Connecticut College Asian Students in Action
Connecticut College Asian Students in Action (ASIA) promotes the learning and understanding of Asian/Asian American culture. ASIA is responsible for the programming of traditional events like Fusion-Diwali Dinner, Sushi Nite and Asian Pacific American Heritage month. They also bring political awareness to the college about issues that are pertinent to the Asian/Asian American community. Additionally, ASIA provides a supportive environment for students of Asian/Asian American descent and acts as a resource to students of both Asian and non-Asian background. ASIA also serves as a liaison to other clubs, committees and the administration in order to voice the needs and concerns for the College's Asian and Asian-American students.
This group has organized the annual show-stopping Eclipse talent show every spring for more than 30 years. Students spend the fall and spring semesters organizing, choreographing and rehearsing the show's mulitcultural performances, which are shaped by a different theme each year.
M.E.Ch.A. (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan) is a nationally recognized Mexican American student organization. The purpose of the group is to promote and represent the history, culture and issues of concern of Mexican Americans in the U.S. and on the Connecticut College campus.
Umoja, which means "unity" in Swahili, is the African/African-American students' organization that serves as a support group for students of African descent and those interested in multicultural issues. Umoja is involved with the programming of events such as the Kwanzaa dinner, Black Solidarity Day and the series of events during Black Heritage Month. Umoja provides interested students with the opportunity to engage with and speak about political and social issues facing the black community as well as be an active member of the College campus and the surrounding New London community.
La Voz Latinx
La Voz Latinx at Connecticut College are here to celebrate our cultures. We are founded on a universal drive to incorporate intersectionality between all Latin cultures and beyond on this campus. In a predominately white institution, we strive to create a space in which underrepresented students have a voice and be heard. We demonstrate unity, power, and respect in celebrating our cultures by heightening awareness of the membership and the Connecticut College Community of the cultural, social, political, and academic issues that concern people of Latin American and Hispanic descent within the United States and abroad.