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APA Leadership Workshop

Developing Your Leadership Identity as an Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA)

facilitated by Mr. Amnat Chittaphong

Mr. Amnat Chittaphong is the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Siena College near Albany, NY. Mr. Chittaphong also teaches in the Multicultural Studies program at Siena/ a course on the Asian Pacific American experience and is an adjunct faculty member at the College of St. Rose,where he teaches Multicultural Counseling in Student Affairs in the graduate counseling/College Student Services Administration program. Amnat is a seasoned diversity/leadership trainer/educator and social justice consultant, with over 12 years experience.

Amnat is a first/1.5 generation Laotian/Chinese American who grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York. he received his BA in Political Science and his MS in Higher Education Administration from Syracuse University. While at S.U. he helped to develop the first Multicultural Living Learning Community with a 3-credit course in Psychology attached to it - the first of its kind in higher education.

Amnat has done speaking engagements and advocacy work around social justice advocacy, campus/community hate crimes, multicultural issues and cross cultural coalition building, and has also been a writer/editor of an online Hip Hop magazine.

Amnat is inspired by the lives and legacies of Malcolm X, Grace Lee Boggs, Yuri Kochiyama, Dr. Irma Almiroll-Padamsee, and Boogie Down Productions.

Hosted by The Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center and the United Asia Learning Resource Center.

See this event on the OPSAS Multicultural Events Calendar

For more info:
UALRC: 413 545-1844

Time & Venue

Saturday, October 24, 2009 9-5pm
Campus Center Rm 174-176

Presented by The United Asia Learning Resource Center (UALRC)& the Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center (YKCC)