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Open forum to encourage student discourse on issues related to Virginia Tech shootings


EVENT: The Orange County Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans and the Asian Pacific Student Association at the University of California, Irvine are co-sponsoring a community dialogue on issues related to the Virginia Tech shootings. Topics to be discussed by student leaders include the college experience for Asian/Pacific Islanders, effective strategies for building off-campus mentor relationships, and effective mental health support responses for students.

DATE: Thursday, May 3, 2007
TIME: 6:30-9 p.m.
LOCATION: University Club, UCI campus (Bldg. 801 on map)

BACKGROUND: The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), founded in 1973, is a national organization with more than 10,000 members and 50 local chapters devoted to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the U.S. The group advocates for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment. It promotes civic participation, education, and leadership, advances coalitions and community building, and fosters cultural heritage.

The Asian Pacific Student Association at UC Irvine is a network of constituent organizations that promote diversity and empower the Asian and Pacific Islander community through education, advocacy, community outreach and active political participation.


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