternity Council, Duke Panhellenic Association, National Pan-Hellenic 

Council, and Inter-Greek Council

iii The respondent organization

iv The complainant organization (or the complainant individual)

 Meet on an ad-hoc basis in response to or in prevention of discriminatory actions on the 

part of houses or student groups; 

 Have the power to collaboratively decide and implement accountability or reparative 

measures;

 Be under the purview of the Office of Student Conduct

3. To address the lack of understanding of Asian American issues that are rooted in a historic and 

ongoing racialization in this country, we demand the hiring of three full-time tenure stream 

faculty members who specialize in Asian American studies in any humanities or social 

sciences field. The foundation for an Asian American studies academic program, distinct from 

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, exists at peer institutions but is conspicuously absent at Duke. 

We demand a timely redress regarding these issues.

Feb 5

Protest Against the Racist Kappa Sigma Party at Duke

If you haven’t heard, the Kappa Sigma fraternity at Duke University was called out for their outrageously racist party themes. Much like how Penn State’s Chi Omega sorority held a “Mexican-themed party”, the Kappa Sig chapter is throwing an “Asia Prime” rager. A racist rager.

Now, nationally Kappa Sigma’s mission statement is outlined by five points:

  • The Fraternity should complement and enhance the educational mission of the host institution.
  • The Fraternity should promote the ideal of Brotherhood.
  • The Fraternity should actively contribute to the personal growth and development of its members.
  • The Fraternity should promote ethical behavior and decision-making.
  • The Fraternity should encourage service to others.

 

Now, I don’t think Duke’s Kappa Sig chapter is following those very well. Contact their national office here and let them know how you feel. Students at Duke are holding protests, including one at the West Campus Bus Stop at 1PM on Wednesday, February 6.

I will be leaving tomorrow for ECAASU!
Sadly because I didn’t want to miss class, I won’t be leaving New York until the evening. If you’re going, please shoot me a message and get in touch! I can’t wait to meet everyone. It’s going to be a great weekend filled with fantastic speakers, talented performers, and lots of badass people from the East Coast. 

See you there!

-Juliet

I will be leaving tomorrow for ECAASU!

Sadly because I didn’t want to miss class, I won’t be leaving New York until the evening. If you’re going, please shoot me a message and get in touch! I can’t wait to meet everyone. It’s going to be a great weekend filled with fantastic speakers, talented performers, and lots of badass people from the East Coast. 

See you there!

-Juliet

I've officially registered for ECAASU! Have you?

khabacy:

jesifiable:

The East Coast Asian American Student Union is a national, nonprofit intercollegiate Asian-Pacific American advocacy organization and is the largest and oldest conference in the country for Asian American students.

Duke University is the proud host of the 2012 conference. The theme this year is Rediscovery: Renaissance. Revolution.

REDISCOVERY. Our central theme, rediscovery, reflects our belief that we must challenge ourselves to re-examine the meaning of Asian American, for ourselves and for our community. Rediscovery asks us to build a new framework with which to think about Asian Americans in the landscape of 21st century America. In doing so, our hope is that our programming provokes critical thought and analysis of the contemporary plight of Asian Americans.  

RENAISSANCE. At its core, the notion of rebirth and reinvention epitomizes our notion of renaissance. From Asian American YouTube celebrities to rising stars in the political arena, Asian Americans are beginning to challenge conventional stereotypes that defined our past, locate our present, and write our future.

REVOLUTION. The Civil Rights Movement started with a dream, that things could be different, that change was possible. In this context, we need to ask ourselves what does an Asian American movement look like? What change are we fighting for? At the heart of revolution is the understanding that there could be a new reality, a better one, and that people together can unite to bring it about.

Register today!: http://www.conference.ecaasu.org/

I need to register too! Thanks for the reminder :) It’ll be great to see ECAASU National board and other friends again. (And meet new ones of course!)

I’m so excited! I registered yesterday. I just realized that I’m going to be (hopefully) meeting a lot of the Asian American advocate-bloggers from here at the conference. Look out for me! :)

(Source: lady-jei)

ECAASU 2012 Conference: DUKE UNIVERSITY

Thank you for visiting the official conference website for the East Coast Asian American Student Union’s 35th conference at Duke University.  The conference is scheduled for Friday, February 24, 2012 to Sunday, February 26, 2012.

REDISCOVERY. Our central theme, rediscovery, reflects our belief that we must challenge ourselves to re-examine the meaning of Asian American, for ourselves and for our community. Rediscovery asks us to build a new framework with which to think about Asian Americans in the landscape of 21st century America. In doing so, our hope is that our programming provokes critical thought and analysis of the contemporary plight of Asian Americans.

RENAISSANCE. At its core, the notion of rebirth and reinvention epitomizes our notion of renaissance. From Asian American YouTube celebrities to rising stars in the political arena, Asian Americans are beginning to challenge conventional stereotypes that defined our past, locate our present, and write our future.

REVOLUTION. The Civil Rights Movement started with a dream, that things could be different, that change was possible. In this context, we need to ask ourselves what does an Asian American movement look like? What change are we fighting for? At the heart of revolution is the understanding that there could be a new reality, a better one, and that people together can unite to bring it about.

You can register here for the early bird price of $45 until December 9 and prices go up to $55. I’ll be there as Campus Ambassador for SUNY Albany, so any East Coast Tumblrites…I’ll see you soon!