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Centering Stories: A Symposium on AAPI Undocumented Students

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University of California Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697

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The “Centering Stories: A Symposium on AAPI Undocumented Students” focuses much needed attention on Asian American and Pacific Islander undocumented immigrants and in particular the needs of AAPI undocumented college students.

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Thursday: April 20, 2017

Centering Stories: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

  • Film Screening of Cambodian Son (2014), Discussion, and Light Dinner Reception!
  • New Location: Humanities Instructional Building 135 (Bldg. 610 on map)
  • For more information, contact Dr. Thuy Vo Dang (

Friday: April 21, 2017

  • Location: The Cross-Cultural Center, Dr. Joseph L. White Room (Bldg. 103 on map)
  • For more information, contact Prof. J. Wu ( or Prof. Laura Enriquez (

Morning Session

Registration: 8:30-9:00

1. Centering Research: 9:00-10:00 a.m

  • Laura Enriquez, "Border-Hopping Mexicans and Law-Abiding Asians: Racialized Illegality as a Source of Inclusion and Exclusion for Undocumented College Students," Assistant Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies
  • Stephen Lee, "Documenting Undocumented APIs through Legal Scholarship," Professor of Law
  • Annie Ro, "Documentation Status as a Social Determinant of Health for APIs," Assistant Professor of Public Health

2. Centering Community: 10:15-11:30 a.m.

  • Sophia Chhoeng, The Cambodian Family
  • Mary Anne Foo, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
  • Masih Fouladi, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Los Angeles
  • Anthony Ng, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), Los Angeles and UPLIFT
  • Jenny Seon, Korean Resource Center (KRC)


3. Lunch and Musical Performances: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

  • Art Exhibit featuring the work of Bo Daraphant (

4. Centering Creativity: 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m.

  • Film Screening and Q&A with Set Hernandez Rongkilyo (UPLIFT and at land's end fellow). At land’s edge is an autonomous pedagogical platform based in East and South Los Angeles that nurtures the voices of cultural producers who are committed to social transformation.

Afternoon Session

5. Centering Students: 1:00-2:15 p.m.

  • Featuring UCI student speakers

6. Centering Universities: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

  • Jade Agua (Cross-Cultural Center)
  • Ana Miriam Barragan (UCI’s Dreamers Coordinator)
  • Kevin Huie (Student Transition Services and Committee on Equity and Inclusion for Undocumented Students)

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University of California Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697

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