AA/PIRC hosts a series of events each year that engages with different topics and issues affecting the AA/PI community. These events range from mixers, small workshops, to large scale events such as comedy shows. Below are a list of annual events.

    Community Conversations & Cupcakes Series

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    Quarterly

    Community Conversations & Cupcakes is a series of conversations surrounding different topics or issues pertaining to the AA/PI community. Discussions range from topics such as breaking down AA/PI masculinity to discussions surrounding sexual and reproduction health for AA/PI women.

  • Community Reception

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    Fall

    Community Reception welcomes new students to the commnity! The purpose of this event is to help new frosh, transfers, and any student who wants to get involve, find and engage with their community. By connecting and engaging with AA/PI organizations and campus resources, students will be able to build communities, networks, friendships, and find their home on campus. 

  • Cultural Celebration Night

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    Spring

    Cultural Celebration Night, as part of Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, celebrates the AA/PI community on campus and in the broader community. Cultural Celebration Night aims to highlight the diversity within the AA/PI community, recognize the contributions of AA/PIs, and highlight issues that are affecting our community. AA/PI student organizations and community members come together to perform and enjoy a fun night!

  • Leadership Mixer

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    Fall and Winter

    Leadership Mixer is a space for active members, core members, and allies of Asian American/Pacific Islander (AA/PI) student organizations and campus programs to engage in critical conversations about leadership, community and solidarity. This event happens the beginning of every Fall and Winter quarter and is a great space to network and get connected with the community and activism on campus. 

  • Year End Ceremony

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    Spring

    The Asian American/Pacific Islander (AA/PI) Year End Ceremony acknowledges and celebrates the academic achievements and contributions of graduating students in the AA/PI community at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This event consists of keynote speakers, student speakers, performances, awards/scholarships, a sashing ceremony, wrapped up by a food reception.