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.
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
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
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