The Asian Pacific Student Association at UC Irvine was founded in 1988. It began in March 1981 as the Asian/Pacific Student
and Staff Association at UC Irvine as a social support network, promoting cultural sensitivity and awareness through education
at UCI. This collection contains constitutions, photographs, event posters about Asian Pacific American Awareness Conference,
talent show and film screening posters, organization files, and documents from the Retention through Impact, Solidarity, and
Empowerment (RISE) program. Additional material includes one proclamation from Orange County for Asian-Pacific Heritage Month
awarded to the Association in 1999, material related to Asian Heritage Week, Asian Pacific Awareness Conference, Asian Pacific
Heritage Month, high school outreach, Senior Recognition Banquet, Winter Retreat, announcements, clippings, newsletters, ephemera,
minutes and notes, resources, and photographs.
The Asian Pacific Student Association (APSA) is a progressive network of constituent organizations that empower the Asian
American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community at the University of California, Irvine. Through a commitment to education,
advocacy, community outreach and active political participation, APSA promotes diversity throughout the community at large.
In pursuing these goals, APSA strives towards the establishment of equality in a multicultural society.
2.55 Linear Feet
(4 document boxes, 1 half document box, and 3 oversized folders)
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