The Asian American Students Association (AASA) serves the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community at Brown University through education, organization, service, and action. AASA is dedicated to fostering open dialogue and cooperation among different groups to actively promote conciousness of API cultures and issues. AASA sends Brown students to intercollegiate Asian/Asian American conferences every year, and also organizes several major annual events, including Asian Arts Fest, the Asian American Gala, open discussions, film screenings, and game nights.
Brown Lion Dance is a student group devoted to the performance of the ancient art of Chinese Lion Dance. Since 1996, we have brought this exciting mix of martial arts and dance to celebrations and occasions of all kinds, both at Brown and in the wider Providence area.
The Brown University Chinese Students Association seeks to celebrate and embrace Chinese culture at Brown, embodying both international and domestic strata of our diverse community. Through sponsored lectures, annual Chinese holiday celebrations, general body assemblies and social events, CSA hopes to foster forums for students to experience and discuss Chinese culture. CSA presently serves a community of several hundred and is one of the largest Asian student groups on campus. All students, inclusive of any culture and ethnicity, are welcome to join.
The Brown Hapa Club is a safe space for students who have the unique experience of being not only multiethnic/multiracial, but specifically of part Asian and/or Pacific Islander descent. Hapa Club aims to promote discussion, awareness, and outreach related to the mixed race experience both at Brown and around the world. Hapa also works with the Asian and Mixed Race (BOMBS) communities for various events such as Night Markets and Multiracial Identity Week.
The purpose of KISA is to promote the understanding of traditional and contemporary Korean culture to the general Brown student population while functioning as a networking group for Korean students within the Brown community.
Strait Talk is a non-partisan dialogue program that seeks to transform international conflict by connecting young people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and the United States and empowering them to strive for peace.