Our Mission

Among the goals of an Ethnic Studies pedagogy is self-determination for black, Indigenous, and communities of color often invisible to and within the academy. Self-determination, or the ability for dispossessed people to center one’s experiences in shaping one’s material reality, was an impetus for the formation of the AA&PI Student Services.

These spaces would not be possible without the work of Dr. Grace Yoo, our Project Director and Principal Investigator, Dr. Luoluo Hong, Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Laureen Chew, TWLF Veteran Striker and Professor Emeritus (pictured above), as well as our SF State alumni, students, staff, faculty, and community members.

Excerpts from Daus-Magbual. A. (2021). Being Grounded with an Ethnic Studies Legacy: ASPIRE SFSU. About Campus, March-April (2021), 26-29.

Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Services is the first Asian American Native American and Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) funded program at SF State.