Asian Pacific Islander Committee

Our mission is to celebrate, educate and raise awareness of the many diverse and intersecting Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, histories and lived experiences here and abroad, which are represented by members of our college community.


By sponsoring these activities, the members of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Committee hope to build understanding, challenge stereotypes and foster a sense of belonging, harmony and inclusivity at Grossmont College and East County San Diego.


Filipino American History Month at Grossmont College

More information to come on some of the events so stay tuned... 

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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.


Please RSVP

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


Featuring 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.


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


Please RSVP

Sponsored by Grossmont College Career Services

Food sponsored by WACC


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.


Please RSVP

Food sponsored by WACC



Local Events in San Diego

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Tue, Oct 25 - Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the Untied Farm Workers

Palomar College's Asian Pacific Allian in Higher Eduction presents the film screening of "Delano Manongs".


Date: Tue, Oct 25

Time: 7:00-8:00 pm

Location: Zoom


Please RSVP


Sat, Nov 5 - Sining Samahan: The Art of Coming Together

Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts & Education Center presents Sining Samahan: The Art of Coming Together. It's the 45th Annual Concert of Philippine Music & Dance.


Date: Sat, Nov 5

Showtimes: 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Location: Joan B. Kroc Theatre

Tickets: $15-$35


Please RSVP



The Grossmont College Library Virtual Display

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



Fall 2022 API Committee meetings

  • October 25        3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Email for the Zoom Meeting ID.
  • Bring your ideas for upcoming events!


Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March

Explore the fight against Asian American hate following the March 2021 mass shootings at three spas in Atlanta. Examine how this critical moment of racial reckoning sheds light on the struggles, triumphs and achievements of AAPI communities.


The film is narrated by Sandra Oh with music by Jon Batiste and Cory Wong. This program is made possible by viewers like you. Support your local PBS station.



In Other News...

Our Anti-AAPI Racism Resolution has been adopted! 

We condemn violence against AAPI Americans and commit to fighting racism and systemic inequities. Adopted by our:

  • Grossmont College Academic Senate
  • Grossmont College Classified Senate
  • Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District

See the Resolution.


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  • Have API content to share? Please email and she'll review and add to our webpage.


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