2021 Spring Programming Events and Dates
A3C's 2021 Spring Programming Events and Dates
Please note: All events are virtual, require registration, and are only open to the Cornell community (there are a few exceptions, which will be noted under the specific event).
Saturday, February 13 at 4pm EST: KPop Dance Workshop Series with Ellen & Brian
Registration link: https://bit.ly/CUEMotionWorkshop1
Join E.Motion and the Asian & Asian American Center for the KPop Dance Workshop Series. Our first guests of the semester are Ellen & Brian! Ellen & Brian will be teaching a 90-minute beginner/intermediate dance workshop. This event is only open to the Cornell community. Ellen Min and Brian Li are a LA-based dance duo widely known for their YouTube covers of iconic K-Pop routines. After joining the same dance team in High School and further developing their passion for K-Pop dance and culture throughout college, they started sharing their favorite dances with the world via social media. In 2017, they debuted their YouTube channel, which now has over 2.4 million subscribers, where they share K-pop covers, dance tutorials and vlogs.
Thursday, February 25 at 7pm EST: InspirAsian Speaker Series with Former Buzzfeed Partner and Writer for Good Trouble Ashly Perez
Co-Sponsors: ALANA Intercultural Board, Haven, LGBT Resource Center, Cornell Filipino Association, Korean American Students Association, Gender Justice Advocacy Coalition, and MiXed
Registration link: http://bit.ly/CornellA3CAshlyPerez
Join us for our first guest speaker of the Asian & Asian American Center’s InspirAsian Speaker Series. Ashly Perez is a Cuban–Filipino–Korean–American–queer–writer–director–producer–actress. As the ultimate multi-hyphenate, Ashly is one of four BuzzFeed Development partners and runs the Buzzfeed Violet channel. With her diverse multicultural background combined with experience teaching in South Korea and traveling around Asia, Ashly started her storytelling as a travel writer. Quickly finding she had more to say, Ashly moved into producing video content and currently stars in the original series You Do You which debuted at #1 on iTunes. Among the many projects she successfully juggles in a day, Ashly is currently working on season 3 of You Do You. Ashly will be sharing her experiences, engaging in a facilitated Q&A, and answering audience questions.
Friday, February 26 at 2pm EST: KPop Dance Workshop Series with Jing Huang
Registration link: http://bit.ly/CUEMotionWorkshop2
Join E.Motion and the Asian & Asian American Center for the KPop Dance Workshop Series. Our second guest of the semester is Jing Huang.
Jing Huang will be teaching a 2 hour beginner/intermediate dance workshop.Jing Huang is a dancer, K-Pop cover artist, and member of the K-Pop dance team, Koreos. While attending college at UCLA, she joined Koreos a year after it was founded, cementing her passion for K-Pop dancing.Jing recently graduated from UCLA and teaches K-Pop cover tutorials on Steezy Studio and YouTube. She encourages her students to find their own character, intent, and connection to the music to make their performance come alive!
Sunday, February 28 at 12pm EST: Dance Workshop Series with Haeni Kim
Registration link: https://bit.ly/CornellLokoDanceWorkshop1
Thursday, March 4 at 7pm EST: InspirAsian Speaker Series with Activist and Scholar Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan
Co-Sponsors: South Asian Council and the Women's Resource Center
Registration link: http://bit.ly/CornellA3CNimmiGowinathan
Join us for our second guest speaker of the Asian & Asian American Center’s InspirAsian Speaker Series. Activist and Scholar Nimmi Gowinathan will be leading a workshop titled Radicalizing Her. The workshop will focus on topics of gender and violence.
Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan is the Founder and Director of the Politics of Sexual Violence Initiative, a global initiative examining the impact of rape on women's political identities, and a Visiting Research Professor at the Colin Powell Center for Global and Civic Leadership at City College New York. She is currently the founder and director a new program under this initiative, Beyond Identity: A Gendered-Platform for Scholar Activists. She is also currently a Senior Scholar the Center for Political Conflict, Gender, and People's Rights at the University of California, Berkeley and the creator of the Female Fighter Series at Guernica Magazine.
Co-Sponsors: CU Sitara
Registration link: http://bit.ly/CornellBFUNKDanceWorkshop
Join Sitara and A3C for a 90 minute beginner/intermediate dance work with BFUNK.Chaya Kumar and Shivani Bhagwan, the creators and founders of BhangraFunk and BollyFunk, have quickly become a worldwide phenomenon. Their viral YouTube dance videos featuring students from their sold-out classes in Los Angeles have caught the attention of many. They have collaborated with the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan and received co-signs from other bollywood superstars like Diljit Dosanjh, Arjun Kapoor, Yo Yo Honey Singh and esteemed choreographers Geeta Kapoor and Tricia Miranda. With over 1.5 Million Subscribers on Youtube, Shivani and Chaya have built an enormous fan base around the world. (#FUNKFAM) This has allowed them to travel and teach workshops internationally and bring a new style of dance to many renowned dance studios.
Thursday, March 11 at 7pm EST: InspirAsian Speaker Series with Olympic Figure Skaters and US Champions Karen Chen, Cornell '23 and Nathan Chen, Yale '24
Co-Sponsors: Asian American Cultural Center at Yale, Cornell University Figure Skating Club, International Student Union
Registration link: http://bit.ly/CornellYaleKarenChenandNathanChen
Join us for our third guest speaker (we have two special guests) of the semester! The Asian & Asian American Center at Cornell and the Asian American Cultural Center at Yale are excited to partner for this event. Olympic Figure Skaters and US Champions Karen Chen, Cornell ‘23 and Nathan Chen, Yale ‘24 will be sharing their experiences, engaging in a facilitated Q&A, and answering audience questions.This event is only open to the Cornell and Yale community. When completing the registration, please use a Cornell or Yale.edu email address.
Karen Chen is an American figure skater on the US National Team as well as the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic team. A Fremont, California native, Karen started skating at the age of 5 and has felt at home on the ice ever since. At only 21 years old, Karen is already a decorated skater with a U.S National Champion title and 4x Junior Grand Prix medalist under her belt, as well as a multitude of other athletic accolades. Besides being a gifted figure skater, Karen can also boast about holding a 4.0 GPA at Cornell University all while training full time. She continues to make her name for herself on ice and has left her mark outside of skating as well, adding published author to her impressive resume, releasing her memoir "Finding the Edge: My Life on the Ice" in 2017. Karen is now training full time for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, where there are already whispers that she will see the podium for the Women's individual program.
Two-Time World Champion, Olympic Bronze Medalist, and Five-Time U.S. Champion, Nathan Chen is a dominant star in figure skating. Nathan, now 21, was born in Salt Lake City – the home of the 2002 Winter Olympics. He started skating because of the Olympic movement in his hometown, and he quickly became a multiple winner in the novice and junior ranks. At the 2017 U.S. Championships in Kansas City, Nathan ignited the crowd with a record five quadruple jumps in the free skate. His record-breaking score allowed him to become the youngest U.S. men’s champion in more than five decades. At the 2018 U.S. Championships, Nathan followed up with another U.S. title, and earned a spot on the 2018 Olympic team. He was honored to be named to the PyeongChang team. Nathan was able to earn an Olympic Bronze medal in the team event. Nathan is most at home in an ice rink, and it makes sense given his family’s passion for anything on ice. Not only has he become a talented figure skater but he also loved playing hockey with his brothers. Nathan, the youngest of five children, started skating at the age of three. Nathan trained in ballet at renowned Ballet West Academy. Ultimately, he decided to focus on figure skating, and he relocated to Southern California to train with Rafael Arutunian.Saturday, March 13 at 1pm EST: Dance Workshop Series with Trevor Takemoto
Registration link: http://bit.ly/CornellLokoDanceWorkshop2Join LOKO and A3C for our second dance workshop of the semester! Workshop instructor Trevor Takemoto will be teaching a 90 minute intermediate dance workshop. Following the workshop, LOKO will be leading an audience Q&A with Trevor.
Trevor Takemoto began dancing at 8 years old in his hometown Sacramento, California. He has trained extensively in all styles across the United States while working closely with various industry & community choreographers. Since moving to Los Angeles, California in 2014, Trevor has worked with artists such as Chance The Rapper, Zendaya, The Chainsmokers, Jennifer Lopez and SuperDuperKYLE. Trevor (currently 24 years old) is a member of The Young Lions, a group started by Ian Eastwood, and teaches in Los Angeles regularly at studios such as the Kinjaz Dojo, EXPG LA, and Movement Lifestyle. In the past years Trevor has began teaching across the United States and various other countries, and hopes to continue teaching and inspiring other young creatives.
Thursday, March 18 & Friday, March 18 at 3pm EST: Asian & Asian American Center's Community Space
Attendee link for March 18: https://bit.ly/A3CCommunityHour1
Thursday, March 18 at 7pm EST: InspirAsian Speaker Series with Buzzfeed Producer Inga Lam
Co-Sponsors: Cornell Asian Pacific Student Union and Crème De Cornell
Registration link: http://bit.ly/CornellA3CIngaLam
Join us for our fourth guest speaker of the Asian & Asian American Center’s InspirAsian Speaker Series. Inga Lam is a senior video producer who loves creating highly engaging content showcasing the intersection of food, travel and culture, and using food as a means of bridging cultures. She grew up in Hong Kong and Taiwan, but has spent time living in various countries across Europe, America and Asia. Now, she's often recreating wildly visual never-seen-before foods from around the world, taking the audience on food experiences across the globe and finding ways to make the experience relatable and accessible. She is known for producing and hosting various long-form series on BuzzFeed and Tasty, including 24-hour Cooking Challenges, Trendy Vs. Traditional, and making recipe videos on her personal channel. Her newest adventure has her as a creator and founding member of the new channel About To Eat, and also, making one too many scallion pancakes at home.
Inga will be sharing her experiences, engaging in a facilitated Q&A, and answering audience questions.
Thursday, March 25 at 7pm EST: InspirAsian Speaker Series with Author of All You Can Ever Know Nicole Chung
Co-Sponsors: C-CAMP and Asian American Alliance at Ithaca College
Registration link: http://bit.ly/CornellA3CNicoleChung
Join us for our fifth guest speaker of the Asian & Asian American Center’s InspirAsian Speaker Series. Nicole Chung will be discussing her bestselling memoir All You Can Ever Know, the publishing process, and more.Nicole Chung's memoir All You Can Ever Know discusses what it mean to lose your roots—within your culture, within your family—and what happens when you find them. Chung was placed for adoption by her Korean immigrant parents and raised by a white family in a sheltered town. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hopes of giving her a better life; that forever feeling slightly out of place was simply her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as she grew up—facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn’t see, finding her identity as an Asian American and a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from—she wondered if the story she’d been told was the whole truth. All You Can Ever Know is a profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets—vital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong.
Nicole Chung is the author of the national bestseller All You Can Ever Know. Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, NPR, Library Journal, and many other outlets, All You Can Ever Know was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a semifinalist for the PEN Open Book Award, an Indies Choice Honor Book, and an official Junior Library Guild Selection. Chung’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, GQ, TIME, and Vulture, among others, and she also writes a weekly advice column for Slate. Her next books are forthcoming from Ecco Books and HarperTeen.
This event is only open to the Cornell and Asian American Association (AAA) at Ithaca College community. When registering, please use a Cornell or Ithaca.edu email address.
Saturday, March 27 at 1pm EST: Dance Workshop Series with Bo Park
Registration link: http://bit.ly/CornellLokoDanceWorkshop3
Join LOKO and A3C for our third dance workshop of the semester! Workshop instructor Bo Park will be teaching a 90 minute intermediate dance workshop. Following the workshop, LOKO will be leading an audience Q&A.
Bo Park is a professional choreographer and a dancer based in New York City. It has been over 10 years since she moved to New York City to pursue her dream, dance. She has worked with top choreographers such as Keone&Mari, Brian Friedman, Kyle Hanagami, Luam Keflezgy etc. Her dance credits include Nike, Adidas, Lil Nas X, Michael Kors, Adam Lambert, MALUMA, etc. Park also had a chance to work with a game company “HARMONIX” for their recent project called “dance central VR”. Recently, she finished working on Broadway Lab for “KPOP MUSICAL” as an associated choreographer.
Wednesday, March 31 at 7pm EST: "Stopping Anti-Asian Hate During COVID-19 and Beyond" Presentation By: Professor and Co-Founder of Stop AAI Hate Dr. Russell Jeung
Co-Sponsors: Office of Spirituality and Meaning Making, Society of Asian American Graduate Affairs, South Asian Council, Cornell Asian Pacific Student Union, ALANA Intercultural Board, Cornell Minds Matter, Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement at the Cornell Graduate School, International Student Union, Cornell Asian Pacific Student Union, and Asian American Studies Program
Registration link: http://bit.ly/CornellA3CStopAAPIHate
Thursday, April 1 at 7pm EST: InspirAsian Speaker Series with Master Chef Season 3 Winner and "The Blind Cook" Christine Ha
Co-Sponsors: ALANA Intercultural Board, Cornell Asian Pacific Student Union, Crème De Cornell, and the SC Johnson College of Business
Registration link: http://bit.ly/CornellA3CChristineHa
Join us for our sixth and final guest speaker of the Asian & Asian American Center’s InspirAsian Speaker Series. Christine Ha is the ﬁrst-ever blind contestant and season 3 winner of the competitive amateur cooking television show “MasterChef” with Gordon Ramsay. She defeated over 30,000 home cooks across America to secure the coveted MasterChef title, a $250,000 cash prize, and a cookbook deal. Christine will be sharing her experiences, engaging in a facilitated Q&A, and answering audience questions.
Thursday, April 8 at 7pm EST: InspirAsian Speaker Series with Korean American Pop Superstar, Entrepreneur, and Podcast Host Eric Nam
Co-Sponsors: Offices of Diversity & Inclusion in Dyson, SHA, and SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell Asian Pacific Student Union, CUTonight, Korean American Students Association, and MCFAB
Registration link: http://bit.ly/CornellA3CEricNam
Join us for our seventh and final guest speaker of the Asian & Asian American Center’s InspirAsian Speaker Series. Eric Nam is Korean American pop superstar, entrepreneur, and podcast host. Eric will be sharing his experiences, engaging in a facilitated Q&A, and answering audience questions.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Eric Nam is a multi-faceted Korean American singer, songwriter, entertainer, and host. He is one of the most popular and recognizable celebrities in Asia and has been named GQ Korea’s Man of the Year, Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia, and YouTube’s Trending Artist On The Rise. Fluent in English, Korean, Spanish, proficient in Mandarin, and with millions of fans around the world, Eric is one of the most extensively touring solo Asian acts across the major continents. Prior to starting his music career, Eric graduated from Boston College with a degree in international studies and a minor in Asian studies. He deferred a job offer from Deloitte Consulting to take part in social enterprise initiatives in India. An opportunity arose for Eric to take part in Star Audition: Birth of a Great Star, Korea’s version of American Idol, which launched him into Korean pop success. Eric is a co-founder and creative director of DIVE Studios, the first podcast studio out of South Korea, and host of three award-winning podcasts; I Think You’re Dope, K-Pop Daebak Show and Commit or Quit. He has launched several successful businesses, leveraging his split experience between eastern and western cultures, and has a vision to establish himself as an Asian-American on-camera talent with a voice he hopes will captivate his millennial-focused audience. Eric is passionate about and an advocate for social impact, environmentalism, education, and diverse representation across the media landscape.
This event is only open to the Cornell community. When registering, please use a Cornell.edu email address.
Saturday, April 10 at 1pm EST: Dance Workshop Series with Taryn Cheng
Registration link: http://bit.ly/CornellLokoDanceWorkshop4
Join LOKO and A3C for our last dance workshop of the semester! Workshop instructor Taryn Cheng will be teaching a 90 minute intermediate dance workshop. Following the workshop, LOKO will be leading an audience Q&A.
Taryn is a dancer and choreographer for GRV Dance Company. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she always had a deep love for the arts from a very young age and became heavily involved with the dance community when she joined Gravy Babies in 2013. Taryn has traveled across the U.S. and the world to teach dance in countries such as China, Singapore, and Australia. She has also choreographed for artists such as KSHMR and performed with BTS. Taryn believes in the transformative power of purpose-driven content. Her vision is to both empower individuals and also create dialogue surrounding culture, shared stories, and human emotion.