APIMEDA Lunch and Learn Program

Each summer, APIMEDA Program and Services will coordinate an APIMEDA Lunch & Learn summer reading series.  We identify readings that staff and faculty can read, and then come together to discuss the readings, gain further insight, and think about the ways that the reading can better inform the ways that we work to serve our students at UC San Diego. 

Each drawer includes information about each of the APIMEDA Lunch and Learn programs we have hosted.  This includes links to the readings, dates of the program, and the location of the reading sessions.  We encourage you to sign up for the current program and read any of the current and previous readings for the Lunch and Learn programs.

You can find an information brochure about the APIMEDA Lunch and Learn program here.

You can find the most recent APIMEDA Lunch and Learn flyer here.  You can find registration information in the drawer below.

2021 Program

For Summer 2021, we will be reading a series of articles that relate to Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).  This will focus readings primarily on Asian American and Pacific Islander student experiences.

While we hope that each participant who attends reads fully each of the pieces below, we also know that many previous participants had only partially completed readings prior to the discussion.  This is ok, and the discussions are only as good as the participants.  We hope that all participants will take an active role in contributing to the discussion, sharing the ways their practice is informed by the readings, actively reflect on the reading and the discussion, and share the information with others you work with who would benefit from the information and perspectives.

At the end of the summer, we will be raffling a few copies of a variety of books that the APIMEDA Programs and Services staff have enjoyed to UC San Diego participants who attend discussions. These include books written by higher education scholars, personal narratives, and a work of fiction.

Please see the chart below for information about the dates, links to the readings (which may be updated throughout the summer), and information for registration for these Zoom meetings.  You are welcome to register for as many sessions as you can attend, and we recommend that you attend at least three different sessions, and hope that you will make plans to consume and reflect on all of the scholarship below.  Please note: you may need to be logged in to the UC San Diego VPN to gain access to some of the articles through our Library system.

All discussion sessions will take place online from noon-1:30 pm. Participants are encouraged to eat their lunch while we gather.  We also are aware that people will do their best to spend as much time with us as they are able, and that may not be the full 90 minutes.

June 29: Introduction to AANAPISIs

How Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) are Creating Conditions for Students to Thrive

Register here
July 13: Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Students

Where are the Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders in Higher Education?

Cultivating a Cultural Kipuka: Pacific Islander Practitioner Reflections

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July 27: Southeast Asian American student experiences at UC San Diego

Pulling Off the Curtain on the Southeast Asian American Student Experience at UC San Diego

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August 10: AAPI Campus Climate and Disaggregation

Beyond Compositional Diversity: Examining the Campus Climate Experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

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August 24: The importance of culturally relevant curriculum to student success

The Power of Ethnic Studies at Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions

Being Grounded with an Ethnic Studies Legacy: ASPIRE SFSU

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For a copy of the Summer 2021 Lunch and Learn flyer, please click here.

2020 Program

For Summer 2020, we read a series of articles that expanded on information and experiences described in previous year’s readings.  Due to events that happened prior to Summer 2020, it seemed important to provide context for Asian American, Pacific Islander, and SWANA American students both in and out of higher education in the United States.

At the end of the summer, we will be raffled a few copies of Transformative Practices for Minority Student Success, a new text edited by UC San Diego alumna Dina Maramba and colleague Timothy Fong.

Please see the chart below for information about the dates, links to the readings (and one video). Please note: you may need to be logged into the UC San Diego VPN to gain access to the article through our Library system.

All sessions took place online from noon-1:30 pm.  

June 24: Introduction

In 1969, These activists coined the term “Asian American” – and helped shape decades of advocacy

Video: “Chinese Virus”: Why Anti-Asian Racism is So Contagious

Optional: Resources from the Q&A to the webinar from Pendakur, Agua, & Wang

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July 8: Racial Context for Asian Americans

The Racial Triangulations of Asian Americans Register here
July 22: Data Disaggregation

Count Me In!: Ethnic Data Disaggregation Advocacy, Racial Mattering, and Lessons for Racial Justice Coalitions.

Counting Americans of Middle Eastern, North African Descent.

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August 5: Arab American Student Success

Perceived Parental Acculturation Behaviors and Control as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being in Arab American College Students

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August 19: Serving Low Income AAPI Students

From Marginalized to Validated: An In-Depth Case Study of an Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution

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September 2: Coalition Student Leadership

Racism and Asian American Student Leadership

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For a copy of the Summer 2020 Lunch and Learn flyer, please click here.

2019 Program

For Summer 2019, we read a series of articles and reports that help to describe the experiences of Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Middle Eastern American students.  These readings were meant to provide more insight into the varied and complicated narrative in Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Middle Eastern student communities. 

At the end of the summer, we raffled a few copies of The Misrepresented Minority: New Insights on Asian American and Pacific Islanders, and the Implications for Higher Education.

Please see the chart below for information about the dates, readings, and locations for each meeting.  All sessions took place from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Participants were encouraged to bring their lunch with them to the session.

June 25: Introduction

Two readings:

The Racialized Experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander Students: An Examination of Campus Racial Climate at the University of California, Los Angeles

 

Disaggregating Qualitative Data from Asian American College Students in Campus Racial Climate Research and Assessment

Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
July 2: Understanding a Sense of Belonging

Remaking Selves, Repositioning Selves, or Remaking Space: An Examination of Asian American College Students' Processes of "Belonging"

Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
July 16: Southeast Asian American Student Experiences Cultural Community Connections and College Success: An Examination of Southeast Asian American College Students Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
July 30: Participation in High-Impact Practices

Asian American Students in Global Education

OASIS (3rd floor, Center Hall)
August 13: Middle Eastern American Student Experiences Exploring the Middle Eastern American College Student Experience: Discrimination, Adjustment, and Coping Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
August 27: Pacific Islander Student Experiences

Perceptions of Pacific Islander Students in Higher Education

Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
For a copy of the Summer 2019 APIMEDA Lunch & Learn flyer, please click here.

2018 Program

For Summer 2018, we read the Winter 2017 edition of the New Directions for Student Services entitled "Bridging Research and Practice to Support Asian American Students". This volume was designed to further a conversation about the experiences and needs of Asian American college students on college and university campuses.  The volume sold out soon after it was published, and the publisher is only producing online versions of the New Directions for Student Services editions moving forward.  

You can access all readings in this edition here.  Please note that you will need to be on the UC San Diego Network in order to gain access to UC San Diego Library's subscription to this volume.  This is usually something that you can do from your office computer.

Please see the chart below for information about the dates, readings, and locations for each meeting.  All sessions took place from 11:30 am to 1 pm.  

June 27 Complexities of Racial Identity Development for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) College Students Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
July 10 Reconsidering Asian American Student Development Career Center Round Room
July 25 Race, Religion, and Spirituality for Asian American Students Career Center Round Room
August 1 Academic and Career Development: Rethinking Advising for Asian American Students Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
August 8 Asian American Student Engagement in Student Leadership and Activism Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
August 22 Contextualizing Asian American College Student Psychological Health Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
September 5

From Reflection to Refraction &

Resources to Learn More About Asian American Students

Cross-Cultural Center Art Space

For a copy of the Summer 2018 APIMEDA Lunch & Learn flyer, please click here.