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This event is designed for Asian identifying students to come together and discuss the importance of creating meaningful activism through personal experiences. The event will provide a platform for Colgate students to share their stories and learn from one another about how to effectively use their unique perspectives and experiences to create positive change in their communities. Discussions will center around topics such as cultural identity, intersectionality, and the power of grassroots organizing. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of how to use their experiences to create meaningful impact and a sense of community among Asian students on campus.

Presenters:

 

Name: Pahul Sachdeva

Pronoun: She/her/hers

Class year: 2025

Hometown: New Delhi, India

Majors: Neuroscience, Computer Science

Personal Interests: Neural Networks, Languages and South Asian Music

Leadership Position: President, South Asian Cultural Club

Future Plans: 

Communal: Help make Colgate one step closer to home away from home for international students. 

Academic: Working with Artificial Intelligence systems, particularly those that involve natural language processing, computer vision, or decision-making.

Name: Sayed Shafaat Mahmud

Pronoun: He/Him/His

Class year: 2026

Hometown: Bangladesh, Dhaka

Major: Undeclared (Potentially Astrophysics and Applied Mathematics)

Academic & Personal Interests: Machine learning, Astronomy, Human history, Chess, and Music

Leadership Position: Secretary, South Asian Cultural Club

Future: Communal: Organize events focusing on multiculturalism and language

Academic: Further advancement in machine learning and algorithms, tackling data problems in

astrophysics.



 

Name: Yizhou Li

Pronoun: He/him/his

Class year: 2026

Hometown: China, Hunan Changsha

Major: Undeclared (potentially economics, history or CS)

Academic & personal interests: History, economics Geography, philosophy, political science, music.

Leadership position: Plan and participate in the organization of SACC as Secretary.

Future: Future plans related to the further development and extension of such leadership role

includes the organization of the “international multilingual” event. Other plans involve further

exploring CS, third language and instrument.

A complete list of our social justice summit workshops can be found on our website.

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