This week’s Chai Time in the Asian American Cultural Center exposed the dark side of skin lightening in various cultures. Members of Kappa Phi Gamma and Delta Epsilon Psi fostered discussion on the cultural views of skin tone, the harmful effects of certain skin lightening products and ways to challenge colorism.
On Wednesday evening, MIXED, a collaborative program created by the Asian American Cultural Center and the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, hosted a panel discussion centered around what it is like to come from a mixed heritage, the struggles that come along with it and how to embrace it.
Students are often struggling with the formation of their identity throughout their undergraduate career. Unmasking Your Identity, a new organization on campus that focuses on Asian American identity, hosted a workshop on Tuesday evening at the Asian American Cultural Center (AsACC) with Angela Rola, the director of AsACC, and Kayla Wong, a graduate student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program and graduate assistant at AsACC.