AAPI Watch Party

May 17, 2021
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diverse group of illustrated people watch a TV together while all sitting on a couch

AACRAO's Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus will be hosting a watch party of the PBS mini-series “Asian Americans” specifically exploring the segment “Breaking Ground”. Join the social event and engage with the AAPI Caucus during #AsianHeritageMonth.

What to expect

The PBS mini-series “Asian Americans” explores the tremendous impact and history of Asian Americans on U.S. history in both the 19th century to the present day.

As one of the fastest-growing racial/ethnic groups in the United States, and taking into consideration the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic has on the AAPI community, this exploration of Asian American history and its significant role in shaping the United States is perfectly timed.

The segment showcased during this AAPI watch party “Breaking Ground” takes a look at the interesting history of America’s first “undocumented immigrants”. During this period of exclusion in U.S. history new immigrants arriving from China, India, Japan, the Phillipines, and beyond were barred from legal immigration due to anti-Asian laws. In spite of these obstacles, these new Americans built infrastructure, were celebrated in Hollywood, and took their fight for equality to the U.S. Supreme court. 

Join this virtual social event, hosted by Christopher Huang, Linda Lieu, and Dr. Lauren Kim from AACRAO’s AAPI Caucus. And don't forget to bring your movie snacks and glasses. 

Get Involved

AACRAO’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus strives to provide a place for members who would like to discuss issues, developments, and initiatives for individuals of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in higher education. 

Visit our Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus page to get involved, learn more, or join.


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