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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.

Wednesday, May 1

Opening Kickoff Luncheon

With VC-EDI Linda Greene and California Commissioner on APIA affairs Judy Ki
  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Great Hall, Roosevelt College

"The Nanjing Massacre: Poems"

With Wing Tek Lum

  • 3-5 p.m., Cross-Cultural Center, Comunidad small room
  • Light refreshments provided
  • Co-sponsored by Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Literature
Saturday, May 4

Hawai'i Club Annual Luau

Sunday, May 5

Asayake Taiko Presents: "A Taste of Taiko"

Wednesday, May 8

"Compadre and Kasama Moments of Chican@ & Pin@y Solidarity" 

With Professor Amanda Solomon

  • Noon-1 p.m., Cross-Cultural Center, library
  • Light refreshments provided
  • Collaboration with César E. Chávez Celebration, part of Raza Awareness week

APIA Student Town Hall Meeting

With VC-EDI Greene

  • 6 p.m., Cross-Cultural Center, Comunidad large room
Thursday, May 9

"Beyond the Model Minority:  What's Really Going On With Asian American Students in College"

With Corinne Kodama

  • 11: 30 a.m.-1 p.m., Cross-Cultural Center, Comunidad room
  • Light refreshments provided
  • Co-Sponsored by VC Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion and VC Student Affairs

“Debunking the Asian Model Minority Myth in Family and Academics"

With Corinne Kodama

  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Cross-Cultural Center, Comunidad room
Friday, May 10

"The End/Beginning: Cambodia"

With Dr. Sophal Ear

  • Brief showing of award-winning documentary on his family's struggle through the Khmer Rouge and the current situation happening in Cambodia
  • 3 p.m. (presentation starts at 3:30 p.m.), Great Hall, Roosevelt College
  • Light refreshments and entertainment provided
  • Co-Sponsored by: Cross Cultural Center, Graduate Student Association, International House, Office of Graduate Studies, VC Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, International Relations & Pacific Studies and SPACES
Monday, May 13

"Aloha America: Hula Circuits Through the U.S. Empire"

With Prof. Adria Imada (Ethnic Studies)

  • 3-5 p.m., Cross-Cultural Center, Library
  • Book launch and presentation
  • Light refreshments provided
  • Co-Presented by: Ethnic Studies Department, Asian & Pacific Islander Student Alliance
Wednesday, May 15

Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Panel

With Dr. Lianne Urada, Dr. Eileen Pitpitan, and Dr. Anindita Dasgupta

  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Cross-Cultural Center, Comunidad room
  • Discussion on struggles addressing HIV/AIDS issues within the Asian & Pacific Islander community
  • Light refreshments provided
  • Co-Presented by: LGBT Resource Center, Women's Center, Asian & Pacific Islander Student Alliance, HOPE, Kaibigang Pilipino, Pilipino Undergraduate Society for Health
Thursday, May 16

Asian & Pacific Islander Womyn  in Health Mixer

  • Noon-1 p.m., Women's Center
  • Light refreshments provided
  • Co-Presented by: Women's Center, HOPE, Pilipino Undergraduate Society for Health
Tuesday, May 21

Queer & Asian

  • 6:30 p.m., Cross-Cultural Center, Comunidad room
  • Light refreshments provided
  • Co-Presented by: LGBT Resource Center, SPACES
  • Hosted by: Asian & Pacific Islander Student Alliance, Queer People of Color
Wednesday, May 22

Queer API Social

  •  5-7 p.m., LGBT Resource Center
  • Hosted By: LGBTQIA
Thursday, May 23

Cross-Cultural Center All People's Celebration

  • 5-8 p.m.
  • Food provided
Saturday, May 25

APSA Graduation Banquet

  • Place & time TBD
  • Contact the Cross-Cultural Center for more info
Tuesday, May 28

Asian & Pacific Islander Campus Mixer

  • Noon-1 p.m., Cross-Cultural Center, Comunidad room
  • Light refreshments provided
Wednesday, May 29

Graduate Student Panel Presentation

  •  4-5 p.m., Cross-Cultural Center, Library
Friday, May 31

Campus Desi/South Asian Mixer

  • 1 p.m., Price Center West, Red Shoe Room
Thursday, June 6

Staff and Leadership Development for Asian American Staff

With Bernadette Han

  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Cross-Cultural Center, Comunidad room
  • Light refreshments provided
  • Registration required
Friday, June 14

UCSD Pilipino Graduation

  • 6 p.m., Price Center East, Ballroom
  • Contact the Cross-Cultural Center for more info
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