IGE Co-Hosts Panel on College Experience for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

Discussion on “Color Outside the Lines” will explore ways to improve campus climate for AAPIs and all students at UCLA, May 26.

A panel discussion on the experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students at UCLA will be presented by the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education (IGE) and the UCLA Office of Residential Life on Thursday, May 26, 7-9 p.m. at the Northwest Campus Auditorium. Dinner will be provided by Kogi.

“Asian Americans and Pacific Islander students are often not considered relevant in discussions about campus climate and the importance of diversity in higher education,” says Professor Robert Teranishi, who teaches in the Division of Social Science and Comparative Education at UCLA Education and co-directs IGE.

Professor Robert Teranishi co-directs the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, & Education at UCLA.
Professor Robert Teranishi co-directs the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, & Education at UCLA.

Panelists include Jerry Kang, UCLA’s inaugural Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Janina Montero, UCLA Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs; Justin Tan, BuzzFeed; Dolly Nguyen, National Commission on AAPI Research in Education (CARE); Jazz Kiang, UCLA Campus Retention Committee & Asian Pacific Coalition; and Veronica Zamani, UCLA Pacific-Islands Student Association.

“This event is an exciting opportunity for a broad set of constituents at UCLA – students, faculty, and administrators, and alumni – to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month through a focused discussion about the relevance of AAPIs to issues of race and race relations on campus,” says Teranishi, who is also the Morgan and Helen Chu Endowed Chair of Asian American Studies at UCLA.

This event is free and open to the public. The Northwest Campus Auditorium is located at 200 De Neve Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095. To attend this event or for more information, contact Ingrid Villanueva.