The HSU Asian Pacific Islander American Student Alliance’s (A.P.A.S.A) goal is to create a space for people who identify within pan-Asian Pacific Islander ethnicity at HSU to gather & find camaraderie. We also seek to form alliances with other groups & the local community in an effort to increase awareness & appreciation of the diversity that exists within our group & how we identify as Asian, Asian American, South Asian, & Pacific Islanders, & work in solidarity to engage our differences. We hope this will contribute to the ongoing work to create a community in which there is cultural awareness, appreciation & respect.
About the Club
“Far from homogenous, we are a multicultural, multilingual people who hold different worldviews & divergent modes of interpretation….It is not about obscuring our internal differences, but rather about taking seriously the heterogeneities among our ranks. Only in doing so can we build a meaningful solidarity as a pan-Asian group – one that allows us to combat systems of chauvinism & inequality both within & beyond our community.” – Yen Espiritu, Asian American Panethnicity, Bridging Institutions & Identities.
Anyone is welcome to join our activities