Welcome Back!

Hello everyone! With #StarringJohnCho, a pho debacle with Bon Appetit, Presidential elections, Asians4BlackLives, and more happening this year, our mission to bring AAPI issues to light on campus and offer opportunities for discussion and activism becomes more important than ever. Meet half of our board and learn more about APASA at our First General Meeting:Continue reading “Welcome Back!”

Fresh Off the Boat Screening a Sucess!

For the first time, there it was on screen: seven years of my life playing out, in the form of a Chinese Learning Center in ABC’s new comedy Fresh Off the Boat. The synchronicity of the laughter at the  APASA screening proved why this show made waves long before it was released.

APASA and Women LEAD Present: Leadership Panel

On Thursday, April 17, APASA and Women LEAD hosted a panel featuring four successful Asian American women from Houston. Although all extraordinary and charismatic leaders, the women represented a wide range of fields, experiences, and career paths. We were honored to have these inspiring women come speak at our event: – Donna Fujimoto Cole, Founder &Continue reading “APASA and Women LEAD Present: Leadership Panel”

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 BaylorContinue reading “Panel Event: “Asian Americans and Mental Health””

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 AAHCMContinue reading “October is Asian American Heritage and Culture Month!”

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 theContinue reading “First General Meeting”

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?Continue reading “Defy an APA Stereotype Campaign”

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,Continue reading “OCA National Convention”

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 AsianContinue reading “OCA-GH APA Film Festival”

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 youContinue reading “Welcome to the APASA blog!”