Chai Chats is an open space for students to engage in dialogue around current and contemporary social, political, and economical issues affecting the Asian and Asian American community.

This event engages students in conversation ranging from topics that are light and fun to issues that are more thought provoking.

*Participants are invited and encouraged to visit our office located in the Reitz Union – 2nd Level – MCDA Suite #2203 to pick up individual packages of loose leaf chai to brew in your private space. Our loose leaf chai is from The ChaiBox.


Spring 2021

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    3/3 Meaning of Tea feat. ChaiBox 3:30PM - 4:30PM EST

    Monica Sunny, the owner of ChaiBox, a family-owned business based in Atlanta that builds and cultivates her own chai blends and concentrate, will be discussing her personal growth in her business, as well as what inspired her to build a business around an often shared and loved social concept, as well as what tea means to her. Fun Fact: The chai blend that will be given out during this semester’s Chai Chats actually comes from her own business! Zoom ID: 913 2909 3322

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    3/24 Surging Discrimination from COVID-19 3:30PM-4:30PM EST

    We will engage in dialogue around the current climate of anti-Asian hate crimes and surging discrimination the community faces every day through guided questions and personal reflections and experiences in this safe space. Zoom ID: 923 6248 3808

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    4/14 Voter Turnout in the 2020 Elections 3:30PM-4:30PM EST

    Early data from APIAVote indicates a 310% increase in early voting by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders – from 4 million in 2020 compared to 1.25 million in 2016. Let’s explore what it meant to vote as Asian Americans, the overwhelming turnout, and the results of the March 2021 local elections. Zoom ID: 959 0794 5774


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Thank you for attending Chai Chats hosted by the office of Asian Pacific Islander Desi Affairs. This survey will take no longer than 5 minutes to complete and your responses will remain anonymous. Your feedback will be used to improve future events in our office. Thank you for your participation!