ASIA's statement on the recent rise of anti-Asian hate crimes:

In the weeks since the shooting in Atlanta, Georgia and the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes we have seen how the language we use can be turned into real weapons and cause immense harm. The Asian Student involvement Association is deeply saddened by this tragedy and express our sincerest condolences to all the victims and their families. We mourn the lives lost and acknowledge the trauma, grief, pain, fear, sadness, frustration, and anger of people in our community. We recognize that this violence is fueled by and is a product of ongoing, deep rooted, historical, and structural anti-Asian racism. The Asian Student Involvement Association condemns white supremacy, misogyny, and systemic racism that motivate violence, especially gender-based violence against Asian American communities and other marginalized communities. During this time we must come together as a collective to assess and address the community’s needs. We want you all to know that we are holding space for you if anyone is in need of emotional, mental, and physical support. Weber State University has support services across campus such as the Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME), the Women’s Center, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO), the Chief Diversity Office with Adrienne Andres and Tia Nero, Access and Diversity, and the Counseling Center that you can access and utilize. There are people on campus and in the community who care deeply for you so please do not hesitate to reach out as we cultivate safe and secure spaces for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We Will continue to do work necessary to establish change. 

 

 

ASIA Mission

Welcome to ASIA (Asian Student Involvement Association)! The goal of this organization is to provide a space for Asian students and students interested in Asian culture to socialize, collaborate, and participate in leadership and volunteer opportunities.  ASIA also provides quality opportunities for academic and extracurricular experiences and promote student involvement in university clubs, organizations, events, and activities.

Spring 2021 - Virtual Club Meetings

For information on ASIA meeting times and location please contact:

ASIA President - Christian Phomsouvanh at cphomsouvanh@mail.weber.edu

Advisor - Lulu S. Faumui-Latu-Peters at lululatu@weber.edu or (801)626-7006

  • When: 
    • Thursdays
  • Where: 
    • Via Google Meets
      • For a link to access the meeting, please contact Lulu Faumui-Latu-Peters or Christian Phomsouvanh via email.
  • Time:  
    • 6:00 to 7:00 PM 

Social Media

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Contact

ASIA Advisor
lululatu@weber.edu

 

2020-21 ASIA Leadership

 

Tashina BarberLulu S. Faumui-Latu-Peters - ASIA Advisor

lululatu@weber.edu

Greetings and welcome to Weber State University!   My name is Lulu S. Faumui-Latu-Peters. I am the advisor for the Asian Student Involvement Association (ASIA) and a retention counselor for the Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME) here at Weber State University.

I am a first-generation college graduate. I received my associates of science degree from Snow College in 2005.  From there I went on to Utah State University where I graduated with my bachelor's in social work, and in 2015 I received my master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah with a concentration in forensics.  I have worked extensively with juveniles in the justice system in various capacities from 2003-2018 when I made a career change from working in juvenile justice to now working in higher education working with underrepresented students with a focus on Asian and Pacific Islander students. I have enjoyed my work with students in higher education and am even more excited to witness the progression and success in their academic journeys.  I am deeply motivated and compassionate in helping underrepresented students find purpose in their pursuits in higher education as well as helping students find a balance between academics, personal life, financial support, and campus involvement/engagement including implementing resources and support systems to establish the importance of cultural practices, celebrations and raising cultural awareness

Amanda JonesChristian Phomsouvanh- 2020-21 ASIA President

cphomsouvanh@mail.weber.edu

Christian Phomsouvanh is a senior at Weber State University, studying Botany and Plant Ecology as well as pursuing minors in Anthropology and Chemistry. They are passionate about intersectional environmentalism, mental health, LGBTQIA+, education, and many other social justice issues. With an interest in the environment and increasing representation of the AANHPI community, Christian transforms their advocacy work into action across all intersections focusing on understanding how to decolonize colonized communities by observing their interactions with their environments. By connecting Land Rights with Human Rights, we can conserve and sustain traditional ecological knowledge, culture, and those who have been historically marginalized throughout time.     

On-campus, they currently serve as the president of the Asian Student Involvement Association (ASIA) to build a welcoming community and space for all Asians / Asian Americans through cultural events, campus & community engagement, and leadership & volunteer opportunities. Seeing how social injustices impact communities cross-culturally, Christian has also served as the Asian Students Senator and involves themselves with other groups on and off-campus. They currently represent the American Indian Council/Native American Student Association as their Cultural Affairs Specialist and had the opportunity to intern with OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates which is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).

Shinibah StanleySuzana Luo   -  2020-21 ASIA Vice President

suzannaluo@weber.edu

Hello, everyone! I’m Suzanna Luo and I am the 2020-21 Asian Student Senator. This is my second year here at Weber State University. I transferred from Utah Valley University, and my major is chemistry.

I understand this upcoming school year is a lot different than what we’re used to and is causing a lot of uncertainty and anxiety for everyone. As a senator, my role is to ensure your concerns are heard and taken seriously by the Weber State University Student Association (WSUSA) the governing body of our university. I cannot carry out my role as your representative effectively without input from you. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me via email: suzannaluo@weber.edu. I look forward to working with you all. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

 

2021 ASIA Events

 

Asian Cultural Awareness Week:  

 

TENTATIVE: 2nd Annual Asian Awareness Week | 2/1/21 through 2/5/21 | Events held virtually all week long (Stay tuned for more information to come)

 

 

 

ASIA Student Life

 

ASIA and TOA were invited for the first time by the Ogden City Council to receive the proclamation declaring May 2019 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Volunteering at several Asian cultural community events

ASIA presenting at Sessions on the Ledge

ASIA 2019

Had students from the Uintah Elementary Chinese Emerging program participate in the evening celebration

Had the opportunity to meet Wat Misaka and attend the film screening of “Transcending: the Wat Misaka Story”

 Volunteering for AAPI committee at the Hill Field Air Force Base

Participating as volunteers at the AAPI Festival at Hill Field Air Force Base

Tabling at several different events like WSU Block Party

Fun, social activities including karaoke….

….BBQ and potlucks

Rolling lumpia to raise funds for AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Festival

ASIA also enjoys collaborating with other CME area councils by volunteering for and supporting their events and activities

Fun, social activities including karaoke….

….BBQ and potlucks

ASIA officers being recognized at the Ceremony of Excellence for their dedication and hard work in ASIA