In 2006, UConn’s Asian American Cultural Center (AsACC) began the Identifying the Missing Power of Asian American in Connecticut (IMPAACT) Conference as a catalyst to empower students in their individual journeys of self-development, identity development, and leadership skills.  The conference is an opportunity for student leaders to network with one another at the University of Connecticut to foster collaboration and solidarity.  The conference encompasses issues such as:  mental health awareness, cultural awareness, leadership development, and exploring topics of social justice.


Student Facilitators!

We are seeking students to lead group dialogue throughout the IMPAACT 2019 Conference.  PAC will provide the necessary tools to succeed in this process.  We are looking for students who want to be engaged with Asian/Asian American community issues, passion for learning from others, and the opportunity to connect.

Responsibilities: Help facilitate breakout activities (2-3), usher students between break out rooms, and distribute handouts.  

Distribution: There will be 1 student facilitator per table of 10; no more than 15ppl.

Time commitment: 

  • Most of the student facilitation will happen in the morning for the story-telling and Asian/Asian American hxstory activities and some in the afternoon, but after the morning activities, you will be able to just be a participant for the rest of the afternoon time frame. ~2-3hrs
  • There is a mandatory “orientation” session with rita (main facilitator of the retreat); November 4th from 7:00 -8:00PM @ AsACC Conference RM.
    • Questions or concerns about being a facilitator; please email




Mark your calendars – IMPAACT 2019:

“Weaving our Individual Stories into Collective Power” on Saturday, November 9th, 2019!

Main facilitator: rita zhang

rita zhang (she/her/hers) is a community builder and scholar-activist based in Oakland, California.  She has spent over 13 years working on issues related to racial coalition building, higher education access and equity, and fostering loving communities.  rita holds a Masters from the University of Maryland in Student Affairs with a concentration in social justice praxis in higher education.  rita recently founded Community Roots Financials to support hxstorically marginalized communities toward financial independence and freedom.  In her free time, rita enjoys riding her bike around town, doing DIY projects, and finding good local food. 

Thank you for your interest but registration is closed.



Registration will close on November 4th, 2019 at midnight.