The journey of Asian Americans in the United States is vital to understanding the perspective that Asian immigrants take on the way to becoming Asian Americans. Within the past century, Asians in America have played an essential role in communities across the country. In order to understand the efforts it takes for some of these people, our “Internship in Asian American Studies” (ASAM 490) class explored their experiences and lives by highlighting Asian American and Asian business owners in Greater Lafayette, other areas in Indiana. With a lack of vocalization about this topic, it is crucial to establish this voice for the Asian and Asian American communities. In our service-learning project, we created a narrative over images captured to visualize the history of the Asian Americans we interviewed. Through this narrative, we hope to enable a more established engagement within our campus archives both institutionally and academically in order to showcase the Asian American community and the successes and triumphs that those in the Greater Lafayette area have overcome.
David, Kawika; Palanca, Margaret; Zhou, James S.; Taketani, Manabu; and Sari, Pamela K.
"Service-Learning in the Context of Asian American Studies and the AAARCC at Purdue University: Asian/American Business Owners in Greater Lafayette and Indiana,"
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement: Vol. 10
Available at: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/pjsl/vol10/iss1/12