• Credit: Asian-American Center Caption: Scholarship recipients pose with their scholarships, along with the Directors of the Asian-American Center.
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    The Asian/American Center Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    On May 1, the Asian/American Center at Queens College held a celebration for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the Q-Side Lounge at the Dining Hall during free hour. A presentation was held honoring the students receiving the A/AC scholarship award and also awarding students and benefactors of the A/AC. Following the award ceremony, guest speaker Carl Takei, Esq., presented his speech, “Asian Americans, White Supremacy and the Importance of Solidarity.” After Takei’s speech, members of the A/AC’s student council read aloud their personal reflections about their experience as an Asian American. The celebration started with “Silk and Bamboo” music played by Professor Liu Li and Professor Chen Tao, members…

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    QC’s Asian American Center: A community based on civic engagement

    “Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.” This is the definition of civic engagement, according to the New York Times. This message strongly resonates with the Asian American Center at Queens College and truly serves as their mission.   The Asian American Center works with the QC student community in plenty of ways, most notably by offering a very special scholarship. As with any scholarship, this one is intended to help students…