CALL TO ACTION: 
We Demand A/P/A Studies

SIGN THE LETTER HERE.

In the 1970s, Amherst students called on the College to support Asian/Pacific/American (“A/P/A”) Studies. Since then, students and alumni have repeatedly demanded the establishment of a major. We are still waiting.  

 

At a time when Asians and Pacific Islanders are facing amplified racial violence, this major is urgently needed. A/P/A Studies should be an indispensable part of Amherst’s anti-racism curriculum, for the sake of all students.

 

We hope we can count on you to support A/P/A Studies at Amherst. Please read our letter, addressed to President Biddy Martin, the Provost, and the Board of Trustees, underlining the urgency of establishing the major and join us in demanding the College’s commitment to A/P/A Studies by filling out the Letter Signatory Form. Signatures will be added to the letter, which will be sent to the College.

Additionally, we will host an AAAN Town Hall to discuss the letter on Tuesday, August 17, from 8-9 pm ET. Please RSVP here

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