The Intersectional Identity Dialogue (IID) Program is a series of workshops, discussions, and community engagement that explores the intersectional identities and experiences of AAPI students. The IID program is led by APARC student leaders who facilitate community space for students to connect with each other, engage with community partners, and gain an understanding of intersectionality within their own AAPI identity and college experience.
Mission and Values
The Intersectional Identities Dialogue (IID) team is committed to helping AAPI students deepen their understanding of their personal identities and community leadership through a social justice lens. We lead workshops, discussions, and training focused on inspiring students to better understand intersectionality and how it affects their college experience.
- Education - We aim to expand collective knowledge of intersectionality within our AAPI community
- Truth - We engage in honest conversations and encourage authenticity in our spaces
- Initiative - Our team strives to empower students to take action within their own communities
- Integrity - We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and act in accordance with our values whenever possible
- Diversity - We invite and engage with different opinions and perspectives into our spaces
Check out our IID content and past activities below!
IID Coffee Chats
The IID Coffee Chats is a series of workshops and activities for students that centers our IID values. Each Coffee Chat workshop engages students in activities that explore themes of identity, authenticity, empowerment, values, social justice, and many other topics that foster personal growth and development. Coffee Chat activities are facilitated throughout the semester by IID Student Leads. Coffee is provided along with tea, boba, and other delicious beverages and snacks!
Let's Talk About Colorism
Join Asian American Student Union, DISHA, and APARC for a panel discussion on how colorism impacts us as individuals and communities. Our amazing panelists, Saulkdi Yangh, Abi Ilavarasan, Jalisa Sang, and Nibraas Khan will share their personal experiences with colorism, steps we can take as a community to break down these harmful values, and more.
Solidarity Talks: A Black+Asian Conversation
Join APARC for a community conversation with multidisciplinary arts producer-director Marlina Gonzalez and avant-garde rap artist-producer David Bullard (aka Orko Eloheim) about Black+Asian solidarity through the lens of art and collaboration.
As artistic fellows for the public art storytelling project, Our Space is Spoken For, Marlina and Orko highlight their stories and reflections on the need for Black + Asian solidarity conversations with community storyteller, Davida (Dee) Kilgore and her personal care attendant, Mee Thao. Their artistic collaborations draw in experiences and themes of systematic racism, the murder of George Floyd, disability, the pandemic, cultural understanding, and many other social inequities that parallel our collective BIPOC communities.
We invite you to be part of this conversation to understand how you can empower and strengthen solidarity within our Black+Asian communities and BIPOC community as a whole.
View the full conversation here.
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