Asian Retreat

The annual AACC Fall Asian Retreat is a weekend-long, off-campus community retreat that provides Yale undergraduate, graduate and professional students, who trace their heritage to Asia and the diaspora, with an opportunity to unplug and be in community. As part of the retreat, attendees will get to:

  • Explore shared histories of the Asian diaspora within the U.S. context
  • Further develop understanding of our racial identity and positionality within the current national and global context
  • Foster meaningful affinity community amongst other students at Yale
  • Build collective knowledge to achieve sustainable social change at Yale and beyond

Given the current challenges that COVID-19 poses to public health and safety, our Asian Retreat for Fall 2020 will be hosted entirely online so regardless of whether you are enrolled in-residence, remotely, or on a leave of absence, this retreat will be accessible to all Yale students at no cost to you.

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Fall 2020 Asian Retreat Schedule Outline (all times listed in Eastern Standard Time)

October 1st 

7:00-7:20pm AACC Welcome & Retreat Overview

7:20-8:15pm Community Builder Activity

8:15-8:35pm Mix & Mingle Activity

8:35-9:00pm Retreat Family Group Reveals 

October 2nd 

7:00-7:30pm Scavenger Hunt

7:30-9:00pm Family Group Time: Journey Maps

October 3rd 

1:00-1:45pm Asian American Shark Tank

1:45-2:45pm Privilege Identity Workshop

2:45-3:00pm Break

3:00-3:45pm Diversity Wall Activity

3:45-4:30pm Inventory of Racialized Experiences Activity

Extended Break

8:00-9:30pm Screening of American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

9:30-10:00pm Family Group Time: Post-screening Discussion & Debrief

October 4th 

1:00-1:30pm Online Games

1:30-2:30pm Asian American History Crash Course

2:30-2:45pm Break

2:45-3:30pm Anti-Blackness within the Asian Diaspora Workshop

3:30-4:15pm Afro-Asian Solidarities Workshop

4:15-5:00pm Closing Activity & Wrapup

2019 2nd Annual Asian Retreat at YMCA Camp Woodstock

2018 1st Annual Asian Retreat at YMCA Camp Woodstock