APIDA Faculty Staff Association

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Faculty Staff Association

Upcoming Events

APIDA Heritage Month 2021

Friday, May 14 from 12:10-1:00 PM

“Model Minorities, Perpetual Foreigners, & Asian/American Racialization”

Registration link: tinyurl.com/APIDAlunch1

Olivia Tran and Lilianne Tang (Student Diversity & Belonging) dive into the historical foundations of Asian racialization in the US and the inherent anti-Blackness of the model minority myth.


Friday, May 21 from 12:10 – 1:00 PM

“Understanding the Second-Generation Asian American Experience”

Registration link: tinyurl.com/2ndGenExp

Join Professors Jess Lee (Sociology), Nisa Morey (Chemistry), and Grace Yeh (Ethnic Studies) in a moving discussion about the history and social context of the second-generation experience for Asian Americans.


Friday, May 28 from 12:10-1:00 PM

“Mixed-Asian Representation on Netflix”

Registration link: bit.ly/mixed-netflix

Join Dr. Joy Pedersen (Dean of Students) and Jacob Campbell (Data & Budget Analyst, Cal Poly Scholars) for a virtual discussion on the rise of mixed-Asian stories and characters on Netflix and the challenges/opportunities of on-screen representation.


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