Asian and Pacific Islander Conference


Uniting Our Voices - Rise Up

This event is free, open to the public, and cosponsored by Asian Pacific Islander Association (APIA).

Join us for an online conference focused on student success, engagement, and empowerment! Participate in learning sessions on staying healthy in challenging times, academic success during and beyond the pandemic, multiculturalism, equity, and identify your voice.

Keynote Presenters

  • Dr. Katy Ho, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Portland Community College
  • Dr. Stephanie Fujii, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Scottsdale Community College

Breakout sessions will focus on:

  • 1A. Wellness & Mindfulness
    • Michelle Jung, Wellness Fitness Supervisor & Adjunct Faculty, Exercise Science, Mesa Community College
  • 1B. Multiculturalism, Social Justice, & Equity
    • Ibrahim “Abe” Ali, V.P. of Human Resources, Mt. San Antonio College
    • Dr. Rowena M. Tomaneng. College President, San Jose City College
  • 2A. Redefining Academic Success panel discussion
    • Prema Rayappa, Professor of Computer Science, Chandler-Gilbert Community College
    • Dr. Larry Tualla, Department Chair & Professor of English, Scottsdale Community College
    • Dilshad Haleem, Professor of Computer Science, Mesa Community College
  • 2B. Finding our voice as API; Be more visible/heard
    • Karina Bjork, Professor of Communication Studies, Portland Community College

Students are encouraged to speak up, be heard, and take action for a better future!


Date and Time
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


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