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Asian and Pacific-Islander American Calendar of Events

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Read about UC San Diego events celebrating Asian and Pacific-Islander American heritage.

Download the 2015 9th Annual Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration Events Flyer (PDF).

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Friday, April 24

Body/Mind Justice: The Art & Practice of Disability Justice

Lambda Award winning writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha will interact with participants to learn, share and co-create the strategies creating disability justice movement- movements for disability justice and liberation that center Black, Indigenous, People of Color, low income folks, prisoners, sex workers, queer and trans folks and others who are marginalized within mainstream disability rights movements. Leah will present clips of artwork and performance from Sins Invalid and other disabled perfomers of color, talk about art and performance as a means of advancing disability justice, and share concerete tips for building accessible, liberatory events, movements and communities.

  • 5P
  • Cross-Cultural Center Communidad

Wednesday, April 29

“Vietnamese of Orange County” Book Launch & Exhibit

This exhibit showcases the diversity of the Vietnamese American community through snapshots of Vietnamese life in Orange County over the span of 40 years, presenting a dynamic, vibrant community that is revitalizing the region. Co-curators Tram Le, Dr. Linda Vo, and Dr. Thuy Vo Dang have published a photo-history book synchronized with this exhibition. 

Friday, May 1

9th Annual Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration Kick-Off

Join us for our launch at lunch featuring guest speaker Dr. Eleanor Concepcion "Connie" Mariano and student cultural presentations.

Wednesday, May 6

Latin@ and FIlipin@ United Farmworkers Movement 101

Presentation regarding this historic movement.

"Life Support: Biocapital & the New History of Outsourced Labor" Book Launch

Book presentation by Dr. Kalindi Vora (UCSD Ethnic Studies).

Friday, May 8

Money Lei-Making Workshop (RSVP only)

Learn to make a simple money lei using dollar bills folded into a carnation, other dollar bill flowers, and a small double carnation lei example.

Thursday, May 14

“Arab American Studies within Asian American Studies” w/ Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi

Friday, May 15

Comedy of Color: A Screening of Fresh Off the Boat and Black-ish

Wednesday, May 20

“Native Space & America” w/ Dr. Natchee Blu Barnd

“Asian America: Sociological and Interdisciplinary Approaches” Book Talk w/ Dr. Robyn Rodriguez

Tuesday, May 20

“State of Asia America: Empire, Romance, & Haunting”

Graduate student panel with Anthony Kim (Literature), Thủy Linh Nguyễn (Ethnic Studies), & Davorn Sisavath (Ethnic Studies).

Wednesday, May 21

Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Dialogue

Build community with other LGBT API identified students, staff, and facutly.

Tuesday, May 27

Dialogue on Asian Parenting and Asian American Children with Windi Sasaki

  • 6-8P
  • Cross-Cultural Center

Wednesday, May 28

The “Other” Students: Filipino Americans, Education, and Power

Co-editors Dina Maramba and Rick Bonus discuss their latest book, the first of its kind to focus specifically on Filipino Americans in education.

Thursday, May 29

“For the Yoga” Workshop w/ Mindy Tran

  • 12-1P
  • Cross-Cultural Center

Monday, June 2

“Polynesian Panthers” Film Screening

Maori and other Pacific Islanders address racism, colonization, and capitalism influenced by the Black Panther Movement in the United States.

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