Panelists (from left):  Agnes, Dr. Chao, Dr. Cheung, Dr. Leung, and Dr. Pham. 

Moderator: Bo Kim

Panel Event: “Asian Americans and Mental Health”

  On February 17, APASA co-hosted a panel on “Asian Americans and Mental Health” with Active Minds, an organization dedicated to raising awareness of mental health on campus. We were honored to have the following panelists share their experiences and expertise: –Dr. Stephen Chao, MD (Rice ’02 Alum, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Baylor…

AAHCM cover photo v5

October is Asian American Heritage and Culture Month!

October at Rice University is Asian American Heritage and Culture Month (AAHCM), and this year APASA is teaming up with Rice’s Chinese Student Association along with the other Asian cultural clubs to host many fun and informative events throughout the month to raise awareness of the various cultural, social, and political issues that affect Asian Americans. The AAHCM…

IMG_9221

First General Meeting

APASA held its first general meeting yesterday, and we couldn’t be happier with how it went! After a brief introduction of the officers and our mission, we started off with our first activity: the Asian-American Historical Timeline, an activity Bo, Oanh, and David were introduced to during the APIA U: Leadership Training program at the…

IMG_8991

Defy an APA Stereotype Campaign

APASA had its first official public appearance at the Student Activities Fair this past Friday! At our booth, we asked students to write a sentence in response to an Asian-American stereotype that they have faced in their lives. Here is what they came up with: What stereotypes or assumptions about your identity have you encountered before?…

(from left to right) Bo, Oanh, and David on the rooftop terrace of the Newseum during the 'Night at the Newseum' event and reception. Note the nice view of the Capitol building in the background.

OCA National Convention

In July, Oanh, Bo, and David attended OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates’s 2013 National Convention, ’40 Years of Advocacy and Empowerment,’ held this year in Washington, D.C. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel from the 18th to the 21st. A big thank you to  OCA National and OCA Greater Houston for providing scholarships to cover our registration,…

Nicole3

OCA-GH APA Film Festival

This  summer, the APASA Executive Board has been working extensively with external organizations to gain further knowledge of the APA (Asian Pacific American) community and its issues to bring back to the Rice campus. In June, OCA-Greater Houston, the Houston branch of nationwide civil rights organization OCA  – Asian Pacific American Advocates, hosted its annual Asian…

apasa logo

Welcome to the APASA blog!

Hi everyone! Welcome to the APASA blog. We will be writing regular blog posts on recent events of APASA as well as on topics of interest to APAs (Asian Pacific American). We hope this blog will keep you engaged with the APA community on campus, in the Greater-Houston area, and across the nation. If you…