Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
The Asian & Asian American Center (A3C), founded in 2009, brings together the rich diversity of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student experiences to support a strong and inclusive campus community. The center nurtures positive student-to-student and group-to-group interaction to contribute to the multicultural education of all students and to the social/cultural development of leaders able to navigate a diverse and complex global society. This presentation will explore the work and the history of the A3C, including an overview of our diverse AAPI student demographics and discussion on identity-based/advocacy and community building issues that we engage with as center as well as on a larger campus climate scale.
Sophie Sidhu is the Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Asian & Asian American Center at Cornell. Sophie has worked on diversity and community-building initiatives at Cornell University, Columbia University, Hampshire College and the University of Hawaii. At Cornell, she previously served as Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity Education and Outreach, where she was a premiere advisor for the Asian & Asian American Forum and a member of the A3C Planning Committee.
Sophie holds an M.A. in International Educational Development/Peace Education from Columbia University and a B.A. in International Studies from Hampshire College. She has been published by UNICEF for her research on gender equality and human rights education in India.