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Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year is a celebration of the new year based on the lunar calendar, which begins on the first full moon of a new year and lasts for 15 days. It is a time for renewal, family gatherings and paying respect to elders and ancestors. Moreover, it is said that our actions during this time will determine how our upcoming year will turn out. 

This festival features handing out red envelopes, exploding firecrackers and dragon dancing down the street. Although this festival will be celebrated only one day on our campus, our goal is for students of various cultural backgrounds to come and enjoy the Lunar New Year Festival and gain an understanding of this cultural event.

Lunar New Year (Year of the Rooster) will be celebrated this winter quarter in University Park. Check back later email tlay@cpp.edu for details.

Pan-Asian Graduation Celebration

This annual event celebrates students' personal success and academic achievements in the spirit and traditions of our culture. The ceremony is open to all graduating students (undergraduate and graduate), and it allows graduates the opportunity to publicly thank those who have helped them throughout their educational careers.

Students who have participated in past Pan-Asian Graduation Celebration have said that they were among the most memorable experiences they have had at Cal Poly Pomona.

The 17th Annual Pan-Asian Graduation Celebration will be held in Spring Quarter in the Bronco Student Center Ursa Major. Check back later or email tlay@cpp.edu for details

CSU AAPI Initiative

Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiative

Full events and programs schedule 

Bi-Weekly Community Chats

Weeks #2, 4, 6, 8, 10

Asian Pacific Islander Student Center (Bldg. 95-101)

12:00pm - 1:30pm. Food will be provided, RSVP to Jenny Thai at jennythai@cpp.edu.

Dates:
Friday, January 19th 
Friday, February, 2nd 
Friday, February 16th 
Friday, March 2nd

 

Let’s Talk About Implicit Bias

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

1:30pm-2:30pm

Asian Pacific Islander Student Center (Bldg. 95-101)

Learn more about what implicit bias is and how it affects our relationships and our outlook of the world.Presentation by: Leika La Roque, API Student Center Social Justice Leaders.

 

Challenging Identities: How Asian Pacific Islanders Question Our Roles in Everyday Life.

Asian Pacific Islander Student Center (Bldg. 95-101)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

11:00am - 12:00pm

Learning and discussing the ideas of sex and gender and how it affects the expectations and roles of API and API Americans in historical and contemporary societies. Presentation by: Andrew Trinidad, API Student Center Social Justice Leaders

 

What is LOVE?

Monday, February 12, 2018

1:00pm-2:00pm

Asian Pacific Islander Student Center (Bldg. 95-101)

Understand what defines a healthy relationship by learning about consent, boundaries, and more. Food will be provided, first come first serve. Presentation by: Justine Vitug and Jenny Thai, API Student Center Social Justice Leaders.

 

Exploring Internship Opportunities and Career Paths

Monday, February 12, 2018

5:00pm-6:30pm

Asian Pacific Islander Student Center (Bldg. 95-101)

Learn important interview skills that will help you land your dream internship or job. Food will be provided, first come first serve. Presentation by: Career Center Staff

 

SEX: Can You Feel the Love Tonight?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

1:00pm-2:00pm

Asian Pacific Islander Student Center (Bldg. 95-101)

Have “the talk” with us and come learn about the steps in having safe sex, using birth control, and more. Food will be provided, first come first serve.

Presentation by: Jenny Thai and Justine Vitug, API Student Center Social Justice Leaders.

 

Are you graduating? Steps to transitioning out of CPP

Monday, February 19, 2018

5:00pm-6:30pm

Asian Pacific Islander Student Center (Bldg. 95-101)

Graduating is intimidating. Come learn what steps to take in transitioning out of college and into the work field. Food will be provided, first come first serve.

 

Lunar New Year (Year of the Dog)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

11:30 am-1:00 pm

University Park

Asian & Pacific Islander Student Center

This is a celebration of the New Near based on the lunar calendar which begins on the first full moon of the New Year and lasts for 15 days. It is a time for renewal, family gatherings, and paying respect to the elders and ancestors.

 

API Student Center Community-In Community

Thursday, February 22, 2018

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Asian & Pacific Islander Student Center (Building 95-101)

A time of coming together among various API related student organizations on campus to share about various events and to engage in community building.

 

Alumni Panel - Tips and Strategies for Career Success

Monday, February 26, 2018

5:00pm-6:30pm

Asian Pacific Islander Student Center (Bldg. 95-101)

Come speak to some Cal Poly Pomona alumni within the Asian & Pacific Islander community about life post-graduation. Food will be provided, first come first serve.

 

Andrew Lam

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: Bronco Student Center- Lyra room (*lunch will be provided)

Andrew is a refugee from Vietnam: he is also a journalist and short story writer. In 2005, he published a collection of essays, Perfume Dreams, about the problem of identity as a Vietnamese living in the U.S.[5]

Lam received the PEN/Beyond Margins Award in 2006 for Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora.