The theme for the 2020 IMPAACT conference was “Allyship and Solidarity” which speaks to the core mission and founding principles of the AsACC.
The co-chairs for the 2020 IMPAACT conference, Shaina Selvaraju and Tam Vu, shared that the theme of “Allyship and Solidarity” was chosen in light of recent events, as well as to discuss long standing issues within the Asian American community.
According to Selvaraju and Vu, allyship also has historical significance to the AsACC.
“The online format of IMPAACT was certainly different compared to the way that IMPAACT existed in the past,” they said.
By focusing on difficult topics and having important conversations about pressing issues in the Asian American community, IMPAACT is continuing to create a more welcoming environment where students and staff can feel comfortable expressing their true identities.