Past Events

Join us for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Month – May 2023

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Flyer of Asian American & Pacific Islander Month Events for May 2023

Asian American & Pacific Islander Young Professional Panel

May 11, 2023, 12pm – 1pm

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Flyer about Asian American and Pacific Islander Young Professional Panel on May 11, 2023, 12-1pm


Watch and Discuss Chinatown Rising Documentary with Director Josh Chuck

May 12, 2023, 12:30pm – 2pm

Sign-up for the online event: Chinatown Rising Registration Form

Flyer of Chinatown Rising Documentary, May 12, 2023, 12:30pm-2pm, Watch and Discuss with Director Josh Chuck


Take a break from your day and join us for some

Boba Drinks & Snacks at the Student Union, near the flagpole!

May 17, 2023, 12pm – 1pm

Flyer of Boba Drinks & Snacks, May 17, 2023, 12-1pm at the Student Union - Join us!


Join us for a talk with San Diego Poet Laureate, Jason Magabo Perez, Ph.D.

May 17, 2023, 4pm – 5pm

Location: LRC-438

Flyer of Asian American and Pacific Islander Month event, A Talk with San Diego Poet Laureate, Jason Magabo Perez, Ph.D., May 17, 2023, 4-5pm, LRC-438


Join us for a Book Talk with Monica Diego from our Palomar College Library

Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim by Patricia Park

The first 30 students who email will receive a free book!

May 18, 2023, 3pm – 4pm

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Imposter Syndrome by Patricia Park Book Talk Flyer

Flyer of Book Talk with Monica Diego from Palomar College Library - Imposer Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim by Patricia Park, May 18, 2023, 3-4pm


October 2022

Filipino American History Month

Flyer of the event, The Delano Manongs: Forgotten heroes of the United Farm Workers will be held of Tuesday, October 25 from 7pm to 8pm. RSVP with the QR code on the screen.

You can view the event flyer here – Delano Manongs Film Screening on October 25, 2022 and discussion with filmmaker, Marissa Aroy!


May 2022

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Download the List of Virtual Sessions for Asian American & Pacific Islander Month 2022


Remembrance, Redress, and Reparations: The Japanese American Story

Date and Time: Friday, May 6, 2022, 10:00 am – 11:30am

Presenters: Susan Hasegawa, Professor of History, San Diego City College; Kay Ochi, President, Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego (JAHSSD); Matt Estes, Professor of History, Palomar College

Description: The presenters will discuss the historical background of the Japanese Internment and World War II, “What happened after Camp?” lessons, activism and Congressional recommendations, and the current implications of the discussion about historical reparations.

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Download PDF Japanese Americans


So, what are you REALLY?: Reflections of Biracial/Multiracial Asian Americans

Date and Time: Friday, May 6, 2022, 3pm – 4pm

Presenters: Monica Diego Schmidt, Matthew Estes, Tamara Richey, Gary Sosa

Description: Members of the Palomar College community will discuss their experiences of being Asian biracial/multiracial. There will be a Q & A session at the end of the presentations.

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Download PDF Bicultural/Multiracial Session


Identity and Truth Through Poetry and Spoken Word

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 7pm – 8pm

Presenters: Joe Limer, Stephanie Sajor, Eddy Gana, Ashley Launza, and more to come

Description: Historic Filipino Town in Los Angeles is home to Sunday Jump a monthly open mic – where artists and poets discover and express their truths. To capture the vulnerability and vibe of the event virtually, we will feature poems that explore identity as Asian Americans.

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Liberation Through Collective Healing & Praxis

Date and Time: Friday, May 20, 2022, 9am – 10am

Presenters: Hossna Sadat Ahadi, Sina Laie

Description: This workshop session includes practical activities you can engage in by challenging racism and experiencing liberation through collective healing. 

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Book Talk – We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story by Simu Liu

Date and Time: Thursday, May 26, 2022, 4pm – 5pm

Presenters: Monica Diego & Library Staff

Description: Student and staff discussion of Simu Liu’s debut memoir We Were Dreamers

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“Defining American” with Jose Antonio Vargas on October 21, 2021 from 3pm to 4pm
  • Defining American with Jose Antonio Vargas, October 21, 2021, 3-4pm – Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize Journalist, Acclaimed Filmmaker/Author, and Immigration Advocate. Join him to commemorate Filipino American History Month, LGBTQ+ History Month, and Undocumented Student Week of Action. Register for free here.
  • San Diego Asian Film Festival, October 28 – November 6, 2021 – The San Diego Asian Film Festival is back for its 22nd edition. Join us from October 28 through November in theaters across San Diego County.  All-Fest Passes available to purchase online now at Stay tuned for #SDAFF2021 film line-up announcements, exclusive filmmaker Q&As, special events and more! 
  • Bulosan Center for Filipinx Studies presents OF EVERYWHERE: AN EXHIBITION OF FILIPINO AMERICAN VISUAL ART.  Visit the exhibition online: