• APSA presents… (dis)Orientation!!!
APSA would like to welcome NEW STUDENTS (first-years and transfers) to the UCSD and APSA space. Join us on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 6PM @ the Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad (2nd Floor PC East, directly above Burger King). Get to know our organization and find out ways to get involved! There will be fun and games, a resource fair with helpful and supportive other groups on campus, activities, FREE DINNER & opportunities for prizes!
RSVP to the event at: http://tinyurl.com/APSAWelcome2013

    APSA presents… (dis)Orientation!!!

    APSA would like to welcome NEW STUDENTS (first-years and transfers) to the UCSD and APSA space. Join us on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 6PM @ the Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad (2nd Floor PC East, directly above Burger King). Get to know our organization and find out ways to get involved! There will be fun and games, a resource fair with helpful and supportive other groups on campus, activities, FREE DINNER & opportunities for prizes!

    RSVP to the event at: http://tinyurl.com/APSAWelcome2013

    Sep
    18
    2013
  • ucsdcrossculturalcenter:

Black Resource Center Open House
Monday | Sept. 23 | 4-6pmLocated in the Old Student Center, Suite 202 (Above the Food Co-op)

    ucsdcrossculturalcenter:


    Black Resource Center Open House

    Monday | Sept. 23 | 4-6pm
    Located in the Old Student Center, Suite 202 (Above the Food Co-op)

    Sep
    18
    2013

  • bittersweetromantic:

    aznsensazn:

    ifyoutrysometimes:

    18mr:

    ucsdapsa:

    “I Am NOT Your Model Minority” Campaign pt. 1

    By the SPACES APSA Community Retention Program at UCSD

    January 2013

    Attend the “I Am NOT Your Model Minority” Workshop in Tuesday, January 15th, 2013. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/531357673548751/?fref=ts

    Part two! Today’s theme is apparently model minority myth.

    My answer to what being part of a minority has taught me on one of my med school apps actually related to this, that it strips you of your individual identity, and lumps you in with larger pre-made narratives. 

    i refuse to implicate an unmodeled minority? someone explain what that means please?

    That one threw me a little bit, too, but I’m assuming maybe implicating other minorities as “unmodeled”, as not having the same “model” qualities that APAs have? E.g. “Hey <insert “unmodeled” minority here>, why can’t you be hardworking like <insert model minority here>? He/she knows that you have to work hard for the American dream, even if your family isn’t originally from here, so you have no excuse for this laziness.”

    I guess? Iono.

    Exactly. The model minority myth imposes a “model” or “good” image on Asian Americans, implying that other groups are “unmodeled” or “bad.” It has been historically used by people in power to undermine efforts to address issues of inequality. For example, in a 1966 U.S. News and World Report article (“Success Story of One Minority Group in U.S.”), Asian Americans were labeled as an uncomplaining group that overcame adversity and achieved success not through welfare checks but through their hard work. This was juxtaposed to the Civil Rights Movement, where minorities were demanding solutions to institutionalized racial injustices. This places the blame of societal problems on the group and not on the structures of inequalities that are the cause those problems while pitting minority groups against each other.

    -m

    Jan
    16
    2013

  • beezbeatz:

    18mr:

    ucsdapsa:

    “I Am NOT Your Model Minority” Campaign pt. 1

    By the SPACES APSA Community Retention Program at UCSD

    January 2013

    Attend the “I Am NOT Your Model Minority” Workshop in Tuesday, January 15th, 2013. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/531357673548751/?fref=ts

    Part two! Today’s theme is apparently model minority myth.

    At least your stereotypes are better than blacks, latinos, and middle easterners v_v

    The model minority myth has been used to perpetuate the image of Asian American success. In painting a group as a “good” minority, the myth implies a “bad” minority. As expressed in some our members’ posters, we want to critique the myth and not have Asian Americans be treated as the foil to other minorities, as that just pits minorities against each other and distracts from addressing other issues of inequality — like who gets to perpetuate these stereotypes. Not to mention that there can be negative effects to having even “good” stereotypes imposed on you. (A question we like to ask when discussing the myth is: is there such a thing as a “good” stereotype, or are all stereotypes inherently problematic?)

    I would also like to acknowledge that while the model minority myth paints Asian Americans as successful and perfectly assimiliable to the normative American society, there also exists the stereotypes of Asian Americans as the perpetually foreign, perfectly inassimiliable, undesirable “other” and “yellow menace” — stereotypes that have existed since the first Asians entered in America hundreds of years ago and continue in some form or another to this day.

    -m

    Jan
    16
    2013

  • heybluestrose:

    elephantsandmangoes:

    18mr:

    ucsdapsa:

    “I Am NOT Your Model Minority” Campaign pt. 1

    By the SPACES APSA Community Retention Program at UCSD

    January 2013

    Attend the “I Am NOT Your Model Minority” Workshop in Tuesday, January 15th, 2013. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/531357673548751/?fref=ts

    Part two! Today’s theme is apparently model minority myth.

    Yeah mofos. I am not your model minority. I am on no march to whiteness. I am thoroughly and completely unruly.

    Would’ve been cooler if Asian = / = East Asian, but it always seems to be the case in California. Would love to be proven wrong on this. But cool message on the whole, I guess.

    If this is in response to the models in our campaign, the group of models (our members) actually identify with diverse ethnicities, including some Southeast Asians (underrepresented at UC campuses), Filipinos, and a South Asian (in our part 2!). I use these signifiers only to counter what I read as assuming what groups were being represented. In truth, these photos were taken hastily during finals week, so we took whatever members we could find who were down!

    In any case, I agree that it would be awesome if a more diverse group could have been represented, because we in no way intended to silence the experiences of others. We aimed to criticize the lumping together of so many different groups under one category and the subsequent homogenization of diverse experiences, especially since not all groups are represented equally on university campuses or in other societal institutions, such as the media.

    -m

    Jan
    16
    2013

  • "I Am NOT Your Model Minority" Campaign pt. 2

    By the SPACES APSA Community Retention Program at UCSD

    January 2013

    Attend the “I Am NOT Your Model Minority” Workshop in Tuesday, January 15th, 2013. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/531357673548751/?fref=ts

    Jan
    14
    2013

  • "I Am NOT Your Model Minority" Campaign pt. 1

    By the SPACES APSA Community Retention Program at UCSD

    January 2013

    Attend the “I Am NOT Your Model Minority” Workshop in Tuesday, January 15th, 2013. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/531357673548751/?fref=ts

    Jan
    14
    2013
  • ucsdcrossculturalcenter:


Apply to attend two Asian American Awareness Conferences

Asian Pacific American Awareness Conference in UCI
Apply to be a part of the UCSD delegation to the 28th Annual Asian Pacific American Awareness Conference (APAAC) on Saturday, January 26th from 9Am-5PM at UCI.If you are interested in please apply to be a delegate by filling out the form at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/apaacucsdapplyPlease fill out the form by Friday, 1/11/13 at 11:59PM.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/462971087074167/?fref=ts
The SPACES APSA Community Retention program will be covering all expenses of travel and registration for those who will be a part of the UCSD delegation.
The 28th Annual Asian Pacific-Islander American Awareness Conference (APAAC) is a day-long event devoted to addressing the issues and redressing the questions raised in the contemporary society of the United States. This year’s theme is “Reimagine. Rebuild. Reclaim.”
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“Listen to the Silence Conference” in Stanford
Apply to be a part of the UCSD delegation to the 17th Annual Listen to the Silence Conference: Click, Connect, Engage: From Social Media to Social Justice held on Saturday, February 2nd from 9:00AM- 8:30PM at Stanford University.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/340893676017785/?fref=ts
If you are interested in please apply to be a delegate by filling out the form at the following link:http://tinyurl.com/ltsucsdapplyPlease fill out the form by Wednesday, 1/16/13 at 11:59PM.The SPACES APSA Community Retention program will be covering all expenses of travel and registration for those who will be a part of the UCSD delegation.
Click, Connect, Engage: From Social Media to Social Justice aims to provide an avenue through which the Asian American community can better utilize social and new media to enact meaningful social change within and beyond the community through activism, grassroots mobilization, and coalition building.

    ucsdcrossculturalcenter:

    Apply to attend two Asian American Awareness Conferences


    Asian Pacific American Awareness Conference in UCI

    Apply to be a part of the UCSD delegation to the 28th Annual Asian Pacific American Awareness Conference (APAAC) on Saturday, January 26th from 9Am-5PM at UCI.

    If you are interested in please apply to be a delegate by filling out the form at the following link: 
    http://tinyurl.com/apaacucsdapply
    Please fill out the form by Friday, 1/11/13 at 11:59PM.

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/462971087074167/?fref=ts


    The SPACES APSA Community Retention program will be covering all expenses of travel and registration for those who will be a part of the UCSD delegation.


    The 28th Annual Asian Pacific-Islander American Awareness Conference (APAAC) is a day-long event devoted to addressing the issues and redressing the questions raised in the contemporary society of the United States. This year’s theme is “Reimagine. Rebuild. Reclaim.”

    ____________________________________________________________


    “Listen to the Silence Conference” in Stanford

    Apply to be a part of the UCSD delegation to the 17th Annual Listen to the Silence Conference: Click, Connect, Engage: From Social Media to Social Justice held on Saturday, February 2nd from 9:00AM- 8:30PM at Stanford University.

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/340893676017785/?fref=ts


    If you are interested in please apply to be a delegate by filling out the form at the following link:
    http://tinyurl.com/ltsucsdapply
    Please fill out the form by Wednesday, 1/16/13 at 11:59PM.

    The SPACES APSA Community Retention program will be covering all expenses of travel and registration for those who will be a part of the UCSD delegation.

    Click, Connect, Engage: From Social Media to Social Justice aims to provide an avenue through which the Asian American community can better utilize social and new media to enact meaningful social change within and beyond the community through activism, grassroots mobilization, and coalition building.

    Jan
    09
    2013
  • announcements - GBM. High School Conference. Beach BBQ. - fall quarter 2012 week 2

    jump: APSA Events | community bulletins | employment/other opportunities | articles & other media

    APSA EVENTS

    Week 2 GBM: THE APSA GAMES!
    We invite you all to come out to a fun-filled night that’ll test your wit, knowledge, and creativity as you work together to lead your team to victory. Chances for prizes! May the odds be ever in your favor!
    Date: Tuesday, October 9th
    Time: Begins 6:30PM
    Location: Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad (2nd Floor PC East, Above Burger King)
    Facebook Event: 
    https://www.facebook.com/events/496114870400925/?fref=ts
    High School Conference Planning Meeting #2
    The theme has been announced! APSA’s 19th Annual High School Conference’s theme is: "Survive. Defy. Become." Join us in the planning an awesome day for high school students! Intern position open, committee chair positions available!
    Date: Wednesday, October 10th
    Time: 6-8PM
    Location: LGBT Resource Center (2nd Floor TREEHOUSE, Across from Porter’s Pub)
    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/489476097743209/?fref=ts
    ** SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 | Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/116361528517039/?fref=ts *
    BEACH BBQ
    Soak up some vitamin D, catch some waves, chill on the sand, and join us for a day of FUN! Food provided :)
    Date: Saturday, October 13th
    Time: 11:00AM-3:00PM
    Carpools & Buspools: Begin at 10:30AM. Meet beneath Croutons.

    APPLY TO APSA BOARD!
    Join our team! :)
    Deadline: October 26th, 2012 @ 6PM
    More info at the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/476016045763675/

    APIA U Leadership Training Event
    Interested in Asian & Pacific-Islander issues and developing as a leader? APSA will be teaming up with OCA National to bring their Leadership Training to UCSD! Meet new people from other universities, as well as community members from UCSD, to increase awareness and develop skills to approach API issues. Fun, interactive, informative, and FREE!

    * you do not have to be API identified to attend. you also do not need to be knowledgeable about any API issues at all to attend, so please consider registering!

    Sign up for the UCSD training at: http://www.formsite.com/leadership/APIAURegistration/index.html
    There is a cap of 60 participants, so register soon!

    Date: Saturday, October 27
    Time: 9:30AM - 6PM
    Location: CCC Comunidad (2nd Floor PC East, above Burger King)
    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/477546122266754/?fref=ts
    High School Conference (HSC) Planning Meeting #3
    Wednesday, Oct 17
    TBA 

    Week 4 General Body Meeting (GBM)
    Tuesday, Oct 23rd
    6:30PM @ CCC Comunidad

    COMMUNITY BULLETINS

    REGISTER TO VOTE!


    The deadline for a California resident to register to vote is OCTOBER 22ND! Please register to vote! There are a lot of important ballots on the line, not just the presidency! You can now REGISTER ONLINE

    Register online at: http://turbovote.org

    It only takes 5 minutes!

    Students of Color Conference @ UCR

    The Students of Color Conference is an annual UC-wide conference numbering in around a thousand student delegates to come together to discuss issues regarding students of color. All students are welcome. This event is paid for by student fees, so it is free to all attendees. This year it will be hosted by UCR. Meet students leaders and community members from all UC campuses, increase your awareness on issues, build networks, and have fun!

    Deadline to apply is October 13th, so apply today at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFZzb1BuYkFHRkVRTlJ6aU5Mc0JxSVE6MQ

    Date: November 9-11
    Location: UCR (free transportation by UCSD Associated Students & Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service)
    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/407292589326336/?fref=ts
    Official UCR SOCC Website: http://www.ucrsocc2012.com/

    Alternative Tours

    Become an Alternative Tours Guide! Alternative Tours give personalized tours to students from a wide range of backrounds, ages, and communities. We especially cater to student groups that are underrepresented and/or come from underserved communities. If you are interested in getting involved and potentially becoming an alternative tour guide, come to our Info Session to learn more about it!

    Info Sessions: WED OCT 10 @ 5:30PM & THUR OCT 11 @ 5:30PM
    Location: SPACES (2nd Floor PC, above Subway)
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/UCSD-Alternative-Tours/162366561805

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    EMPLOYMENT/OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

    Asian Pacific College Fund

    Award: Five $2000 Scholarships
    Criteria: 2nd Year College Students with minimum 3.0 GPA
    Deadline: October 31st, 2012
    Application & Information: http://www.apcf.org/index.php/

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    ARTICLES & OTHER MEDIA

    Article: University of Texas at Austin investigating ‘bleach bomb’ attacks

    Link: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-university-texas-bleach-bombs-20121005,0,693067.story

    Excerpt: "It is people of color they are attacking in West Campus… Until we put pressure on the university to [protect] us, these events are going to keep happening."


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    Oct
    09
    2012
  • announcements - ICE CREAM SOCIAL - fall quarter 2012 week 1

    jump: APSA Events | community bulletins | employment/other opportunities | articles & other media

    APSA EVENTS

    Week 1 GBM: ICE CREAM SOCIAL & Sam Woo Run
    We would like to invite you to our first event of the quarter: our annual ICE CREAM SOCIAL! This event will be a chance for use to meet new people and for us to reintroduce APSA to you. As the event name suggests, there will be free ice cream for all attendees, so bring your friends! Please RSVP on Facebook so that we can know how much ice cream we need to accommodate everyone!
    Date: Tuesday, October 2nd
    Time: Begins 6:30PM
    Location: Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad (2nd Floor PC East, Above Burger King)
    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/202486616550604/?ref=ts&fref=ts
    Additional Information: This event will be followed by a SAM WOO RUN (yelp). If you would like to go to the Sam Woo Run, please make sure to bring cash!
    High School Conference Planning Meeting #1
    The quarter’s just begun but APSA is going straight to work! We are beginning to plan our annual High School Conference, which will be held on November 4th. We will need a lot of people power to create an awesome and empowering conference for the high school students, so please consider attending this planning meeting!
    Date: Wednesday, October 3rd
    Time: 6-8PM
    Location: LGBT Resource Center (2nd Floor TREEHOUSE, Across from Porter’s Pub)
    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/473190852713103/

    APIA U Leadership Training Event
    Interested in Asian & Pacific-Islander issues and developing as a leader? APSA will be teaming up with OCA National to bring their Leadership Training to UCSD! Meet new people from other universities, as well as community members from UCSD, to increase awareness and develop skills to approach API issues. Fun, interactive, informative, and FREE!

    * you do not have to be API identified to attend. you also do not need to be knowledgeable about any API issues at all to attend, so please consider registering!

    Sign up for the UCSD training at: http://www.formsite.com/leadership/APIAURegistration/index.html
    There is a cap of 60 participants, so register soon!

    Date: Saturday, October 27
    Time: 9:30AM - 6PM
    Location: CCC Comunidad (2nd Floor PC East, above Burger King)
    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/477546122266754/?fref=ts

    TABLING

    APSA will be tabling on Friday, October 5 at the following locations:
    • Library Walk, Block 1980, 9AM-2:30PM
    • Disorientation (Old Student Center, Outside Food Co-op) 11AM-4:30PM
    Stop by to say hi! We will have candy :)

    General Body Meeting (GBM) #2
    Tuesday, Oct 9
    6:30PM @ CCC Comunidad
    High School Conference (HSC) Planning Meeting #2
    Wednesday, Oct 10
    6PM @ LGBT Resource Center

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    COMMUNITY BULLETINS

    ASP Booklending Program

    Textbooks too expensive? You don’t even have to answer that — we know! Luckily, the Academic Success Program has its quarterly booklending service, so you can potentially borrow your books for the quarter FOR FREE! They may or may not carry your book, but there’s no harm in trying! Fill out the application online (http://aspbooklending.ucsd.edu/), print it, along with your financial aid reward letter, and sign it and bring it to the SPACES ASP office ASAP!

    Deadline: MONDAY, OCTOBER 1 (TOMORROW!)
    (Note: Undocumented Students (AB540) are automatically allocated books!)
    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/355053261248182/?fref=ts

    Students of Color Conference @ UCR

    The Students of Color Conference is an annual UC-wide conference numbering in around a thousand student delegates to come together to discuss issues regarding students of color. All students are welcome. This event is paid for by student fees, so it is free to all attendees. This year it will be hosted by UCR. Meet students leaders and community members from all UC campuses, increase your awareness on issues, build networks, and have fun!

    Deadline to apply is October 13th, so apply today at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFZzb1BuYkFHRkVRTlJ6aU5Mc0JxSVE6MQ

    Date: November 9-11
    Location: UCR (free transportation by UCSD Associated Students & Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service)
    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/407292589326336/?fref=ts
    Official UCR SOCC Website: http://www.ucrsocc2012.com/

    Alternative Tours

    Become an Alternative Tours Guide! Alternative Tours give personalized tours to students from a wide range of backrounds, ages, and communities. We especially cater to student groups that are underrepresented and/or come from underserved communities. If you are interested in getting involved and potentially becoming an alternative tour guide, come to our Info Session to learn more about it!

    Info Sessions: WED OCT 10 @ 5:30PM & THUR OCT 11 @ 5:30PM
    Location: SPACES (2nd Floor PC, above Subway)
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/UCSD-Alternative-Tours/162366561805

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    EMPLOYMENT/OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

    Asian Pacific College Fund

    Award: Five $2000 Scholarships
    Criteria: 2nd Year College Students with minimum 3.0 GPA
    Deadline: October 31st, 2012
    Application & Information: http://www.apcf.org/index.php/

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    ARTICLES & OTHER MEDIA

    Article: PSY and the Acceptable Asian Man

    Link: http://www.racialicious.com/2012/09/20/psy-and-the-acceptable-asian-man/

    Excerpt: "PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” for all of the many reasons why it’s successful–from the creativity inherent in the music as well as the video that accompanies it to the charismatic man himself and his polished performances–is also wildly successful in the West in some small part due to the fact that he is one of the things the Western mainstream wants to see from its Asian people: a funny guy who doesn’t pose any threat of making Asian men seem sexually desirable.”

    Article: Meng So: A campus voice for the undocumented

    Link: http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2012/09/18/poi-person-tbd/

    Excerpt: “It’s an anxious moment for undocumented students to out themselves, because of the legality around it, so they don’t know who they can trust, they don’t know what they can say,” So explains. “For a long time they’ve been forced under the radar. Any mention of their status could risk deportation for them and their family members. Elements of basic student life such as going out, participating in a small protest, or even jaywalking in order to make it to class faster are risks undocumented students must be conscious of.”

    Video: MY STORY (LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE) - ALEX VO

    "This is a video project I’ve been working on for a long time. I’ve been wanting to do a rap performance with words projected onto me. For this song, I took the beat of "Love The Way You Lie" by Eminem and wrote my personal lyrics over the beat. My awesome friend Sarah helped me to film it. If you like it, please share it!"

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRqKuNKM5uY&feature=youtu.be

    Video: COLORBLIND (Response to media racism/racebending) // spoken word

    Spoken Word piece in response to the La Jolla Playhouse “Mockingbird” casting controversy

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd4X8r2bIdc

    Video: Monsters Calling Home - Monsters Calling Home

    Music Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL6E2ahvyKg

    The LA-based folk band is made of 6 Korean Americans in their early 20s; some of them are still in school. They formed through their church last September before performing at Kollaboration 11. Their first song, “Monsters Calling Home” reflects the experiences of Korean American immigrants and first-generation Asian Americans.

    Article on band origins - http://www.pacificcitizen.org/news/entertainment/church-roots-‘monsters-calling-home’
    Honda video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y7AzNj2s28

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    30
    2012
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