Asian Women Tea Time Held Its First Gathering at the Library

asian women tea timeOn November 20, 2019, a group of Skyline College faculty members met for Asian Women Tea Time (AWTT) in the Library.

The group engaged in conversations sharing relatable and different stories including:

  • Personal plight with gender stereotyping and tokenism
  • Shared experiences dealing with impressions of being an Asian woman
  • Sharing a ‘third space’ with fellow women of similar cultural heritage
  • Common paths in experiencing American society as an immigrant or a daughter of an immigrant family

Funny stories were shared, expressions of identity were embraced, and thought-provoking questions were brought up.

Our next gathering will be held in the Library lounge area on December 9, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. All who identify themselves as an Asian woman are welcome.

If you have any questions, please email Rika Yonemura-Fabian at fabianr@smccd.edu or Pia Walawalkar at walawalkars@smccd.edu.

Article by Maryam Khan, Rika Yonemura-Fabian, Pia Walawalkar, Jing Folsom, Sujatha Venkataraman and Emilie Hein

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