APIHM Events

The Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month also known as APIHM, is a month long event in May with workshops, speakers and performances where we as the Asian Pacific Student Association (APSA) along side with our constituents shed light on the Asian American experience. This year we will have such programs including the search for the Top 30 Most Influential Asian American Students at UCI in reference to AngryAsianMan, APSA’s annual talent show APSA JAM, an event with Irvine’s Mayor Sukhee Kang as well as many others.

As background information, APSA is a progressive network of constituent organizations that has empowered the Asian and Pacific Islander community at the University of California, Irvine since 1981. Through a commitment to education, advocacy, community outreach and active political participation, APSA promotes diversity throughout the community at large. In pursuing these goals, we strive towards the establishment of equality in a multicultural society.

For more information please feel free to either check out the APSA site at www.apsauci.com, or e-mail us at apsa.chair@gmail.com


APIHM: inspire us all

TOP 30 MOST INFLUENTIAL ASIAN AMERICAN STUDENTS AT UCI
30 DAYS IN MAY

We’ve been in search for influential Asian Americans that impact our community and through the process of students nominating students, here they are. Inspired by angryasianman’s Top 30, we will reveal one amazing person a day starting in the month of May on the APSA website so check out who they are and their photoshoot with Melly Lee at http://www.apsauci.com.

APSA OLYMPICS [DONE]
WEEK 1 / SATURDAY, APRIL 3 / 11AM – 3PM
ALDRICH PARK
Finally, a day in the sun where the APSA constituents all come together and battle it out for the title of the first ever APSA Olympics. The OCA’s 2010 Census Team will also be joining us!

APSA FESTIVAL [DONE]
WEEK 2 / WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 / 11AM – 3PM
RING ROAD INFRONT OF THE CROSS-CULTURAL CENTER
There will be cultural foods and lots of it! Join us and our constituents for some deliciousness on Ring Road.

LESSONS LEARNED: REFLECTIONS FROM ALUMS ON ACTIVISM
PANEL: WILLIAM “TAMBUZI” CARROLL, RAMON MUNOZ AND MICHELLE KO
WEEK 5, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 / 12-1:30PM
DR. WHITE ROOM, CROSS-CULTURAL CENTER
Hear from a panel of UCI alums talk about the movement back when they were students. Each will speak about what they were fighting for, what they were able to accomplish with their initiatives, how their movements compare with today’s activism, and what they may have learned in retrospect.

APSA JAM: SELF & CULTURAL AWARENESS
APIHM KEYNOTE SPEAKER: ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT CHAIR, LINDA VO
WEEK 6 / TUESDAY, MAY 4 / 7 – 10PM
CRYSTAL COVE AUDITORIUM, STUDENT CENTER
We’re kicking off 2010’s month of May with our keynote speaker, Asian American Studies Department Chair, Linda Vo! The purpose of APSA Jam is to bring UCI students with different talents together and put on a production that will bring both cultural and self-awareness to the UCI community. With recent racial events that have been happening on our campus as well as other campuses, APSA saw a need to portray a form of solidarity amongst all the communities present on the UCI campus. Therefore, presenting a space for both non-Asian students and Asian/Asian-American students to perform together. There will also be artwork exhibited by talented young UCI artists.

hereandnow
WEEK 6 / THURSDAY, MAY 6 / 7PM
CRYSTAL COVE AUDITORIUM, STUDENT CENTER
Entertaining and heart touching, hereandnow Theater Company has performed at dozens colleges across the US and now returns to UCI to present a collection of vignettes about the experiences of being a young Asian American.

APIA U: LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
ORGANIZATION OF CHINESE AMERICANS (OCA)
WEEK 6 / SATURDAY, MAY 8 / 9AM – 5PM
DR. WHITE ROOM, CROSS-CULTURAL CENTER
A free leadership conference that will provide unique training that focuses on development of leadership and organizational skills that are relevant to APIA campuses and communities. Spots are limited so please sign up at http://www.ocanational.org under programs, APIA U 101.

ASIAN AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE: PAST 10 YEARS
GIANT ROBOT’S PUBLISHER ERIC NAKAMURA AND PROFESSOR GLEN MIMURA
WEEK 7 / TUESDAY, MAY 11 / 6 – 7 PM
DOHENY BEACH A, STUDENT CENTER
What kind of transformation has the Asian American popular culture scene gone through in the past decade? Come and find out! For more information about Giant Robot check out their site at http://www.giantrobot.com.

MAYOR SUKHEE KANG
WEEK 8 / TUESDAY, MAY 18 / 6:30 – 7:30PM
CRYSTAL COVE AUDITORIUM, STUDENT CENTER
Want to be inspired? Irvine’s very own Mayor Sukhee Kang is coming to UCI to talk about what it’s like to be an Asian American in politics.

TRANSNATIONAL GANGS
W/ PROFESSOR VALDEZ
WEEK 9 / TUESDAY, MAY 25 / 6 – 7PM
SE 1304
Professor Valdez’s Transnational Gangs workshop will discuss the issues of Asian American gangs from Orange and LA county with other rival gangs, with each other, and at home. The workshop will go into depth discussing the history behind these gangs as well as personal accounts of gang members and the reasoning behind their lifestyle. Overall one will learn different aspects of Asian American gang culture and its influence among Asian American youths.

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