ASI Association for Intercultural Awareness (AICA)
The director of the MLC co-advises the ASI Association for Intercultural Awareness (AICA). AICA serves as the multicultural programming board of the ASI. It is the” umbrella” funding-council for the culturally-based student clubs.
For a list of current AICA member organizations, please visit this link: http://www.asi.fullerton.edu/programs/aica.asp
AICA hosts a variety of events during the fall and spring semester. To learn more, please click the links below.
- Multicultural Taste
The purpose of this event is to raise cultural awareness by experiencing a “taste of different cultures.” Students, faculty, and staff sample foods from different cultures around the world. This event is an opportunity to learn more about the diverse groups that comprise AICA and enhance understanding about these organizations and their cultural history through cuisine.
- Documentary Screening: Waiting for Superman
AICA, in collaboration with Teach for America, sponsored this screening to bring attention to education inequality and generate discussion about public education and charter schools. The event included a panel of K-12 and higher education professionals.
- Rally Against Hate
Rally Against Hate is a half day event that was created to reveal prejudices that are still evident today and what can be done to dispel them. The impetus for this event was a hate crime that was committed off-campus involving CSUF students in 2006. Since then, AICA has sponsored and coordinated the rally. AICA and its council members prepare educational activities (which have included a clothesline project, a resource fair, testimonials and guest speakers) and materials that bring greater attention to hate crimes and ways individuals can effect social change.
- Culture Couture
This event is designed to celebrate the beauty of our AICA general council members and features couture fashion from around the globe. Learn about the cultural importance of dress through the unique stylings that will be displayed by our very own CSUF students. The event includes performances, a runway show, and refreshments.
- Documentary Screening: Hiding
AICA, in collaboration with a non-profit organization called Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) will sponsor this documentary screening that explores the plight of North Korean refugees. Hiding documents a rescue mission LiNK conducted to rescue four North Korean refugees and delves into the broader context of the North Korea human rights crisis.