It’s almost the end of the year, but that doesn’t mean that UCLA campus is slowing down, or that the API community is, either (although this blog has been a little inactive lately. Um, sorry.) There are two events coming up that you all should check out!

The first is the Asian American Undergraduate Conference, titled “The Next Chapter.” This will be taking place tomorrow, from 12 PM- 3 PM in the Ackerman Second Floor Lounge. The conference will explore what it means to be a scholar activist–attendees will learn how to take their education and use it to make a tangible change in their communities. The keynote speaker will be Natasha Saelua. She’s a current MA in the UCLA Asian American Studies Program, and she’s done a lot of work with the Community Programs Office. There will be workshops, a community round table with Lane Hirabayashi (outgoing Chair of the Asian American Studies Department), and free food. Yup, community discussion and free food. Doesn’t get better than that. So come check it out!

Here’s the Facebook page, and the quick facts once again:

WHAT: Asian American Undergraduate Conference: The Next Chapter
WHEN: Tomorrow, Friday (May 27), 12-3 PM
WHERE: Ackerman Second Floor Lounge

Even if you’re not an Asian American Studies major/minor, this is an excellent opportunity to come out and learn more about it. Who knows, you might even be persuaded to take up AAS.

Secondly, Asian Pacific Islander Graduation is coming up.

This graduation seeks to celebrate anybody who identifies as part of the API community to celebrate our success at UCLA together! Not only will you get a free tshirt, free food, fifteen seconds at the microphone and see cultural performances, but you may invite any number of family or friends. Also, our Keynote Speaker will be Beau Sia. This year, APIG will be on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 3PM – 6PM. To register your graduating seniors, you must fill out this GDOC no later than SUNDAY, May 29.

BEAU SIA, YOU ALL. How cool is that? So mark your calendars, fill out that GDOC, and invite all your friends. It’s going to be awesome.


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