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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Asian Students in Action (ASiA) members hand attendees cultural foods and baked goods.

SLIDE organizes Multicultural Fair

Davis Marks May 10, 2022

Members of Student Leaders for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (SLIDE) hosted Multicultural Fair on the Quad during Community Flex Time on Thursday. Students had the opportunity to learn, try food and...

Photo Illustrations by Alexa Druyanoff of representations of culture groups on campus.

Appreciation or Appropriation

Allegra Drago and Georgia Goldberg March 24, 2022

As Savannah Shaub ’23, who identifies as white, examined this year’s new clubs list, she  said she noticed few spaces for students to discuss Chinese culture at the Upper School. Seeing this as an...

SLIDE organizes town halls for student input on DEI

SLIDE organizes town halls for student input on DEI

Kriste An and Chloe Park March 8, 2022

Student Leaders for Inclusion, Equity and Diversity (SLIDE) organized town halls for students to reflect on the school's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work Feb. 28 through March 4. Empower,...

ASiA members pose for photos during New Year celebration on the quad.

Year of the Tiger: ASiA on the Prowl

Emmy Zhang February 18, 2022

Lucy Kim '19, the founder of ASiA, describes the origins of the affinity group. Sitting on the floor of Seaver 112 in October 2016 , Lucy Kim ’19 looked around at the 15 students who had taken note...

Danny Liu ’24, Matteo Dall’Olmo ’22, Ethan Joie ’22 and Josh Barnavon ’23 look on as Nicole Lee ’24 and Nilufer Mistry-Sheasby ’24 compete in a chopsticks race at ASiA’s Lunar New Year Event. Lee won by moving all her M&Ms from one bowl to the other first.

ASiA hosts Lunar New Year event after school

Kriste An February 1, 2022

Asian Students in Action (ASiA) hosted a Lunar New Year Festival on Feb. 1. The festival featured a variety of booths filled with games, crafts and traditional foods. ASiA leader Avery Kim ’23 said...

Members of Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club (BLACC) and ASiA (Asian Students in Action) pose after their discussion of cultural appropriation in the Drama Lab.

BLACC and ASiA hold crossover event

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff January 25, 2022

The Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club (BLACC) and Asian Students in Action (ASiA) hosted a crossover event to discuss cultural appropriation Jan. 24. The meeting took place after school in...

Not Your Costume

Not Your Costume

Fallon Dern October 17, 2021

Indian American student Anika Kumar ’23 said she never understood why some students choose to wear other cultures’ garments as Halloween costumes. Kumar said, given the  variety of options to choose...

Novelist Jesmyn Ward (top left) speaks with Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) leaders Sirus Wheaton ’19, Makeda Neavill ’21, Cameron Herring ’21 and Asian Students in Action (ASiA) member Neha Tummala ’23.

Award-winning novelist Jesmyn Ward discusses works with student body

Leo Saperstein June 2, 2021

Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward spoke to the community about her work in an event organized by the Upper School English Department on May 19. Ward’s visit began with a virtual meet-and-greet...

Supermodel Minority—A Film by Fallon Dern

“Supermodel Minority”—A Film by Fallon Dern

Fallon Dern May 30, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzDpE2-tw1U View more at supermodelminority.carrd.co By Fallon Dern '23 with ASiA and The Chronicle

ASiA Club Leaders present on APAH month and introduce video presentations.

ASiA celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Community Flex Time

Fallon Dern and Leo Saperstein May 6, 2021

The Asian Students in Action (ASiA) Club led an all-community celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage (APAH) Month at Community Flex Time May 4. Club leaders Mia Shelton ’21, Chelsea Cho ’21,...

ASiA sent a school-wide email addressing recently recorded instances of racially motivated crime against Asian Americans on March 16.

Anti-Asian hate crimes fuel outrage

Quincey Dern and Caitlin Muñoz March 25, 2021

Six Asian American women were killed during multiple shootings in Atlanta on March 16. The attack occurred between three different Asian-owned spas, and eight people suffered from fatal bullet wounds....

Members of Asian Students in Action (ASiA) and Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) Co-Chair and Diversity Coordinator Yutopia Essex present history and celebrations about Lunar New Year and Black History Month.

BLACC Co-Chair and ASiA members present during Community Flex Time

Fallon Dern February 12, 2021

Members of Asian Students in Action (ASiA) and Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) Co-Chair and Diversity Coordinator Yutopia Essex presented history and celebrations about Lunar New Year and Black...

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