AAPI Identity and Development

AAPI Speaker Series

The AAPI Speaker Series engages students in local, national, and global issues affecting AAPI communities.  The Speaker Series hosts scholars and leaders involved in policymaking, education, research, and the arts, among many other areas.  The Speaker Series provides opportunities for students to think critically about AAPI issues, explore AAPI studies, network with local and national AAPI figures, and enhance their academic experiences. 

View Events & Activities announcements for information about upcoming Speaker Series events.

Learn more about past Speaker Series presenters.

Teaching and Learning Resource Library

The Teaching and Learning Resource Library is located in the Asian Pacific American Resource Center.  The resource library provides a collection of books, media, and resources featuring AAPI authors, researchers, subjects, and experiences.  The resource library serves to provide AAPI students with resources to see people and experiences similar to them.

Visit the Teaching Learning Resource Library at the Asian Pacific American Resource Center, or visit our AAPI Resource Library page for digital resources.

Digital Storytelling Project

The Digital Storytelling Project engages students to explore and reflect on their AAPI experiences.  Digital storytelling is a tool for teaching, education, reflection, advocacy, and community building. Students use digital technology to bring their stories to life through images, music, narration, and other digital formats.  Digital stories will be shared on APARC's website, social media platforms, and other University of Minnesota online media sites.

Visit the AAPI Resource Library page for archived stories and links to shared stories.

Learn more about Digital Storytelling with the Immigrant Stories Project from the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Asian American Studies Program Partnership

Asian American Studies and other cultural relevant courses provide opportunities for students to examine AAPI history, experiences, and impact in our society. Asian American Studies increases student achievement by affirming AAPI experiences in academia, social movements, and historical events. APARC and the Asian American Studies Program are working together to develop new courses, as well as, supporting student success through a variety of collaborative activities, events, and engagement opportunities.

Visit the Asian American Studies Program webpage for information about faculty members, course offerings, and upcoming events.