ICC is introducing multi-tiered teen programming that will bring teens together as a community to give back, instill a strong sense of cultural pride, and offer an immersive and experiential education that will provide a lifelong connection to India.  

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Oral History Workshop 

Kick off Meeting August 28, 2022

"Our stories don't exist in the archives.  They exist in our families" -- Indra Nooyi

 

Middle and high school students will have the extraordinary opportunity to participate in the development of the state's AAPI curriculum.  In a four- to five-month project, the state's curriculum team will lead students in how to tell their intergenerational stories and understand how they fit into the world today.  The stories will provide raw material for the state curriculum and will be featured in an exhibit and community event at Greenwich Historical Society in January and February. 

Teen storytellers will meet regularly over a four-month period.  Meetings will rotate between Zoom and in-person.  Students may earn community service for this project.   

ICC is partnering with the Advanced Pedagogy Curriculum Lab run by UConn's Asian and Asian American Studies Institute. 

To sign up to tell your story, click on the registration link below.  If you missed the August 16 interest meeting and would like to learn more, email info@iccgreenwich.org.

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South Asian American Time Capsule

September 25, 2022

Planned especially with teens in mind, Samip Mallick, executive director of South Asian American Digital Archives (SAADA) will give voice to the diversity of the South Asian American community and look back at the challenges that South Asians have faced in the US .  It is an important opportunity for teens, and parents, to see themselves reflected in the legacies of individuals who shaped the American narrative.

 

The presentation will include the history of racism and exclusion in the US and is recommended for middle school, older students, and anyone who wants to learn about the myriad histories, experiences, perspectives, and identities that make up the South Asian American community.

 

Capacity limited to 80.  Registration required.

4:30 pm

Greenwich Historical Society

47 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob

$15 pp includes dinner

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My Daughter My Inspiration 

October 16, 2022

Niren Chaudhary, CEO Panera Bread and Panera Brands

 

Aditi and Niren Chaudhary’s daughter, Aisha Chaudhary, was born with a congenital immunodeficiency disorder.  Aisha survived the disorder and years of medical treatment until her death at age 18.  Before her death, Aisha was a motivational speaker and the author of My Little Epiphanies, the inspiration for the 2019 film The Sky is Pink, starring Priyanka Chopra as Aditi and Farhan Arktar as Niren. 

 

Niren has been a transformational leader at Panera Breads.  He is guided by a deep passion for serving others and building future leaders.  Niren's people-first ethos was shaped by Aisha who inspired his leadership and ability to find joy in his life and in Aisha’s short life. 

Attendees are encouraged to read My Little Epiphanies, an 84-page book available on Amazon, which Aisha wrote to inspire those going through hardships to find peace.

6:30 pm

Greenwich Historical Society

47 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob

FREE Attend in Person or by Zoom

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Internships and Event Help

Ongoing

ICC is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit and offers teens the opportunity to earn community service.  Teens can intern at All About India, ICC's children's programming, by offering hands-on assistance to teachers and children. They can also volunteer to assist with set-up, registration, and activities at events such as Holi and ICC Speaker Series.  At ICC's gala, they can help with decor and guest check-in.   Interested teens should email info@iccgreenwich.org for more information or to volunteer.