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Asian & Pacific-Islander American Heritage Celebration (APIAHC)

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

10th Anniversary Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration

Coming Full Circle: Asian and Pacific Islander Americans at UC San Diego and in Community

2016 Calendar of Events

Events are subject to change, check this page regularly for updates.

Celebrating Debutantes and Quinceañeras: Coming of Age in American Ethnic Communities with Dr. Evelyn Rodriguez

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.| Cross-Cultural Center, Price Center East

Contact: Nancy Magpusao

Asian and Pacific-Islander American Heritage Celebration (APIAHC) Kickoff Luncheon with Keynote Speaker: Lee Ann Kim

Friday, May 6, 2016 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

Ticketed Event: General Admission: $15 | PASA Members: $13 | Table Sponsorship: $200

Lee Ann Kim is a first-generation Korean American who was an anchor and general assignment reporter for KGTV Channel 10, the San Diego, California ABC television affiliate. She worked at KGTV from 1996 to 2008. She is also the executive director of Pacific Arts Movement  (formerly the San Diego Asian Film Foundation), which presents the annual San Diego Asian Film Festival, an event she founded in 2000 with the Asian American Journalists Association of San Diego.

Contacts: Annie Flager, Erlinda Sanchez

Ikebana Flower Arrangement Workshop

Friday, May 13, 2016 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Green Table Room, Price Center | Free Event | Now Full-No more RSVPs

Contact: Annie Flager

Igorots of California Exhibit

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. Exhibit with Curator | 6:30 p.m. Reception | Cross-Cultural Center, Price Center East | Free Event

Contact: Jamez Ahmad

API HIV/AIDS Awareness Banquet

Thursday, May, 19, 2016 | 6:00 p.m. | Student Services Center, Multipurpose Room | Free Event

Celebrate and educate students about HIV stigma in particularly API communities. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Daniel Lee

Contact: ucsdapamsa@gmail.com

Filipino American Studies Palimpsest

Friday, May 20, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Cross-Cultural Center, Price Center East | Free Event

Book Launch with Dr. Augusto Espiritu

Program: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Reception: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact: Edward Nadurata

Islanders in the Empire: Filipinos and Puerto Rican Laborers in Hawai’i

Monday, May 23, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Cross-Cultural Center, Price Center East | Free Event

Book Launch with Dr. JoAnna Poblete.

A unique comparative study of two groups of colonials under U.S. imperialism.

Contact: Nancy Magpusao

Hmong American Poet Soul Vang

Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Cross-Cultural Center, Price Center East | Free Event

Contact: Nancy Magpusao

Asian & Pacific-Islander Mixer

Thursday, June 2, 2016 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | International Center Dining Hall | Free Event, RSVP Required

Students, Staff & Faculty commemorate the 10th Anniversary of APIAHC.

Contact: Erlinda Sanchez


  • Chancellor's Office
  • Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
  • Vice Chancellor’s Office for Equity Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Pan-Asian Staff Association
  • Cross-Cultural Center
  • iHouse
  • Department of Ethnic Studies
  • Asian & Pacific Islander Student Alliance
  • Kaibigang Pilpin@
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Kamalayan Kollective
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