The following is the confirmed schedule of events for the weekend conference. Please refer to this webpage for the latest, updated schedule. Though unlikely, if any changes are necessary during the conference, we will communicate changes with attendees as soon as possible.

friday, april 5
  • 12:00pm-8:00pm: Registration/Check-In at the Asian American Cultural Center (AACC, 295 Crown Street)
    • Please check in as soon as possible so that we will be able to provide you with our welcome packet, which contains all the information you will need for the conference.
  • 12:00pm-6:00pm: Tours of the Asian American Cultural Center
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm: Welcome Reception
    • Cohosted with the Yale Alumni Association and Association of Asian American Yale Alumni (AAAYA) at ROÌA Restaurant and Cafe
  • 7:30pm-9:00pm: AASA x Affiliate Organizations Night Market with performances @ AACC
  • 8:00pm-9:30pm: Archival Exhibit Opening @ AACC
  • 9:30pm: Drinks at Olives and Oil (124 Temple Street)
    • Wristband required for Happy Hour prices
Saturday, april 6
  • 9:00am-2:00pm: Registration/Check-In at Watson Center (60 Sachem Street)
    • This is only for late arrival attendees that did not check in on Friday. If you are arriving later than 2pm, please contact us immediately at
  • 9:30am-10:15am: Welcome Breakfast (Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 110, 225 Prospect Street)
  • 10:30am-11:30am: Opening Panel (Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 110)
    • AASA origins with Alice Young and Lowell Chun-Hoon
  • 11:45am-12:30pm: Concurrent Sessions 1 (Watson Center, 60 Sachem Street)
    • Immigration & Civil Rights Panel, with Lowell Chun-Hoon, Rocky Chin, Lee Wang at Room A51
    • The (a)political Asian, with Liz Lee, Will Nguyen, Karen Narasaki at Room A60
    • Asian American Womxn, with Julie Wong, Suraiya Jetha, former Deans Mary Li Hsu and Saveena Dhall at Room A74
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm: Roundtable Networking Lunch (Watson Center)
  • 2:15pm-3:00pm: Session 2 (Dwight Hall, 67 High Street)
    • 50 Years of Organizing for Ethnic Studies with Professors Quan Tran, Daniel HoSang, Gary Okihiro, Inderpal Grewal, and Zareena Grewal, Intercultural Student Leaders, and Recent Student Activists
  • 3:15pm-4:45pm: AASA Now & Then (Dwight Hall, 67 High Street)
    • A panel featuring AASA members through the ages, with Co-Moderators Grant Din (‘79), Nick Chen (‘79), Beverly Ma (‘82), Div Gupta (‘97), Thomas Nakanishi (‘05), Christopher Lapinig (‘07), Brandon Lu (‘21), and Lillian Hua (‘21)
  • ​5:00pm-6:30pm: Optional Video Testimony for Ethnicity, Race, and Migration
    • If you’d like, record an optional video of your support for robust Ethnicity, Race, and Migration education. Share your experiences and thoughts.
  • 7:00pm-10:30pm: Gala Dinner, Performances at Yale on York (150 York Street)
    • ​Keynote Speaker: Alice Young
    • Emcees: AASA Co-Moderator, Lillian Hua; Former AASA Intercultural Chair, Shunhe Wang
    • Remarks: President Salovey, Dean Marvin Chun, Dean Joliana Yee, AASA Co-Moderator: Brandon Lu, AACC Co-Head Coordinator: Kayley Estoesta
    • Performances: Jook Songs, Yale Jashan Bhangra, Scenes from Illegal: A New Musical by Skyler Chin ‘19
sunday, april 7
  • 10:00am-11:00am: Recentering the Asian American Experience at room GR 109, Rosenfeld Hall (109 Grove Street)
    • A discussion on how we can expand the inclusivity of the term Asian American with current student leaders.
  • 11:30am-1:00pm: Closing Brunch