Upcoming Pan Asian Council Meeting

Upcoming Partner Events


Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2022

APACC Week is a fall initiative brought by the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC). Every day for a week, the APACC puts on a series of events under an umbrella theme. Events come in all mediums from presentations, collaborative activities, and creative experiences. The events typically center around the Asian American identity and experience.

A Part of Me

Monday, November 1, 2021 | 1:00-2:30pm

Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC)


Preserving History with UI Libraries

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | 5:00-6:30 pm

Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC)


Abolishing ICE (in SEA communities)

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 5:30-7:00 pm

Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC)


Connecting through Cuisine

Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 5:00-6:30 pm

Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC)


Creating My Mosaic

Friday, November 5, 2021 | 3:00-4:30 pm

Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC)

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Seeing Asian American Life through the Video Essay

A virtual screening & discussion featuring video essayist Kevin B. Lee

Thursday, September 23 

 7:00-8:30 pm CST | 6:00-7:30 pm MST 

Free & open to all. Register for Zoom link: bit.ly/KevinBLee

The arts & humanities are critical for crosscultural understanding, whether of a community's joys, traumas, or daily lives. Join us for a virtual screening & conversation with acclaimed video essayist Kevin B. Lee. His recent work considers Korean Americans & other underrepresented groups through a unique form of research, the
video essay.
We will screen Lee's video essays Mourning with Minari and Once Upon a Screen: Explosive Paradox.

For a conversation about politics and the video essay form in the context of Korean Studies, Asian American Studies, and cinematic arts, Lee will be joined by:

  • Hyaeweol Choi (Religious Studies,GWSS; Director of the Korean Studies Research Network, International Programs, University of Iowa)
  • Jennifer Ho (Ethnic Studies and Center for Humanities & the Arts, University of Colorado Boulder; President of the Association of Asian American Studies)
  • Corey Creekmur (Cinematic Arts, English, and GWSS, University of Iowa)
Kevin Lee virtual screening event flyer

Other Events/Opportunities

NCORE Webinar

It's Complicated: Taking Up Space as Asian American Women in Higher Education

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 

3:00-4:30 PM Central Time (4:00-5:30 PM Eastern, 2:00-3:30 PM Mountain, 1:00-2:30 PM Pacific)

Registration fee is $25.00.

Webinar Description:

This session should particularly benefit Asian American womxn in higher education who are interested in gathering, reflecting, and sharing strategies for individual and institutional change. Asian American womxn continue to be minoritized, facing microaggressions informed by stereotypes that we are small and demure - silent. But we are here in higher education and we look forward to gathering with you to reflect, brainstorm, and build. In our respective institutions, we face whiteness and invisibilization and in our personal lives we are mothers of multiracial children. 

How do we take up space as gendered and racialized people in higher education? What landscapes do we navigate and how do we do this? How do we work toward health equity and social justice while uplifting each other? The collective identity and experiences of the facilitators span Filipino and Korean/Chinese ethnicities, Nursing and Occupational Therapy health professions programs, Generation X and Baby Boomer, and Second-Generation and Third-Generation Asian Americans. We will have a particular focus on the three R's: Race, Resistance, and Resilience.
Levels of experience: all levels welcome



Special Shoutout

Andrew Boge Reflects on the HWW Career Diversity Workshop

Read more here: https://obermann.uiowa.edu/news/andrew-boge-reflects-hww-career-diversity-workshop 

Pan Asian Council Past Meetings and Events

Flyer with maroon flowers at the top and text of the event below. Event information also on website.



February Social (February 13, 2020 | 4pm-6pm)

Join us at the inaugural PAC Social! We will have a chance to connect, share stories, and eat food. Light refreshments provided.

University Capitol Centre, Room 2520D (in the Conference Suite)

201 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52240


AAPI Support Space

Wednesday, March 17th, 7:30pm CT | Zoom Link:  https://tinyurl.com/aapisupport


Dear students, colleagues, allies, and friends –

Yesterday’s attacks in Atlanta that claimed the lives of 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian women, has sent shockwaves through our AAPI communities. We also recognize that the day before, on Tuesday, 33 Vietnamese refugees were deported from Texas to Vietnam despite many organizers attempting to stop this event. The numerous incidents of harm and violence this week are just the latest in the surge of hate crimes that have left many of us are hurting, afraid, and angry. And yet many more of us are seeking strength and solidarity in our community. We are here for you. You are not alone.

Please join us this evening to come together in community and unity -- to process, support, and uplift one another. Facilitators will be present to hold safe space and guide us in processing.

For AAPI Support Resources: https://pac.org.uiowa.edu/aapi-support-resources
Black text "Asian American Pacific Islander Open Community Support Space" Graphic

Public Meetings

2020 March Council Meeting

Friday, March 27, 3:00pm-4:00pm, University Capitol Centre, Room 2766 (in UCC 2750 Suite)

2020 May Council Meeting

Thursday, May 14, 3:30pm-4:15pm, Zoom

2021 March Council Meeting

Monday, March 8, 1:30pm-2:30pm CT, Zoom 

2021 Pan Asian Council Open Meeting

Friday, September 24th, 2:00pm-3:00pm CT Zoom

Pan Asian Council Sponsored Events

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Reading Roundtables & Keynote

Poet, writer, professor, and Iowa Writer's Workshop alumna Cathy Park Hong will engage in a moderated conversation with members of the University of Iowa focused on her book, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning (2020).  

This event will follow a series of reading roundtables and will be the keynote address for this year's UI Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration. A Q&A will follow for the audience to engage with Cathy Park Hong. 

Pan Asian Council Roundtable

Thursday, March 25, 12-1 p.m. CST


UI Libraries Roundtable

Thursday, April 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m. CST


See here for flyer for the roundtables. 


Keynote Speaker: Cathy Park Hong

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

5:00-5:20 p.m. CST  - VIP Zoom Meet and Greet 

5:30-6:30 p.m. CST - 45-min moderated conversation, followed by 15-min Q&A 

See here for the flyer for the keynote. 


For more information, please visit APACC's website: https://multicultural.uiowa.edu/culturalcenters/apacc/, or follow APACC on Facebook (@UIAPACC) or Instagram (@uiowaapacc). 


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Prisma Ruacho in advance at or prisma-ruacho@uiowa.edu

Community Space for Asian Healing

Thursday, April 22

5:00-6:30 pm PT | 7:00-8:30 pm CT | 8:00-9:30 pm ET

Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/2kd3s38u

Questions? Contact s.spaceaapi@gmail.com

We invite all members of Asian American Pacific Islander communities, including AAPI allies and friends, to gather together for support, community, and healing on Thursday, 4/22. Facilitators from the U.S. and Canada will hold safe space to process the rampant increase of anti-Asian hate and bias in recent weeks and months. Please share widely!

In Solidarity With Asians And Pacific Islanders In America

April 28, 2021 | 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. CST

Presented by International Programs, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, College of Dentistry: International Affairs and Programs Committee, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, the Office for DEI, and Tippie College of Business


Hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are on the rise. Current reports of harassment and challenges experienced by AAPI individuals across the country reflect a historical legacy of anti-Asian sentiments that impacts us today. What resources are available to address anti-AAPI biases and violence? What can we do to support AAPI communities? 
Recording of the webinar is posted here.  

Past Partner Events