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Vol. 11 No. 1


Sharp New Alternative Perspective

Published by the Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center, UC Santa Cruz

Celebrating 10 Years

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By:Carmen Chan The Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center (AA/PIRC) first opened in 1999, due to tireless student and staff efforts to provide a space for Asian American/ Pacific Islanders. AA/PIRC, is one of the four ethnic resource centers (ERCs) here on campus. After the passing of Prop 209 in 1996, which contested affirmative action, students rallied around the Hahn Student Services building for twelve hours to try and get then Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood to take action against the passing of the proposition. Students worried that with the passing of Proposition 209, underrepresented students such as those from the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AA/ PI) community would have less of a chance to attain higher education. As a result, a statement was drafted on the basis of administrative support of and assurance of a diverse campus. Of the seven points that made up the statement, the development of an Asian American/ Pacific Islander Resource Center was one of them and in less than five years, AA/PIRC’s doors opened up for students. AA/PIRC’s mission is to provide and enhance opportunities for developing leadership, build a stronger sense of community on campus and link students to community service opportunities. In the process of doing so, AA/PIRC has been able to celebrate the many accomplishments of AA/PI leaders both here at UCSC and in the broader community. The quarterly published SNAP newsletter often includes faculty spotlights in which UCSC faculty, staff and alumni share their thoughts, experiences, and insights. Leadership opportunities for students are also provided with annual and quarterly internships at the center. Renald Tamse, described his experience interning as having been “the gateway to all my experiences here at UCSC. It is one of the reasons why my time here at UCSC has been so much fun and so worthwhile.” Over the years, more than 148 students

In this Issue... > Word On The Street pg. 2 > Current Issue: AB 540 pg. 3-4 > Film Review: All About Dad pg. 5

Photo courtesy of Tran Nguyen

have interned at the Center, many have gone on to graduate school, work in non-profit community service organizations, and some came back to UCSC. A big part of AA/PIRC’s success in creating student leaders lie within various collaborations with different campus units and organizations. Partnerships on events over the years have included literary readings, luncheons, workshops, film screenings, lectures, and dinner receptions. Through planning and organizing such activities, students learn valuable lessons on responsibility, accountability, and what it takes to be a student leader. Theresa Chan, another past intern described AA/ PIRC as “boot-camp for the mind of any up and coming community leader who hasn’t fully developed their leadership style…after you’ve been with AA/PIRC for a couple quarters and have really tried your hardest and ...continued on page 2

> Current Issue: Typhoons in the Philippines pg. 6-7 > Meet Staff and Interns pg. 8-10 > Upcoming Events pg. 11

Celebrating 10 Years/Word On The Street taken into account all of the constructive criticism along the way, you’ll really notice a difference in how you’ve changed for the better!” The AA/PI Year End Ceremony is a prime example of student effort and initiative. In collaboration with the ethnic organization Asian Pacific Islander Student Alliance (APISA), the Year End Ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of students active in the AA/PI community. Another student led and student organized event is the AA/PI Heritage Month. Throughout Heritage Month, many events are held to highlight diverse AA/PI cultures, artists, and issues prominent in society today. Heritage Month and Year End Ceremony are both entirely planned and coordinated by students with guidance from staff. In the first issue of the SNAP newsletter, AA/PIRC director Nancy Kim expressed her vision of AA/PIRC as a space “in which Asian American and Pacific Islander

students and diverse members of the UCSC community can congregate to discuss the pressing issues of the day, access resources, and gain leadership experiences.” Throughout the years, many milestones have been passed and achievements have been made in ultimately fulfilling that vision. Former intern Jennie Takagawa summed it best when she said “with all of the amazing alumni and current students who have made AA/PIRC possible, I only see AA/PIRC as getting stronger and stronger every day.” AA/PIRC will be commemorating ten years of community, education, and leadership development opportunities at UC Santa Cruz in March with a celebration in San Francisco. All are welcome to come and celebrate the AA/PIRC’s accomplishments. Please contact the center for more information (

What Superstitions Have You Heard? By Judy Tran

“When people sleep, they have to sleep towards the east. When people die, they are buried towards the west because that is the direction of where dead people go.” - Dara Khorn, Third Year, Merrill

“If you have a large nose or a long chin, it means you will be successful. Also, I think in Asia in general, red is considered good luck, but white is not.” - Jocelyn Lee, Third Year, College Nine

“My parents told me that the number four is bad luck because if you pronounce the word ‘four’ in Chinese, it sounds like ‘death’.” - Jessica Luo, Fourth Year, Crown

“If you bite your tongue, you ask someone to pick a number from 1 to 26 because there are 26 letters in the alphabet. 1 = A, 2 = B, etc. The number the person says, you take that number and correspond it to a letter. Someone’s name who starts with that letter is thinking of you. Also, if your ear is itchy, someone is thinking of you too.” - Odes Kho, Second Year, Oakes

“If your palms are itchy, it means that you will inherit or win money in the near future. If you dream of ants, you will win the lottery.” - Sanary Lim, Third Year, College Ten

“If your left eye is twitching, it means good luck. If your right eye is twitching, it means bad luck.” - Daryan Namba, Second Year, Crown

“If you are eating with others and you finish before them, you shouldn’t clean up your plate while they are still eating because it means they will not get married.” - Raymond Kim, Second year, Oakes

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“Don’t shower at night and only shower in the morning. The morning is when you are the most pure so you should be clean. Don’t shower at night because nighttime is associated with evil.” - Anthony Tran, First Year, Cowell



Current Issues

Asian Organizations Fight to Protect Students’ Rights By: Jason Hong In the debate on immigrant reform, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AA/PI) are usually on the backburner when it comes to exposure. However, as opposition is mounting, Asian Pacific Islander (API) organizations have stepped up to defend the rights of their students to attend college.

documented students? Other than being proponents of education as a right for all people; Dreamactivist. org, estimated more then 1.5 million undocumented Asian Americans in the US, fourteen percent of the 10.5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Asians about being undocumented. Many AA/PIs arrived in the United States with a visa but overstayed and consider themselves to be legal citizens. In a similar case represented in the book Underground Undergrads, a student who goes by the pseudonym Grace Lee to protect her identity, talked about her educational journey as an undocumented student. Originally on a student visa, Grace was considered an international student until she decided not to renew her visa so that as an undocumented student she could apply for admittance to college as an AB 540 student. Because she could not afford the expenses of college without financial aid, she had to forfeit her dreams of attending UC Berkeley so that she could live at her parents’ house and commute four hours a day to UCLA. She expressed pain when seeing how much easier students with legal status have it compared to her own experience of having to work, study, and have no social life to get by.

AA/PI students make up approOn October 12, 2001, Assembly ximately fourty percent of the undocBill 540 (AB 540) was signed into umented student population within law by former California governor the UC system, and about fifty-five percent of them are AB Gray Davis. The Bill al540 recipients. An lowed both documented additional breakand undocumented AA/PI students make students who had up approximately 40% of down of AA/PI undocumented attended three or the undocumented students from more years in a Calstudent population New American ifornia high school, within the UC system Media shows the received a high school students to be 60% diploma, or comparable Korean, 14% Chinese, degree to pay in-state tuition rather than the higher cost of non- 10% Filipino, 7% South Asian, 7% Thai or of Asian descent, and 1% Paresident tuition. cific Islander. Kris Kobach, a member of the Pro-immigrant reformists are anti-immigrant group Federation for American Immigration Reform fighting back by pointing to the (FAIR), filed the lawsuit Martinez equal protection clause in the FourAlthough many AA/PIs may have v. Regents of the University of Cali- teenth Amendment to the Constitufornia to repeal AB 540, which is up tion, which requires states to provide initially entered legally, they should for consideration in the California equal protection to all people on recognize that once their visas exSupreme Court. He and his sup- American soil. They contend that pire, they are considered “undocuporters claim that AB 540 conflicts many of these students have been with federal law which states that educated by California’s schools all undocumented immigrants are not to their lives and would stay in the state be given preferential treatment un- if they could afford it, which would less all American citizens are given economically benefit the State of the same advantage. In response, on California. September 24, 2009, the Los AngeAlthough there are many AA/PI les Times reported that a coalition groups such as the Korean Resource of eighty AA/PI groups and organi- Center in Los Angeles trying to orzations filed a brief to support the ganize and contribute to the immicontinued application of AB 540 in gration reform movement, there has order for undocumented students to been little support from the Asian Photo courtesy Reed Hutchinson/UCLA afford college. community. To understand the reaPhotographic Services Why are AA/PI groups up in arms sons behind this, one must look at about the rights for AB 540 and un- the different perceptions among ...continued on page 5

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Current Issues ...continued from page 4

mented;” the same as other undocu- 540 students are neither allowed to mented immigrants who may have receive governmental financial aid entered unlawfully. such as Cal Grants, nor are they proThere is still a stigma placed on vided with a route to legalize their being undocumented in the AA/PI- status. The enactment of the Develcommunity, and speaking out about opment, Relief and Education for the issue is not regarded very highly. Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) is As a result, many Asian students do an attempt to fix these problems so not know of their undocumented that undocumented students may be status until they face college appli- educated and have a path towards cations or work due to their parents’ US citizenship. The DREAM Act reticence about the issue. This cul- has not yet been passed by Congress, tural stigma and lack of awareness but has had broad bipartisan support. leads to the silencing of issues in It is expected to be a key component the AA/PI community such as rights of potential immigration reform. for undocumented immigrants. Students who were brought to the Due to the law’s limitations, AB US unlawfully as children through

no fault of their own should not have to pay the price by having doors closed to their future opportunities. AA/PI students need to recognize that undocumented immigration is not a “Latino issue,” and need to get active in the movement for immigrant rights. Students Informing Now (SIN) is a coalition of activists at UCSC, both AB 540 students and allies, who are getting the word out about the AB 540 law and the hardships these students face when trying to get an education in the face of harsh restrictions to immigrant rights.

To learn more about the DREAM Act, AB 540, and resources for AB 540 students, please refer to the following websites: Info on AB 540 Law: Info on the DREAM Act, and list-serv: Available scholarships regardless of immigration status:

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Photo courtesy of Emptytea Films

Film Review

versity that he decided to break trying to find themselves in a world away from the path set before him where no one understands them, all by his five older siblings and pur- the while trying to live up to expecRunning time: 90 minutes sue filmmaking. This resulted in the tations that were set seemingly out semiautobiographical work of art of their control. Director: Mark Tran that is his directorial debut. Tran conveys this beautifully, Starring: David Huynh, Chi Pham, Loosely based on his family, intersperrsing the film with Minh Do, Hunter Vo, Nanrissa All About Dad follows the small, yet poignant Lee, Yvonne Truong each Do family, a suburban moments,piec-ing each Vietnamese-American person is trying person’s struggle toSynopsis: Mark Tran’s directohousehold of a mothto find themselves gether. Tran presrial debut delves into the all too er and four children, a quirky, lightfamiliar conflict between an in a world where no ents who all try to live hearted film, which, “Old World” father and his “New one understands although has many up to the lofty expecWorld” children. His semi-autobithem. tations of domineersilly moments—a ographical film follows the lives of ing father figure Mr. Do sibling rivalry wresthe Dos, a suburban Vietnamese(Chi Pham). Son Ty (David tling match or a Vietnam American family with a father Huynh) refuses to follow the career War flashback— none are too offfigure (Chi Pham) whose lofty path seemingly etched in stone for putting or overbearing. Nor do they expectations threaten to stymie him, to instead pursue—in his faoverpower the film’s themes of his son Ty’s (David Huynh) desire ther’s words—the “useless” trade of struggle and acceptance. It becomes to become a filmmaker and his filmmaking. Medical school student increasingly clear that none of these daughter Linh (Nanrissa Lee) from Xuan (Nanrissa Lee) finds comfort moments were forced—all fall into marrying the man of her dreams. in her guitar rather than her books. place seamlessly as Tran intended. Through quirky but poignant huStraight “A” student Dinh (Minh As the film revolves around dadmor, father and children alike atDo) struggles to balance a secret dy Do coming to terms with himtempt to find common ground love life with his studies much to self, it is a shame that his character and bridge the gap between their his father’s chagrin. Daughter Linh developed much too abruptly, his differing generations. (Yvonne Truong) struggles to hide speedy epiphany almost a forced the fact that her fiancé is Buddhist afterthought. This aside, Tran’s first from her devout Catholic father. Director Mark Tran explores feature film does justice to his dream the conflict of the first generation Tran shoots the film of breaking away from the “model American’s “New World” beliefs using elements of minority” stereotype, a work any and his parent’s “Old World” an ensemble cast, father would be proud of, no matter ideas--letter grades before giving each how far in the “Old World” he may “New World” love, God first, and money beliefs and his par- person equal be. All About Dad is a film worth over happiness in his debut screen time. seeing, if not only for the playful ent’s “Old World” As feature film, All About Dad. each fam- banter between the members of the ideas Tran admits that he himself ily member gets Do family, but for the hope it brings has dealt with these issues growtheir chance at the to many first generation Americans ing up under similar circumstances screen, it becomes in- wanting to break out of the “model in Stockton, California. It was when creasiny clear that they all have one minority” stereotype as well. he enrolled at San Jose State Unithing in common—each person is

By: Lloyd Alaban

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Current Issues

A New Problem for the Philippines By: Arlan Mendiola

Regardless of how far people have traveled away from their homeland, there always exists a connection that brings them back to it, especially during times of need. Students and community members mobilized their efforts and resources after news broke out about the Philippines experiencing a recent string of disasters. For many, this call to action was met without hesitation or question. Filipino Americans have often been known to send various forms of relief such as food, clothing, and money to their families and friends across the Pacific Ocean. This instance was no exception.

in the Philippines. Several landslides occurred in the mountains as well as floods destroying villages and fields. The most dramatic result from the typhoon was the additional uptake at the water reservoirs. Up until this point, dam workers were not prepared for any increase from both of the typhoons. To prevent any damage from the predicted overload, they were forced to release a Photo courtesy of Bayanihan for Typhoon Ondoy Disaster Relief significant portion into the surrounding areas. As a result, fields and villages were more than ever, the Philippines has been requesting foreign aid to help flooded more. bounce back from these unforeseen The combination circumstances. of these typhoons had The AmeriCares has given $3.2 severely damaged the million while the US government overall state of the Philhas donated only $50,000. On Ocippines, with Manila and tober 6th, California’s 12th District Luzon being hit the hardest. Representative, Jackie Spier (D), In conjunction with the flooding, landintroduced House Resoluslides and disease were brought tion 800 urging the During late September and early and more than 1,050 lives government to October 2009, the Philippines ex- were taken. ApproxiApproximately continue sendperienced massive devastation that mately 1.3 million 1.3 million people are ing support ravaged parts of the northern re- people are living in to the Philipliving in flooded conditions, gion. On September 26th, Typhoon flooded conditions, pines. This Ketsana was the first to hit the Phil- and approximately and about 200,000 are at resolution, enippines. This primarily affected 200,000 are at evacuaevacuation camps. titled “Expressthe capital, Manila, where the city tion camps. ing sympathy for experienced a full month’s worth In regards to the infrathe citizens of the of rain during the monsoon sea- structure of the Philippines, both Philippines dealing with son within six hours. It submerged the economic and agricultural secTropical Storm Ketsana and Tymore than eigthy percent of the city tors took major hits. Property damage phoon Parma,” would entail the US and is known to be the worst flood- alone was estimated to be $2.3 million. being committed in sending relief in ing the capital experienced in Many buildings were destroyed, terms of logistical, transportation, over fourty years. This including homes, medical financial assistance, and improving amount of rainfall exfacilities, restaurants, and disaster prevention techniques. By It submerged ceeded that of Hurriother small businesses. 15th, the resolution was cane Katrina. more than 80% of For the agricultural sec- October passed unanimously by both Repubthe city In a mere week, tor, the rough estimate licans and Democrats. the Philippines had to of the amount of crops lost During the time span of these tydeal with another natural equated to about $3.1 million, a phoons, many Filipino organizations disaster; a super typhoon known majority consisting of rice, which has in the Bay Area continued their efas Typhoon Parma. It persisted long been considered the staple crop forts in trying to organize the comfor a week, disturbing the north- of the Philippines. To compensate for munity to respond to this issue. ern and central regions of Luzon, this loss, the US government importthe northern most chain of islands ed about 250,000 tons of rice. Now ...continued on page 7 Winter 2010



Current Issues Many activists and organizers continued to promote awareness and asked for donations of any kind through a wide array of events, such as teach-ins, nightclub parties, and traditional folk dance performances. As for the efforts here at UCSC, some of the student organizations such as the Filipino Student Association (FSA) and Slugs Fundraising for Typhoon, Tsunami, & Earthquake Victims have started to fundraise, collect donations, and bring awareness to the general student body. They have often collaborated with even bigger organizations such as the American Red Cross and the Filipino Community Center. Nicole Carothers, an FSA core member, wanted to take her efforts to the next level. She joined Volunteer for Visayans on a trip to Taclo-

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ban, Philippines during December where they worked with a local orphanage and did construction work. When asked if she could offer any words to inspire people to take action she said, “I would tell them what this trip means to me. I would tell them how the typhoons have affected the community. I would inform them about the governments reaction to the catastrophe. I would ask them, what would happen if it was you or me? I would tell them that this community has given me more than I could ever give back, but I’m starting somewhere.” The path that lays ahead for the Philippines is a long and challenging one, where it will require a lot of effort and commitment to stabilize the lives of the many people affected by all of this.


If you want to find ways to help out, a good place to start would be to contact the: Filipino Community Center 4681 Mission St. SF, CA 94112 (415) 333 - 6267 Fax (415) 333 - 6495


AA/PI Resource Center Staff & Intern Biographies For this edition of SNAP, we asked the AA/PIRC Staff & Interns: If they could be any food dish, what food dish would they be? Nancy Kim Director Nancy is a 1.9 generation Korean American who grew up in different parts of Los Angeles County, but considers Claremont her hometown. She received her B.A. in American Studies from UCSC, and was affiliated with Merrill College. Before returning to UCSC to be the first director of AA/PIRC, Nancy received her M.A. in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and taught Asian American Studies courses at CSU Northridge, UCLA, and Scripps College. She feels privileged to work with such committed students and colleagues in Santa Cruz. Nancy’s research interests include Asian American gender and sexuality, coalition building, social movements, and leadership and student development. She lives in Watsonville with her husband and 5-year old son. If she were a food dish, she would be a fat slice of chocolate hazelnut five-layer cake, with a non-fat half-caff mocha latte with whipped cream, because it is meant to be shared and it always makes her feel better. Ka Yee Chiu

George Ha

Program Coordinator


Ka Yee graduated from George Ha is a second year, UCSC in 2003, with a B.A. majoring in Business Manin Business Management agement Economics, and afEconomics, and was affiliatfiliated with College Nine. He ed with Oakes College. Duris a first-generation Chinese ing her time at UCSC, she American, raised in Sonoma, was part of the Asian Pacific California. This is George’s Islander Student Alliance, first internship. George hopes and co-chaired the annual to be more involved with the High School Motivation community by being a posiConference. After graduative role model. If George tion, Ka Yee attended Claremont Graduate University and were a food dish, he would be chicken alfredo because it received a M.A. in Public Policy. During that time, Ka Yee simple to make and yet one of the most delicious dishes in worked at Pitzer College Center for Asian Pacific Ameri- the world. can Students as the Program Assistant. Ka Yee is currently enrolled in a M.S. Library Information Sciences program Carmen Chan at San Jose State, and plans to be a reference librarian in the future. If Ka Yee were a food dish, she would be chili Intern cheese fries because it incorporates all her favorite foods Carmen is a second-generain one, cheese, french fries and chili. tion Chinese American born and raised in the suburbs of Lloyd Alaban Los Angeles. She is a second Intern year, Oakes affiliated philosoLloyd Alaban is a 3rd year phy and sociology double mafrom College Nine, majoring jor. This is also her first quarter in Sociology. He is a firstinterning for AA/PIRC. She generation Filipino American, is also affiliated with CUSN raised in Milpitas, California. (Community Unified Student This is Lloyd’s first quarter interning here at AA/PIRC. He Network), SOCC (Student of Color Collective), and is also looks forward to meeting new a research assistant with Vickie Nam. She is excited to gain people and organizing events. more insight on the AA/PI community, build on her personal If Lloyd were a food dish, he leadership skills, and become more involved on campus. If would be mochi ice cream, because it is small, soft, and she were to be a food item, she would be an ice cream dessert because it comes in an endless variety of flavors! tough on the outside but cool and sweet on the inside.

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AA/PI Resource Center Staff Biographies Jason Hong

Jane Lee Intern Jane Lee is a third year Economics and Environmental Studies combined major. She is affiliated with Crown college which sits on top “Cardiac Hill.” This is Jane’s first quarter interning with AA/PIRC, she is excited to get involved with the AA/PI community and learn more about AAPI issues. If Jane were to be a food dish, she would be a lobster dish because her shell is hard to crack, but oh so tender, rewarding, and delicious when you finally do.


Jason is a Korean American from Koreatown, Los Angeles. Through the internship he hopes to learn more about himself, the community, and to acquire skills that will help him in the future. He enjoys playing basketball, tennis, shooting pool, and chilling at the beach with good friends. If Jason could be any food, he would be kim chi, because it gets better with age.

Arlan Mendiola


Arlan Mendiola is a fourth year from Merrill College, majoring in Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology. He was born in Angeles City, Philippines and immigrated to California when he was nine months old. He was later raised in San Jose, California for most of his life. He has been an active member of the Filipino Student Association (FSA) since his first year, being a People Power Coordinator last year and now one of the Pilipino Cultural Celebration Chairs this year. This is Arlan’s first quarter interning here at AA/PIRC. He looks forward to meeting new folks within the AA/PI community and hopes to make this year memorable to everyone. If Arlan were a food dish, he would be a red velvet cupcake from Sprinkles because it has an unforgettable taste, invokes strong and passionate feelings while eating, and is simply awesome.

Alan Sonoda

Alice Lei Intern Alice Lei is a 4th year student, affiliated with Oakes College. She is majoring in Psychology and has a particular interest in Social Psychology. As a Chinese American, she is really excited about interning with AA/PIRC and getting more involved with the UCSC community. Since cooking is one of her favorite activities, she finds it rather difficult choosing a favorite food dish that represents her but she would like to be a plate of lasagna because it’s one of her latest cooking experiments.


Alan Sonoda is majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. He is a third-year, pre-dental student from Oakes College. This is his first quarter as an AA/ PIRC intern, but he has also been involved with Asian / Pacific Islander Student Alliance, Community Unified Student Network, Motivation Conference, Student Union Assembly, and the Pre-Dental Society. Although he’s pursuing the field of dentistry, he has an eclectic variety of interests: music composition, the fine arts, and a great respect for issues facing ethnic minorities. If Alan were a food dish, he would be an ice cream sundae because when he warms up to people he is an extremely sweet guy.

Elisa Torate


Elisa Torate is a third year from College Nine, majoring in Sociology. She is a firstgeneration Filipino American, raised in Fremont, California. This is Elisa’s sixth quarter interning here at AA/PIRC. She looks forward to meeting a lot of new people and helping make a difference on campus. If Elisa were a food dish, she would be filet mignon because although it may look small, it has an abundance of flavor.

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AA/PI Resource Center Staff Biographies Enny Tran


Enny Tran is a second year from Oakes College. She is half Chinese and Vietnamese and so are both her parents, which makes her a hybrid-hybrid. Enny is excited to be a part of AA/PIRC as an intern as well as planning events for the 2009-2010 school year. If she could be a food dish it would be a Chinese fruitcake because fruits and real whipped cream are a priceless combination.

Judy Tran


Judy Tran is from Crown College and is a Psychology major. She is Vietnamese American, but was born in the Philippines and came to America when she was just two months old. She was raised in Anaheim, California and this is her first quarter interning at AA/PIRC. She is currently Secretary of the Vietnamese Student Association and Pledge Mom of Kappa Gamma Delta, a pre-medical sorority. She recently got into a psychology research lab and is very excited. If she were a food dish, she would be pho because it’s everyone’s favorite Vietnamese dish!



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Upcoming Events January

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AA/PI Leadership Mixer 1/20 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Ethnic Resource Centers Lounge

Yell-Oh Girls! Workshop: Dialogue (Part 1 of 3) 1/25 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM, UCSC Women’s Center February AA/PI Community Reception 2/3 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Loving Through Arts & Crafts 2/5 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM, Bay Tree Building Cervantes Velasquez Conference Room Yell-Oh Girls! Workshop: Painting (Part 2 of 3) 2/8 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM, UCSC Women’s Center

Academic Skills Workshop: Choosing Your Major 2/10 - 3:00 - 5:00 PM, Bay Tree Building Cervantes Velasquez Conference Room

Dealing with Family Drama and School, 2/18 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Location TBA

Depression Among Asian American/Pacific Islanders 2/23 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Location TBA

Multicultural Career Conference, “Innovation & Success” - 2/27 - 10:30 am - 3:30 PM, Stevenson Events Center March Yell-Oh Girls! Workshop: Reception & Gallery Opening (Part 3 of 3) 3/3 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM, UCSC Women’s Center

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Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center Internship Opportunities

SNAP! Staff Advisors

AA/PIRC Internships are a great way to get connected with UCSC’s Asian American/Pacific Islander community, plan small and large scale events, and gain experience in publications and outreach.

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Student internships are for the 2010-2011 academic year. Interns can earn 2 or 5 units each quarter of Independent Studies course credit, which requires 5-7 hours a week commitment for 2 units and 12 - 15 hours for 5 units along with the completion of a final course paper. Students will work with other interns as well as the AA/ PIRC Director and Program Coordinator.

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If you are interested to apply, please contact the AA/ PIRC at or call 459-5349.

Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center University of California, Santa Cruz 339 Bay Tree Building 1156 High Street Santa Cruz, CA 95064 Phone: (831) 459-5349 Fax: (831) 459-2469


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Nancy I. Kim Ka Yee Chiu Elisa Torate Jane A. Lee Lloyd Alaban Carmen Chan George Ha Jason Hong Alice Lei Arlan Mendiola Alan Sonoda Enny Tran Judy Tran



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