Community Events & Resources


In addition to special events like film screenings, guest speakers, and conferences, AASP coordinates three regular event series throughout the academic year. For specific dates and details, please visit the Events listings on our homepage.

PRAXIS Lunch Series

Hosted by the Asian American Studies Program and the Asian and Asian American Center (A3C), the PRAXIS Lunch Series features undergraduate and graduate student speakers who enact their academic passions outside of the classroom. Come enjoy a catered lunch while listening to students talk about their exceptional research and work, inside and outside the academic setting.

Spam and Eggs Community Breakfasts

Spam and Eggs Community Breakfasts are the guaranteed best way to connect with AASP students, staff, and faculty over some cultural comfort food with a sociopolitical history. Join us every third Friday of the month at the Asian American Studies Resource Center (422 Rockefeller) from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday Lunch Series

Our monthly Wednesday Lunch Series features Cornell faculty and staff guest speakers. Enjoy a catered lunch in an informal setting, where you can learn more about the speaker’s work or research, how they ended up doing what they are doing, current issues in higher education, or even their thoughts on living in Ithaca.

Community Resources

Cornell Asian Alumni Association

The Cornell Asian Alumni Association (CAAA) was founded in 1990 to serve the needs and interests of Asian alumni and students, and the university  community. In addition to the annual Pan-Asian Banquet, CAAA sponsors lectures,  career development seminars, networking events, and social functions. CAAA  members serve on the Board of Trustees and Cornell University Council and  participate in the university's admissions, career development, and fundraising  activities.

Ithaca Asian American Association

The Ithaca Asian American Association (IAAA), initially founded in the Winter of 1997, is a civic, social, and cultural non-profit organization whose mission is threefold:

1. To promote, educate and celebrate Asian and Asian American heritage and culture. 

2. To uphold the civil and human rights of all Asians Americans and other residents in greater Ithaca community

3. To encourage the full participation of all Asian Americans and other residents in the American democratic process. 

In addition, for the enrichment and advancement of our Ithaca Community, IAAA serves as a medium of exchange communication, and understanding between Asian and non-Asian community members. 

For further information please contact Amy Kuo Somchanhmavong ( or Sivilay Somchanhmavong (