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!”

1st General Meeting!

Last Wednesday, September 3, APASA had their first general meeting of the 2014-2015 school year. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce APASA to new members and welcome back the old. After enjoying some delicious froyo from Swirl, we introduced each of the officers. External Vice Chair Bo gave a riveting presentation introducing APASA’sContinue reading “1st General Meeting!”

How I Lost My Identity

Although ethnically Asian, I stick out like a sore thumb in Asia. When I visited China last summer, my mother told me that everyone could tell I wasn’t raised in China. Perhaps it was the way I dressed, or my heavy American accent every time I made an attempt at Chinese, or how my mannerismsContinue reading “How I Lost My Identity”

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!”