ECAASU 2011This year's East Coast Asian American Student Union, popularly known as ECAASU, takes place at University of Massachusetts Amherst from Feb18-20. Bridge, Revitalize, Equality, Action, Knowledge (B.R.E.A.K.) is the theme of this year's weekend of workshops and career networking. Specifically, Bridging the past and present by Revitalizing the APIA political movement to demonstrate Equality for all; Actions across color-lines, and sharing Knowledge to promote a collective community. Asian American artists will also be adding their energy to inspire the event. Artists will include: Brownstar Staceyann Chin DUMBFOUNDED Beau Sia Paul ‘PK’ Kim Workshop highlights include: Queering Pageantry: An Asian American Perspective on Miss America, led by Helen Hua Life is Short. Go for Your Dreams, led by Paul ‘PK’ Kim Social Action and Japanese Taiko Drumming, led by Karen Young Breaking Tradition: Creation of the Unhealthy Asian American, led by Ethan Nguyen Angry Asian America: Blogging, Media, and Activism, led by Phil Yu Glee: Don’t Start Believing in Colorblindness, led by Derek Mong Social Justice and Film, led by Curtis Chin and Eric Byler And lots more! Registration is happening NOW. For more information, check out