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"Student conference engages Asian American activism." October 17, 2005.
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Title: "Student conference engages Asian American activism." October 17, 2005.
Series Title: Asian Kaleidoscope Month articles and advertisements in the Florida Alligator
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Language: English
Creator: Asian American Student Union
Independent Florida Alligator
Publisher: Independent Florida Alligator
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Publication Date: October 17, 2005
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Box14257, Gainesville, Florida, 32604-2257.TheAlligatorispublished Monday throughFridaymornings,except during holidays andexamperiods. DuringUFsummer academic termsTheAlligatorispublishedTuesdaysandThursdays.TheAlligatorisa member of the Newspaper Association of America, National Newspaper Associa tion, FloridaPressAssociation and Southern University Newspapers.Subscription Rates: OneSemester(Fall or Spring)$18SummerSemester$10TwoSemesters (FallorSpring)$35Full Year (All Semesters)$40TheAlligatorofficesarelocated at1105W UniversityAve.Classified advertisingcanbeplaced at that location from 8 a.m. to4 p.m. Monday throughFriday,except for holidays. Classifieds alsocanbeplacedattheUFBookstore.Copyright 2005.Allrights reserved.Noportion ofTheAlligatormaybereproducedinanymeans without the written consent ofanofficer of Campus Communica tionsInc.RAIN83/6845,445Yotes6,242YotesPARTLYCLOUDY87/68TOTAL51,687YotesTHURSDAY Michelle Stewart / Alligator StaffTheAlligator strives tobeaccurateandclearinitsnewsreportsandeditorials. Ifyoufindanerror,please call our newsroomat(352) 376-4458 orsendane-mailtoeditor@alligatororg.WEDNESDAY\1/, SUNNY86/65TUESDAY .\11.;..-...--.-....'nt\ SUNNY86/61DYesoNoTODAY\II, SUNNY85/59IslamonCampussaysDoyouthink health agencies willbeable to respond effectively if thereisanavian flu pandemic?AvianFluPandemicHere'showitworks:Foreverypersonthatfasts,businesseswilldonatemoneytoSt.FrancisHouse,Gainesville'slocalemergencyfoodshelter.Themorepeoplethatfast,themoremoneyisdonated.SignuptofastattheIOCtableinTurlingtonPlazaortheReitzUnionColonnade.GETHUNGRYfORCHANGE!!!JOINTHE RAMADANfAST*A*THONANDHELPCOMBATHUNGER INGAINESVILLE///a more intimate feeling to this conference [than lastyear]:'Wong said. "As far as interac tion between schools,thatwillbelookedatnext year."SOURCE CNN.comonlinepollFORECASTFLUSEASONUniversityofFloridaStudentHealthCareCenterhasflu shotsavailablefor thoseinhighriskcategoriesatSHCC&SHCC @ Shands only Check our website for dates, times,and locat'lons:www.shccufl.eduorca1l392-1161 2, ALLIGATOR-MONDAY,OCTOBER 17, 2005NewsTodayII'SFluSeasonLOCALStudent conference engages Asian American activismThe open-mic troupe Exhaleurgedattendees to "know your role" anddiscredit stereotypesatthe secondannualSoutheastern Regional Conference of Asian American LeadersonFriday. Over the weekend, workshopsandspeakerstaught170 guests from eight statesand13schoolshowto buildandprotect a cohe sive Asian American communityandidentity in the Southeast.Atthe open-mic portion of the opening ceremonyatGator Nights, conference guestAnidaRouquiyah Yoeu Esguerraandherhusbandhelda round-robin poetry performance. "I think thatartisa very activewayof engaging the audienceandbringing issues in such awaythat doesn'tpoundpeople over the head," Esguerra said.OnSaturday, leaders of the Asian American community conducted workshops in keepingwiththe conference's title, "Tum ItUp! Educate, Expand, Empower," teaching techniques for advocacyoncollege campuses. Conference co-director Michael Wong said some students believed the conference workshops werenotattheproperlevel. "BasedonwhatIsawandwhatother people said, therewas