Fall 2020 Events


National Adoptee Month


National Adoptee Month – Voices of Adoptees

Virtual Zoom Gathering

Meeting ID: 993 7344 5008

Thursday November 19th 5:00pm


Graduate Student, Staff & Faculty Gathering

Let's Meet Again

Trans Awareness Week - Keynote Speaker: Schuyler Bailar

Schuyler bailar in harvard swim jacket

Schuyler is the first trans athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA DI men’s team, and the only to have competed for all four years. He is an internationally celebrated inspirational speaker and a respected advocate for inclusion, body positivity, and mental health awareness. You may recognize Schuyler through his Instagram handle @pinkmantaray. This program is hosted in collaboration with Ram Events and APACC.

Tuesday, November 17 | 6 PM | Virtual

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/91856489245

Studio Ghibli Movie Night - Part 2

Studio Ghibli Movie Night Join us

Join us for our virtual movie night. We will vote on which movie to watch at the Beginning! Wednesday, November 11th, 6:30pm

Zoom Link: HTTPS://ZOOM.US/J/93363553032

Studio Ghibli Movie Night

Studio Ghibli Movie Night Join us

APACC Peer Mentor Program is pleased to host a Studio Ghibli Movie Night on Friday, November 6th at 6:00 PM. We will stream a movie (voted on by the audience) through Zoom and all are welcome to join!

The zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/93130755819


Residence Hall Community Building

Rectangular flyer 1 reads: "Asian Pacific American Cultural Center" at the top of the flyer. Below is large text that says "Want to meet your peers and play some games?" Below, there are three boxes, one on the left and two on the read. Box on the left reads "Link to RSVP: https://forms/gle/MRwxnBCNzTza9yvx6", top box on the right side says "Where: APACC LSC 333, When: On Next Flyer". A box below that reads: "Come meet your fellow APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) peers, play some games (smash tournament), and get some free snacks! At the bottom of the flyer in the middle reads: "Must wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines! flyers have a dark blue background with X's, O's, and dots across the page, similar to the buttons on a video game controller.
Come Join APACC! Click Here to RSVP


large text at the top that says "Dates and Times". Below that, reads the following: "Monday October 26th 5-7PM: Ingersoll, Edwards, Summit", then "Wednesday October 28th 5-7PM: Durward, Westfall, Piñon, Alpine", then "Monday November 9th 5-7PM: Allison, Corbett, Parmalee", then "Wednesday November 11th 5-7PM: Braiden, Newsom, AV". At the bottom of the flyer reads" If you cannot attend the session for your residence hall, there is an option on the RSVP form to choose a different date, if needed. Both flyers have a dark blue background with X's, O's, and dots across the page, similar to the buttons on a video game controller

Transracial Adoptee Meet-Up

alt text: Transracial adoptee meet-up Thursday October 29 5-6 PM (MT) Connect with fellow transracial adoptees, talk about the semester and build community! Join Us On Zoom https://zoom.us/j/99829217370 Meeting ID: 998 2921 7370 Questions? Email Kalyn.Bonn@Colostate.edu Image description: triangle in upper left corner with a leaf - text surrounding

Thursday, October 29 5:00pm

Join Us on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99829217370

Meeting ID: 998 2921 7370

Alt text: Hi! I'm Kalyn Bonn the Student Success Coordinator in the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center. I was adopted from Chongqing, China in 1997 when I was 8 months old, by my mother. As a recently graduated Masters student in the Ethnic Studies program I had the opportunity to explore concepts of beginnings, in-betweenness and, belonging as a transracial transnational adoptee in the U.S. My time at CSU is where I have been able to critically think through my experiences as a transracial adoptee. Reflecting on my childhood, and tensions growing up in a white family and predominately white areas in CO. I think finding community at CSU is one way to continue to grow, learn, and be in community with other adoptees who may feel the same way. Image description: kalyn sitting in front of pond with flowers and water fountain. Bio above photo

Instagram Live w/ New Era - Learn About Voting

Alt Text: Join New era & APACC on Instagram live as they talk about How to vote & the significance of voting! @CSU.APACC Today 3-4 pm. Your voice matters Image Description: Continuous drawing of 4 faces in bottom left corner next to text “Your voice matters”, Instagram live logo in top right corner

Monday, October 26, 2020


3-4 PM (MT)

First Vote - Virtual Screening and Q&A

First Vote - Vitrual Streaming of the Film "First Vote" First Vote w/ Q&A ft. Director Yi Chen Friday, Cotober 23, 2020 5:30pm MT/Zoom For complete event details, visit: apacc.colostate.edu For reasonable accommodations, or questions/concerns, please contact ramevents_apacc@mail.colostate.edu

Film Description

First Vote film poster - 4 alternative red and blue lines with one person in each columnFollowing the stories of four politically engaged voters during the 2018 midterm elections, First Vote crafts an insightful look at Asian Americans’ diverse experiences at the polls. Taking her camera on the road, Filmmaker Yi Chen introduces us to a diverse cross section of politically engaged Chinese Americans: an avid Trump supporter in Ohio; a Democratic podcaster whose views have alienated his wife’s conservative friends; a gun-toting, Tea Party-favorite in North Carolina; and a progressive University of North Carolina professor. Speaking with distinct political voices, they share the common goal of seeing Asian Americans take their rightful place in American political life.

Directors Biography

photo of yi chenYi Chen is a documentary filmmaker based in Washington D.C. She is a Soros Equality Fellow and DC Arts and Humanities Fellow. Her debut feature documentary FIRST VOTE has screened at festivals including AFI DOCS, Hot Docs Doc Shop, CAAMFest, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, Houston AAPI Film Festival, Nevertheless Film Festival and Hawaii International Film Festival.

Yi’s work has received funding from the Ford Foundation JustFilms, Open Society Foundations, Center for Asian American Media, ITVS, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Kartemquin Films and Southern Documentary Fund. Her short films have screened at the Environmental Film Festival, SAG Foundation Shorts Showcase, Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival, DC Independent Film Festival, Virginia Film Festival, Vancouver Asian Film Festival, and Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Her work has been featured on WHUT, NPR, Washington Post, NBC4, National Geographic, Voice of America, and WAMU 88.5.

Yi holds an MFA in Film and Media Arts from American University. She has taught documentary production and editing courses at George Mason University’s Film and Video Studies program, Fairfax Public Access, Docs In Progress, and Marymount University. She has also taught workshops at the Film and Video Association National Conference, OCA National Summit, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Convention, East Coast Asian American Student Union National Conference, DC Historical Studies Conference, Edmonton Chinatown Conference, CAAM Filmmaker Summit (session on Documentary Story Development & Process), and National AAPI Leadership Summit (session on Story Power: How to Use Film to Engage the AAPI Electorate).

First Vote Transcript

Virtual Streaming of the film, First Vote, followed by a Q&A with Director Yi Chen!

Friday, October 23, 2020/5:30 pm MT

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/98207747098

Graduate Student, Staff & Faculty Mixer

Poster with text in caption, photo of previous mixer of 27 people mostly smiling

Be in community with fellow Asian Pacific Islander Desi American identified graduate students, faculty and staff.

Virtual October Mixer  Friday October 9th at 4pm.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/98463047035


APACC Open House

Come meet the staff at APACC!

Thursday, September 24th 11am – 3pm