The APIDA Staff Affinity Group (ASAG) is an affinity space open to any Northwestern staff member who self-identifies as part of the APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) community –which is inclusive of, but not limited to: East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander diasporic identities, as well as multiracial and multiethnic APIDA identities. ASAG was formed in January 2018 as a way to support APIDA staff members on campus and start a conversation about APIDA representation within institutional diversity initiatives. Our goals are:
- to build a sense of community and belonging among APIDA staff
- to support institutional racial and social justice initiatives by ensuring APIDA perspectives are represented
- to provide personal and professional development opportunities for APIDA staff
We do this through community gatherings and discussions, cultural outings, and sharing resources and opportunities.