Asian Pacific Studies

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Contact Information:

E-mail is the most effective way to contact us. If students have questions about their classes, they should contact their professors directly. Our program’s administrative support coordinator’s e-mail is provided above.


We will provide advising remotely. Please contact one of the advisors below, if you need advising:
Dr. Jung-Sun Park (
Dr. Mary T. Lacanlale (

Resources Regarding anti-AAPI Hate Crimes and Violence

Upcoming events, rallies and vigils

As a way to provide our students, faculty and staff with healing space where they can share experiences, build community and regain a sense of safety and confidence, Asian Pacific Studies will host two online sessions of restorative healing space in March. We have scheduled a session for students on March 26th at 5:00 p.m. and a session for faculty and staff on March 30th at 10:00 a.m. Please click this link for details and sign-ups. If you have any questions about the healing space, please contact Dr. Connie Chang at

Additionally, Asian Pacific Studies will host two Healing Circles workshops in late April and early May in collaboration with Student Psychological Services. We will share the dates and times at a later date.

One virtual and two in-person vigils and rallies for anti-Asian hate crimes are scheduled for this Saturday, March 27. Please see below for details:

In-Person 12pm @ LA City Hall

Virtual AND In-Person for the San Gabriel Valley Community

Virtual 1pm - 2pm: Please email us at for the meeting link.

Message from CSUDH President Thomas Parham

The Asian Pacific Studies Program’s Statement

If you wish to support our cause, we encourage you to add your name to the form

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles

Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)

Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights Under Law & International Association of Chiefs of Police

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates


Asian American Advancing Justice | AAJC & Hollaback!Bystander Intervention Virtual Trainings

An Asian American TORO’s story featured in EdSource.

  1. PBS: “Asian Americans”
  2. NPR: “Georgia Shooting: The Latest In A Year Of Trauma And Terror For Asian Americans” (March 18, 2021)
  3. USA Today: “A string of attacks against Asian Americans rattles California’s Bay Area: This group of 700 volunteers is taking action” (March 10, 2021)
  4. NPR: “The Rise In Anti-Asian Attacks During The COVID-19 Pandemic” (March 10, 2021)
  5. Google Data: #StopAsianHate (March 9, 2021)
  6. ABC News: “‘I am an American, too’: Violence sparks new grief, reckoning for Asian Americans” (March 7, 2021)
  7. LA Times: “Anti-Asian hate crimes and harassment rise to historic levels during COVID-19 pandemic” (March 5, 2021)
  8. NPR: “How to address the surge of anti-Asian hate crimes” (March 4, 2021)
  9. LAist: “Asian Americans Face Disproportionate Economic Insecurity Amid Pandemic, And Racism Plays A Role” (July 24, 2020)
  10. Time: “‘I Will Not Stand Silent.’ 10 Asian Americans Reflect on Racism During the Pandemic and the Need for Equality” (June 25, 2020)
  11. BBC News: “Covid ‘hate crimes’ against Asian Americans on rise” (March 1, 2020)
  12. The Try Guys:"We need to talk about Anti-Asian Hate” (March 24, 2021) .
  13. National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA): Hate Crimes Task Force and Pro Bono Legal Resources
  14. Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON): Stop AAPI Hate Reports
  15. Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY): A Rising Tide of Hate and Violence against Asian Americans in New York During COVID-19: Impact, Causes, Solutions
  16. Webinar: Defeating Hate: What are Hate Crimes and How We Can Stop Them
  17. Webinar: Pandemic and Acts of Hate Against Asian Americans: From Past to Present

Asian-Pacific Studies faculty and staff are here to support our students and to help them navigate these challenging times successfully. Thank you.

Jung-Sun Park
Program Coordinator