A Welcome Message from our Director
I’m so glad you found your way to our website! Established in 1981, the Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) exists as a result of Asian American student-led efforts to rally for a space on campus and thus remains today as a symbol of resistance, activism, visibility, and institutional recognition when Asian American invisibility was being fought.
Recent News from the AACC:
AACC Building Fully Reopens on September 13, 2021
For the time being the AACC’s business hours will be Mondays through Thursdays, 4-8pm and all other hours by reservation only. Per University policies, access to the centers will be limited to only enrolled undergraduate, graduate, and professional Yale students and Yale employees. Unfortunately, local community members, students’ families/caregivers, alumni, and the general public are not currently able to access or use our centers’ spaces. Very few exceptions for this policy will be made. More information on the University’s visitor policy can be found here: https://covid19.yale.edu/visitors-policy.
Join our Yale Connect page, sign up for our AACC weekly newsletter, and follow us on social media to stay updated on all we have planned. For the latest information from Yale on COVID-19, please visit these links:
While there has been an uptick in anti-Asian violence over the course of this past year, it is not a recent phenomenon. Support and get connected to incredible Asian American organizations that have demonstrated a longstanding committed to adressing racial injustice, culturally responsive mental health resources, and relevant educational materials using this resource sheet created by the AACC staff : https://docs.google.com/document/d/19fBNkmLBshfe60BcSdVuYB7s_9UEI1eohfs4SbTpKWo/edit?usp=sharing. We need everyone to remain committed to anti-racist work long after the news headlines have moved on.
2020 AACC Award Winners
For a description about each award, please click here: AACC Awards.
Arts & Media Innovation Awards 2019-2020
The Arts & Media Innovation Awards is a collaboration between the Asian American Cultural Center and Tsai CITY to encourage art and multi-media explorations of Asian and Asian American identity. Accurate Asian American representation in mainstream media has been minimal, and we wish to encourage any student interested in creating a project that addresses this issue to apply. Five $500 awards will be given to the best proposals as determined by a panel of alumni judges.
Read more about our 2019-2020 award winners here:
and our inaugural award winners here:
Asian American Student Alliance’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
Founded in 1969, the Asian American Student Alliance is Yale’s oldest student organization for Asian Americans. The weekend of April 6th, 2019 brought close to one hundred alumni back from all across the U.S. and abroad back to campus for a powerful intergenerational gathering.
Although we don’t have a mailbox at our Crown St. location, you can address mail to the AACC by forwarding it to the following:
Yale College Deans Office
c/o Joliana Yee, Assistant Dean and AACC Director
55 Whitney, 2nd Floor,
P.O. Box 208225
New Haven, CT 06520