On April 27th at UC Irvine, there was an inspiring culmination of creative energy and social activism through spoken word, Hip Hop, and workshops. We are UC Irvine alumni, so it always feels homey to be back on the old “breeding” grounds where we as Uncultivated Rabbits frolicked over two years ago. Stephanie and I were there to represent forWord. An interesting fact is that Stephanie is also an alumnus of APSA. Generations bridged!
So we performed alongside a good friend of ours who we have known since he was a freshman, Nghiem Le, of Uncultivated Rabbits. He got jokes for days and also ran a workshop inspired by Sarah Kay.
Hoodini and King! came from the Valley to share with us some Hip Hop. The current ASUCI president, Traci Ishigo, facilitated a workshop about how to promote activism through art. Last but not least, Andy of APSA hosted the entire night and it is all thanks to him and the APSA board for organizing this to get all our minds thinking critically!
APSA currently have a set of events this month to celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month! So if you are near UC Irvine, please be sure to check them out and reclaim or discover your roots! The next event is THIS FRIDAY which is APSA’s 3rd Annual Talent-Art Show: ACYD: ALWAYS CHASE YOUR DREAMS.
This event is absolutely FREE! They are also taking donations for Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches, which seeks to diversify the bone marrow registry for underrepresented groups, particularly APIs.
THERE ARE NO TICKETS. Seating is open at the Student Terrace so make sure you come early to get a good view of the stage!
SPECIAL GUEST JUDGES AND PERFORMERS
- Karen Song
- DANakaDAN (afterschoolspecial)
- Andy Chi-an Chen
- Eddy M. Gana Jr.