2023 Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Symposium
Self-Care, Challenges, Solidarity: Asian American Women Leaders

Join the San José State University School of Information for its symposium in recognition of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

The keynote presenters, Annie Pho and Alanna Aiko Moore, will discuss the barriers and challenges that AAPI women library leaders face, issues within the community and the role of self-care, and how we work towards solidarity in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities, and BIPOC communities at large. 

AANHPI Heritage Symposium May 26, 2023


I. Welcome (10:00 – 10:05 a.m. PDT) – Dr. Anthony Chow, SJSU iSchool Director

II. Keynote Address (10:05 – 10:45 a.m. PDT)

  • Annie Pho, 2022-2023 APALA President, Head of Instruction and Outreach at University of San Francisco Library 
  • Alanna Aiko Moore, APALA Executive Director, Head of Community Engagement and Inclusion, Librarian for Ethnic Studies at University of California, San Diego 

III. Libraries and the AANHPI Community (10:45-11:55 a.m. PDT) 

  • Terry Park, Education and Narrative Change Program Officer, The Asian American Foundation
  • Patty Wong, Immediate Past President of the American Library Association and City Librarian, Santa Clara City Library
  • Dr. Anthony Chow, SJSU iSchool Director
  • Lily Chen, UCA WAVES Director, RWJF Clinical Scholar Fellow, United Chinese Americans

IV. Concluding Remarks (11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT)