Asian American Political Activation (AAPA) Program

The AAPA Program

About AAPA

"Asian American" was first coined by Yuji Ichioka and Nancy Gee at UC Berkeley in 1968 through the founding of the Asian American Political Alliance to develop a unified and politicized identity for diasporic communities from Asia. While AAPA back then looks a little different from AAPA now, we continue to build from our communities' history in order to celebrate our future.

Grounded in this legacy of the Asian American Movement, the Asian American Political Activation (AAPA) Program offers internships, events, and programs to grow Asian American students’ political consciousness around Asian American, Pacific Islander, and South Asian, Southwest Asian, and North African experiences, history, and community issues both on and off campus. We are excited to connect and grow with you all!

Visit us at our office which can be found next to the APASD Lobby at 249 César E. Chávez Student Center (link is external). You can also connect with us via email, Instagram (link is external), and Facebook!

Our '21 - '22 AAPA Intern and Staff Team

Stay Connected

If you would like to schedule one on one time with AAPA Staff to learn more about the program or what services and resources are availbe to you, please make an appointment via calendly. 
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Interested in voluntering with us? Complete an interest form