Assistant Director of Internal Affairs: Priscilla Hoang
Leadership Development Coordinator: Jeffrey Hsu
Academic Affairs Coordinator: Tiffany Guo
Administrative Coordinator: Isabelle (Izzy) Chu
Social and Cultural Affairs Coordinator: Mei Deng
Womyn’s Programmer: Karin Chan
Welcome APC Staff 2015-2016!
November 13, 2014
We, the Asian Pacific Coalition (APC) at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), are a coalition of twenty-four Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations. We are the official voice of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community on campus. Through our Principles of Unity, the code by which our coalition organizes by, we recognize the oppressive conditions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have faced in the United States. Having historically been restricted access to institutions and denied rights in this country, we support and are in solidarity with Palestinian peoples whom have been restricted to move and have been denied basic human rights under Israeli occupation.
Whereas, the University of California invests in technologies that are used in the construction of military checkpoints, the Separation Wall, the demolition of Palestinian settlements, and the exploitation of Palestinian natural resources, the Asian Pacific Coalition affirms that the University of California should not invest or contract with American businesses that are invested in the violation of human rights in Palestine. In addition, University of California students should not be forced to support University of California invested American businesses that profit from the oppression of Palestinian civilians, which is currently inevitable due to the payment of student tuition fees.
Therefore, we affirm and support student and community efforts in calling upon the University of California to divest from American companies that perpetuate the occupation of Palestinian peoples and the violation of human rights including Boeing, Caterpillar, Cement Roadstone Holdings, Cemex, General Dynamics, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and United Technologies.
In recognizing the violation of human rights and the oppression perpetuated by companies invested by the University of California, the Asian Pacific Coalition – in solidarity with community members – calls upon the University of California to uphold and honor the Principles of Responsible Investment, stating that “businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.”
The Asian Pacific Coalition at UCLA
Link to PDF: APC Statement of Support for Divestment
Director: Jazz Kiang
Assistant Director of Internal Affairs: Jimmy Nguyen
Assistant Director of External Affairs: Connie Ho
Leadership Development Coordinator: Der Xiong
Academic Affairs Coordinator: Jenny Huang
LGBTQ Programmer: Jason Lee
Alumni Relations Coordinator: Heidi Lung
Community Outreach Coordinator: Priscilla Hoang
Administrative Coordinator: Jeffrey Hsu
Social and Cultural Affairs Coordinator: Andrew Shiah
Welcome APC Staff 2014-2015!!
Photo Courtesy of Asian American Journalists Association
For forty years, Corky Lee has been taking photos to bring light to commonly un-told Asian American experiences and struggles. His work has earned him the title of “Undisputed, Unofficial Asian American Photo Laureate.” Through the lens of his camera, this artist and activist chronicles and highlights real stories of struggle, heroism, oppression, and triumph of Asian Americans which are not often seen in mainstream media.
Logo of Chinatown Community for Equitable Development
Chinatown Community for Equitable Development is a relatively up and coming organization of community leaders, business owners, and residents of Chinatown in Los Angeles. Their membership spans multiple generations of a wide range of ethnicities. Founded in May 2012, CCED’s formation was during the development of a new Wal-Mart in Chinatown, which threatened the survival of small businesses in the surrounding area and displaced many tenants who could not keep up with the skyrocketing rent due to the gentrification, or the shift toward wealthier residents and businesses thereby increasing the values of property in the area, that ensued.