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Campus Celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

April 10, 2014

What:

Cal State Fullerton is celebrating the achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders during the monthlong "Re[visioning] Asian and Pacific Islanders in America."

When/Where:

April 14 – May 7
Cal State Fullerton, various locations
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831

Highlights:

April 15          

2:30 p.m. — "Civic Engagement and Public Health Issues in AAPI Communities in Orange County" presentation in the Education-Classroom Building, Room 122

April 21

Noon — Screening of the 1993 Ang Lee-directed film "The Wedding Banquet" in University Hall, Room 211B

April 22

1 p.m. — Screening of short film "Paulina," presented by director Caylee So in University Hall, Room 210B

April 24

Noon — "Voice, Language, Power: A Re-visioning Exercise" with Jie Tian, librarian in the Pollak Library

April 28

11:30 a.m. — "Stories From the Underground" with Carolina Ojeda-Kimbrough, lecturer in Asian-American studies, in University Hall, Room 210B

April 29

11:30 a.m. — "Mapping the Terrain of Chamorro/Chamoru Diaspora and Indigeneity: A Case of Pacific Islander Experiences" by Michael Perez, professor of sociology, in the Titan Student Union, Hetebrink Room

April 30

1 p.m. — Performance by 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors in McCarthy Hall, Room 238

May 3

2-4 p.m. — 12th annual Asian and Pacific Islander Graduate Recognition Ceremony in the Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion

May 6 

Noon-1:30 p.m. — Sumun (Sumi) Pendakur, associate dean for institutional diversity at Harvey Mudd College and a longtime advocate for Asian Pacific American community issues, is the keynote speaker for a program in the Titan Student Union, Alvarado Room.

May 7

5-7:30 p.m. — Asian Pacific American Heritage Month reception hosted by the CSUF President's Office at the Fullerton Marriott, Grand Ballroom

Background:

"Since 1970, Asian Pacific Islanders have been the largest growing minority group, yet their contributions are often overlooked," noted Berenecea J. Eanes, vice president for student affairs. "Although there are an estimated 18 million Asian Pacific Islanders in the United States comprising six percent of the U.S. population, the number of Asian Pacific Islanders in U.S. politics, corporate and nonprofit industries and in the media, remains low. Critical dialogue around visibility and representation remains necessary."

More Info:

Contact the Asian Pacific American Resource Center at 657-278-3742 or email aparc@fullerton.edu

Media Contact:

 Pamela McLaren

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