Asian Pacific American Awareness Conference

Profile: The Asian Pacific Student Association (APSA) is a progressive network of constituent organizations that empower the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community at the University of California, Irvine. Through a commitment to education, advocacy, community outreach and active political participation, APSA promotes diversity throughout the community at large. In pursuing these goals, APSA strives towards the establishment of equality in a multicultural society. Every year, APSA holds the Asian Pacific American Awareness Conference, otherwise known as APAAC. As the name implies, APAAC aims to bring awareness about the Asian and Pacific Islander culture to UCI and the greater Orange County area. Through workshops and keynote speakers, we hope to inspire members of our own community and educate anyone who is interested to learn more about Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. APAAC has been a venue to address many issues in our community, such as the generation gap and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. It has also been host to keynote speakers such as Parry Shen (Better Luck Tomorrow) and Suzanne Whang (NBC's Las Vegas). With a vision of diversity, education, and respect, APAAC is the venue where our cultures are celebrated and brought to the spotlight. This year APSA is proud to host our 27th Asian Pacific American Awareness Conference.

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    Asian Pacific-Islander Heritage Month (APIHM) is hosted by the Asian Pacific Student Association at UCI and features various programs, workshops, and events that celebrate the APIA culture and address pertinent issues in the APIA community.

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    Any inquiries regarding Asian Pacific-Islander Heritage Month can be directed to Programming Coordinators, Siamrath (Sam) Boonsakul and Alison Tominaga, at