PASA (Pan Asian Student Association)
Our Mission Statement:
PASA is a space for the full expression of Pan-Asian voices. We are, first and foremost, a supportive and safe space. This is also a forum where the diversity within the Pan-Asian community is acknowledged, and the range of issues concerning such differences is addressed. We approach our group endeavors in a grassroots tradition, and strive to challenge inequality, privilege, and oppression.
PASA is a place where students can come together to connect to the larger experiences that come with being Asian, whether on a domestic or international level. PASA's initiatives reflect the ever-changing need of our community(s). We also value the relationships that our communities have with other communities of color and international communities. Our visions will be accomplished through education, empowerment, and action.
PASA holds meetings weekly for ALL students who identify as racially/ethnically Pan-Asian to come together and talk (usually with delicious food!). Though these meetings are closed, PASA also sponsors/co-sponsors various events throughout the year that are open to the Hampshire community at large!
PASA Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_166084926774972
(Grace Chang 葛兰, Panai 巴奈, Simin Ghanem سیمین غانم, Umm Kulthum أم كلثوم, Choubi Choubi-Folk & Pop Sounds from Iraq, Pandit Omkarnath Prakur, Feryal Öney, Istanbul Oriental Ensemble, Radio Palestine Sounds of the Eastern Mediterranean, I Remember Syria, Omar Souleyman عمر سليمان, ErsatzMusika - Songs Unrecantable, Vladimir Vysotsky Влади́мир Семёнович Высо́цкий, Hanggai 杭盖, Huun-Huur-Tu Хүн Хүртү Khün Khürtü, the Sound of Wonder lollywood, Harmika Yab Yum folk sounds from Nepal, Bollywodd Steel Guitar, Bombay the Hard Way: Guns, Cars, and Sitars, Sitar Beat: India Style Heavy Funk, Steam Kodok a go go, Yao Surong 姚苏荣, Zhou Xuan 周旋, Bai Guang 白光, 48V, Huan Qing 欢庆, 唐茄弄, Zeng Xiaogang 曾小刚, Thai Pop Spectacular, Girls in the Garage Oriental Special, Rita Chao, Dara Puspita, Cantonese version of cant buy me love, Bali Rasta Lounge, Folk and Pop Sounds from Sumatra, Papua New Guinea, Cambodian Rocks, Cambodian Cassette Archives, Sinn Sisamouth ស៊ីន ស៊ីសាមុត, Radio Pyongyang: Commie Funk and Agit Pop, the Tielman Brothers, Soil & "Pimp" Sessions ソイル・アンド・ピンプ・セッションズ, Pizzicato Five ピチカート・ファイヴ, ASA-CHANG＆巡礼, Magical Power Mako, OOIOO オーオーアイオーオー, Cibo Matto, Boredoms ボアダムス, Asoto Union 아소토 유니온, Dynamic Duo 다이나믹듀오, Yungchen Lhamo དབྱངས་ཅན་ལྷ་མོ etc etc)
May 1, 2010: PASA Night @ The Tavern
April 12, 2011: PASA Movie Night: Last Life in the Universe เรื่องรัก น้อยนิด มหาศาล @ FPH
April 5, 2011: PASA Movie Night: The Wayward Cloud 天邊一朵雲 @ FPH
October 15, 2012: Korean and Japanese Food Cooking
March 11, 2013: Film Screening: Tribute to Donald Richie
December 2 - 3, 2013: Help for Haiyan Victims - Fundraising for the Philippines
April 17, 2014: Sushi Social
May 1, 2014: Deerhoof, and Awkwafina Concert in Connecticut