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15th Anniversary Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration Empowering Community Through Reflection and Recognition

Our theme this year, Empowering Community Through Reflection and Recognition, is a call for action that begins with increasing awareness, visibility, and acknowledging the lived experiences, perseverance, and joy of Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIA), past and ongoing. Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in the United States have endured centuries of targeted systemic racism/discrimination, xenophobia, and aggressions; such actions have been notably amplified amid the current pandemic. Our APIA communities continue to push for civil rights, peace, and solidarity

alongside diverse groups noted throughout history and now as we recognize the impact of trials and triumphs along this journey. Empowering community through reflection and recognition means coming together to show compassion, care, and critical perspectives in achieving social equity and justice for and with, Asian Pacific Islander Americans. Our programs invite you to help us grow awareness of intersecting Asian Pacific Islander American identities, celebrations, stories, and empowerment.

2021 APIAHC Kickoff Event Video Recording

Click here to watch UCSD's 2021 Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration Kickoff and Scholarship Awards recording.

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APIAHC 2021 Kickoff and Scholarship Awards

Please join us for UC San Diego’s 15th Anniversary Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration(APIAHC). This FREE virtual event will kick off a month-long celebration featuring our theme, “Empowering Community Through Reflection and Recognition”. Click below to register.

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Honoring Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration Month

UC San Diego celebrates the 15th anniversary honoring the Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage month-long celebration. This year's theme "Empowering Community Through Reflection and Recognition" highlights a series of events and opportunities for the campus and the community.

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APIAHC STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST

The Committee is hosting the 6th annual UC San Diego Undergraduate Student Essay Contest Award celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander American activism and community leadership. The Award recognizes students who have demonstrated commitment to the advancement of Asian and Pacific Islander American heritage education and community building. Winners of the essay contest will receive monetary prizes and recognition in UC San Diego media publications.

Recipients may be asked to share a personal photograph and information about themselves and read a portion of their essay to be shared at the APIAHC Kick-off event and on APIAHC social media. All submitted essays will become the property of the University. A panel of UC San Diego volunteer judges will select the winners. The DUE DATE to submit essays is Tuesday, April 20, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. to wsasaki@ucsd.edu. Undergraduate essay submissions are now closed.

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APIAHC Scholarship - Please Give

UC San Diego Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration Scholarships

To recognize students who have demonstrated commitment to the advancement of Asian and Pacific Islander American heritage education and community building at UC San Diego.

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APIMEDA Programs and Services Support Fund

To support the Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American (APIMEDA) Programs and Services at UC San Diego.

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Triton Tools and Tidbits Season 5 Episode 5: API Heritage Month

This episode of  Triton Tools & Tidbits celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Our guest hosts Dulce Dorado, Director of the International Students & Programs Office and Lindsay Romasanta, Director of the Student Success Center, are joined by Nancy Magpusao from the Cross Cultural Center and History professor Dr Simeon Man to discuss the different activities and events happening on campus to honor this important month.

Link to Listen via Spotify.

 

APIAHC 2021 Planning Committee Members

APIAHC 2021 Planning Committee Members Special thanks to Nancy Magpusao (Chair), Jocelyn Pacheco (Co-Chair), Joseph Ruanto-Ramirez, Windi Sasaki, Brandon Chulaluxsiriboon, Jacqueline Vo, Margaret Rattanachane, Aaron Tam, Alex Pallesco, Adrian Estudillo, and Maddy Agamata.

APIAHC 2021 SPONSORS

Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Chancellor's Office | Pan Asian Staff Association | APIMEDA Programs and Services Cross-Cultural Center S.P.A.C.E.S. | Asian and Pacific Islander Student Alliance(APSA)