This week: Celebrate AAPI heritage with APISA!
APISA is excited to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month at UCOP during the week of May 22! All staff are welcome to join us at our events to learn more about our community and celebrate with us.
Tea Time and Stories
May 23, 3 – 4 p.m. (PT)
Calling all tea aficionados: All staff are invited to share tea on the Oakland Franklin/Broadway 5th-floor patio, along with stories about the tea they are sharing. Sign up here to participate in tea time.
• Oakland: 5th Floor Patio
• Zoom Link: https://UCOP.zoom.us/j/96756318615
Conversation with Alfred P. Flores, author of “Tip of the Spear, Land Labor and Militarism in Guam”
May 24, 3 – 4 p.m. (PT)
Alfred Flores, Ph.D., is an alumnus of UC Riverside and UCLA and is currently an assistant professor of Asian American Studies at Harvey Mudd College. Professor Flores’ research and teaching interests include the U.S. empire in Oceania with an emphasis on diaspora, labor, indigeneity, militarization, oral history and settler colonialism in Guåhan. His research has appeared in Amerasia Journal, American Quarterly, Brill, Choice Magazine, Critical Ethnic Studies Journal and the Oxford University Press.
• Zoom link: https://UCOP.zoom.us/j/95789692184
Tsai, Yang and Hui at the Movies: “Not Your Model Minority”
May 25, 3 – 5 p.m. (PT)
The movie “Not Your Model Minority” explores the model minority myth and its intersections with past and present anti-Asian violence. The film reveals how the myth has been used to create a wedge between communities of color, while also examining opportunities to build power towards addressing system racism in America.
• Zoom meeting: https://UCOP.zoom.us/j/98070693806
For questions about these events, please contact Ben.Tsai@ucop.edu.Tags: AAPI Heritage Month, Alfred Flores, APISA, Not Your Model Minority