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A dedicated space for our “Sharing our Invisible Histories” series where we conduct research and shares points in APIMEDA history that need more attention as many events in APIMEDA history are not shared through general education

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Sharing Our Invisible Histories

‘Asena Taione-Filihia

‘Asena Taione-Filihia is a Tongan American educator and community organizer. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Asian American Resource Center (AARC) at Pomona College, a private liberal arts college in Claremont, California. Outside of the college setting, she cofounded the non-profit organization Pasifika Inland Empire Coalition for Empowerment (PIECE), which serves Pasifika…

Sheng Thao

Sheng Thao is a Hmong American politician, currently serving as the mayor of Oakland, California. Assuming office in 2023, she became the first Hmong American mayor of a major city in the United States. Thao is also the youngest person to be the mayor of Oakland in 75 years, as well as the first person…

Ashley Park

Ashley Park is a Grammy and Tony-nominated Korean American actress, singer, and dancer. In 2014, Park’s decorated career started with her Broadway debut in Mamma Mia!. She then starred in The King and I, Sunday in the Park with George, KPOP, and Mean Girls, to name a few. More recently, Park landed roles in the…