2022 Filipino American History Month

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Tue, Oct 11 - The Kwento Thesis Chapter 2: Overseas - The Third Wave of Filipino Immigration, a Presentation by Ronald Santiago Recaido

Date: Tue, Oct 11

Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Location: Library, Second Floor


Ronald Santiago Recaido is a visual artist, illustrator/graphic designer from San Diego, CA. On social media he posts work under the handle “The Kwento Thesis” and  through his artwork shares observations and insights through the eyes of a first generation Filipino American who came of age in Southern California during the 80s and 90s.  He studies history and believes it is important to document his own stories in order to pass gained knowledge on to future generations. Currently, he serves in the United States Navy and is stationed at Naval Base San Diego.


Sponsored by WACC.


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Tue, Oct 18 - Filipino American History Month Kick-Off Handaan

A Filipino Handaan of food and dance


Date: Tue, Oct 18

Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Location: The Quad


Featured a dance performance by Melissa Adao, Instructor, Dance Department, Grossmont College, from 11:00-1:30 am. Sponsored by WACC.


Food from Tita's Kitchenette and sponsored by Grossmont College Basic Needs Program.


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Thu, Oct 27 - A Day in the Life: Christy Quiogue (For Psychology & Educational Leaders majors & interests)
  • Christy Quiogue is a Filipino Educator and Talent Director for Tech San Diego.
  • She obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Post-Secondary Educational Leadership from San Diego State University. 
  • Her career has spanned over 20 years in higher education within career services, campus activities, leadership programs, and diversity & inclusion at SDSU, UC San Diego and CSU San Marcos.

Date: Thu, Oct 27

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM

Location: Hyflex - 60-140 or online


Sponsored by Grossmont College Career Services and food sponsored by WACC.


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Thu, Oct 27 - "Easter Sunday" Movie Night

Movie Night "Easter Sunday" starring Filipino American comedian Jo Koy


Date: Thu, Oct 27

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: Griffin Gate


“Easter Sunday” is a feel-good family comedy about sibling rivalry, young love and the complicated dynamics of father-son and mother-son relationships in a Filipino American family. Snacks and drinks provided.


Food sponsored by WACC.


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Checkout the Filipino American History Month Virtual Collection curated by the Grossmont College Library. Your library has a number of books and films available about Filipino Americans. 


2022 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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May 4 -  Squid Games: Let the Games Begin

Join us for some kid-friendly fun and games. "Squid Games" is based on a children's game in South Korea and the popular TV series.


Date: Wednesday, May 4th

Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Location: Main Quad


Please RSVP.

  • Snacks and bottles of water will be provided.
  • There will be prize giveaways.
  • Waiver forms are need prior to playing tug-a-war.


May 10 -  Mental Health Awareness in the AAPI Community with Dr. Kevin Tajii

Dr. Tajii is a 3rd generation Japanese American (Sansei) born and raised in Los Angeles County. He is a licensed clinical psychologist with experience in treating depression, anxiety, men’s issues, anger management, grief and loss, relationship issues, sex/porn addiction, behavioral health issues such as insomnia and chronic pain, and specializes in working with male-identified clients that struggle to connect, express emotions, and/or challenge masculinity stereotypes.


Dr. Tajii uses he/him/his pronouns.


Date: Tuesday, May 10th

Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Location: Zoom


Please RSVP.


May 10 - Celebrating Global Superstars: BTS

Join us as we celebrate the music and accomplishments of BTS.  Throught a presentation, learn about how they came to be one of the biggest music groups internationally with the most diverse fandom in the world and what impact they have on Asian repressentation in the music industry.


Date: Tuesday, May 10th

Time: 12:30-2:00 PM


Location: Zoom - Please RSVP.

Location: Griffin Gate - Please RSVP.


  • Lunch and drinks will be provided.
  • Freebies, prizes, and photo ops!
  • Army! "We don't need permission to dance!" challenge


May 12 - The Farewell: A Tale of Love and Loss Across Cultures Movie Night CANCELLED

A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

Director: Lulu Wang
Starring: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, Jiang Yongbo


Date: Thursday, May 12th

Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: Griffin Gate


Please RSVP

  • Mochi popcorn and drinks provided.
  • Come in your comfy pajamas and slippers!  



May 17 - Day in the Life: Joseph J. Chargualaf (For Business Majors & Interests)
  • Joseph J. Chargualaf is from Guam.
  • He obtained a Bachelor's Degree at Chaminade University in Hawaii and graduated from the Western Credit Union National Association Management School.
  • In 1999, Mr. Chargualaf moved to California to pursue his career in financial institutions.

Date: Tuesday, May 17th

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM

Location: Zoom




May 18 - Welcome to the Asian & Pacific Islander Hawaiian Pa'ina

E Komo Mai! Spend the day with us as we celebrate the Hawai'ian culture with hula dancing, lei kupe'e making, ukulele performance and lessons, spam musubi demonstration and "ono" Hawaiian kau kau (foods). Aloha!


Date: Wednesday, May 18th 

Time: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Location: Griffin Gate


  • 8:00 AM-2:00 PM: Lei kupe'e-making interactive workshop
  • 8:00 AM-2:00 PM: Spam musubi-making demonstration with giveaway bags
  • 10:00-11:00 AM: Ukulele performance and lessons with Anthony Ka'uka Stanley
  • 12:00 PM: Hawaiian food served from Da Kine Catering
  • 12:30 PM: Dance & song performance by Melinda Tuminting and Ho'okupu O Hawai'i

Please RSVP.



Celebrate the Year of the Tiger

February 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

2022 is the Year of the Water Tiger.

  • The Tiger is known as the king of all beasts in China and is associated with bravery, confidence and strength.
  • May peace, strength and love surround you today and always.