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

 2021 Filipino American History Month


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10/13/21 Open Mic - Emceed by DJ Kuttin Kandi

Wed., Oct. 13

3:30-4:45 p.m.

Open to all! Register to  attend Virtual Event


Additionally, performers must sign-up here.  Anyone in  GCCCD wanting to perform is welcomed!


Open Mic emceed by DJ Kuttin Kandi

Learn more about Kandi at:


10/21/21 Defining American with Jose Antionio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas

Journalist, Filmmaker & Activist

Cosponsored by the JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) Council 


Thu., Oct. 21

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Event RSVP Form


Defining American with Jose Antonio Vargas


10/22/21 Communal Adobo Cooking Hour

Communal Adobo Cooking Hour

Fri., Oct. 22

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Virtual Event


Let's cook together from our kitchens, on Zoom! Get your ingredients together for a Filipino-style adobe dish, and we'll build community, conversing while we go through the steps of making this delicious meal.


10/26/21 Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts: Music & Dance

Tue., Oct 26

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Griffin Gate, Building 60


-  Open to the GCCCD community, but subject to change

- Food sponsored by ASGC and provided by Tita's Kitchenette

- COVID-19 protocols will be observed on campus


Event will also be live-streamed here:


10/27/21 Fil-Am: Connections to the Homeland Panel Discussion

Wed., Oct. 27

7:00-8:15 p.m.

Virtual Panel Event



- Alyssa Crisostomo, Grossmont College student

- Daniela Sow, Assistant Professor, English

- Desmond Morente Ph.D, Counseling Faculty

- Gabe Angcao, Grossmont College student

- Lisa Negre Brlas, Public Services Library Technician


10/30/21 A Montage of the Filipinx Diaspora to the Republic of Korea

Sat., Oct. 30




Tinikling, 2019 API event




AAPI Fall Courses

Fall 2021 AAPI Courses



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.


Join our Community

 Join the API Committee

See our Current Members



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


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