Apply to be our FRESHMAN LIAISON!
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APSC highly encourages any freshmen interested in becoming more involved in Penn’s API community to apply to become a Freshman Liaison for APSC. The Freshman Liaison will:

  • Develop as a leader in the API community, meet leaders of APSC constituent groups, and learn more about the issues facing our community.
  • Promote APSC, its constituents, and its initiatives to the freshman class.
  • Recruit other freshmen to join APSC’s constituents and Executive Board.
  • Attend APSC’s weekly Executive Board meetings as well as its biweekly General Body meetings.

The position will require a commitment from September until November 8th, when the Executive Board turns over and the new board is elected.

To apply, please fill out the application below and submit it to chair@upennapsc.org by 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 17th. Executive Board will conduct in-person interviews in the days following the submission of the application. If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email at board@upennapsc.org!

APPLY HERE: 2017 APSC Freshman Liaison Application

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Self Defense Workshop!
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Join APSC at its Self Defense Workshop! Date: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Where: Division of Public Safety Building, 4040 Chestnut Street Room TBD

The self defense class will have a holistic take on self-defense, teaching botoh physical and psychological preparedness. In collaboration with the Penn Department of Public Safety, the self defense training course will provide women with public safety-awareness and strategies that can help them avoid, escape, and survive assault if they do occur.

Spaces are limited, so please sign up if you would like to attend: You will recieve an email confirming your attendance following your registration.https://goo.gl/forms/yJo0etpDI8GmWUKE2

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APSC First General Body Meeting
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Join us for our first General Body Meeting in the ARCH building (Room 108)! Come meet student leaders, get acquainted with the constituents, and learn ways to get involved with all our diverse organizations.Food from Ekta will be provided! Everyone is welcome! We hope to see you there!

Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Time: 8PM-9PM Location: ARCH Room 108

Click here to redirect to our Facebook event. ---------------------------------------------------------------- The Asian Pacific Student Coalition (APSC) exists as an alliance of Asian Pacific Islander (API) student groups at the University of Pennsylvania. As the umbrella group with constituents from 23 pan-Asian Pacific Islander (API) organizations, APSC serves the needs of all students of Asian and Pacific Islander descent.

Visit our website for more information: www.upennapsc.org Contact us at board@upennapsc.org! Join our listserv: https://goo.gl/forms/d5w9ci5PxLupAa0b2

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Celebrate CelebrASIAN with APSC!
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Celebrate CelebrASIAN with APSC!

UPenn Asian Pacific Student Coalition - APSC is proud to present our annual NSO Late Night CelebrASIAN!

CelebrASIAN seeks to welcome students to campus by showcasing Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander culture at Penn. This year, we have over 30 groups participating from cultural to pre-professional to performing arts and more! Come meet members of our community, learn about how to get involved, play games, watch performances, and of course, ~eat food~. We can't wait to meet you!

Featuring:
UPenn Asian Pacific Student Coalition - APSC
UPenn alpha Kappa Delta Phi
Penn Chinese Students' Association
Hong Kong Student Association UPenn
Penn Japan Student Association
UPenn Korean Student Association
UPenn Lambda Phi Epsilon
Penn Queer and Asian
Penn Philippine Association
Penn Taiwanese Society
Penn Sangam
UPenn South Asia Society
Sigma Psi Zeta - University of Pennsylvania
Penn VSA (Vietnamese Students' Association)
Wharton Asia Exchange (WAX)

AAPI Politics
Penn Asian American Studies (ASAM) Undergraduate Advisory Board
Asian Pacific American Heritage Week
Asian Students Promoting Identity, Reflection, and Education - ASPIRE
Promoting Enriching Experiences & Relationships (PEER Mentoring Program: http://www.pennpeer.com/index.html)
7/8 (First Generation Low Income Support Network)

Atma
Pan-Asian Dance Troupe
Penn Dhamaka
Penn Lions
Penn Masala
Penn Masti
PENNaach
Penn Raas
PennSori
PennYo

Thank you to the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) for their help and support.

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Performance Schedule: TBA

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APSC Constitution

Updated 8.20.2017 [pdf-embedder url="http://www.upennapsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2017.8.20-APSC-Constitution.pdf" title="APSC Constitution"]

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President's Forum Minutes

Sunday, February 5, 2017

  • Icebreaker (What we share)
      • Taking risks and changing the pathways of group
      • Bringing back the importance of history in our groups
      • Bridging the gap between respective groups; meeting new people
      • Fear of curveballs and current political climate
      • Key Takeaways
        • There is no one set criteria to being an APSC member
        • We share a lot of commonalities, whether we know it or not
  • What has APSC been doing well?
      • Board liaisons increase comfort in the APSC space
      • Sabino’s political newsletter summarizes political climate
      • APSC president’s dinner was a casual setting to meet new leaders in community
  • What can APSC do better?
      • Treasurer’s meeting
      • Be more personal with groups, getting to know more of the groups better
  • APSC initiatives feedback
        • Support for initiatives towards health
        • I CARE Training (February 28th, 5-8pm) Dinner provided
          • Module must be completed before hand
          • Potentially sending General Boards as well (for smaller boards)
          • May be difficult to send people to the training (class/lack of interest/rehearsal for other events/midterms)
          • Would you need to do I CARE Training if you have already gone through it? Send another member to I CARE
          • Goal is to expose more people to I CARE Training
  • Suggestion: Have two sessions of I CARE Training, to help people work better with their schedules
  • Suggestion: Have a session on the weekend
  • Subsidized ticket
        • Can APSC subsidize the tickets out of their own budget?
        • 8 groups have culture shows/large events
          • VSA- Subsidize 50% of the ticket for all APSC board members
          • PTS- Allowing APSC board members to pay a member’s fee
        • Lack of clarity in the benefits of only providing one free ticket
        • APSC’s job is to be a supporter of constituents, they should not be favored
        • If there is a subsidy for APSC board, why not a subsidy for a regular member of the group?
  • Constituent groups feedback
    • Show up to more free events (come to events that don’t cost money)
    • Make information of each group more accessible
      • Post meeting minutes on website and include a link in the newsletter
      • The website is a place to find APSC resources!
      • Google Drive shared folder
      • More events such as President Forum to facilitate intergroup exposure (board mixers)
      • Difficulty logistically coordinate events with APSC groups
    • Collaboration between groups
      • Make it easier to find the right person to contact from a group
      • President’s Facebook group
      • A short, 30-60 minute event for external chairs
      • GroupMe with external chairs of respective APSC groups
      • Potentially have a systematic, easy way to reach out (every month send out a list of groups that are ready to collaborate in newsletter)
      • Collaboration is based on the content of the event, not just availabilities
    • Penn Q&A-Send board members/APSC members to attend more events supporting other communities
    • Passion projects→ how effective are they really?
      • Have a real reason behind hosting APSC events
      • APSC will put constituent events first and foremost
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Statement on Executive Orders

The executive orders this past week blocking and deporting immigrants and refugees from 7 Muslim-majority countries are the antithesis of the basic founding principles of this country. While our community encompasses a range of generations from international and first generation to fourth and beyond, we are all immigrants who have been taught to see the U.S. as a land of opportunity and freedom. With these new policies, we must now question this.

It is heartbreaking, frustrating, and disappointing to see this new Presidential Administration disregard constitutional law, basic human rights, and decades of progress. Beyond these orders, his rhetoric has spawned a wave of Islamophobia across this country - from burning mosques to other violent hate crimes. As the Asian Pacific Student Coalition, we refuse to stay passive and vainly wait for Trump to change his tune because he has already been showing his true colors this entire time.

As Asian Pacific Islanders, we are no strangers to discriminatory legislation. In the 1880s, there was the Chinese Exclusion Act. In 1923, the U.S. declared Asian Indians ineligible for citizenship. In 1924, the Immigration Act virtually limited all Asian immigration. The list goes on. Islamophobia has endangered our friends and families who, because of their faith, have to live with fear and emotional duress and we must support them. Discrimination is a moving target - no one has the luxury to stay silent. We must collectively use our voices and our votes to show that no one - no matter what shape of office they sit in - has the power to enact such irresponsible and morally reprehensible policies.

APSC supports and will always support all members of our community, regardless of religion or documentation status. Along with the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) and other campus resources, we are working to build safe spaces for anyone who is seeking support and community. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you are looking to organize, learn, or just a friend to talk to.

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GBM Meeting Minutes | 12.7.2016
  • Chair

    • Board Introductions
      • Introduction, why you decided to run for APSC, fun fact
    • Bi-weekly Chair’s Digest
    • Open coffee chat sign-ups
    • Office Hours (3-5pm on Fridays in PAACH)
    • Meet the Greeks Recap
    • API Photo Campaign #ThisIs2016
    • Board Shadow System
    • Board Liaison System
  • Vice Chair Internal
  • Political
  • Constituent
    • Update  board directories as you turn over → once you do, remove the (change) written before your Org name tab
      • Include APSC Rep and board turnover date
    • Add me (Lindsey Lui) on Facebook
    • End of APSC Dollars will be on DECEMBER 18, 11:59 PM
    • Looking forward
      • New Presidents Dinner and Forum
      • New placards
        • Please send me (constituent@upennapsc.org) designs in PNG format by SUNDAY JAN. 8 at 11:59 PM
      • Look out for an email from me once all the boards turn over
  • Finance
    • APSC Stickers→ $1 each
  • External
    • If you are interested in being part of the solidarity series please reach out to external@upennapsc.org
  • Communications
    • Creating a freshmen listserv
    • Google calendar tab on Facebook
    • GBM meeting minutes on Facebook
    • 30-second constituent intro videos
  • Mannequin Challenge!

 

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All GBM PowerPoints | 8/31 - 11/9 (Fall Semester 2016)

Here's a compilation of all the GBM PowerPoints from the fall semester of 2016 - First GBM - Wednesday, August 31 - General Body Meeting PPT 8/31

Wednesday, September 14 - General Body Meeting PPT 9/14/16

Wednesday, September 28 - General Body Meeting PPT 9/28/16

Wednesday, October 12 - General Body Meeting PPT 10/12

Wednesday, October 26 - General Body Meeting PPT 10/26

Wednesday, November 9 - TBA

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Board Minutes | Sept 18 - Oct 16

APSC XXII Board Meeting Agenda Sunday, October 16, 2016. 5:00pm EST.

Liaisons

    • Waiting for updates to directories
    • Planning meet up w/ freshmen

 

  • TD Arthur/Kathryn: Brainstorm “passion project”

Chair

    • PAGE collab - Body Love 2-Part Campaign (Locust Walk menstrual items, Speaker event on Tues at 8 PM)

 

  • TD Sarah: Consult with PAGSA about grad level initiative / brainstorm criteria

 

    • Student Leaders Monthly Meeting
      • Next Wed 19th at 6 PM - PAACH Dinner - Arthur, Yen Yen, Kathryn

 

  • TD Arthur, Yen-Yen, Kathryn: go to PAACH dinner on Wed, Oct 19th at 6 PM

 

    • PAAFF
      • MGMT100 Team
      • Want to send out paragraph about different movies to us
    • SEPTA Initiative
      • Provide free SEPTA transportation for students

 

  • TD Sarah: Get back to Ivan on SEPTA tokens initiative

 

    • First Gen/low ses Beginning of the Year event
    • Elections
      • November 16 election
      • Apps are due November 13
      • Info Sessions
        • 2 weeks prior
        • Oct 26 at 9 PM (ARCH 108)
        • Oct 27 at 8 PM (PAACH)

 

  • TD Michelle: Work on marketing materials for election info sessions / make facebook event
  • TD Sarah: Reserve PAACH for Oct 27, etc.
  • TD Sarah: Bring prizes :P

 

    • UC Seat
    • Online Bias Assessment Report
      • Meeting on Tuesday at 3 or 4 PM
    • Meeting with Meeta Kumar
      • Counselor at CAPS

 

  • TD Sarah: Transfer communication to Brandon

 

    • Active Minds Collaboration
      • Series of workshops and discussion groups
      • Dates

 

  • TD Brandon: Reply to Active Minds on dates

 

    • Faculty Diversity Committee
      • Yen-Yen will be on this committee
    • Faculty Diversity Award/first gen low ses grad school Committees
      • email Ian
      • one for each project
      • award to one member on faculty who is of minority background
        • Maya and Michelle will be on this committee
    • Committee Standings List - ongoing initiative list - past events
      • more transparency on website
    • API Dating Workshops
      • 3 part series over the course of 3 months
      • Sonalee Rashatwar
        • speaks at conferences about body positivity
      • PAGE
        • Safe sex + toy usage - for women by women
        • Misogynistic language - for men by men
        • Interracial dating + Talking to family about dating
          • Start with this one!
      • 4 workshops over the course of a year (2 per semester)
        • Workshop for men by men
        • Workshop for women by women
    • First Gen, low ses committee for assistance into graduate school programs
    • Monthly Check in meetings
      • Supporting board
      • 2-1 meetings: THIS FRIDAY!

 

  • TD Brandon, Sarah, Andy: Find time for check in meeting

Vice Chair

    • Town Hall
      • APSC Town Hall Meeting - Kelly, Rich, Amanda, Majid

 

  • TD Brandon and Maya: APSC Olympics?

 

  • TD Brandon & Majid: Look into Board Bonding!
  • Contacted PWC, CAPs, etc.
  • Met with Meeta Kumar
    • Start PAACH Mental Health Discussion again
    • iCare training - reflect and learn about how to talk to people who are struggling
    • Pop up booth in PAACH or ARCH with CAPS
    • Depression screening test
  • Setting up meeting with PWC

2

Political

 

  • UC and UA Steering Recap

 

    • First UC meeting of the year

 

  • Collab on APA feminism discussion

 

    • Sangam & APA Women & aKDPhi already collabing
    • Friday, Oct 28th
    • Tabling - in front of PWC; people stop by and take pictures regarding why they’re a proud woman of color

 

Constituent

    • Movie night first week of November - Zootopia
    • Mixer with Temple ASA (our equivalent) - Late Oct mixer?

 

  • TD Maya: Respond to Temple ASA
  • TD Everyone: Make space for first week of Nov to go to Temple ASA mixer

 

    • Monday 8 pm committee meeting
      • board/committee event, small social event, help with Majid speaker event

 

  • Promote personal and intergroup interactions

 

    • Robyn - grad school database
      • Similar program to ‘Lunch with a Senior’; Grad + Undergrad mentorship
      • Start database from grad school of different fields - Leave it to undergrads to reach out
      • Best way to disseminate this information?
      • Google form for Grad students to fill out

 

  • TD Brandon/Majid: Reach out to grad student on board of advisors / PAAGSA regarding database

 

    • Board Mixers
      • Once a month = goal
      • Start over/get feedback??
        • Connect via email

 

  • TD Maya: Set up board mixers!!!

 

    • Bi-weekly PAACH events, discussions, etc.
      • opposite weeks of GBMS - political discussion

 

  • Facebook group

 

    • APSC Dollars
    • Constituent Events
      • attending as many events as possible
      • facebook group link and freeforcoffee link

 

  • TD Maya: advertise FreeForCoffee again!

 

    • m.me/freeforcoffee

Finance

    • T-Change/ICF/Penn Tradition

 

  • TD Andy: update kusum about budget and NSO reimbursement (talk to kusum)

 

      • Also ask kusum about how to add cheques to our account
      • Use this money for new club fund

 

  • TD Andy: send receipts to funding boards for Arden Cho

 

      • ICF, UMC money for Arden Cho (receipts)
    • SRFS meeting this week
    • Budget Analysis
      • See how much we’re allocating to stuff
      • Make apsc spreadsheet
    • Possible Sponsorships?

 

  • TD Brandon/Andy: Figure out Board Gear reimbursements on Friday Missed it :(

 

 

Liaisons

    • All freshmen liaisons accounted for!!! (except for one from SAS but we have his name)
      • BYO/Mixer @ Ken’s - probably the 29th (?)
    • Passion project update
      • Chalking bridge
      • Freshman liaison spotlights
      • Exclusive group for freshmen?
      • Forum update

 

  • TD Kathryn/Arthur: Set up BYO details

 

 

External

 

  • Babar Harrie - SoundCloud Rapper with a 1000 ish following.

 

    • New Chaplain for MSA - Terrified author (just spoke at Cornell) - Nov 1 (?)

 

  • TD Majid: Reach out to Penn Dems / other political groups regarding Terrified author speaker event around Nov 1 or later

 

      • Authors at Wharton

 

  • TD Majid: Think about a “blacklist” or counter-event

 

 

Communications

    • Winterfell fundraiser - final count-The total revenue after accounting for the above rules was $253.96.

 

  • TD Michelle: Make announcement

 

    • PVP Meeting
    • Fighting for Visibility

 

  • TD Michelle: Winterfell share event

 

    • Fundraising and Community Outreach Committee
      • Decided on one large event for the semester

 

  • TD Michelle/Andy: Meet with committee

 

        • TD Michelle/Andy: Winterfell on Friday; get Zach and Shannon

 

  • TD Michelle: Look into Door of Clubs

 

    • Start weekly spotlights again
      • Already got 3 nominations and a few submissions
      • Thinking about possibly creating a Facebook event to gain more interest + already made a graphic for it
      • Emailed APSC constituents
      • TD Michelle: Follow up on submissions or nominations for the APSC weekly spotlight
    • TD Michelle: Posting Minutes to Website and sending TDs
    • TD Michelle: Check up on feedback form
    • Photo campaign
      • Highlighting issues in social media
    • Website launch

 

  • TD Michelle: Update website with WCBS

 

 

Discussion

  • GBM Planning
  • Announcements
    • Chair: PAGE collab, PAAFF, APSC Election, AT&T Sponsorship - $200, James Ahn Recap
    • Constituent: FreeForCoffee restarting!!
    • Freshmen Liaison Doc Update
    • Winterfell Fundraiser
    • Funding Presentation

 

ASPSC XXII Board Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, October 11, 2016. 5:00pm EST.

Liaisons

    • Waiting for updates to directories
    • Planning meet up w/ freshmen

 

  • TD Arthur/Kathryn: Brainstorm “passion project”

 

 

Chair

    • PAGE collab - Body Love 2-Part Campaign (Locust Walk menstrual items, Speaker event on Tues at 8 PM)
    • Student Leaders Monthly Meeting
      • Next Wed 19th at 6 PM - PAACH Dinner - Arthur, Yen Yen, Kathryn

 

  • TD Sarah: Let Peter know that Arthur, Yen-Yen, Kathryn can go to PAACH Dinner
  • TD Arthur, Yen-Yen, Kathryn: go to PAACH dinner on Wed, Oct 19th at 6 PM

 

    • PAAFF
      • MGMT100 Team
      • Want to send out paragraph about different movies to us
    • SEPTA Initiative
      • Provide free SEPTA transportation for students

 

  • TD Sarah: Get back to Ivan on SEPTA tokens initiative

 

    • First Gen/low ses Beginning of the Year event
    • Elections
      • November 16 election
      • Apps are due November 13
      • Info Sessions
        • 2 weeks prior
        • Oct 26 at 9 PM (ARCH 108)
        • Oct 27 at 8 PM (PAACH)

 

  • TD Michelle: Work on marketing materials for election info sessions
  • TD Sarah: Reserve PAACH for Oct 27, etc.

 

            • UC Seat
    • Online Bias Assessment Report
      • Meeting on Tuesday at 3 or 4 PM
    • Meeting with Meeta Kumar
      • Counselor at CAPS

 

  • TD Sarah: Transfer communication to Brandon

 

    • Active Minds Collaboration
      • Series of workshops and discussion groups
      • Dates

 

  • TD Brandon: Reply to Active Minds on dates

 

    • Faculty Diversity Committee
      • Yen-Yen will be on this committee
    • Faculty Diversity Award/first gen low ses grad school Committees
      • email Ian
      • one for each project
      • award to one member on faculty who is of minority background
        • Maya and Michelle will be on this committee
    • Committee Standings List - ongoing initiative list - past events
      • more transparency on website
    • API Dating Workshops
      • 3 part series over the course of 3 months
      • Sonalee Rashatwar
        • speaks at conferences about body positivity
      • PAGE
        • Safe sex + toy usage - for women by women
        • Misogynistic language - for men by men
        • Interracial dating + Talking to family about dating
          • Start with this one!
      • 4 workshops over the course of a year (2 per semester)
        • Workshop for men by men
        • Workshop for women by women
    • First Gen, low ses committee for assistance into graduate school programs
    • Monthly Check in meetings
      • Supporting board
      • 2-1 meetings: THIS FRIDAY!

 

  • TD Brandon, Sarah, Andy: Find time for check in meeting

 

 

Vice Chair

    • Town Hall
      • APSC Town Hall Meeting - Kelly, Rich, Amanda, Majid

 

  • TD Brandon and Maya: APSC Olympics?

 

    • TD Brandon & Majid: Look into Board Bonding!
    • Contacted PWC, CAPs, etc.

 

  • TD Brandon: Set up meeting w/ Meeta Kumar this week

 

2

Political

 

  • UC and UA Steering Recap

 

    • First UC meeting of the year

 

  • Collab on APA feminism discussion

 

    • Sangam & APA Women & aKDPhi already collabing
    • October 26th (before GBM)

Constituent

 

  • TD Everyone: RSVP to Wine & Cheese night on Friday 9 pm (groupme)

 

    • Movie night first week of November - Zootopia
    • Mixer with Temple ASA (our equivalent) - Late Oct mixer?

 

  • TD Maya: Make when2meet for mixer with Temple ASA

 

    • Monday 8 pm committee meeting
      • board/committee event, small social event, help with Majid speaker event

 

  • Promote personal and intergroup interactions

 

    • Robyn - grad school database
      • Similar program to ‘Lunch with a Senior’; Grad + Undergrad mentorship
      • Start database from grad school of different fields - Leave it to undergrads to reach out
      • Best way to disseminate this information?
      • Google form for Grad students to fill out

 

  • TD Brandon/Majid: Reach out to grad student on board of advisors / PAAGSA regarding database

 

    • Board Mixers
      • Once a month = goal
      • Start over/get feedback??
        • Connect via email

 

  • TD Maya: Set up board mixers!

 

    • Bi-weekly PAACH events, discussions, etc.
      • opposite weeks of GBMS - political discussion

 

  • Facebook group

 

    • APSC Dollars
    • Constituent Events
      • attending as many events as possible
      • facebook group link and freeforcoffee link

 

  • TD Maya: advertise FreeForCoffee again!

 

    • m.me/freeforcoffee

Finance

    • T-Change/ICF/Penn Tradition

 

  • TD Andy: update kusum about budget and NSO reimbursement (talk to kusum)
  • TD Andy: send receipts to funding boards for Arden Cho

 

    • ICF, UMC money for ARden Cho (receipts)
    • SRFS meeting this week
    • 7 Funding apps this week!
    • Budget Analysis
      • See how much we’re allocating to stuff
      • Make apsc spreadsheet
    • Possible Sponsorships?

 

  • TD Andy: Email receipts
  • TD Maya: Check in with Andy about emailing receipts
  • TD Brandon/Andy: Figure out Board Gear reimbursements on Friday!

 

 

External

 

  • Babar Harrie - SoundCloud Rapper with a 1000 ish following.

 

    • New Chaplain for MSA - Terrified author (just spoke at Cornell) - Nov 1 (?)

 

  • TD Majid: Reach out to Penn Dems / other political groups regarding Terrified author speaker event around Nov 1 or later

 

    • PAAFF - TD Majid: Reach out to next PAAFF

 

  • TD Majid: Think about a “blacklist” or counter-event

 

 

Communications

  • Winterfell fundraiser
    • PVP Meeting
    • Fighting for Visibility

 

  • TD Michelle: Winterfell share event

 

    • Fundraising and Community Outreach Committee
      • Decided on one large event for the semester

 

  • TD Michelle/Andy: Meet with committee

 

        • TD Michelle/Andy: Winterfell on Friday; get Zach and Shannon

 

  • TD Michelle: Look into Door of Clubs

 

    • Start weekly spotlights again
      • Already got 3 nominations and a few submissions
      • Thinking about possibly creating a Facebook event to gain more interest + already made a graphic for it
      • Emailed APSC constituents
      • TD Michelle: Follow up on submissions or nominations for the APSC weekly spotlight
    • TD Michelle: Posting Minutes to Website and sending TDs
    • TD Michelle: Check up on feedback form
    • Photo campaign
      • Highlighting issues in social media
    • Website launch

 

  • TD Michelle: Update website with WCBS

 

 

Discussion

  • GBM Planning
  • Announcements
    • Chair: PAGE collab, PAAFF, APSC Election, AT&T Sponsorship - $200, James Ahn Recap
    • Constituent: FreeForCoffee restarting!!
    • Freshmen Liaison Doc Update
    • Winterfell Fundraiser
    • Funding Presentation

 

GBM Planning

  • Chair: SEPTA Initiative, VPUL Dinner, Amy Guttman Lunch
  • Constituent: ?!?
  • External: Yuna Event and Marketing Needs
  • Finance: 2 Funding Apps Sangam and aKDPhi, Winterfell FundraiserOct 10-14
  • Communications: Fighting for Visibility Recap

 

ASPSC XXII Board Meeting Agenda

Sunday, September 18, 2016. 5:00pm EST.

 

Updates:

 

Chair

    • SEPTA Initiative
      • Provide free SEPTA transportation for students

 

  • TD Sarah: Get back to Ivan on SEPTA tokens initiative

 

    • Freshmen Liaison
      • 8 apps

 

  • TD Sarah: Send board the freshman liaison apps
  • TD Everyone: Try to read apps by Tuesday 6 PM (Pick top 4)
  • TD Everyone: Friday 5:30-6:30 Freshman Liaison Interviews
  • TD Sarah: Prepare rejection emails and interview emails

 

    • Provost Dinner
      • Thursday 5 PM

 

  • TD Sarah & Brandon: Brandon and Sarah will go to Provost Dinner

 

    • VPUL Planning Meeting
      • Monday 5 PM

 

  • TD Sarah & Majid: Majid and Sarah will got to Guttman Lunch + VPUL Prep Meeting
  • TD Sarah: Inform about dietary restrictions for lunch

 

    • First Gen/low ses Beginning of the Year event
    • UC Seat
    • Online Bias Assessment Report
      • Meeting on Tuesday at 3 or 4 PM
    • Meeting with Meeta Kumar
      • Counselor at CAPS

 

  • TD Sarah: Transfer communication to Brandon

 

    • Active Minds Collaboration
      • Series of workshops and discussion groups
      • Dates

 

  • TD Brandon: Reply to Active Minds on dates

 

    • Faculty Diversity Committee
      • Yen-Yen will be on this committee
    • Faculty Diversity Award/first gen low ses grad school Committees
      • email Ian
      • one for each project
      • award to one member on faculty who is of minority background
        • Maya and Michelle will be on this committee
    • Committee Standings List - ongoing initiative list - past events
      • more transparency on website
    • API Dating Workshops
      • 3 part series over the course of 3 months
      • Sonalee Rashatwar
        • speaks at conferences about body positivity
      • PAGE
        • Safe sex + toy usage - for women by women
        • Misogynistic language - for men by men
        • Interracial dating + Talking to family about dating
          • Start with this one!
      • 4 workshops over the course of a year (2 per semester)
        • Workshop for men by men
        • Workshop for women by women
    • First Gen, low ses committee for assistance into graduate school programs
    • Monthly Check in meetings
      • Supporting board
      • 2-1 meetings: THIS FRIDAY!

 

  • TD Everyone: invite people to APSC intersections event
  • TD Brandon, Sarah, Andy: Find time for check in meeting

 

 

Vice Chair

    • Town Hall
      • APSC Town Hall Meeting - Kelly, Rich, Amanda, Majid

 

  • TD EVERYONE: Mark Zahav 9/21 at 8:45 PM
  • TD Michelle: Post about Kusum Fund on social media
  • TD Brandon and Maya: APSC Olympics?

 

 

Political

 

  • TD YYG/Brandon - Meet with committee
  • Voter Registration - emailing with SEAMAAC

 

  • Freshmen API issues workshop 9/21
    • 5-7 PM JMHH 355
    • General overview of API issues
    • Discussion groups with facilitators
    • Topics: Family, Self, Career, Exploring Internal Issues in Community
    • Got questions from PEER, in process of finding facilitators
    • Applied for funding for food
  • Salaam Neighbor Film Screening - ASAM UAB 9/26
    • Collaborate with UAB to help advertise
    • Discussions on constant foreignness, xenophobia, islamophobia and the rhetoric in the current election cycle
    • Planning on inviting a Syrian refugee family to attend

Constituent

    • Monday 8 pm committee meeting
      • board/committee event, small social event, help with Majid speaker event

 

  • Promote personal and intergroup interactions

 

    • Robyn - grad school database
      • Similar program to ‘Lunch with a Senior’; Grad + Undergrad mentorship
      • Start database from grad school of different fields - Leave it to undergrads to reach out
      • Best way to disseminate this information?
      • Google form for Grad students to fill out

 

  • TD Brandon/Majid: Reach out to grad student on board of advisors / PAAGSA regarding database

 

    • Board Mixers
      • Once a month = goal
      • Start over/get feedback??
        • Connect via email

 

  • TD Maya: Send to board listservs (PAACH Biweekly, Board Mixers)

 

    • Bi-weekly PAACH events, discussions, etc.
      • opposite weeks of GBMS - political discussion

 

  • Facebook group

 

    • APSC Dollars

 

  • Penn Spectrum Weekend meeting

 

      • https://www.facebook.com/events/248255135561185/ sign up!
      • Free for students
      • Weekend in September
      • panels, social events, etc.
      • Want a representative from each of the boards if possible for planning
      • Committees for programming (encourage people in the community to apply to those)
    • Constituent Events
      • attending as many events as possible
      • facebook group link and freeforcoffee link

 

  • TD Maya: restart free for coffee / keep in contact with FreeforCoffee

 

Finance

    • T-Change/ICF/Penn Tradition

 

  • TD Andy: ask about budget

 

    • SRFS: Determine if schedule available
    • Budget Analysis
      • See how much we’re allocating to stuff
      • Make apsc spreadsheet
    • Possible Sponsorships?

 

  • TD Andy: Email receipts
  • TD Maya: Check in with Andy about emailing receipts
  • TD Brandon/Andy: Figure out Board Gear reimbursements

 

  • Prepare funding for Meesh and Majid’s speaker events

 

External

 

  • Yuna on September 29th - Still Negotiating
  • TD Majid: Talk to Peter about forms
  • TD Majid: Go to funding meetings
  • TD Majid: Send out formal request for collaborating groups, Reach out to Inspiration

 

      • Babar Harrie - SoundCloud Rapper with a 1000 ish following.
    • PAAFF - TD Majid: Reach out to next PAAFF

 

  • TD Majid: Think about a “blacklist” or counter-event

 

 

Communications

    • PVP Meeting
    • Fighting for Visibility

 

  • TD Michelle: Check for macbook adapter, mic for moderator, and projector
  • TD Michelle: Prepare a green room for Arden

 

 

  • TD Michelle: Touch base with Arden’s agent

 

    • Supakorn Laohasongkram - Buddhism Club

 

  • TD Michelle: Reply to Buddhism Club

 

    • Fundraising and Community Outreach Committee
      • Decided on one large event for the semester

 

  • TD Michelle/Andy: Meet with committee

 

        • TD Michelle/Andy: Winterfell on Friday; get Zach and Shannon
    • Start weekly spotlights again
      • Already got 3 nominations and a few submissions
      • Thinking about possibly creating a Facebook event to gain more interest + already made a graphic for it
      • Emailed APSC constituents
      • TD Michelle: Follow up on submissions or nominations for the APSC weekly spotlight
    • TD Michelle: Posting Minutes to Website and sending TDs
    • TD Michelle: Check up on feedback form
    • Photo campaign
      • Highlighting issues in social media
    • Website launch

 

  • TD Michelle: Update website with WCBS

 

 

Discussion

  • GBM Planning
    • PAACH Townhall
    • WCBS Presentation
    • Announcements
      • Meeting with Meeta Kumar
      • Online Bias Assessment Report
      • Active Minds Collaboration
      • UC Seat
      • Freshmen Liaison App
      • Freshmen Workshop
      • ASAM UAB Film screening
      • Yuna on September 29th - Collaborations and Ideas
      • Penn Spectrum Weekend
      • Committee updates
      • FreeForCoffee update
    • Funding Presentation
Board MeetingsBoard APSC
Board Minutes | Sept 5-11

ASPSC XXII Board Meeting Agenda Sunday, September 11, 2016. 5:00pm EST.

 

Updates:

    • SFS needs to know new liaison
      • Andy?
    • WCBS wants constituency - interview at next meeting & then vote at GBM

 

  • TD EVERYONE: CLEAN UP SECTIONS
  • TD Sarah: Respond to Barry!

 

 

Chair

 

  • TD Sarah: touch base with david scollan

 

    • First Gen/low ses Beginning of the Year event
    • UC Seat
      • Meeting between UA and NEC
      • Meeting with Kat
    • Online Bias Assessment Report
      • Meeting on Tuesday at 3 or 4 PM
    • Meeting with Meeta Kumar
      • Counselor at CAPS
    • Active Minds Collaboration
      • Series of workshops and discussion groups

 

  • TD Sarah: Respond positively to Active Minds

 

    • Room Reservations for GBMs
    • International Funding
      • Small pool right now --- Not need blind; most apply w/o financial aid
      • 4 year package (can’t reapply)

 

  • TD Everyone: Think about international students funding or something else

 

    • Faculty Diversity Committee
      • Yen-Yen will be on this committee
    • Faculty Diversity Award/first gen low ses grad school Committees
      • email Ian
      • one for each project
      • award to one member on faculty who is of minority background
        • Maya and Michelle will be on this committee
    • Committee Standings List - ongoing initiative list - past events
      • more transparency on website
    • API Dating Workshops

 

  • TD Sarah: Set up meeting with PAGE to discuss logistics of API dating workshops

 

      • 3 part series over the course of 3 months
      • Sonalee Rashatwar
        • speaks at conferences about body positivity
      • PAGE
        • Safe sex + toy usage - for women by women
        • Misogynistic language - for men by men
        • Interracial dating + Talking to family about dating
          • Start with this one!
      • 4 workshops over the course of a year (2 per semester)
        • Workshop for men by men
        • Workshop for women by women
    • First Gen, low ses committee for assistance into graduate school programs
    • Monthly Check in meetings
      • Supporting board
      • 2-1 meetings: THIS FRIDAY!
    • KSA: Activism Across Asia
      • KSA Panel event to talk about protests in Korea (nationalization of textbooks, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc.)
      • Professors to talk about this
      • PennThai, M@P, KSA collab (regarding protests)
      • one scholar from singapore
    • Penn Wellness Steering Committee
      • 30 groups and communities across campus who are dedicated to implementing wellness initiatives within their groups. The committee is meant to serve as an outlet for collaboration, idea sharing, and event planning for wellness programming
    • Penn Spectrum Weekend
      • “This conference, taking place September 23-25, 2016, will be bringing our various alumni and student communities together to celebrate and discuss diversity at Penn and beyond.”
      • Luncheon
    • Scholarship
      • email from Delta - wants to sponsor an event
      • UPAAN wants to sponsor
    • AV Supply - waiting on Peter

 

  • TD Sarah: Tell Peter, Meeta Kumar, etc. to wait for the next week to present

 

 

Vice Chair

    • Town Hall
      • APSC Town Hall Meeting - Kelly, Rich, Amanda, Majid

 

  • TD EVERYONE: Mark Zahav 9/21 at 8:45 PM
  • TD Michelle: Post about Kusum Fund on social media

 

 

Political

 

  • TD YYG/Brandon - Meet with committee
  • TD YYG: Respond to email about Voter Registration

 

    • Freshmen API issues workshop 9/21
      • 5-7 PM tentatively
      • General overview of API issues
      • Discussion groups with facilitators
      • Topics: Family, Self, Career, Exploring Internal Issues in Community
    • Salaam Neighbor Film Screening - ASAM UAB 9/26
      • Collaborate with UAB to help advertise
      • Discussions on constant foreignness, xenophobia, islamophobia and the rhetoric in the current election cycle
      • Planning on inviting a Syrian refugee family to attend

 

  • TD YYG: Follow up with Christian
  • TD YYG: Forward Majid information about the panel

 

 

Constituent

    • Monday 8 pm committee meeting
      • board/committee event, small social event, help with Majid speaker event

 

  • Promote personal and intergroup interactions

 

    • Robyn - grad school database
      • Similar program to ‘Lunch with a Senior’; Grad + Undergrad mentorship
      • Start database from grad school of different fields - Leave it to undergrads to reach out
      • Best way to disseminate this information?
      • Google form for Grad students to fill out

 

  • TD Brandon/Majid: Reach out to grad student on board of advisors / GAPSA regarding database

 

    • Board Mixers
      • Once a month = goal
      • Start over/get feedback??
        • Connect via email
    • Bi-weekly PAACH events, discussions, etc.
      • opposite weeks of GBMS - political discussion

 

  • Facebook group

 

        • Externals optional
        • TD Maya: Set a date and time and place for brunch and email out
    • APSC Dollars

 

  • Penn Spectrum Weekend meeting

 

      • https://www.facebook.com/events/248255135561185/ sign up!
      • $10 for students
      • Weekend in September
      • panels, social events, etc.
      • Want a representative from each of the boards if possible for planning
      • Committees for programming (encourage people in the community to apply to those)
    • Constituent Events
      • attending as many events as possible
      • facebook group link and freeforcoffee link

 

  • TD Maya: restart free for coffee / keep in contact with FreeforCoffee
  • TD Everyone: Clear up saturday at 11 AM for Farmacy :)

 

Finance

    • T-Change/ICF/Penn Tradition

 

  • TD Andy: ask about budget

 

    • SRFS: Determine if schedule available
    • Budget Analysis
      • See how much we’re allocating to stuff
      • Make apsc spreadsheet
    • Possible Sponsorships?

 

  • TD Maya: Contact NSO Office to transfer money
  • TD Brandon/Andy: Figure out Board Gear reimbursements

 

  • Prepare funding for Meesh and Majid’s speaker events

 

External

 

  • Yuna on September 29th - Still Negotiating
  • TD Majid: Talk to Peter about forms
  • TD Majid: Send out formal request for collaborating groups, Reach out to Inspiration

 

      • Babar Harrie - SoundCloud Rapper with a 1000 ish following.

 

  • TD Majid: Figure out Funding

 

  • PAAFF - TD Majid: Reach out to next PAAFF

 

Communications

    • PVP Meeting

 

  • TD Michelle: CelebrAsian Photos (20-25 photos)
  • TD Michelle: Touch base with Arden’s agent
  • TD Brandon: Send email about open house

 

    • Fundraising and Community Outreach Committee
      • Decided on one large event for the semester
        • Fundraising: Sent out when2meet

 

  • TD Michelle/Andy: Meet with committee

 

      • Organizations?
  • Start weekly spotlights again
    • Already got 3 nominations and a few submissions
    • Thinking about possibly creating a Facebook event to gain more interest + already made a graphic for it
    • Emailed APSC constituents
    • TD Michelle: Follow up on submissions or nominations for the APSC weekly spotlight
  • Speaker Event / Interview
  • TD Michelle: Posting Minutes to Website and sending TDs
  • TD Michelle: Check up on feedback form
  • Photo campaign
    • Highlighting issues in social media
  • Website launch
    • Forum
    • Update non-constituent boards

Discussion

  • GBM Planning
    • PAACH Townhall
    • WCBS Presentation
    • Announcements
      • Meeting with Meeta Kumar
      • Online Bias Assessment Report
      • Active Minds Collaboration
      • UC Seat
      • Freshmen Liaison App
      • Freshmen Workshop
      • ASAM UAB Film screening
      • Yuna on September 29th - Collaborations and Ideas
      • Penn Spectrum Weekend
      • Committee updates
      • FreeForCoffee update
    • Funding Presentation

 

ASPSC XXII Board Meeting Agenda

Monday, September 5, 2016. 12:00pm EST.

 

Updates:

    • SFS needs to know new liaison
      • Andy?
    • WCBS wants constituency - interview at next meeting & then vote at GBM

 

  • TD EVERYONE: CLEAN UP SECTIONS

 

 

Chair

    • First Gen/low ses Beginning of the Year event
    • UC Seat
      • Meeting between UA and NEC
      • Meeting with Kat
    • Online Bias Assessment Report
    • Meeting with Meeta Kumar
    • Active Minds Collaboration
    • Room Reservations for GBMs
    • International Funding
      • Small pool right now --- Not need blind; most apply w/o financial aid
      • 4 year package (can’t reapply)
    • Faculty Diversity Committee
      • Yen-Yen will be on this committee
    • Faculty Diversity Award/first gen low ses grad school Committees
      • email Ian
      • one for each project
      • award to one member on faculty who is of minority background
        • Maya and Michelle will be on this committee
    • Committee Standings List - ongoing initiative list - past events
      • more transparency on website
    • API Dating Workshops

 

  • TD Sarah: Set up meeting with PAGE to discuss logistics of API dating workshops

 

    • 3 part series over the course of 3 months
    • Sonalee Rashatwar
      • speaks at conferences about body positivity
    • PAGE
      • Safe sex + toy usage - for women by women
      • Misogynistic language - for men by men
      • Interracial dating + Talking to family about dating
        • Start with this one!
    • 4 workshops over the course of a year (2 per semester)
      • Workshop for men by men
      • Workshop for women by women
  • First Gen, low ses committee for assistance into graduate school programs
  • Monthly Check in meetings
    • Supporting board
    • 2-1 meetings: THIS FRIDAY!
  • KSA: Activism Across Asia
    • KSA Panel event to talk about protests in Korea (nationalization of textbooks, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc.)
    • Professors to talk about this
    • PennThai, M@P, KSA collab (regarding protests)
    • one scholar from singapore
  • Penn Wellness Steering Committee
    • 30 groups and communities across campus who are dedicated to implementing wellness initiatives within their groups. The committee is meant to serve as an outlet for collaboration, idea sharing, and event planning for wellness programming
  • Penn Spectrum Weekend
    • “This conference, taking place September 23-25, 2016, will be bringing our various alumni and student communities together to celebrate and discuss diversity at Penn and beyond.”
    • Luncheon
  • Scholarship
    • email from Delta - wants to sponsor an event
    • UPAAN wants to sponsor
  • AV Supply - waiting on Peter

 

Vice Chair

    • Kusum Fund
    • Town Hall? Set tone for the year
      • Publicize to all the PAACH arms
      • First half of the meeting

 

  • TD Maya: Put ‘town hall’ on newsletter

 

    • TD EVERYONE: Mark Zahav 9/21 at 8:45 PM

 

 

 

Political

 

  • TD YYG/Brandon - Meet with committee

 

    • Freshmen API issues workshop 9/21
      • General overview of API issues
      • Discussion groups with facilitators
      • Topics: Family, Self, Career, Exploring Internal Issues in Community

 

  • TD Yen-Yen and Andy: Look into dinner for the event

 

  • Salaam Neighbor Film Screening - ASAM UAB 9/26
    • Collaborate with UAB to help advertise
    • Discussions on constant foreignness, xenophobia, islamophobia and the rhetoric in the current election cycle
    • Planning on inviting a Syrian refugee family to attend
  • Why Do APIA issues matter short video- Summer project
    • Short, powerful video
      • Unheard voices; more diversity
      • Survey --- people can take; gauge community awareness of API issues
        • Do you know what model minority myth is? What is an issue affecting this community? ETC.
        • Can use results to show what the state of our community is

 

Constituent

    • TD Maya/Majid: email committee and set up meeting time
      • board/committee event, small social event, help with Majid speaker event

 

  • Promote personal and intergroup interactions
  • TD Maya: put Sylvia’s voter registration in next newsletter

 

    • Robyn - grad school database
      • Similar program to ‘Lunch with a Senior’; Grad + Undergrad mentorship
      • Start database from grad school of different fields - Leave it to undergrads to reach out
      • Best way to disseminate this information?
      • Google form for Grad students to fill out - start to pass along after spring break

 

  • TD Maya: Talk to Robyn about disseminating and organizing this info for a permanent location ??

 

    • Board Mixers
      • Once a month = goal
      • Start over/get feedback??
        • Connect via email
        • TD Maya: Make a form to send to the presidents
    • Bi-weekly PAACH events, discussions, etc.
      • opposite weeks of GBMS - political discussion
      • TD Maya/Sarah: coordinate with Sarah to send signup form

 

  • Facebook group

 

        • Externals optional
        • TD Maya: ***FB poll about a President’s ‘Brunch’ and email DO THIS
    • APSC Dollars

 

  • Penn Spectrum Weekend meeting

 

      • https://www.facebook.com/events/248255135561185/ sign up!
      • $10 for students
      • Weekend in September
      • panels, social events, etc.
      • Want a representative from each of the boards if possible for planning
      • Committees for programming (encourage people in the community to apply to those)

 

  • TD Maya: send in newsletter

 

    • Constituent Events
      • attending as many events as possible
      • facebook group link and freeforcoffee link

 

  • TD Maya: restart free for coffee

 

Finance

    • T-Change/ICF/Penn Tradition

 

  • TD Andy: ask about budget

 

  • SRFS: Determine if schedule available
  • Budget Analysis
    • See how much we’re allocating to stuff
    • Make apsc spreadsheet
  • Possible Sponsorships?

 

External

 

  • Yuna on September 29th - Still Negotiating
  • TD Majid: Email formally M@P, MSA, Hip Hop Collective,
  • TD Majid: Reach out the Inspiration
  • TD Majid: Submit the App for now

 

      • Babar Harrie - SoundCloud Rapper with a 1000 ish following.

 

  • TD Majid: Figure out Funding

 

  • PAAFF - TD Majid: Reach out to next PAAFF

 

Communications

    • PVP Meeting
    • Fundraising and Community Outreach Committee
      • Decided on one large event for the semester
        • Fundraising: Sent out when2meet

 

  • TD Michelle/Andy: Meet with committee

 

      • Organizations?
  • Start weekly spotlights again
    • Already got 3 nominations and a few submissions
    • Thinking about possibly creating a Facebook event to gain more interest + already made a graphic for it
    • Emailed APSC constituents
    • TD Michelle: Follow up on submissions or nominations for the APSC weekly spotlight
  • Speaker Event / Interview
  • TD Michelle: Posting Minutes to Website and sending TDs
  • TD Michelle: Check up on feedback form
  • Photo campaign
    • Highlighting issues in social media
  • Website launch
    • Forum
    • Update non-constituent boards
Board MeetingsBoard APSC
LOOKING FOR: Freshman Liaison Fall '16!

APSC highly encourages any freshmen interested in becoming more involved in Penn’s API community to apply to become a Freshman Liaison for APSC. The Freshman Liaison will:

  • Develop as a leader in the API community, meet leaders of APSC constituent groups, and learn more about the issues facing our community.
  • Promote APSC, its constituents, and its initiatives to the freshman class.
  • Recruit other freshmen to join APSC’s constituents and Executive Board.
  • Attend APSC’s weekly Executive Board meetings as well as its biweekly General Body meetings.

The position will require a commitment from September until November 18th, when the Executive Board turns over and the new board is elected.

To apply, please fill out the application below and submit it to chair@upennapsc.org by Thursday, September 15 at 11:59 pm. Executive Board will conduct in-person interviews in the days following the submission of the application.

APPLY HERE: Final_2016 APSC Freshman Liaison Application

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Board Minutes | 3.21.16

APSC XXII Board Meeting Agenda

Sunday March 20, 2016. 1:00pm EST.

Harrison 21st Lounge

Important Dates

  • PAACH Leadership Meeting

 

Chair

  • Ray Clark
    • TD Sarah: Tell Ray to come in!
  • MSP Dinner
    • April 10 at 6 PM
    • One representative
      • TD Sarah: Tell MSP that Michelle will be going to the dinner
  • Meeting with Maureen Rush
    • TD Sarah: Ask USC about Online Bias Report
  • UMC Budget - March
  • Room Reservations for GBMs
    • Due March 11
  • TD Everyone: Send out emails tonight and figure out time amongst yourselves
  • International Funding
    • Small pool right now --- Not need blind; most apply w/o financial aid
    • 4 year package (can’t reapply)
  • Meeting with DP
    • 2/29 1:45 PM
  • Pennsylvania Youth Action Conference
    • Co-sponsor and outreach
    • Name on all funding forms + marketing to constituents
    • TD Sarah: Tell Cody we’re on board for the PA Youth Action Conference
  • Faculty Diversity Committee
    • Yen-Yen will be on this committee
  • Faculty Diversity Award/first gen low ses grad school Committees
    • email Ian
    • one for each project
    • award to one member on faculty who is of minority background
      • Maya and Michelle will be on this committee
  • Committee Standings List - ongoing initiative list - past events
    • more transparency on website
  • UMC: Newsletter focused on minority communities
    • who wants to work with UMC?
    • Journal?
    • writing articles: help sparingly - maya, sarah, majid, brandon, yen-yen
  • UMC: cultural house mixer with all students
    • go into cultural houses for an activity
  • API Dating Workshops
    • TD Sarah: Set up meeting with PAGE to discuss logistics of API dating workshops
    • Sonalee Rashatwar
      • speaks at conferences about body positivity
    • PAGE
      • Safe sex + toy usage - for women by women
      • Misogynistic language - for men by men
      • Interracial dating + Talking to family about dating
        • Start with this one!
    • 4 workshops over the course of a year (2 per semester)
      • Workshop for men by men
      • Workshop for women by women
  • First Gen, low ses committee for assistance into graduate school programs
  • Robyn’s Mental Health Workshop
    • February 25th 2 PM
    • Discussion around mental health issues
      • Very well attended --- 20-30 people
      • Set the rules for interactions
    • Current Ideas
      • Stigma of seeking counseling
      • Biases in mental health research
      • How to better help those around us (activism skills, etc.)
    • Other possible Ideas
      • Focus on a specific aspect
      • Resources at Penn
      • Staying positive
  • 6CRC
    • Met with other centers
    • Event in March on solidarity (late March)
      • Short panel with students talking + interactive workshop about solidarity
  • 5B
    • Online Bias Assessment Report
      • maybe work with DPS?
      • TD Sarah: Keep in contact with officials regarding the online bias assessment report
    • PILOT
  • TD Sarah: Check in with everyone on committee meetings
  • Monthly Check in meetings
    • Supporting board
    • 2-1 meetings: THIS FRIDAY!
    • TD Sarah and Majid: Set up check-in meeting
  • MSP (Multicultural Scholars Weekend)
    • representative for this committee (usually admissions)
    • 5B specific event
    • 2 asian students came
  • KSA: Activism Across Asia
    • KSA Panel event to talk about protests in Korea (nationalization of textbooks, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc.)
    • Professors to talk about this
    • PennThai, M@P, KSA collab (regarding protests)
    • one scholar from singapore
  • Penn Wellness Steering Committee
    • 30 groups and communities across campus who are dedicated to implementing wellness initiatives within their groups. The committee is meant to serve as an outlet for collaboration, idea sharing, and event planning for wellness programming
  • Penn Spectrum Weekend
    • “This conference, taking place September 23-25, 2016, will be bringing our various alumni and student communities together to celebrate and discuss diversity at Penn and beyond.”
    • Luncheon
  • Scholarship
    • email from Delta - wants to sponsor an event
    • UPAAN wants to sponsor
  • AV Supply - waiting on Peter

 

Vice Chair

  • Board Gear
    • TD Brandon: Send in designs into website
    • $44 a piece (10-15 days)
  • ECAASU/ITASA
    • Reimbursement
    • TD Brandon: Send email to everyone from ECAASU to get reimbursements from Kusum
  • Meeting with PAACH to contact alumni/UPAAN/yPAAN
    • list of local organizations retrieved from Peter
      • tour of Chinatown - local community
        • work with community outreach committee
  • Peter - speaker through PAACH (Mia Yamamoto) - work with Japanese American center and LGBT center: speaking March 31st
  • Connections with local organizations - funnel PAACH as activism center for students to get involved with local community in meaningful ways - AAU, AAI
    • Tour of Chinatown organizations idea
  • Planning for next social!
    • TD Everyone: Respond to Brandon’s when2meet for Board Social
  • Ryan wants to talk about Kusum fund
    • Promotion material
    • He & Nicolette want to host a social media campaign to reach out to a lot of people
  • Discussion about the variety of talks
    • Solidarity Series
    • PAGE Talk about Gender
    • More education to constituents?
    • Combine all into one big discussion --- all have connections to APALI --- make everything into ‘Tea with APALI’?
    • TD Brandon, Majid, Yen-Yen, and Sarah: Set up meeting to prep for meeting
    • TD Brandon, Majid, Yen-Yen, Sarah: Set up meeting to discuss combining all meetings into one ‘Tea with APALI’

Political

  • University Council Open Forum (3/23/16) (4-6 PM)
    • Update: UC App finished, interview completed - waiting on UA to vote
    • TD Yen-Yen: Go to UC meeting this week
  • CDUS
    • Analyzed data for CDUS
    • Faculty Lunch in Feb 29 - Heather Williams and Grace Kao-- faculty come in and talk about teaching preferences
    • TD Yen-Yen: Attend meeting on Thursday 3/24  from 11-12 pm
  • Integration with other PAACH groups
    • Sit-down meeting with other undergrad PAACH organizations to talk about relationship with them
    • Rep from PEER, ASPIRE, etc. at APSC GBMs
    • Met with ASPIRE already; Reached out to PEER
    • TD Yen-Yen, Brandon: Reach out to different PAACH groups to talk about relationship with them; Meet with PEER, APAHW, ASAM
    • April 2 (next next Saturday): 2-4 PM
      • TD Everyone: Check to see availability on April 2 (2-4 PM)
  • Working with other 5B groups to have a conference to discuss self-segregation/5B Week
    • introductory thing for freshmen in the future
    • Group chat --- meet this week
    • TD Yen-Yen: Set up meeting time for 5B week
  • Integration with the other 5B groups and other cultural centers
    • 5B meetings - Sarah, Yen-Yen, Majid
      • Brandon focusing more on internal initiatives
  • Why Do APIA issues matter short video
    • Questions - Why do API issues matter?
    • Interview different members of the community
    • Collaborate - Make into video; distribute video
    • Short, powerful video
    • TD Yen-Yen: Create list of possible interviewers
      • Unheard voices; more diversity
      • Survey --- people can take; gauge community awareness of API issues
        • Do you know what model minority myth is? What is an issue affecting this community? ETC.
        • Can use results to show what the state of our community is
        • TD Yen-Yen: Make survey and show everyone the questions
    • TD Yen-Yen: Work with Reika on video
  • TD Yen-Yen and Brandon: Work with Education and Awareness Committee to plan future presentations and discussion
  • APSC/ASAM History Jeopardy
    • constituent groups can sign up as teams
    • small funding prizes
    • List of question and category ideas in Jeopardy
    • aim for week after Spring Break
    • Monday, March 28 ~6PM
    • TD Yen-Yen: ‘Study Guide’ for APSC Jeopardy
    • TD Michelle: Marketing materials for APSC Jeopardy and send to Yen-Yen
  • PEER Service Projects
    • Group 1: Colorism and Anti-Black sentiments in API community
      • March 30th 6-7:30 pm in Golkin Room in Houston
    • Group 2: Political Apathy
      • March 28th from 5-6:30 pm
      • Meet with Will Yeung
      • Hosting a panel and a discussion afterwards

 

Constituent

  • Promote personal and intergroup interactions
  • Robyn - grad school database
    • Similar program to ‘Lunch with a Senior’; Grad + Undergrad mentorship
    • Start database from grad school of different fields - Leave it to undergrads to reach out
    • Best way to disseminate this information?
    • Google form for Grad students to fill out - start to pass along after spring break
  • Board Mixers
    • Emailed to check up
    • Once a month = goal
    • https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PI4P1fG_bYaRZCX_2NMx76XGcTYnPr1GE5AdTU0Spwc/viewform
      • Connect via email
      • Made a form to send to the presidents
      • Set up 3 for March
      • TD Maya: Give points for board mixers
  • Bi-weekly PAACH events, discussions, etc.
    • opposite weeks of GBMS - political discussion
    • WAX + CSA: Food Biweekly
    • TD Maya: Make sure WAX, CSA get their Facebook event up
  • Facebook groups
      • Externals optional
      • TD Everyone: Start using President’s FB group to initiate (What date would you want the formal to be on?)
  • APSC Dollars
  • Penn Spectrum Weekend meeting
    • Weekend in September
    • panels, social events, etc.
    • Want a representative from each of the boards if possible for planning
    • Committees for programming (encourage people in the community to apply to those)
  • Constituent Events
    • attending as many events as possible
    • facebook group link and freeforcoffee link

Finance

  • T-Change/ICF/Penn Tradition
  • Budget Analysis (lawrence completed)
    • We funded more in the fall semester than we have in the past
    • Budgeted ~$700 to constituent fund, ~$550 guaranteed fund
    • UA Contingency funded us twice
  • TD Andy: Update Budget + Remember to write down the numbers after the GBMs
  • Digest Townhall Suggestions
    • Justify numbers
    • TD Andy: send out funding brochure regularly
    • educating presenters and voters
      • i.e. the brochure, talk to the people who are about to present
      • talk about certain things before the funding process
    • TD Andy: add more information to info sheet (a FAQ)
    • budget analysis for constituent groups
      • refer them to Kusum
  • Corporate Sponsorship
    • Delta
      • APSC Formal ?!?!?!??!?!
      • TD Andy: give Delta actual date for formal (last week of April) by Friday
    • Dates: This semester last week of april (April 23rd, 24th, and 30th, all weekends)
    • Brunch formal !!!
      • Williams Street Commons, Distrito, World Cafe Live
      • Rental fee of ~$300-$600
      • TD Andy and Yen-Yen: Look into locations + Book Williams Street Commons
        • Middle of the day / ONLY AVAILABLE WEEKENDS
        • April 30
      • Classy country club

 

External

  • PAAFF
    • TD Majid and Michelle: General series graphic for both events (APSC PAAFF Screening Series, APIs in the Arts)
    • Meeting with Sangam to see what future movie to bring in
      • 30 min short films
      • April 1st, In PAACH
      • Wider Marketing, get more peeps next goal
      • Sidenote: APSC has a lot of events which is awesome, but can dilute
  • Speakers
    • TD Michelle (with Majid’s Direction): Create Cover Photo for Asian Americans in Entertainment Series
    • Bring in Muslim speaker for April
      • Collab with SAID, Perhaps SAS
      • Rohan Grover is down to contribute as an Alum → Perhaps Islamophobia Teach-In
    • Keli Lee (CAPE for speaker ideas)
      • She hasn’t responded. She may, We’ll double check for Next Semester
    • TD Majid:  Think about David So Event for March Speaker/Performer
      • aimed for March 31
      • Needs a month - may not be able to make March
      • TD Majid: Look into Jenny Yang as a speaker via Viraj ASAP
    • Fung Brothers responded
      • Responded again saying I should talk to someone else, the assistant never responded...I prodded them again.
      • TD Sarah and Majid: Ask for $1000 + travel expenses (Fung Bros) --- negotiate!
        • I asked them what they want, and then I’ll counter offer. But they took too long (I don’t Think March is possible anymore??)
    • Singer (Yuna) + Slam Poet (Rupi)
    • Look at speaker suggestion column
  • Muslim-related Initiatives
    • NCAPA - Condemnation (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christopher-kang/why-i-oppose-antimuslim-h_b_8830976.html)
      • Post on website when posting the statement (TD Majid: Keep in mind article for when we release the statement!)
    • Statement in 5B
      • Lauren Silberberg - Will send me contacts of Pan-Hell presidents. She’s the last straggler…
        • Messaging all the presidents individually
        • TD Majid: Reach out to David Moore to sign
      • Launch will be this Friday.
        • Lunch with student leaders
        • Announcement of club
        • Tea with APALI
        • Launch FB event ASAP
        • TD Majid: Send info to Maya for Constituent Digest
      • NEED TO PUSH, it’s been a while. If they don’t do anything...this is the last week, I will send the verification this weekend REGARDLESS.
    • New group
      • Students Against Islamophobia and Discrimination (SAID)
        • TD Majid: Post question in 5B GroupMe about SAID
        • TD Majid: Think of eye-catching title for statement
      • Megan Yan --- will find someone from DP (Beat Reporter); Diversity Beat Reporter
      • Social media campaign after event
      • Launch Event
        • Tea with APALI on Islamophobia
        • SASAI
        • Ideas
      • Non-Muslim Representation → Talking with Sikh Students (No response from Org, but reaching out to individuals now)

Communications

  • AT&T Sponsorship - 2016 New GenerAsian
    • TD Everyone: Send in media consent forms
    • Feb Launch Date - Will start looking for possible people to feature
      • TD Michelle: Reach out to Week 6-8 people
      • TD Michelle: Reach out to about 3 more people for Person of the Week
    • A lot of changes, contacting and emailing the sponsors
      • Issues: Asked for samples but the samples they gave were very sponsor-like
      • Prizes changed - don’t have the iPad anymore but have more prizes
  • PAACH End of the Year Celebration Planning Committee
    • Nominations
      • Meghana, Chelsey, Andrew Min, Majid, Armi
      • People who are not as involved
      • TD Michelle: Tell committee about these possible speakers
    • They want us to ask around to find:
      • Find people who would be good for MC’s
      • Find senior who would give a really good speech
  • PVP Meeting
    • Had retreat where groups were brought in from sports, fraternities etc.
      • not enough awareness in other age groups (not just freshmen) about issues (mental health)
      • trying to find ways to implement mental health in sports and greek life
  • Meeting w/ Peter
    • Discussed our vision meeting
    • Regarding API mental health
      • Talk to Asian Americans in CAPS who understand Penn culture a lot more
    • Develop connections with all media outlets
      • Within Penn: (Newspapers like the DP, Media & Entertainment, etc.)
        • Potentially highlight API students in the DP
      • Outside of Penn: Develop skill of how to develop a press release; public statements
      • Pipeline for stories of API students on campus
        • Meaningful stories for APIs at Penn (“Humans of New York” style)
      • Promoting ASAM Department
    • Archival System - Video Vlog, etc.
      • Peter said that using a media outlet that can be updated
  • Start weekly spotlights again
    • Already got 3 nominations and a few submissions
    • Thinking about possibly creating a Facebook event to gain more interest + already made a graphic for it
    • Emailed APSC constituents
    • TD Michelle: Follow up on submissions or nominations for the APSC weekly spotlight
  • TD Majid: Send email template to Michelle for speaker
  • TD Michelle, Sarah: Finish making the Powerpoint for the GBM on Wednesday
  • TD Michelle: Posting Minutes to Website and sending TDs
  • TD Michelle: Check up on feedback form
  • Photo campaign
    • Highlighting issues in social media
  • Website launch
    • Forum
    • Update non-constituent boards
  • Combatting stigmas with mental health
  • Make APSC more of a safe space by increasing discussion (broadening topics) to non-API issues

 

Discussion

  • Admission Liaison
    • Set up meeting with Admissions office
    • TD Everyone: Logistically, find out what the other 5B admissions liaisons do
    • TD Brandon: Inquire about data
    • No asian admissions officers
      • TD Sarah, Yen-Yen: Admissions = Topic we should bring up in Amy lunch + 5B meeting + with VPUL
  • ASAM Liaison
    • In the past we have had an liaison with UAB
    • Constitutionally, we have a seat with UAB
    • Brandon will be our ASAM liaison
    • TD Brandon: Contact UAB that he will be the liaison + ask for ASAM events calendar so we can help them advertise
    • Community Service Core is not very well advertised
      • Get calendar for their events
  • ASPIRE Topic Discussion
    • Workshop on leadership, public speaking, etc. (soft skills)
    • Presentation → Interactive Activity → Discussion
      • More interactive activity than discussion
      • Practice public speaking; impromptu speaking; practicing a speech and being able to present that; confidence boosting
      • Talk about how we got comfortable with public speaking (personal stories)
    • Topics already discussed:
      • Generation Gap, Cultural Appropriation, Mental Health An Asian American’s Role in the US Education System, Model Minority, Affirmative Action Racial Profiling, Hate Crime, Racism and Race Relations
  • Sangam
    • “Safe Space”
      • Enjoyed the topic; couldn’t break into small groups
      • Wide variety of stories and backgrounds
      • People are using the term ‘safe space’, but some are not comfortable sharing an opposing opinion
        • Seemed to be some ‘aggressive’ tones (very polarized opinions)
        • TD Everyone: Keep points in mind in the future (especially with our future discussions + with the Education and Awareness committee)
  • YYG’s Idea about APSC GBM’s
    • Opening them up to more people (emphasized this)
    • Break between announcements and funding apps so that people can exit
    • Advertise: This GBM we’ll do this and this, etc.
    • Next ‘interesting/important’ GBM - advertise for people to come and see how it is
  • UPAAN
    • Paulo hasn’t responded :(
    • Having discussion!
    • Set up Alumni event by this summer so we can present it in the fall
    • TD Brandon: Let Sarah know if/when Paulo responds

 

Board MeetingsBoard APSC
Board Minutes | 3.14.16

APSC XXII Board Meeting Agenda

Monday March 14, 2016. 4:00pm EST.

Harrison 21st Lounge

 

Important Dates

  • GBM March 16th 8PM

Chair

  • Meeting with Maureen Rush
  • UMC Budget - March
  • Room Reservations for GBMs
    • Due March 11
    • TD Sarah: Fill out room reservation room for GBMs
    • TD Sarah: Consult with UMC; make sure there is no overlap
    • TD Sarah: Send Temi dates for GBM
  • TD Everyone: Send out emails tonight and figure out time amongst yourselves
  • Meeting with DP
    • 2/29 1:45 PM
  • Pennsylvania Youth Action Conference
    • Co-sponsor and outreach
    • Name on all funding forms + marketing to constituents
    • TD Sarah: Tell Cody we’re on board for the PA Youth Action Conference
  • Faculty Diversity Committee
    • Yen-Yen will be on this committee
  • Faculty Diversity Award/first gen low ses grad school Committees
    • email Ian
    • one for each project
    • award to one member on faculty who is of minority background
      • Maya and Michelle will be on this committee
  • Committee Standings List - ongoing initiative list - past events
    • more transparency on website
  • UMC: Newsletter focused on minority communities
    • who wants to work with UMC?
    • Journal?
    • writing articles: help sparingly - maya, sarah, majid, brandon, yen-yen
  • UMC: cultural house mixer with all students
    • go into cultural houses for an activity
  • API Dating Workshops
    • Sonalee Rashatwar
      • speaks at conferences about body positivity
    • PAGE
      • Safe sex + toy usage - for women by women
      • Misogynistic language - for men by men
      • Interracial dating + Talking to family about dating
        • Start with this one!
    • 4 workshops over the course of a year (2 per semester)
      • Workshop for men by men
      • Workshop for women by women
  • First Gen, low ses committee for assistance into graduate school programs
  • Robyn’s Mental Health Workshop
    • February 25th 2 PM
    • Discussion around mental health issues
      • Very well attended --- 20-30 people
      • Set the rules for interactions
    • Current Ideas
      • Stigma of seeking counseling
      • Biases in mental health research
      • How to better help those around us (activism skills, etc.)
    • Other possible Ideas
      • Focus on a specific aspect
      • Resources at Penn
      • Staying positive
  • 6CRC
    • Met with other centers
    • Event in March on solidarity (late March)
      • Short panel with students talking + interactive workshop about solidarity
  • 5B
    • Online Bias Assessment Report
      • maybe work with DPS?
      • TD Sarah: Keep in contact with officials regarding the online bias assessment report
    • PILOT
  • Monthly Check in meetings
    • Supporting board
    • 2-1 meetings: THIS FRIDAY!
    • TD Sarah and Majid: Set up check-in meeting
  • MSP (Multicultural Scholars Weekend)
    • representative for this committee (usually admissions)
    • 5B specific event
    • 2 asian students came
  • KSA: Activism Across Asia
    • KSA Panel event to talk about protests in Korea (nationalization of textbooks, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc.)
    • Professors to talk about this
    • PennThai, M@P, KSA collab (regarding protests)
    • one scholar from singapore
  • Penn Wellness Steering Committee
    • 30 groups and communities across campus who are dedicated to implementing wellness initiatives within their groups. The committee is meant to serve as an outlet for collaboration, idea sharing, and event planning for wellness programming
  • Penn Spectrum Weekend
    • “This conference, taking place September 23-25, 2016, will be bringing our various alumni and student communities together to celebrate and discuss diversity at Penn and beyond.”
    • Luncheon
  • Scholarship
    • email from Delta - wants to sponsor an event
    • UPAAN wants to sponsor
  • AV Supply - waiting on Peter

 

Vice Chair

  • Board Gear
    • Jennie gave contact info
    • Contact info doesn’t work anymore?! shoredesigns
    • TD Brandon: Send in designs into website
  • ECAASU/ITASA
    • Talked to Peter, created interest form w/ Michelle, want app process for scholarships for ECAASU
      • Post-ECAASU talk?
      • Sleeping bags at PAACH
        • TD Brandon: Remind people to return sleeping bags
    • Reimbursement - David
  • work on UPAAN scholarship
    • Trying to revamp, PAACH has maintained a relationship
    • Waiting for response
    • TD Brandon: Bother Paulo on FB regarding UPAAN
  • Meeting with Penn Women’s Center
    • Going to happen
    • TD Yen-Yen: Email Viraj for summary of SAVA training that we can pass along to constituents
  • PAACH Leadership Meeting
    • ‘Suggestions’ for Staff:
      • Have stance over Wii
      • Equal staff presence in student’s base
      • Respect staff more (get students to respect staff more!)
      • Amanda will put up guidelines for PAACH :)
  • Meeting with PAACH to contact alumni/UPAAN/yPAAN
    • list of local organizations retrieved from Peter
      • tour of Chinatown - local community
        • work with community outreach committee
  • Peter - speaker through PAACH (Mia Yamamoto) - work with Japanese American center and LGBT center: speaking March 31st
  • Connections with local organizations - funnel PAACH as activism center for students to get involved with local community in meaningful ways - AAU, AAI
    • Tour of Chinatown organizations idea
  • Planning for next social!
    • TD Brandon: Optionz? for Board social!
  • Ryan wants to talk about Kusum fund
    • Promotion material
    • He & Nicolette want to host a social media campaign to reach out to a lot of people
  • Discussion about the variety of talks
    • Solidarity Series
    • PAGE Talk about Gender
    • More education to constituents?
    • Combine all into one big discussion --- all have connections to APALI --- make everything into ‘Tea with APALI’?
    • TD Brandon, Majid, Yen-Yen, and Sarah: Set up meeting to prep for meeting
    • TD Brandon, Majid, Yen-Yen, Sarah: Set up meeting to discuss combining all meetings into one ‘Tea with APALI’
  • SAVA Promotion; (ICARE?)
    • TD Everyone: Start promoting SAVA - encourage leaders to participate in the training
    • TD Michelle: SAVA post on Facebook

 

Political

  • University Council Open Forum (2/17/16) (4-6 PM)
    • UC APP DUE 2/22/16
    • Update: UC App finished, interview completed
  • Making spreadsheet - other “APSC” groups outside of us
    • talk with them about their specific groups / what they do
    • possible collaborations
    • TD Yen-Yen: Meet w/ Temple ASA
  • CDUS
    • Analyzed data for CDUS
    • Faculty Lunch in Feb 29 - Heather Williams and Grace Kao-- faculty come in and talk about teaching preferences
    • TD Yen-Yen: Attend meeting on Thursday from 11-12 am
  • Integration with other PAACH groups
    • Sit-down meeting with other undergrad PAACH organizations to talk about relationship with them
    • Rep from PEER, ASPIRE, etc. at APSC GBMs
    • TD Yen-Yen: Reach out to different PAACH groups to talk about relationship with them (form more collaborative relationship)
  • Working with other 5B groups to have a conference to discuss self-segregation/5B Week
    • introductory thing for freshmen in the future
    • Group chat --- meet this week
    • TD Yen-Yen: Add Majid to group for 5B week
  • Integration with the other 5B groups and other cultural centers
    • 5B meetings - Sarah, Yen-Yen, Majid
      • Brandon focusing more on internal initiatives
  • Why Do APIA issues matter short video
    • Questions - Why do API issues matter?
    • Interview different members of the community
    • Collaborate - Make into video; distribute video
    • Short, powerful video
    • TD Yen-Yen: Create list of possible interviewers
    • TD Yen-Yen: Reach out to potential videographers
  • Meeting with Peter and Will Wang
    • activist ideas (API issues) - more discussion
    • March 16 - wants to do a presentation during GBM on API history at Penn
    • TD Yen-Yen, Majid: Meet with Will to figure out presentation for APSC GBM 3/16
    • Peter wants to do a presentation; wants to incorporate more education
  • APSC/ASAM History Jeopardy
    • constituent groups can sign up as teams
    • small funding prizes
    • List of question and category ideas in Jeopardy
    • aim for week after Spring Break
    • Monday, March 28 ~6PM
    • TD Yen-Yen: Pitch idea of possible monetary prize for jeopardy (take from constituent fund)
    • TD Yen-Yen: Follow up w/ Christian and see what ASAM said regarding Jeopardy
  • PEER Service Projects
    • Group 1: Colorism and Anti-Black sentiments in API community
      • March 30th 6-7:30 pm in Golkin Room in Houston
    • Group 2: Political Apathy
      • Meet with Will Yeung
      • Hosting a panel and a discussion afterwards

 

Constituent

  • Promote personal and intergroup interactions
  • Robyn - grad school database
    • Similar program to ‘Lunch with a Senior’; Grad + Undergrad mentorship
    • Start database from grad school of different fields - Leave it to undergrads to reach out
    • Best way to disseminate this information?
    • Google form for Grad students to fill out - start to pass along after spring break
    • TD Maya: Send out new Food for Thought event in newsletter
  • Board Mixers
    • Emailed to check up
    • Once a month = goal
    • https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PI4P1fG_bYaRZCX_2NMx76XGcTYnPr1GE5AdTU0Spwc/viewform
      • Connect via email
      • Made a form to send to the presidents
  • Bi-weekly PAACH events, discussions, etc.
    • opposite weeks of GBMS - political discussion
    • TD Maya: Reach out to WAX and see what they want to do for the bi-weekly
    • fireside chat tie in
  • Facebook groups
    • TD Maya: Make ‘Presidents Group’ - Facebook
      • Externals optional
  • APSC Dollars
  • Penn Spectrum Weekend meeting
    • Weekend in September
    • panels, social events, etc.
    • Want a representative from each of the boards if possible for planning
    • Committees for programming (encourage people in the community to apply to those)
  • Constituent Events
    • attending as many events as possible
    • facebook group link and freeforcoffee link

Finance

  • T-Change/ICF/Penn Tradition
  • Budget Analysis (lawrence completed)
    • We funded more in the fall semester than we have in the past
    • Budgeted ~$700 to constituent fund, ~$550 guaranteed fund
    • UA Contingency funded us twice
  • TD Andy: Update Budget + Remember to write down the numbers after the GBMs
  • Digest Townhall Suggestions
    • Justify numbers
    • TD Andy: send out funding brochure regularly
    • educating presenters and voters
      • i.e. the brochure, talk to the people who are about to present
      • talk about certain things before the funding process
    • TD Andy: add more information to info sheet (a FAQ)
    • budget analysis for constituent groups
      • refer them to Kusum
  • Corporate Sponsorship
    • Delta
      • APSC Formal ?!?!?!??!?!
      • TD Andy: give Delta actual date for formal (last week of April) by Friday
    • Dates: This semester last week of april ( 26th-29th)
    • Brunch formal !!!
      • Williams Street Commons, Distrito, World Cafe Live
      • Rental fee of ~$300-$600
      • TD Andy and Yen-Yen: Look into locations + Book Williams Street Commons
        • Middle of the day
      • Classy country club

 

External

  • PAAFF
    • TD Majid and Michelle: General series graphic for both events (APSC PAAFF Screening Series, APIs in the Arts)
    • Meeting with Sangam to see what future movie to bring in
      • 30 min short films
      • April 1st, In PAACH
      • Wider Marketing, get more peeps next goal
      • Sidenote: APSC has a lot of events which is awesome, but can dilute
  • Speakers
    • TD Michelle (with Majid’s Direction): Create Cover Photo for Asian Americans in Entertainment Series
    • Bring in Muslim speaker for April
      • Collab with SAID, Perhaps SAS
      • Rohan Grover is down to contribute as an Alum → Perhaps Islamophobia Teach-In
    • Keli Lee (CAPE for speaker ideas)
      • She hasn’t responded. She may, We’ll double check for Next Semester
    • TD Majid:  Think about David So Event for March Speaker/Performer
      • aimed for March 31
      • Needs a month - may not be able to make March
      • TD Majid: Look into Jenny Yang as a speaker via Viraj ASAP
    • Fung Brothers responded
      • Responded again saying I should talk to someone else, the assistant never responded...I prodded them again.
      • TD Sarah and Majid: Ask for $1000 + travel expenses (Fung Bros) --- negotiate!
        • I asked them what they want, and then I’ll counter offer. But they took too long (I don’t Think March is possible anymore??)
  • Muslim-related Initiatives
    • NCAPA - Condemnation (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christopher-kang/why-i-oppose-antimuslim-h_b_8830976.html)
      • Post on website when posting the statement (TD Majid: Keep in mind article for when we release the statement!)
    • Statement in 5B
      • Lauren Silberberg - Will send me contacts of Pan-Hell presidents. She’s the last straggler…
      • Launch will be next Friday.
        • Lunch with student leaders
        • Announcement of club
        • Tea with APALI
      • NEED TO PUSH, it’s been a while. If they don’t do anything...this is the last week, I will send the verification this weekend REGARDLESS.
    • New group
      • Students Against Islamophobia and Discrimination (SAID)
        • TD Majid: Post question in 5B GroupMe about SAID
        • TD Majid: Think of eye-catching title for statement
      • TD Majid and MIchelle: Coordinate with DP to cover event
      • Social media campaign after event
      • Launch Event
        • Tea with APALI on Islamophobia
        • SASAI
        • Ideas
      • Non-Muslim Representation → Talking with Sikh Students (No response from Org, but reaching out to individuals now)

Communications

  • TD Everyone: Clean up sections
  • AT&T Sponsorship - 2016 New GenerAsian
    • TD Everyone: Send in media consent forms
    • Feb Launch Date - Will start looking for possible people to feature
      • TD Michelle: Reach out to Week 6-8 people
      • TD Michelle: Reach out to about 3 more people for Person of the Week
    • A lot of changes, contacting and emailing the sponsors
      • Issues: Asked for samples but the samples they gave were very sponsor-like
      • Prizes changed - don’t have the iPad anymore but have more prizes
  • PAACH End of the Year Celebration Planning Committee
    • Nominations
      • Meghana, Chelsey, Andrew Min, Majid, Armi
      • People who are not as involved
    • They want us to ask around to find:
      • Find people who would be good for MC’s
      • Find senior who would give a really good speech
  • PVP Meeting
    • Had retreat where groups were brought in from sports, fraternities etc.
      • not enough awareness in other age groups (not just freshmen) about issues (mental health)
      • trying to find ways to implement mental health in sports and greek life
  • Meeting w/ Peter
    • Discussed our vision meeting
    • Regarding API mental health
      • Talk to Asian Americans in CAPS who understand Penn culture a lot more
    • Develop connections with all media outlets
      • Within Penn: (Newspapers like the DP, Media & Entertainment, etc.)
        • Potentially highlight API students in the DP
      • Outside of Penn: Develop skill of how to develop a press release; public statements
      • Pipeline for stories of API students on campus
        • Meaningful stories for APIs at Penn (“Humans of New York” style)
      • Promoting ASAM Department
    • Archival System - Video Vlog, etc.
      • Peter said that using a media outlet that can be updated
  • Start weekly spotlights again
    • Already got 3 nominations and a few submissions
    • Thinking about possibly creating a Facebook event to gain more interest + already made a graphic for it
    • Emailed APSC constituents
    • TD Michelle: Follow up on submissions or nominations for the APSC weekly spotlight
  • TD Michelle, Sarah: Finish making the Powerpoint for the GBM on Wednesday
  • TD Michelle: Posting Minutes to Website and sending TDs
  • TD Michelle: Check up on feedback form
  • Photo campaign
    • Highlighting issues in social media
  • Website launch
    • Forum
    • Update non-constituent boards
  • Combatting stigmas with mental health
  • Make APSC more of a safe space by increasing discussion (broadening topics) to non-API issues

 

Discussion

  • TD Sarah and Michelle: Work on PPT for GBM
  • TD Sarah: Send out GBM reminder tonight
  • Committees
    • TD Everyone: Send out congratulatory emails by tonight; ask to come to GBM; work out time to meet before GBM (have meeting by next board meeting)
      • GBM
    • Sarah
      • Congratulations to new Committees
      • Meeting with VP Rush
    • Michelle
      • Nominate for speaker events
      • Continue to nominate for Person of the Week
      • New GenerAsian Launch
    • Maya
      • Reminders: March board mixers, APSC dollars
    • Majid
      • PAAFF Screening on April 1st in PAACH
      • Fill in suggestions to the Google Doc!
      • SAID Announcement
    • Yen Yen
      • PAACH Calendar exists now - use dry erase markers only - not easel markers or regular markets
      • APSC Jeopardy: Taking from constituent fund
    • Andy
      • Last weeks to submit proposal for Constituent Funding (Mar 27th)
    • Brandon
      • SAVA
      • ECAASU Recap
      • Organizational Reachout

 

Board MeetingsBoard APSC
Board Minutes | 2.28.16

APSC XXII Board Meeting Agenda

Sunday February 28, 2016. 5:00pm EST.

Harrison 21st Lounge

Important Dates

  • 2/28 6PM: HYPE Show - YAYYYY ANDYYY
  • 2/29 5:40 PM: SAS PAACH Bi-weekly
  • 3/2 8PM: APSC GBM

Updates

Chair

    • UMC Budget - March
    • Room Reservations for GBMs
      • Due March 11

 

  • TD Sarah: Fill out room reservation room for GBMs
  • TD Sarah: Consult with UMC; make sure there is no overlap

 

    • Meeting with DP
      • 2/29 1:45 PM
      • TD Maya and Michelle: Send articles from the DP ‘scandal’ to Sarah
    • Pennsylvania Youth Action Conference
      • Co-sponsor and outreach
      • Name on all funding forms + marketing to constituents
      • TD Sarah: Tell Cody we’re on board for the PA Youth Action Conference
    • Faculty Diversity Committee
      • Yen-Yen will be on this committee
    • Faculty Diversity Award/first gen low ses grad school Committees
      • email Ian
      • one for each project
      • award to one member on faculty who is of minority background
        • Maya and Michelle will be on this committee
    • Committee Standings List - ongoing initiative list - past events
      • more transparency on website
    • UMC: Newsletter focused on minority communities
      • who wants to work with UMC?
      • Journal?
      • writing articles: help sparingly - maya, sarah, majid, brandon, yen-yen
    • UMC: cultural house mixer with all students
      • go into cultural houses for an activity
    • API Dating Workshops
      • Sonalee Rashatwar
        • speaks at conferences about body positivity
      • PAGE
        • Safe sex + toy usage - for women by women
        • Misogynistic language - for men by men
        • Interracial dating + Talking to family about dating
          • Start with this one!
      • 4 workshops over the course of a year (2 per semester)
        • Workshop for men by men
        • Workshop for women by women
    • First Gen, low ses committee for assistance into graduate school programs
    • Robyn’s Mental Health Workshop
      • February 25th 2 PM
      • Discussion around mental health issues
        • Very well attended --- 20-30 people
        • Set the rules for interactions
      • Current Ideas
        • Stigma of seeking counseling
        • Biases in mental health research
        • How to better help those around us (activism skills, etc.)
      • Other possible Ideas
        • Focus on a specific aspect
        • Resources at Penn
        • Staying positive
    • 6CRC
      • Met with other centers
      • Event in March on solidarity (late March)
        • Short panel with students talking + interactive workshop about solidarity
    • 5B
      • Online Bias Assessment Report
        • maybe work with DPS?

 

  • TD Sarah: Keep in contact with officials regarding the online bias assessment report

 

      • PILOT
    • Monthly Check in meetings
      • Supporting board
      • 2-1 meetings: THIS FRIDAY!

 

  • TD Everyone: Fill in monthly check in meetings

 

  • MSP (Multicultural Scholars Weekend)
    • representative for this committee (usually admissions)
    • 5B specific event
    • 2 asian students came
  • KSA: Activism Across Asia
    • KSA Panel event to talk about protests in Korea (nationalization of textbooks, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc.)
    • Professors to talk about this
    • PennThai, M@P, KSA collab (regarding protests)
    • one scholar from singapore
  • Penn Wellness Steering Committee
    • 30 groups and communities across campus who are dedicated to implementing wellness initiatives within their groups. The committee is meant to serve as an outlet for collaboration, idea sharing, and event planning for wellness programming
  • Penn Spectrum Weekend
    • “This conference, taking place September 23-25, 2016, will be bringing our various alumni and student communities together to celebrate and discuss diversity at Penn and beyond.”
    • Luncheon
  • Scholarship
    • email from Delta - wants to sponsor an event
    • UPAAN wants to sponsor
  • AV Supply - waiting on Peter

 

Vice Chair

    • Board Gear
      • Jennie gave contact info
      • Contact info doesn’t work anymore?! shoredesigns

 

  • TD Brandon: Send options for designs/types of jackets this week

 

    • ECAASU/ITASA
      • Talked to Peter, created interest form w/ Michelle, want app process for scholarships for ECAASU

 

  • Post-ECAASU talk?

 

        • Sleeping bags at PAACH

 

  • TD Brandon: Remind people to return sleeping bags

 

      • Reimbursement - David
      • TD Brandon: Set debrief meeting time + do reimbursements?
    • work on UPAAN scholarship
      • Trying to revamp, PAACH has maintained a relationship
      • Waiting for response

 

  • TD Brandon: Bother Paulo on FB regarding UPAAN

 

    • Meeting with Penn Women’s Center
      • Going to happen

 

  • TD Yen-Yen: Email Viraj for summary of SAVA training that we can pass along to constituents

 

    • PAACH Leadership Meeting
      • ‘Suggestions’ for Staff:
        • Have stance over Wii
        • Equal staff presence in student’s base
        • Respect staff more (get students to respect staff more!)
        • Amanda will put up guidelines for PAACH :)
    • Meeting with PAACH to contact alumni/UPAAN/yPAAN
      • list of local organizations retrieved from Peter
        • tour of Chinatown - local community
          • work with community outreach committee
    • Peter - speaker through PAACH (Mia Yamamoto) - work with Japanese American center and LGBT center: speaking March 31st
    • Connections with local organizations - funnel PAACH as activism center for students to get involved with local community in meaningful ways - AAU, AAI
      • Tour of Chinatown organizations idea
    • Planning for next social!
      • TD Brandon: Optionz? for Board social!
    • Ryan wants to talk about Kusum fund
      • Promotion material
      • He & Nicolette want to host a social media campaign to reach out to a lot of people
    • Discussion about the variety of talks
      • Solidarity Series
      • PAGE Talk about Gender
      • More education to constituents?
      • Combine all into one big discussion --- all have connections to APALI --- make everything into ‘Tea with APALI’?

 

  • TD Brandon, Majid, Yen-Yen, and Sarah: Set up meeting to prep for meeting
  • TD Brandon, Majid, Yen-Yen, Sarah: Set up meeting to discuss combining all meetings into one ‘Tea with APALI’

 

  • SAVA Promotion; (ICARE?)
    • TD Everyone: Start promoting SAVA - encourage leaders to participate in the training

 

Political

    • Soomin organizing discussion!!!

 

  • TD Yen-Yen: Yell at Soomin to apply for Education!!!

 

    • University Council Open Forum (2/17/16) (4-6 PM)
      • UC APP DUE 2/22/16
      • Update: UC App finished, interview completed
    • Making spreadsheet - other “APSC” groups outside of us
      • talk with them about their specific groups / what they do
      • possible collaborations
      • TD Yen-Yen: Meet w/ Temple ASA
    • CDUS
      • Analyzed data for CDUS
      • Faculty Lunch in Feb 29 - Heather Williams and Grace Kao-- faculty come in and talk about teaching preferences

 

  • TD Yen-Yen: Follow up & get more specific logistics for CDUS

 

    • Working with other 5B groups to have a conference to discuss self-segregation/5B Week
      • introductory thing for freshmen in the future
      • 5B very open to this idea
    • Integration with the other 5B groups and other cultural centers
      • 5B meetings - Sarah, Yen-Yen, Majid
        • Brandon focusing more on internal initiatives
    • Why Do APIA issues matter film
    • Overall ‘Theme’ for Events (+ Special fund for that)

 

  • TD Everyone: Think of possible themes + talk about it at the GBM

 

    • PAACH Programming
      • TD Yen-Yen: Check in: Organized Calendar of all events planned in PAACH with Peter and Viraj; Proposal for calendar
      • UPDATE: Calendar will be implemented after spring break
        • Calendar’s use:
          • Constituency calendar vs PAACH calendar
        • 2-3 PM Fridays

 

  • TD Yen-Yen: Reach out to APALI with regards to marketing of these events (like Tea w/ APALI)
  • TD Yen-Yen: Talk to Lawrence more about Tea w/ APALI marketing

 

    • Meeting with Peter and Will Wang
      • activist ideas (API issues) - more discussion
      • March 16 - wants to do a presentation during GBM on API history at Penn
      • TD Yen-Yen, Majid: Meet with Will to figure out presentation for APSC GBM 3/16
      • Peter wants to do a presentation; wants to incorporate more education
    • APSC/ASAM History Jeopardy
      • constituent groups can sign up as teams
      • small funding prizes
      • List of question and category ideas in Jeopardy
      • aim for week after Spring Break
      • Week of March 23rd ?

 

  • TD Yen-Yen: Follow up w/ Christian and see what ASAM said regarding Jeopardy

 

 

Constituent

    • Promote personal and intergroup interactions
    • Robyn - grad school database
      • Similar program to ‘Lunch with a Senior’; Grad + Undergrad mentorship
      • Start database from grad school of different fields - Leave it to undergrads to reach out
      • Best way to disseminate this information?

 

  • TD Majid: Recap the mental health workshop

 

      • TD Majid: Talk to Robyn about possibly hosting another event
    • Board Mixers
      • Emailed to check up
      • Once a month = goal
      • https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PI4P1fG_bYaRZCX_2NMx76XGcTYnPr1GE5AdTU0Spwc/viewform
        • Connect via email
        • Made a form to send to the presidents
    • Bi-weekly PAACH events, discussions, etc.
      • opposite weeks of GBMS - political discussion
      • fireside chat tie in
      • SAS signed up for next PAACH event (short film)
        • Monday - SAS Biweekly

 

  • TD Everyone: Invite friends to the SAS BiWeekly Event

 

    • Facebook groups
      • TD Maya: Make ‘Presidents Group’ - Facebook
        • Externals optional
    • APSC Dollars

 

  • TD Michelle and Maya: Work on marketing for APSC Dollars w/ Maya
  • Penn Spectrum Weekend meeting

 

    • Weekend in September
    • panels, social events, etc.
    • Want a representative from each of the boards if possible for planning
    • Committees for programming (encourage people in the community to apply to those)
  • Constituent Events
    • attending as many events as possible
    • facebook group link and freeforcoffee link

 

Finance

    • T-Change/ICF/Penn Tradition
    • Budget Analysis (lawrence completed)
      • We funded more in the fall semester than we have in the past
      • Budgeted ~$700 to constituent fund, ~$550 guaranteed fund
      • UA Contingency funded us twice
    • TD Andy: Update Budget + Remember to write down the numbers after the GBMs

 

  • Digest Townhall Suggestions

 

    • Justify numbers
    • TD Andy: send out funding brochure regularly
    • educating presenters and voters
      • i.e. the brochure, talk to the people who are about to present
      • talk about certain things before the funding process
    • TD Andy: add more information to info sheet (a FAQ)
    • budget analysis for constituent groups
      • refer them to Kusum
  • Corporate Sponsorship
    • Delta
      • APSC Formal ?!?!?!??!?!
      • TD Andy: follow up with Delta

 

External

 

  • TD Majid: Calendar update + think about which speaker to pass on

 

    • Look into project initiative database
    • APIs in media with PAAF film series
      • reached out --- currently discussing
        • Sangam, Penn Cinema Initiatives
        • Feb 7 or Feb 14
        • Talking w/ PAAF director (discussion) - Ricki’s Promise (movie)
        • TD Majid: Collab with Matt to bring in comedians (David So, Dan Nainan)
        • early Feb - Dan confirmed
          • comedy night in March
        • Feb/March - bring in Keli Lee (casting for ABC)
          • meeting w/ UME programmer
    • want to talk to other externals of coalitions to do semester-long initiatives
      • finished at retreat
    • talk to PRISM about how to educate constituents
      • talked a little bit to Steve
      • student run version --- talk to APALI about this
      • skype call between APALI facilitator, student, etc.
      • TD Majid: Get APALI facilitators, iBelieve TA,
    • PTS, HKSA, etc. Speaker Event
    • MSA Collaboration
    • 5B statement about anti-muslim attacks
      • DP editorial piece
    • getting feedback on events
      • after event, create google form for groups
      • sending out form before next GBM - talk about this feedback at the meetings
        • suggestion box (?)
        • right after GBM
        • End of semester - What did you enjoy from the semester / How can we improve

 

  • IDEA: Majid Can Make a Presentation Around Team Dynamics from his MGMT Class

 

    • PAAFF

 

  • TD Maya: Keep DVD for Ricki’s Promise until Van Pelt reaches out to Majid
  • TD Michelle: General series graphic for both events (APSC PAAFF Screening Series, APIs in the Arts)

 

      • Sangam is going to help with marketing, after that can get involved in discussions
      • small discussion with PAAF or director
      • academic acquisition to get dvds - petitioning library to acquire rights to specific film
        • Van Pelt allows - can utilize for future events
      • March
      • keeping it at the same month and time
      • in the gbm before, ask them what movie they want

 

  • TD Majid: Meet with Sangam to see what future movie to bring in

 

    • Speakers
      • TD Michelle (with Majid’s Direction): Create Cover Photo for Asian Americans in Entertainment Series
      • looking at CAPE for other speaker ideas
      • Bring in Muslim speaker for April
        • Collab with SAID
      • Keli Lee

 

  • Wait On Response
  • TD Michelle: create google form for speaker suggestions on website + feedback form (post in general fb group)

 

          • date, name of event, etc. (general one)
          • suggestions form on its own (two separate forms)

 

  • TD Majid:  Think about David So Event for March Speaker/Performer

 

        • aimed for March 31
        • TD Majid: Look into Jenny Yang as a speaker via Viraj ASAP

 

  • TD Maya and Sarah: Contact Jenny Yang for a speaker event
  • TD Majid: List of Speakers for the Rest of the Series

 

        • Fung Brothers responded
        • TD Majid: Ask for $1000 + travel expenses (Fung Bros) --- negotiate!
    • Muslim-related Initiatives

 

  • TD Sarah: Meet with DP head regarding 5B statement

 

        • reached out to various organizations to get them to sign (PRISM board is down)
          • reached out to UA, etc.

 

  • TD Everyone: Think about clubs/groups that would be down to sign the 5B statement + send out to constituent groups
  • TD Andy and Majid: Work with Majid, IFC with regards to the 5B statement (check up, etc.), Facebook Thread.
  • TD Majid: Create spreadsheet for disseminating the 5B statement

 

          • PAGE wants to add a clause

 

  • TD Majid: Send out mass email regarding the addition of the clause (proceed if no response)
  • TD Majid: Reach out to the people who haven’t responded yet
  • TD Majid: Send out ‘final statement’ to the signers

 

      • New group
        • Students Against Islamophobia and Discrimination (SAID)
          • TD Majid: Post question in 5B GroupMe about SAID

 

  • TD Majid: Think of eye-catching title for statement

 

          • Idea of providing link to spreadsheet with signers
          • Feedback for statement
            • Reading out the statement would be powerful, but sharing a ‘two sentence graphic’ would be very powerful
            • At Event, read the statement outloud --- afterwards, mention the social media push that would occur and ask members to support the social media push
            • Graphic with quote from statement + link statement in description of release graphic
            • ‘Filter’ for Facebook profile picture?
        • Launch Event
        • related to Amy Guttman meeting
        • make statement about positive things rather than condemning
        • meeting on Tuesday with Chaplains
          • try to do collaborations surrounding the idea
          • talk about issues of islamophobia affecting different communities
        • Monday Meeting w/ Steering Committee
        • Push for statement!
      • MAG Meeting First
        • fairly diverse group - we want to open it up to all these groups
          • administration can see that this is an issue beyond just one community
        • more facilitation of a discussion

 

  • I Believe
  • TD Majid: Set meetings with Muslim APALI grads and iBelieve Grads

 

 

Communications

 

  • TD Everyone: Clean up sections

 

    • AT&T Sponsorship - 2016 New GenerAsian
      • Feb Launch Date - Will start looking for possible people to feature
        • Made a graphic

 

  • TD Michelle: Send spreadsheet out for AT&T nominations

 

          • diversity in who we pick

 

  • TD Michelle: Release the graphic and launch campaign

 

    • A lot of changes, contacting and emailing the sponsors
      • Issues: Asked for samples but the samples they gave were very sponsor-like
      • Prizes changed - don’t have the iPad anymore but have more prizes
  • ECAASU - Made event, gauged interest
    • Social Media
    • Mondays
  • PVP Meeting
    • Had retreat where groups were brought in from sports, fraternities etc.
      • not enough awareness in other age groups (not just freshmen) about issues (mental health)
      • trying to find ways to implement mental health in sports and greek life
    • Attending PVP meeting this week
  • Meeting w/ Peter
    • Discussed our vision meeting
    • Regarding API mental health
      • Talk to Asian Americans in CAPS who understand Penn culture a lot more
    • Develop connections with all media outlets
      • Within Penn: (Newspapers like the DP, Media & Entertainment, etc.)
        • Potentially highlight API students in the DP
      • Outside of Penn: Develop skill of how to develop a press release; public statements
      • Pipeline for stories of API students on campus
        • Meaningful stories for APIs at Penn (“Humans of New York” style)
      • Promoting ASAM Department
    • Archival System - Video Vlog, etc.
      • Peter said that using a media outlet that can be updated
  • Start weekly spotlights again
    • Already got 3 nominations and a few submissions
    • Thinking about possibly creating a Facebook event to gain more interest + already made a graphic for it
    • Emailed APSC constituents
    • TD Michelle: Follow up on submissions or nominations for the APSC weekly spotlight
  • TD Michelle, Sarah: Finish making the Powerpoint for the GBM on Wednesday
  • TD Michelle: Posting Minutes to Website
  • TD Michelle: Sending TDs
  • TD Michelle: Check up on feedback form
  • Photo campaign
  • Highlighting issues in social media
  • Website launch
    • Forum
    • update non-constituent boards
  • APSC Snapchat Idea - still want to do this! Maybe I can just make one and provide the QR code at the next GBM and so members can start to use it?
    • question of whether to keep APSC snapchat to our board (as in when we attend events we use it) or to open up to all community members so that they can snap
        • their own events ??????
        • February 17th GBM
        • Talked with people at the Town Hall about it; one group was very open and for the idea
        • Snapchat: group boards can switch it up throughout the week or during large events (form system)
      • Combatting stigmas with mental health
      • Make APSC more of a safe space by increasing discussion (broadening topics) to non-API issues
      • Make APSC more fun - too administrative
        • like the bacon ice breaker
        • bonding activities
          • take APSC liaisons to eat
          • people would be more open
          • bonfire chats

      Discussion

       

    • TD Sarah and Michelle: Work on PPT for GBM
        • Committees

       

    • TD Everyone: Send out interview email before Tuesday and have interview before next board meeting
    • TD Brandon and YYG: Send out interview times
    • TD Sarah: Send Lawrence rejection letter :O
      • GBM
        • Sarah
          • Pennsylvania Youth Action Conference
          • Resources List
          • 5B - Faculty Diversity (Award, Scouting)
          • First gen low ses assistance into graduate school
          • Online bias assessment report
          • Meeting with DP/Statement Update
        • Michelle
          • Fill out feedback form for future speakers
          • Continue to nominate for Person of the Week & New GenerAsian
          • New GenerAsian is starting - interact with posts for prizes
        • Maya
          • March Board Mixers
          • SAS biweekly recap
          • APSC dollars
        • Majid
          • Mental Health Recap
          • PAAFF Recap
          • SAID Announcement
        • Yen Yen
          • PAACH Calendar Update
          • Reapplying to UC
        • Andy
        • Brandon
          • SAVA
          • ECAASU Recap
          • Organizational Reachout
Board MeetingsBoard APSC
Board Minutes | 2.21.16

APSC XXII Board Meeting Agenda

Sunday February 21, 2016. 5:00pm EST.

Harrison 21st Lounge

Updates

Chair

    • Pennsylvania Youth Action Conference
      • Co-sponsor and outreach
    • Faculty Diversity Committee
      • Yen-Yen will be on this committee
    • Faculty Diversity Award/first gen low ses grad school Committees
      • email Ian
      • one for each project
      • award to one member on faculty who is of minority background
        • Maya and Michelle will be on this committee
    • Committee Standings List - ongoing initiative list - past events
      • more transparency on website

 

  • TD Michelle: Work on resource list for website

 

    • PAACH Leadership Dinner
      • 2/24 6-7:15

 

  • TD Sarah: Tell them who are representatives are - Work with Brandon & Majid on the presentation
  • TD Majid and Brandon: Go to PAACH Leadership Dinner

 

    • UMC: Newsletter focused on minority communities
      • who wants to work with UMC?
      • Journal?
      • writing articles: help sparingly - maya, sarah, majid, brandon, yen-yen
    • UMC: cultural house mixer with all students
    • API Dating Workshops
      • Sonalee Rashatwar
        • speaks at conferences about body positivity
      • PAGE
        • Safe sex
        • Misogynistic language
        • Interracial dating
        • Talking to family about dating
      • Viraj
        • Now 2PM on Thursday

 

  • TD Everyone: Add people to the Facebook event + on Wednesday, share the event

 

      • 4 workshops over the course of a year (2 per semester)
    • First Gen, low ses committee for assistance into graduate school programs

 

  • TD Sarah: Tell 5B that Brandon will be a part of this first-gen SES committee

 

    • Robyn’s Mental Health Workshop
      • February 25th 2 PM
      • marketing materials
      • name
      • Discussion around mental health issues
      • Current Ideas
        • Stigma of seeking counseling
        • Biases in mental health research
        • How to better help those around us (activism skills, etc.)
      • Other possible Ideas
        • Focus on a specific aspect
        • Resources at Penn
        • Staying positive
    • 6CRC
    • Arch Committee
      • Different events at cultural centers

 

  • TD Sarah: Tell Viraj Majid is still down for the Arch Committee

 

    • 5B
      • Online Bias Assessment Report
        • maybe work with DPS?

 

  • TD Sarah: Email the officials regarding the online bias assessment report

 

      • PILOT
    • Vision
    • Monthly Check in meetings
      • Supporting board
      • 2-1 meetings

 

  • TD Everyone: Fill in monthly check in meetings

 

    • Soci-political (Activism focused)
      • TD Sarah: Talk to LC & Penn for Immigrant Rights
    • MSP (Multicultural Scholars Weekend)
      • representative for this committee (usually admissions)
      • 5B specific event
      • 2 asian students came
    • Focus Groups

 

  • TD Sarah: set up focus groups for this week

 

      • 5 Sign-ups for international student groups
        • feel integrated with community
        • likes the reach out
        • international student groups ended up giving feedback for small groups too
        • hard to garner interest because for most people the small group is not their ‘main group’
        • *entire notes are under focus group folder
      • No sign-ups for small groups
    • Meeting with Viraj
      • program/workshop on Asian American dating. It could cover a broad range of topics, including sex and dating in the APA community at Penn, heteronormativity in the way we talk about dating, consent, etc.
    • KSA: Activism Across Asia
      • KSA Panel event to talk about protests in Korea (nationalization of textbooks, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc.)
      • Professors to talk about this
      • PennThai, M@P, KSA collab (regarding protests)
      • one scholar from singapore
    • AT&T Sponsorship
      • $100 for the campaign and a tablet.
      • New GenerAsian
      • It’s also a reframing; not simply of them as Asian Americans, but part of a broader community of globally-influential individuals.
      • use tablet as prize for an event/social media campaign (competition or raffle)
      • use money for new groups’ events
        • club created in the last 3 years
        • $25 per externally focused event?
          • gain visibility and gain new members
        • sign in sheet available at event for guests who want to be added to the listserv
        • collab with apsc for additional exposure
          • more people to promote
          • wider audience

 

  • TD Michelle: Stay on top of the AT&T Sponsorship

 

  • Gallup Strength
    • Viraj Patel
    • Strengthsfinder leadership assessment tool. It’s a great tool based on positive psychology that recognizes the different strengths and talents folks bring to a team, and also teaches folks how to develop and sustain environments that celebrate each other’s talents and facilitate collaboration
    • Majid - we should ask Viraj about examples in the past and how it can help us (sounds cool though)
  • Penn Wellness Steering Committee
    • 30 groups and communities across campus who are dedicated to implementing wellness initiatives within their groups. The committee is meant to serve as an outlet for collaboration, idea sharing, and event planning for wellness programming
  • Penn Spectrum Weekend
    • “This conference, taking place September 23-25, 2016, will be bringing our various alumni and student communities together to celebrate and discuss diversity at Penn and beyond.”
    • Luncheon
  • Big-Little Day
    • Amanda Martinez - mentor and mentees among all constituent groups
    • Put in backburner for now
  • Scholarship
    • email from Delta - wants to sponsor an event
    • UPAAN wants to sponsor
  • Committees
  • AV Supply - waiting on Peter
  • Breaking the stigma surrounding sexual violence, sexual relationships, and sexual health
    • TD Sarah: Talk to Tim, Jessica, Kim about these issues

Vice Chair

    • Board Gear
      • Jennie gave contact info

 

  • TD Brandon: Send options for designs/types of jackets this week

 

    • ECAASU/ITASA
      • Talked to Peter, created interest form w/ Michelle, want app process for scholarships for ECAASU
        • App has been created and distributed
        • 4 students are subsidized for the full registration cost
      • Transportation: train is best (regional rail/NJ Transit)

 

  • TD Brandon: Talk to David more about PEER subsidizing

 

      • get clearer idea of what ECAASU was like
        • shift responsibility to Brandon + Michelle
        • $80 to register --- PEER, other orgs can give some money
        • contact people to stay with

 

  • TD Brandon: Figure out housing with Rutgers people - who knows students there?

 

    • work on UPAAN scholarship
      • Trying to revamp, PAACH has maintained a relationship
      • Different types of alumni groups could help us out
      • Paulo Bautista will send out email
      • set up fund to bring apsc alums back to campus
      • Ask Paulo - do they have a list of alums categorized by industry? would he be interested in funding a scholarship that could raise visibility for UPAAN? + possible alum database
      • Met w/ Viraj + Peter regarding alums
      • scholarship for someone that contributes greatly to the apsc community
      • alumni database (send out survey to alums) - we have specific databases for PEER, etc.
      • Collab w/ PAACH for career talks, API career fair w/ corporations

 

  • TD Brandon: followup with Paulo for more ideas, talk to PAACH about alumni database

 

      • Can still have a call
      • UPANN is trying to cultivate a community and host tangible events for students on campus
      • PAACH has a lot of different alumni databases - build a cohesive PAACH database
        • Look to see who was involved with APSC on Quakernet
    • Meeting with Penn Women’s Center
      • Keep in contact with Tim and Brittany on email
      • Hosting workshop at next GBM (March 2nd?)
      • 40 minute workshop
      • SAVA Training for all leaders - spread to constituents

 

  • TD Brandon: Email Brittany; talk about next week workshop
  • TD Yen-Yen: Email Viraj for summary of SAVA training that we can pass along to constituents

 

  • PAACH Leadership Meeting
    • ‘Suggestions’ for Staff:
      • Have stance over Wii
      • Equal staff presence in student’s base
      • Respect staff more (get students to respect staff more!)
      • Amanda will put up guidelines for PAACH :)
  • Meeting with PAACH to contact alumni/UPAAN/yPAAN
  • Peter - speaker through PAACH (Mia Yamamoto) - work with Japanese American center and LGBT center: speaking March 31st

 

Political

    • Soomin organizing discussion!!!

 

  • TD Yen-Yen: Get people to apply for Education!!!

 

    • University Council Open Forum (2/17/16) (4-6 PM)
      • UC APP DUE 2/22/16

 

  • TD Sarah, Brandon: Help Yen-Yen with application for UC

 

      • TD Yen-Yen: Assign Sarah & Brandon different parts to do; Email NEC about Interview Conflict
    • Making spreadsheet - other “APSC” groups outside of us
      • talk with them about their specific groups / what they do
      • possible collaborations
      • TD Yen-Yen: Meet w/ Temple ASA
    • CDUS
      • Analyzed data for CDUS
      • Faculty Lunch in Feb 29 - Heather Williams and Grace Kao-- faculty come in and talk about teaching preferences

 

  • TD Yen-Yen: Follow up & get more specific logistics for CDUS

 

    • Working with other 5B groups to have a conference to discuss self-segregation/5B Week
      • introductory thing for freshmen in the future
      • 5B very open to this idea
    • Integration with the other 5B groups and other cultural centers
      • 5B meetings - Sarah, Yen-Yen, Majid
        • Brandon focusing more on internal initiatives
    • Lunch with a Senior program within the 5B and other cultural groups
    • Overall ‘Theme’ for Events (+ Special fund for that)

 

  • TD Everyone: Think of possible themes + talk about it at the GBM

 

    • PAACH Programming
      • TD Yen-Yen: Check in: Organized Calendar of all events planned in PAACH with Peter and Viraj; Proposal for calendar
        • Calendar’s use:
          • Constituency calendar vs PAACH calendar
        • 2-3 PM Fridays

 

  • TD Yen-Yen: Reach out to APALI with regards to marketing of these events (like Tea w/ APALI)
  • TD Yen-Yen: Talk to Lawrence more about Tea w/ APALI marketing

 

    • Meeting with Peter and Will Wang
      • activist ideas (API issues) - more discussion
      • March 16 - wants to do a presentation during GBM on API history at Penn
      • TD Yen-Yen, Majid: Meet with Will to figure out presentation for APSC GBM 3/16
      • Peter wants to do a presentation; wants to incorporate more education
    • APSC/ASAM History Jeopardy
      • constituent groups can sign up as teams
      • small funding prizes
      • List of question and category ideas in Jeopardy
      • aim for week after Spring Break
      • Week of March 23rd ?

 

  • TD Yen-Yen: Follow up w/ Christian and see what ASAM said regarding Jeopardy

 

 

Constituent

    • Promote personal and intergroup interactions
    • Board Mixers
      • Emailed to check up
      • Once a month = goal
      • https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1D3SbDxthRZBy4ZoN_yZ9LLdFDahqd66iOiNeZxAIRPQ/viewform
        • Connect via email
        • Made a form to send to the presidents
        • TD Maya: Send out board mixers form
    • Bi-weekly PAACH events, discussions, etc.
      • opposite weeks of GBMS - political discussion
      • fireside chat tie in
      • first one happened
      • TD Maya: Let Andrea (CSA) know that the next available date is finals week, but she can collaborate with another group
      • TD Sarah: Send schedule for biweekly events out to Maya
      • SAS signed up for next PAACH event (short film)
        • Monday - SAS Biweekly
    • Facebook groups
      • TD Maya: Make ‘Presidents Group’ - Facebook
        • Externals optional
    • APSC Dollars

 

  • TD Michelle: Work on marketing for APSC Dollars w/ Maya
  • Penn Spectrum Weekend meeting

 

    • Weekend in September
    • panels, social events, etc.
    • Want a representative from each of the boards if possible for planning
    • Committees for programming (encourage people in the community to apply to those)
  • Constituent Events
    • attending as many events as possible
    • facebook group link and freeforcoffee link

Finance

    • T-Change/ICF/Penn Tradition
    • Budget Analysis (lawrence completed)
      • We funded more in the fall semester than we have in the past
      • Budgeted ~$700 to constituent fund, ~$550 guaranteed fund
      • UA Contingency funded us twice
    • TD Andy: Update Budget + Remember to write down the numbers after the GBMs

 

  • Digest Townhall Suggestions

 

    • Justify numbers
    • TD Andy: send out funding brochure regularly
    • educating presenters and voters
      • i.e. the brochure, talk to the people who are about to present
      • talk about certain things before the funding process
    • TD Andy: add more information to info sheet (a FAQ)
    • budget analysis for constituent groups
      • refer them to Kusum
  • Corporate Sponsorship
    • Delta
      • APSC Formal ?!?!?!??!?!
      • TD Andy: follow up with Delta

 

External

    • Look into project initiative database
    • APIs in media with PAAF film series
      • reached out --- currently discussing
        • Sangam, Penn Cinema Initiatives
        • Feb 7 or Feb 14
        • Talking w/ PAAF director (discussion) - Ricki’s Promise (movie)
        • TD Majid: Collab with Matt to bring in comedians (David So, Dan Nainan)
        • early Feb - Dan confirmed
          • comedy night in March
        • Feb/March - bring in Keli Lee (casting for ABC)
          • meeting w/ UME programmer
    • want to talk to other externals of coalitions to do semester-long initiatives
      • finished at retreat
    • talk to PRISM about how to educate constituents
      • talked a little bit to Steve
      • student run version --- talk to APALI about this
      • skype call between APALI facilitator, student, etc.
      • TD Majid: Get APALI facilitators, iBelieve TA,
    • PTS, HKSA, etc. Speaker Event
    • MSA Collaboration
    • 5B statement about anti-muslim attacks
      • DP editorial piece
    • getting feedback on events
      • after event, create google form for groups
      • sending out form before next GBM - talk about this feedback at the meetings
        • suggestion box (?)
        • right after GBM
        • End of semester - What did you enjoy from the semester / How can we improve

 

  • IDEA: Majid Can Make a Presentation Around Team Dynamics from his MGMT Class

 

    • PAAFF
      • February
      • Wednesday February 24th 8 PM Harrison Screening room
        • iCare also wants to do a raffle during the event

 

  • TD Majid: Talk about logistics of inviting iCare external members, JUST BECAUSE OF LOGISTICS PLZ WE LOVE YOU

 

      • PCI - Federal Donuts
      • TD Majid and Andy: ask cinema studies department to offer extra credit
      • tried to get director to come

 

  • TD Andy: Work with Majid to reach out to Van Pelt for acquisition request for movie
  • TD Michelle: General series graphic for both events (APSC PAAFF Screening Series, APIs in the Arts)

 

      • Sangam is going to help with marketing, after that can get involved in discussions
      • small discussion with PAAF or director
      • academic acquisition to get dvds - petitioning library to acquire rights to specific film
        • Van Pelt allows - can utilize for future events
      • March
      • keeping it at the same month and time
      • in the gbm before, ask them what movie they want
    • Speakers
      • PTS, HKSA, Collab

 

  • TD Michelle (with Majid’s Direction): Create Cover Photo for Asian Americans in Entertainment Series

 

      • Request from CSA to bring in Fung Bros

 

  • TD Maya: Send Majid the Fung Bros video

 

      • looking at CAPE for other speaker ideas
      • Keli Lee

 

  • Wait On Response
  • TD Michelle: create google form for speaker suggestions on website + feedback form (post in general fb group)

 

          • date, name of event, etc. (general one)
          • suggestions form on its own (two separate forms)

 

  • TD Majid:  Think about David So Event for March Speaker/Performer
  • TD Majid: List of Speakers for the Rest of the Series

 

    • Muslim-related Initiatives
      • Visit MSA Board Meeting with 5B member(s)
        • Tuesday 8-9
        • bring non-Muslim 5B members
      • Statement in 5B
        • DP refusing to take down statement

 

  • TD Sarah: Meet with DP head regarding 5B statement

 

        • reached out to various organizations to get them to sign (PRISM board is down)
          • reached out to UA, etc.

 

  • TD Everyone: Think about clubs/groups that would be down to sign the 5B statement + send out to constituent groups
  • TD Andy and Majid: Work with Majid, IFC with regards to the 5B statement (check up, etc.), Facebook Thread.
  • TD Majid: Create spreadsheet for disseminating the 5B statement

 

          • PAGE wants to add a clause

 

  • TD Majid: Send out mass email regarding the addition of the clause (proceed if no response)

 

      • New group
        • related to Amy Guttman meeting
        • make statement about positive things rather than condemning
        • meeting on Tuesday with Chaplains
        • Monday Meeting w/ Steering Committee
        • Push for statement!
      • MAG Meeting First
        • fairly diverse group - we want to open it up to all these groups
          • administration can see that this is an issue beyond just one community
        • more facilitation of a discussion

 

  • I Believe
  • TD Majid: Set meetings with Muslim APALI grads and iBelieve Grads

 

 

Communications

    • AT&T Sponsorship - 2016 New GenerAsian
      • Feb Launch Date - Will start looking for possible people to feature
        • Made a graphic

 

  • TD Michelle: Send spreadsheet out for AT&T nominations

 

          • diversity in who we pick

 

  • TD Michelle: Release the graphic and launch campaign

 

    • A lot of changes, contacting and emailing the sponsors
      • Issues: Asked for samples but the samples they gave were very sponsor-like
      • Prizes changed - don’t have the iPad anymore but have more prizes
  • ECAASU - Made event, gauged interest
    • Social Media
    • Mondays
  • PVP Meeting
    • Had retreat where groups were brought in from sports, fraternities etc.
      • not enough awareness in other age groups (not just freshmen) about issues (mental health)
      • trying to find ways to implement mental health in sports and greek life
    • Attending PVP meeting this week
  • Meeting w/ Peter
    • Discussed our vision meeting
    • Regarding API mental health
      • Talk to Asian Americans in CAPS who understand Penn culture a lot more
    • Develop connections with all media outlets
      • Within Penn: (Newspapers like the DP, Media & Entertainment, etc.)
        • Potentially highlight API students in the DP
      • Outside of Penn: Develop skill of how to develop a press release; public statements
      • Pipeline for stories of API students on campus
        • Meaningful stories for APIs at Penn (“Humans of New York” style)
      • Promoting ASAM Department
    • Archival System - Video Vlog, etc.
      • Peter said that using a media outlet that can be updated
  • Start weekly spotlights again
    • Already got 3 nominations and a few submissions
    • Thinking about possibly creating a Facebook event to gain more interest + already made a graphic for it
    • Emailed APSC constituents
    • TD Michelle: Follow up on submissions or nominations for the APSC weekly spotlight
  • TD Michelle, Sarah: Finish making the Powerpoint for the GBM on Wednesday
  • TD Michelle: Posting Minutes to Website
  • TD Michelle: Sending TDs
  • TD Michelle: Check up on feedback form
  • Photo campaign
  • Highlighting issues in social media
  • Website launch
    • Forum
    • update non-constituent boards
  • APSC Snapchat Idea - still want to do this! Maybe I can just make one and provide the QR code at the next GBM and so members can start to use it?
    • question of whether to keep APSC snapchat to our board (as in when we attend events we use it) or to open up to all community members so that they can snap their own events ??????
    • February 17th GBM
    • Talked with people at the Town Hall about it; one group was very open and for the idea
    • Snapchat: group boards can switch it up throughout the week or during large events (form system)
  • Combatting stigmas with mental health
  • Make APSC more of a safe space by increasing discussion (broadening topics) to non-API issues
  • Make APSC more fun - too administrative
    • like the bacon ice breaker
    • bonding activities
      • take APSC liaisons to eat
      • people would be more open
      • bonfire chats

 

Discussion

    • Committees

 

  • TD Everyone: Send out interview email before Tuesday and have interview before next board meeting

 

    • Board Social
      • Wine cheese fruit night
      • Brunch
      • Sleepover
      • Movie Night
      • Dubsmash video

 

  • TD Brandon: Send out When2Meet !!!!!!!!

 

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