As hate crimes towards the Asian American and Pacific Islander community have risen across America, PCC held a panel with guest speakers from the AAPI community to honor their history in America as well as provide a deeper understanding of racism and hate crimes. Held in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the event titled “Asian American Resistance: 150 Years and Counting” highlighted the struggles and perseverance of the AAPI community, specifically recounting the prejudiced past of Los Angeles.
As students eagerly filled out the Zoom sign-in sheet for the event, the five selected panelists test out their audio, as they converse about what upcoming projects they have in the works. Before the official start, they introduce themselves one by one to the crowd of aspiring graphic designers, artists, sculptors and architects scattered throughout PCC.
The PCC Freeman Center Diversity career panel tackled the Model Minority Myth on Friday by addressing racism towards the AAPI community and urging students to define their own success.
As it turns out, getting into a program to become a registered nurse (RN), a nurse anesthetist, or a dental hygienist is a very competitive business. As the four speakers at the Health Science Career Panel analyzed career options, they shared not only their personal work experiences and choices, but they also offered suggestions in the nursing, anesthesiologist, technical, and dental hygiene fields to PCC students and veterans last Thursday afternoon in room W-206.