Convention College Track

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Houston Marriott Westchase | TBA

OCA’s College Day is a full day of workshops, centering on issues affecting AAPI college students. Highlights of this year’s College Track include workshops and discussion groups on education policy, college activism, and advocacy. This daylong event includes breakfast and lunch. The College Track session runs from 9 am - 5 pm on Thursday, July 19 and is free to attend and include breakfast and a boxed lunch. RSVP Required. 

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Daily Track Schedule

Breakfast and Check-In | 8:30am – 9:00am

Advocacy through Storytelling | 9:00am -11:00AM

Stories are powerful. Learn how to take a meaningful moment in your life or the life of someone you care about and turn it into a tool of advocacy. Use your stories to teach and share unique experiences that you can use expand someone’s worldview.

The Dinner Table: Community and Identity through Food | 11:30AM-3:00PM

Food brings people together. Many AAPI cultures have food that expresses the history of their countries of origin. For example, have you ever wondered why Spam was so prevalent in many Asian foods? Or how baguettes made their way into banh mi? Join us in this workshop as we explore identity through food. 

Lunch | 12:30PM-1:30PM

Have you Eaten? AAPI Intergenerational Communication | 1:30PM -12:30PM

Our families are the first and often the most important community that we are a part of. As AAPIs there are often unique obstacles that we face when trying to communicate with our families. Whether these obstacles are more logistical or cultural, it can be difficult to address discuss certain topics in family settings. In this workshop will be share stories and strategies that can help open up lines of communication.

The Digital Megaphone: Campus Outreach and Organization Branding | 3:00PM-4:00PM

Student leaders on college campuses should be able to utilize both soft and hard skills to make sure that the work that they are doing is both heard and seen. In this workshop, learn how to utilize social media and common campus resources in order to bring more exposure to your organization and create a strong organizational brand.

United We Stand: Campus Coalition Building | 4:00PM-5:00PM

On most college campuses you will find organizations competing for resources. Whether those resources have to do with funding, space, or audience this competition serves as an obstacle to creating stronger and more united campus communities. In this workshop learn how to building coalitions with other organizations on campus and explore strategies to create stronger and more inclusive communities.