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APC’s Welcome Event: APIcal, Nov. 1, 6-8pm, in De Neve Plaza Room

–APC & ORL Present–

Asian Pacific  Islanders in California

Learn about the resources available to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on campus with a fun night of games, food, prizes, voter education, music, and entertainment!

APIcal will be held in the De Neve Plaza Room on November 1st, from 6 to 8pm.

Sponsored by Asian Pacific Coalition (APC), Asian Pacific Islander Student Affairs Network (API-SAN0, UCLA Office of Residential Life (UCLAORL), UCLA Asian Pacific Alumni (APA), and the UCLA Undergraduate Students Association Council.

TN-On-Tour @ UCLA!


Join us for Tuesday-Night-On-Tour @ UCLA next Tuesday, May 29 from 6:30 – 8:30 in Sunset Village Plaza!

Tuesday Night Project maintains a passionate, positive space with a focus on new work from Asian American/Pacific Islander communities and from the Greater Los Angeles area. TNP constantly introduces its audiences to new artists and organizations and the amazing work they do all over the city. TN Project’s purpose is to build space for people to connect through the artistic expression of the API and L.A. communities and to provide time for cultural, social, and political awareness with opportunities for involvement, collaboration, real relationship-building and action.

TN-On-Tour brings all of the community, art, and vibes of TNC to college campuses, allowing us to keep building our bridges across generations and spaces.

Next week’s lineup includes:

Cara Van Le

Durwood –
Golda Inquito and Gertie Meza are the singing-songwriting duo Durwood. Durwood blends rich harmonies with bright sounds, unforgettable melodies and impassioned lyrics. Native Los Angelenos, Durwood was born of the diverse influences of their community, the Los Angeles rapid transportation district, the records played on repeat during dinners and weekends by their music enthusiast family members, the inspiring and unassuming heroes of their youth and the sheer desire to get out of their parent’s house.

18 Mighty Mountain Warriors –
Quite possibly the world’s most psychotic Asian American Theatrical Comedy group, the Warriors have been together since 1994 and in that time have created 12 all-new material feature shows, 3 original collaborations with Culture Clash, Campo Santo and Latina Theatre Lab, and performed in New York City, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix, among other cities. Inspired by groups such as Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Culture Clash, SNL, and Kids in the Hall, their irreverent style of skit comedy ranges from slapstick to political and takes no prisoners.

Drawing from each of her experiences and environments, she articulates herself through the music she creates, and captivates her audiences with raw honesty and humor. Skim mixes revolutionary visions and fiery rap lyrics with her sultry singing, while strumming a guitar. Her rhythm and percussion flows with the passion of her Corean ancestry. Raised in New York City and presented in Los Angeles, she fuses the consciousness of third world peoples with the urban streets of U.S. cities.

SKIM convinces ears to listen, bodies to dance, and hearts to open.

Andrew Figueroa Chiang and The Blazing Rays Of The Sun –

Andrew Figueroa Chiang is every bit an entertainer. A sweet-voiced, soul-pop songwriter with a genuine love of performing, Andrew has the unique ability to transform any space into a joyful one. His disarming charm, off-the-cuff comedy, and heartfelt delivery make his shows both moving and fun.

This year, Andrew released his first EP!

The self-titled, acoustic record is full of earnest performances, energetic arrangements, and big harmonies. An independent undertaking, the EP was produced by Brendan McCreary and mastered by Carl Saff. Take a listen here!

Andrew is currently playing solo and with his band – the Blazing Rays of the Sun. He thinks it would be very nice to meet you.

APA Legal Center needs Poll Monitor Volunteers needed for June 5 Primary Election

This is a great volunteer opportunity for those interested in civic engagement work within the AANHPI community!
APALC’s Voting Rights team plans to conduct poll monitoring for the June 5 primary. We rely on volunteers for this effort.
The polls open at 7:00am, and we mainly need volunteers to monitor for the first couple of hours so that problems can fixed early on.

Translated election materials must be provided at targeted polls. Oral assistance must also be provided.
The covered Asian languages are Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Hindi, Khmer, and Thai.
This is the first time LA County will be providing translated materials in the last three languages.
We know the LA County Registrar’s office is trying to get everything in order, but with the new language requirements, there are bound to be slip ups.

If you’re interested or know someone who might be, just shoot an email to our Civic Engagement Coordinator, Rhommel Canare at

Hope to see you there!

ASIA AM 123 SEM 1: Of Interest: Asian American Mental Health, Women, and Fiction!

Professor Burns
The UCLA Department of Social Welfare, the Feminist Caucus, and API Caucus present a FREE screening of….

Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
A film version of the one woman Stage Play by Kristina Wong

ABOUT: After touring Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest across the country for five years in over 40 live engagements, Wong’s critically acclaimed one woman show is finally captured in her first ever concert film through the dynamic direction of Michael Closson. An unforgettable tour de force performance. Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is Kristina Wong’s raucous and whip-smart take on the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American women. She sets out to single-handedly save them all by the end of her 80 minute show! She fails fantastically, creating hysterical laughter and a sobering coda. It’s one hell of a roller coaster ride! But don’t worry… it’s all fiction.

WHERE: UCLA CAMPUS, Public Affairs Building 2343
WHEN: Tuesday, May 15 12pm-2pm

* Excerpts from the Film
* Discussion and Q&A with Kristina
* Lunch will be provided!

RSVP to:

EXTENSION: Want to Speak at Commencement? Submit Your Draft by May 23, 2012

Dear Graduating Students,
The Department is extending the Undergraduate Commencement speaker submission date to Wednesday, May 23rd, 5pm.
The draft does not need to be your final version, but please indicate the overall theme and language you plan to use.

This is open to all graduating Asian American Studies majors and minors who have graduated in Fall 2011, Winter 2012, or will graduate this Spring, and plan to attend the Asian American Studies Department’s commencement ceremony on Saturday morning, June 16th, 2012.

This is the LAST CALL for submissions!

Attention Graduating Asian American Studies Majors and Minors:
Are you graduating this year and participating in our commencement ceremony?
Would you like a chance to deliver the undergraduate keynote speech?
Submit a draft of your intended speech for consideration to speak at this year’s Asian American Studies Commencement ceremony. Drafts MUST NOT EXCEED 5 MINUTES IN LENGTH.
Include a one page statement explaining why you would like to be considered as a commencement speaker.
Include your name, Student ID #, Email and phone #.
Submit your draft to the Asian American Studies department at 3337 Rolfe Hall. ALL MATERIALS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN: 5:00pm, May 23rd, 2012 (Week 8 )
Questions? Contact Jessie at
The Asian American Studies Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, June 16th, 2012 from 9:30am – 11:00am, in Schoenberg Hall. Order ticket via your MyUCLA webpage, from May 1st to May 15th. Go to for more info.