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UF’s 24th Annual Asian American Student Assembly: Ascend

Aug 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

UF's 24th Annual Asian American Student Assembly: Ascend


The Asian American Student Assembly, or AASA, is the largest welcome assembly during the Weeks of Welcome here at the University of Florida, with over 1,200 attendees every year. AASA consists of a mix of performances and speeches from numerous organizations deeply involved with the Asian American community on the UF campus. Here, students can learn about the numerous Asian cultures and the many leadership opportunities this community has to offer.

For the past 24 years, the Asian American Student Union (AASU) has been at the forefront of political and social advocacy at the University of Florida. Working tirelessly, AASU has ascended from its humble beginnings by bringing major change, such as hiring UF’s first APIA director, contributing to the development of an Asian American Studies minor, advocating for the APIA space, and promoting diversity and multicultural awareness at UF. Thus, we are proud to announce AASA’s theme for 2017: ASCEND. As a cultural community contributing to a greater Asian American identity, we have risen and surpassed expectations, and we hope you can rise to your potential, amplify your involvement, boost new friendships, and climb over any obstacles in your path. So, join us for a night of soaring performances at the Performing Arts Center on August 25th at 6:00pm and we can#ASCEND

Featuring pinnacle performances by:
– Asian American Student Union (AASU)
– Asian Kaleidoscope Month (AKM)
– Freshman Leadership Program (FLP)
– Chinese American Student Association (CASA)
– Health Educated Asian Leaders (HEAL)
– Filipino Student Association (FSA)
– Korean Undergraduate Student Association (KUSA)
– Vietnamese Student Organization (VSO)
– alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. (aKDPhi)
– Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. (KPL)
– Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc. (PDPsi)
– Indian Student Association (ISA)

And special presentations by:
– Office of Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs (APIA)
– Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
– Sparks Magazine

Guest Performer: Kevin Wu, also known as KevJumba!

Date: August 25, 2017
Doors open: 6:00PM
Show starts: 7:00PM
Location: Curtis M. Phillips Center for Performing Arts

This event is FREE and open to the public! NO TICKETS REQUIRED. Just show up to the Performing Arts Center and you’re good to go! First 500 guests will receive a free goodie bag!

Missing a ride to the show? Don’t worry, simply ride buses 20, 118, 126, 117, 125, 119 to the Cultural Plaza! If you’re driving, parking is lifted!

Cosponsored by UF Student Government, Volunteer for International Student Affairs, Inter-Residence Hall Association, Interfraternity Council, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Student Government Cabinet!

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FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/ufaasa [AASA at UF]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/aasauf

Instagram: http://instagram.com/ufaasa

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AASAUF



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