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Asian/Pacific American Network (APAN)

About APAN

The Foothill Asian Pacific American Network includes faculty and staff working collectively to make Foothill College a better place for Asian/Pacific American students—both academically and culturally.


APAN Letter of Support

April 3, 2023

As members of the Asian Pacific American Network, known as APAN, at Foothill College, we understand the complexities of racial politics - in higher education and in society at large. We understand that racial tensions erupt within structures that privilege whiteness; that these tensions have occurred between Asians and other minoritized groups; and that being Asian does not preclude us from internalized racism, racism toward other groups, nor abuse of power.

With that in mind, we were troubled to learn of the behaviors of Trustee Gilbert Wong as described in the independent investigative report and in the panel determination.

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APAN Statement on Violence and Racism Directed Towards Asians and Asian Americans

April 5, 2021

We, the members of Foothill College’s Asian/Pacific American Network, are heartbroken, frustrated, and enraged with the increased anti-Asian racism taking place in our country.

The murders that took place in Atlanta were just one example of the escalated attacks on the Asian and Asian American community since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. These attacks, both verbal and physical, have taken place all over the nation, including the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Also Read

President Thuy Nguyen's March 22, 2021 message in response to rising hate crimes against Asian Americans.

Letter of Solidarity to the African American Network from APAN, April 2021

Standing Against Anti-Asian Hate • Monday, April 26 at 2–3:30 p.m.

President Thuy will join students, faculty and staff for dialogue and community as we raise our voices to support each other and speak out against anti-Asian violence. Event sponsored by ASFC, Chinese Fellowship Club and Asian Pacific American Network (APAN).

For Zoom access, please RSVP by email to Veronica Casa Hernandez at

Call to Action Resolution Against Structural Racism

June 28, 2020

In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, State Chancellor Eloy Oakley put a call out for campus leaders to actively strategize and take action against structural racism. As such, the APAN group at Foothill has put together a resolution in response to this Call for Action in dismantling Systemic Oppression and Institutionalized Racism at Foothill.

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APAN End-of-Year Student Celebrations

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Please enjoy our galleries from  past end-of-year ceremonies.

2017 | 2016


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