Below is a list of resources focusing on our targeted subgroups:
- Books (Fiction)
- Books (Non-Fiction)
- IMPACT AAPI on iTunesU
- Student Scholarships, Internships, Study-Abroad Programs
- Web Resources
Issue paper based on findings from the first national Southeast Asian Youth Summit,
University of California-Berkeley, December 9, 2000. Provides insight and possible solutions for dealing and understanding Southeast Asian students, especially in higher education.
Lowell Uda's wonderful short essay about language discrimination against Japanese in Hawaii
All I Asking for is My Body (novel)
by Milton Murayama
America is in the Heart (novel)
by Carlos Bulosan
American Son (novel)
by Brian Ascalon Roley
Little Sister Left Behind (novel)
by Samantha Le
by GB Tran
Where We Once Belonged (novel)
by Sia Figiel
Contemporary Asian America: A Multidisciplinary Reader (Second Edition)
Min Zhou and J. V. Gatewood, eds.
Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater
Island World: A History of Hawai'i and the United States
by Gary Y. Okihiro
Pin@y Educational Partnerships: A Filipina/o American Studies Sourcebook Series:
Volume I, Philippine and Filipina/o American History (November 2007).
Stealing Buddha's Dinner: a Memoir
by Bich Minh Nguyen
Strangers From A Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans
by Ronald Takaki
Green Dragon(2001). 115 min.
The film follows the experience of Vietnamese refugees in the United States immediately
following the Fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War.
[description from Wikipedia]
Lumpia(2003). 80 min.
Tensions are rising at Fog Town High School, whose student body is composed mostly
of minorities, most notably Filipino Americans. Some Filipino students in particular,
named the PACK, are not the "coolest" kids in school with their out-of-date fashion
and thick accents. They become the targets of ridicule for the CREW, a bunch of American-born
thugs who lounge about causing mayhem. To make matters worse, Tyrone and his CREW
have begun to enjoy a new fad: FOB bashing!
[description from www.lovethatlumpia.com]
Sione's Journey. 20 min.
About a young Tongan American man's search for answers to the question, "What is a Tongan?" The film humorously and touchingly presents stereotypes about Tongans, and features interviews with Tongan immigrants (many who speak Tongan) and younger Tongan Americans discussing life in the Bay Area, including a professional dancer, an artist, and a fashion designer/entrepreneur. Produced by Folola (Lola) Takapu (with no previous filmmaking experience) when she was a student at UC Berkeley, the film has gained popularity mostly through word of mouth and Lola was even invited to Tonga to show her film at an academic conference.
The Land Has Eyes (Pear ta ma 'on maf)(2004). 87 min.
Shamed by her village for being poor and the daughter of a convicted thief, Viki is
inspired and haunted by the Warrior Woman from her island's mythology. The lush tropical
beauty of Rotuma, Fiji contrasts with the stifling conformity of island culture as
Viki fights for justice and her freedom.
[description from www.thelandhaseyes.com]
Hollywood Hula (blog)
This Pacific Islander film blog has reviews, clips, and links about films and art produced by or about Pacific Islanders.
Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC)
Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) is a national non-profit media arts corporation that addresses the need for programming that reflects America's growing ethnic and cultural diversity. Over the past years, NMC members have provided hundreds of hours of culturally-diverse programs to PBS.
PIC's mission is to support, advance, and develop Pacific Island media content and talent that results in a deeper understanding of Pacific Island history, culture, and contemporary challenges.
De Anza College Scholarships
Most De Anza scholarship deadlines are around February, but there are several that
open up periodically throughout the year.
Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.
Good resource for looking for a job, Volunteer/Intern Opportunities (with education, non-profit, environmental, etc.)
Vision New America
Vision New America offers high school, college and graduate students government internship opportunities in local, state, federal offices or policy-oriented organizations in the Bay Area, Sacramento, and Washington D.C.
Vietnamese American National Gala (VANG)
The Vietnamese American National Gala (VANG) website includes a Student Resources
section with a long list of scholarships, fellowships, and resources geared toward
students from various minority groups:
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI)
One of IMPACT AAPI's partner organizations, APALI offers various programs for high school and college students in civic engagement and leadership. Their Summer Leadership Academy is offered at De Anza College for 4-5 weeks during the summer, for 8 units, and a worthwhile experience.
Fellowship program that provides civic leadership opportunities in the non-profit, public, and private sector.
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
Opportunities to study abroad for high school and college-level students.
University of California Educational Abroad Program (EAP)
Study Abroad program, research opportunities and internships also available. Recommended for those who are transferring to the UC system.
Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP)
Program of San Francisco State University’s Asian American Studies Department in the
College of Ethnic Studies, with programs in academia and the community for the development
of critical Filipina/o American curriculum and research.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI's Multicultural Action Center has information on APPIs and mental illness.
Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. This collection has resources celebrating
Asian-Pacific Americans in history.