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Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration (APIAHC) Calendar

Join us in celebrating the 16th Annual UC San Diego Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration (APIAHC). Below is a list of the events that highlight this year's theme “Sharing Comfort, Community, and Care".

All Month | Brian Vu Virtual Art Gallery

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Vu is a Queer Asian-American artist whose work is inspired by the expanisveness and the colorful nature of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Virtual gallery: https://tinyurl.com/Brian-Vu

Through Week 10 | Sirin Thada Art Display at the CCC

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Featuring a Thai-American artist whose work looks at ourrelationship with our natural environment and strives tocultivate community through her art. Displayed in the UCSD Cross-Cultural Center Conference Room through week 10.

For questions contact Mira Hagiwara Gupta at mhgupta@ucsd.edu

Through Week 10 | Brenda Chi Art Display at the CCC

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View the works of a Queer, Asian-American artist whose work shines a light on Asian American stories and experiences. Displayed in the Cross-Cultural Center art space through week 10.

For questions contact Mira Hagiwara Gupta at mhgupta@ucsd.edu

May 1 | Taiko Story

Location: Price Center West Ballroom B

Time: 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Asayake Taiko at asayaketaiko@gmail.com 

May 6 | UC San Diego Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration and Scholarship Awards

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Please join us for UC San Diego’s 16th annual Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration and Scholarship Awards! This IN-PERSON event will kick off a month-long celebration featuring our theme, “Sharing Comfort, Community, and Care."

This event is now sold out.

Location: Price Center West Ballrooms A/B (2nd Level)

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

For more information, please contact Maddy Agamata at magamata@ucsd.edu

May 10 | Sharing Comfort, Community & Care — Alumni Panel

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Hear from our exemplary APIA alumni discuss engagement with their community as part of their careers and volunteer work.

Registration: https://uchealth.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIld-2grjsqHdFWHkFAdp2905K0WRHXhi0d

Location: Zoom

Time: 4-5 p.m.

For more information, please contact the UC San Diego Asian Pacific Islander Alumni Council at apiac@ucsd.edu

May 12 | Student-Staff-Faculty Mixer

Join APIMEDA Programs & Services and AAPI Studies for an evening of connecting with staff, faculty, and students!

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/2y6b9c3w

Time: 5-6 p.m.

Location: in-person at the Arts & Humanities Building 5th Floor Patio

May 13 | Mental Health Panel

Panel and discussion on mental health for the children of Asian American immigrants.

Location: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/96925449094 

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

May 19 | Major Decisions, Multiple Pathways

Discussion on the pressures and expectations that Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American college students face. Alumna Juliana (Juju) Wong will facilitate the discussion to focus on negotiating cultural and familial expectations for both academic and career goals.

Location: Sixth College Lodge 

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

May 25 | Unpacking the In-Between: Critical Perspectives of Adoptee Awareness and Advocacy

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This workshop will share adoptee perspectives and raise awareness of the transracial adoptee nuances that exist among the Asian American community. Dr. Amanda Assalone will discuss how her journey has empowered her to engage with adoptee rights groups and advocate for adoptees without citizenship. She will also offer suggestions on how to support transracial adoptees as they navigate through their own adoptee journey.

Location: The Great Hall

Time: 3:00 p.m.