10/26/2018: SAPAAC at Reunion Homecoming

No-No Boy
Music & Scholarship in Concert

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm
A3C Couchroom, Asian American Activities Center (A3C)
Old Union Clubhouse, 2nd Floor, 524 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Cost: Free

No-No Boy is a multimedia concert performed by Brown University graduate students Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama. Taking inspiration from interviews with World War II Japanese Incarceration camp survivors, his own family’s history living through the Vietnam War, and many other stories of Asian American experience, Julian Saporiti has transformed his doctoral research at Brown University into folk songs in an effort to bring these stories to a broader audience. Also featuring Erin Aoyama, a fellow PhD student at Brown whose family was incarcerated at one of the 10 Japanese American concentration camps, No-No Boy aims to shine a light on experiences that have remained largely hidden in the American consciousness.

Reunion at A3C Open House
Friday, October 26, 2018, 1:30-3:30 PM
Asian American Activities Center (A3C)
Old Union Clubhouse, 2nd Floor, 524 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Cost: FREE! And it does NOT have to be your Reunion Homecoming year


Please stop by to say hello to our SAPAAC Board Members

SAPAAC will be at the Asian American Activities Center (A3C), the hub of the Asian American community on campus, during Reunion Homecoming. Meet SAPAAC Board Members and fellow alumni, as well as the A3C staff and current students.

Multicultural Hall of Fame
Friday, October 26, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pmTresidder Memorial Union459 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305

Cost: FREE! And it does NOT have to be your Reunion Homecoming year


No RSVP required, but please stop by to say hello to our SAPAAC Board Members

Honor Stanford’s most accomplished alumni of color and recognize the outstanding achievements of diverse alumni leaders as they are inducted into the Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame. Stanford’s four ethnic community centers will be represented at the festive ceremony during Reunion Homecoming.

Okada & Asian Alumni Reunion Tea Party
Friday, October 26, 2018; 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: Okada Lounge, Wilbur Hall

The Teahouse may be closed but Okada is still open for business and we're invited to experience their theme this year: "Okada Means Family." Please join SAPAAC to toast the 3's and 8's celebrating reunions, along with alumni from all years, as well as friends and family. All are welcome to this family-friendly event with registration. Teahouse-inspired bites and plenty of tea will be served. >>>RSVP here<<<

Photos from past events:

2016 A3C Open House

2016 A3C Open House

2013 Multicultural Hall of Fame

2013 Multicultural Hall of Fame

7/22/2018: Membership Summer Barbecue

SAPAAC is hosting its first summertime membership family picnic—and you're invited!

Elections are also around the corner, so mingle with current and departing SAPAAC Board members and possible candidates in the Bay Area. SAPAAC members are welcome to bring guests. Alum-not-yet-members are welcome to come solo to find out more about SAPAAC. 

But don't come empty-handed! Bring something to share with 10-12 others. We'll provide Korean BBQ, chicken sausages, and a veg option. Choose something from your personal repertoire or our list of suggestions: drinks, sides, watermelon, non-melting desserts, etc.

Sign up for the event here: https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/events/details?event_id=27496

UPDATE: Event photos are here!

11/6/2017: Journey from Stanford to the Capitol: Conversation with CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra


5:00-7:30pm, Mon., Nov. 6, 2017
The Guild Theater
2828 35th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

Join fellow alumni and friends in conversation with Xavier Becerra, ’80, JD ’84, California’s first Latino attorney general. Moderating the conversation is Howard Wolf, ’80, vice president for alumni affairs and president of the Stanford Alumni Association.

Attorney General Becerra has made headlines with his position on the U.S.-Mexico border and is working with Equifax to get to the bottom of the recent data breach. He will be speaking in an intimate setting about his journey from the Farm to his current public office representing California's 39 million residents.

Register here.

Price: $20 per person 

A reception will follow this event. Contact Martha Alvarez, '08, MA '09 if you have any questions: alvarez.martha@gmail.com

10/15/2017: Live Reading with Asian American Writers & Poets

Enjoy tasty appetizers while listening to talented Stanford writers read from their latest works. Featuring novelist and San Francisco Chronicle columnist Vanessa Hua '97; poet, memoirist & writing coach Minal Hajratwala '92; novelist Mira T. Lee '92; and poet Jane Lin '92.

Date & Time: Sunday, October 15 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: Stanford University. Building 200, Room 034 (downstairs). Map available here.

Registration is FREE. Please RSVP here.


All are welcome, including alumni, students, friends & family, guests and the general public. Sponsored by the Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club (SAPAAC).

Find out more about the authors: (clockwise from top left):

vanessahua.com | minalhajratwala.com | miratlee.com | janelin505.com

10/14/2017: Mini-Reunion for Asian American Alums

Mini-Reunion for Asian American Alums
5:30pm, Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
(2nd hour of Tailgate; Tailgate runs 4:30-7:30pm)

Class of 1992 Headquarters
Arrillaga Alumni Center, Ford Gardens
326 Galvez St., Stanford, CA 94305

Come and get a blast from the past...with old friends and new.
Inviting all alumni who were ever involved with any Asian American student club...or wanted to be.
Inviting all alumni who ever considered themselves Asian American...or wanted to be.
Join us during the tailgate for a casual get-together.

Cost: Mini-reunion attendees who would like to eat or drink at the event should buy a tailgate ticket (~ $50) in advance through the Alumni Association site.

Questions? Please contact:
Mae Lee '92 at mae.lee@stanfordalumni.org
Maria Chow Zajac '92 at mcz@stanfordalumni.org

6/22/2017: SAPAAC Dinner Table: U.S. and China in the Era of Donald Trump

Thursday, June 22
6:30 p.m.
Ly Luck Restaurant
3537 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94602

Parking: Lot behind Flavor Brigade, 3540 Fruitvale Ave.  Entrance through alley to right of Flavor Brigade.
BART: Fruitvale Station then Lyft/Uber

Price: $30 includes dinner.  Limit 36 attendees.

Register at: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/dinnertable

Contact: Spencer Yeh, BS '84, at spenceryeh3@gmail.com

Hosted by the Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club (SAAPAC) and open to all.

Discuss the impact of the Trump presidency on U.S. and China relations with John Pomfret, AB ’81 AM ’84, over a delicious Chinese dinner at Ly Luck, a neighborhood favorite Chinese restaurant.  John is the author of the recently-published The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China from 1776 to the Present (2016). He is also the author of the best-seller Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China (2007) and an award-winning journalist who spent decades as a foreign correspondent with The Washington Post. He has lived in China for 20 years since the early 1980s and has also covered U.S.-China relations from Washington, DC. As The New York Times said of The Beautiful Country, “Donald Trump (or his next secretary of state) would be well advised to read this timely and comprehensively informative book.”

6/10/2017: Stanford Day at Terracotta Warriors (Seattle)

Saturday, June 10
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 (meet at the Main Entrance at 10 a.m.)

Price: $35 for Stanford Club of Washington or SAPAAC members; $40 for non-members; adults and children are same price.

Register online: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event23973

Contact: Susan Hainze, MS ’84, at susan@hainze.com

Join Stanford Club of Washington (SCW) and Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club (SAPAAC) for a historical tour of 2,200 years in the making discovering the terracotta warriors and the untouched tomb of the First Emperor. Start the day with a 45 min IMAX Documentary “Mysteries of China” capturing this great archaeological event in modern times and then tour the Exhibit with complete Audio guide. Our group rate is 25% less than regular rate and has limited space. Sign up now!

As one recent visitor said: "Just to confirm my enthusiasm as expressed to Susan, my wife Diane and I have both been to the actual site in Xi’an, which is huge and which conveys a sense of the enormous scale of that site.  The touring exhibit that is now in Seattle and that will only go to one other location in the U.S., Philadelphia, cannot match the size and scale of the original, but, instead, it gives you far more up-close and intimate time with individual statues and other artifacts that have been recovered.  You can stand just a couple of feet away from an individual archer, chariot driver, musician, official or general, which one usually can’t do in Xi’an.  Moreover, this exhibit shows the high degree of scientific knowledge that has been gained about how the individual statues were made and were painted by the thousands  Using the latest digital technology, one room includes a time-lapse simulation of a full color statue through its entire life cycle that is quite stunning.  If the actual site in Xi’an might be considered the “macro” view, this is a decidedly “micro” view."

5/25/2017: SAPAAC NYC Chapter Launch Happy Hour (New York)

The Dillon Lounge
425 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
United States
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Join fellow Stanford Asian Pacific Islander Alumni on Thursday, May 25 for drinks and bonding in our inaugural SAPAAC NYC event!

In honor of API Heritage Month, we are excited to kick off the SAPAAC NYC Chapter with a casual Happy Hour for Stanford API Alumni to meet each other and begin building a stronger Stanford API community in NYC! 

We're considering this a soft launch to gather interest in preparation for an official bigger launch sometime in summer or fall this year. We’ll provide a quick recap of Voices Rising: The Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Summit from March and play a short video that kicked off this first annual event.

In addition to wine and refreshments, there will be rum provided by Tanduay and snacks provided by Bokksu

Eventbrite RSVPs are required and free. $10 suggested donation to help with costs and to support future events. :)