Asian American Coalition
Posted on September 13, 2010
Our goal is to enlighten both Wheaton campus and the local community of the culture and history of Asia as well as educate about the societal issues concerning Asia, Asians, and Asian Americans both on campus, locally, and globally. We hope to build a strong, active group that will engage in the collaboration and participation of events hosted by our organization to build a bridge amongst all Wheaton students, as well as the Wheaton faculty, fostering relationships and bringing the separate groups and individuals on campus closer together through cultivation of diversity on campus. In addition, AAC endeavors to build unity within the group as a way to develop a safe community where leadership can be nurtured and where personal issues regarding cultural identity can be addressed between members in a friendly, comfortable environment.
We also strive to be as inclusive as possible by collaborating with other all other existing groups, particularly those that fall under the Intercultural (ICB) tier, as well as reaching out to form a closer relationship with Norton and the local community to educate about Asian culture and create a relationship between individuals and groups in the area all with similar goals. We hope to strengthen the Asian program at Wheaton also by connecting with other local college student Asian groups as well as groups in the Boston area and by improving the Asian Studies Program.
AAC welcomes all students who identify as being Asian, Asian-American, or anyone interested in the many Asian cultures and experiences, and reinforces the necessity and advantages of diversity. We continue to hope to achieve multiple perspectives across many issues, whereby members of the organization can teach and learn from each other. Most of all, we hope that members of the AAC will have a lasting, enjoyable experience during their time at Wheaton.