WHAT I LEARNED AND HOW I LEARNED IT: A PHOTO ARRAY OF GRC EXPERIENCES
PANEL: Suma Jacob, Victoria Te You Moore, Evangeline Sarda, Jeanne Woon
This panel includes AKRI members of Asian descent who will consider and discuss the history of their participation in GRCs, focusing on a few important events that crystallized significant learning for each of them. There will also be a brief historical rendering of the role of Asian-Americans in the US which may provide a lens to compare and contrast the individual experiences of panel members. By pooling together a collage of individual experiences and looking at what is reflected back, the panel will consider the similarities and differences of their collective experience and attempt to illuminate the Asian/Asian-American role in AKRI. The panel explores the idea that social identities are less about identity and identity politics and more about the formal and informal roles we are asked to take up on behalf of organizations, and considers what role the social identity of Asian/Asian-American contains for AKRI, for their back home organizations, and possibly for the US.