RSO of the WEEK – JSA

RSO FEATURE OF THE WEEK: Japanese Student Association at University of Washington


University of Washington’s JSA has been a well-established student-run organization since 1909. Their primary goal is to share Japanese culture with the campus community and enrich exchange students’ overseas school experience. They also host career seminars for those who plan to work in Japan and provide means through which students who wish to learn Japanese or English can practice with native speakers through a conversational setting.

In addition, they host events every month during the school year and often collaborate with other campus student organizations for events such as club nights and semiformal dances to give their members unique opportunities to interact with students from other backgrounds.

Their biggest event of the year, Matsuri, is a Japanese cultural festival that draws crowds from all over the Seattle community. This year, Matsuri will be returning to the newly renovated HUB and is guaranteed to be unlike any we’ve held before. Thus, it is perfect timing to feature JSA as the RSO of the week!!!


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Culture Shock

Are you interested about other cultures?! Do you love food? Of course you do, everyone loves food!!!
Come to Culture Shock on April 12th! This food fair brings you tasty food from the city as well… as food you may not find in this city! We will have a lot of performances so come check it out and learn how cool other cultures are. We are working with CSA, CSSA, DSSA, and HKSA as well as your other favorite RSOs on campus for this event! Come learn about cultures, check out the amazing performances, and support your RSOs!
Location: UW Tower
Time: This Saturday 12:30pm-4:00pm
**All students must sign in and have a Husky Card to enter, the location is the South Cafeteria in the UW Tower
**Admission is FREE but please bring cash for foo
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RSO FEATURE OF THE WEEK: Chinese Student Association

The Chinese Student Association (CSA) is a Registered Student Organization (RSO) made up of University of Washington students, and dedicated towards improving cultural awareness on the campus as well as providing support for those who come from a common background. Our purpose is “to promote better understanding and identification with the Chinese (Chinese-American) culture and heritage. It is our passion to act as a uniting force for all students and serve as a catalyst for positive action across all cultural groups.”

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Kollaboration Seattle

Kollaboration Seattle is kicking off the 2014 Kollaboration season with its first ever spring show! Help us spread the word about their 5th annual talent showcase featuring local API rock bands, and powerful vocal artists.



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Disability Justice – Intersecting Identities


<Disability Justice – Intersecting Identities with Mia Mingus>

Come join the Asian Student Commission, D Center, Q Center, Queer Student Commission, Student Disability Commission & Women’s Action Commission as we present to you all an event regarding Disability Justice through the lens of intersecting identities with Mia Mingus.

Date: Thursday, April 10th 6:30PM

Location: Husky Union Building 334

Mia Mingus is a writer, community educator and organizer working for disability justice and transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse. She identifies as a queer physically disabled Korean woman transracial and transnational adoptee, born in Korea, raised in the Caribbean, nurtured in the U.S. South, and now living on the west coast.  She works for community, interdependency and home for all of us, not just some of us, and longs for a world where disabled children can live free of violence, with dignity and love.  As her work for liberation evolves and deepens, her roots remain firmly planted in ending sexual violence.

Mia is a core-member of the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective (BATJC), a local collective working to build and support transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse that do not rely on the state (i.e. police, prisons, the criminal legal system).  She believes in prison abolition and urges all activists to critically and creatively think beyond the non-profit industrial complex.  Her work on disability justice has been cited and used in numerous texts and events around the world.

Mia was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change, an honor bestowed on Americans doing exemplary things to uplift their communities. Along with 14 other women, Mia was recognized as an Asian and Pacific Islander women’s Champion of Change in observance of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  Mia was a 2005 New Voices Fellow,  was named one of the Advocate’s 40 Under 40 in 2010, one of the 30 Most Influential Asian Americans Under 30 in 2009 by Angry Asian Man, one of Campus Pride’s Top 25 LGBT Favorite speakers for their 2009, 2010 and 2011 HOT LISTs, and was listed in Go Magazine’s 2013 100 Women We Love.  Mia was honored with the 2008 Creating Change Award (below) by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and a community activist award for her “dedication and steadfast activism” in 2007 by ZAMI in Atlanta, GA.
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To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or
**The HUB’s front entrance is wheelchair accessible and there are elevators to the right of the main entrance.
**We ask that you do not wear scented/fragranced products (e.g. perfume, hair products) or essential oils the day of the event in order to make the event accessible to those with chemical injury or multiple chemical sensitivity, baking soda will be provided at the event.

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Cambodian Son Screening

Cambodian Son

3940 Brooklyn Ave. NE  (on the corner of Brooklyn Ave Ne and 40th Ave NE

Doors open at 6:00 P.M

Director Masahiro Sugano of Studio Revolt embarks on a special North American educational tour of “Cambodian Son,” his new feature documentary that follows the journey of an exiled American spoken word poet, Kosal Khiev, from the streets of Phnom Penh to the stages of London during the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Director Q & A, will follow after the screening. Please contact Tey Thach @ regarding any questions.

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Pi Alpha Phi is the FIRST Asian-American interest fraternity in the nation founded in 1929 at the University of CA, Berkeley. The fraternity focuses on 5 core values: Academic Excellence, Asian Awareness, Brotherhood, Leadership, & Philanthropy.

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*****Upcoming event in April*****

Chi Sigma Alpha and Pi Alpha Phi are cohosting the biggest and baddest spring club event!

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