City College events celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 5, 2021 | San Diego City College

San Diego City College will host events happening throughout the month of May celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. 

aapi logoAll events will be virtual and are open to the public.

May - All Month

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander History Month Book Display
To highlight the rich experience of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Sponsored by San Diego City College Library

Thursday, May 6

10 to 11:30 a.m.
Traditional Filipino Medicine (HILOT) and Meditation Study Break by Dr. Catherine Sy Luib
Dr. Catherine Sy Luib will present traditional Filipino healing methods and lead a meditation session. SAMAFILA Filipino student club members will also address anti-Asian hate, community resources, and efforts to address hate crimes and hate incidents.
Sponsored by The World Cultures Program in collaboration with SAMAFILA, History and Political Science

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
BIPOC Panel Discussion on Covid, Health Disparities, and Vaccination
This is a presentation and panel discussed from BIPOC health experts in San Diego who will speak to the virus, its social and public health ramifications and the COVID-19 vaccines. It is especially targeted to communities of color who are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
Sponsored by Student Health Center

Monday, May 10

9:30 to 11 a.m.
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Speaker Dr. Anthony Ocampo, author of Latinos of Asia
Anthony Ocampo is Associate Professor of Sociology and Provost Fellow at Cal Poly Pomona, as well as the Faculty Director of the California State University Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program. He is author of The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race (Stanford Press), and the forthcoming Brown and Gay in LA: Queer Sons of Immigrants Coming of Age (NYU Press). He is also the founding editor of the Asian American Sociology series at NYU Press. Dr. Ocampo’s research on immigration and race has been cited or featured in The New York Times, the New Yorker, NPR, NBC, and a number of Filipinx and Latinx media outlets. 
Sponsored by: The Diversity Committees of Miramar College, City College, College of Continuing Education, and the San Diego Community College District

Thursday, May 13 

1 to 2 p.m.
Addressing Hate Against the Asian American Community
Professor Kirin Macapugay and Co-Chair of the San Diego Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Kent Lee will share a history of racism against the Asian American community, what we are seeing in San Diego, and current efforts to combat hate.
Sponsored by San Diego College Human Services

3 to 4 p.m.
SDSU Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Resource Center Presentation and Student Panel
Presentation from the SDSU Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Resource Center. The workshop will include an overview of resources available and a student panel. The workshop is open to all students, classified professionals, and faculty.
Sponsored by EOPS

Tuesday, May 18

Noon to 1 p.m.
Reimagining AAPI History Through Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Through the course of this talk, we will examine a wide variety of children’s and young adult literature to see how Asian Americans have been historically depicted. In so doing, we will note how Asian Americans are often placed in settings of their own communities’ histories in the United States and also how contemporary authors have centered Asian presence in conventional American history. We will conclude by looking at the implications of this representation in the genre of children’s and young adult literature, in the classroom, and in the larger social consciousness. 
Sponsored by English (SDICCCA Fellow)

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