Who we are and how we define ourselves is important. Creating solidarities for social change and innovation is vital. But how do we activate our identities — cultural, spiritual, sexua, economic and linguistic — to be engines of transformation? Asian American means a lot of things to a lot of people. In this special workshop — through storytelling circles and utilizing the tools of the Theater of the Oppressed — we will explore not only what it means to be Asian American, but how we can find the threads which bind us together. We will also try to find the stories and narratives that activate us and make us committed to creating positive change, not only for own communities, but for the common good. This workshop is presented by Tsai CITY Mentor in Residence, journalist, and organizer Abdul-Rehman Malik as part of the AACC and CITY’s Student Innovation Fund.