Highlighted Partner 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

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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!

AAPI Healing Space Flyer

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

While Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated nationally in May, at the University of Iowa, this month is celebrated in April. Please visit the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center's website or social media (Instagram: @uiowaapacc; Facebook: @uiapacc) for information about programs & events. 

The theme for this year's celebration month is Initiating Introspective: An Exploration of the Asian American Pacific Islander Identity. Please visit https://multicultural.uiowa.edu/celebrations/apida-heritage-month/ to see all the amazing programs that are offered this year! 

Celebrating Asian Heritage Month

In collaboration with Office of Strategic Communication & Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC)

In this video honoring Asian Pacific Heritage Month, University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff talk about what their heritage means to them and how they've found community on our campus.

From Broader AAPI Community

Film title: Fighting For Family

Event: Virtual film screening followed by Q&A panel

Registration link: http://tinyurl.com/fightforfam

Film website: http://fightingforfamilyfilm.com/
Synopsis: FIGHTING FOR FAMILY captures the love story between a young family who faces countless challenges, yet continues to be hopeful, resilient, and joyful. FIGHTING FOR FAMILY discusses the U.S. imperialist war machine and the intergenerational harm that it inflicts, from the refugee flight to the school to prison to deportation pipeline, but also highlights the power of resilience and community resistance.

Fight for Fam Flyer

Past Meetings and Events

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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


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 

Candlelight Vigil 

March 31, 2021, 12:10pm - 12:40pm, DSB East Lawn

Stand in Support and Solidarity with Asians, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). There will be a candlelight display on the 3rd floor link throughout the afternoon. The 

College of Dentistry Candlelight Vigil

Rally for Solidarity against Hate and Violence: #Stop Asian Hate

Sunday, March 28, 4:00-5:30pm 

Located at the Ped Mall Fountain Area: Corner of S. Dubuque St. & E. College St.

Join us in a rally against anti-Asian racism. 

Masks and social distancing are required.


flyer for Rally for Solidarity against Hate and Violence: # Stop Asian Hate

Vigil for the Asian Lives Lost

Sunday, March 21, Pentacrest, East

4:00-5:30PM, 21 N. Clinton St, 

Join us as we create space for students, faculty, and members of the community to grieve and remember the 8 lives lost in Atlanta this week, along with the Asian lives that have been lost due to violence. 

Masks and social distancing is required. Feel free to bring flowers, photos, signs, and flameless candles. 

Thank you to four student leaders, Kayla, Demi, Nikki, and Hoang who organized this vigil! 

Flyer for Vigil for the Asian Lives Lost
APACC will be hosting an in-person and zoom community support space.


Asian and AAPI Support Space

Friday, March 19, 2021

Rotating Drop-In Space 1-5pm

Iowa Theater 166 IMU


In-person community time to gather and process. Max 18 people in space on first-come basis.

Zoom access also available at https://tinyurl.com/AAPISpace

"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 (319-467-1660)."

Asian and AAPI Support Space
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
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