Mission

The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) serves as a center for Asian American and Pacific Islanders at The University of Iowa to have a space to interact with other minority students and to enhance their educational experience at The University of Iowa.

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Vision

The vision of the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center is to foster a space for affirming and healing student identities affiliated with the center and to create a space for fellowship and community building.  

History

The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) was established in 2003 to serve as a center for Asian American and Pacific Islanders at The University of Iowa to have a space to interact with other students and to enhance their educational experience at The University of Iowa. The APACC provides a supportive and inclusive environment while providing programs that empower students, faculty, staff and community members to excel in their endeavors, stretch themselves to experience diversity, engage in activism, make positive choices, and serve their community

Amenities

The APACC resource center is available for programming and as a venue for University of Iowa student organizations’ events. It is equipped with: a fully-stocked kitchen, a living and dining room, game and study rooms, a library, wireless internet (Netflix, Pandora) computer and printers for our patrons to use, TVs, DVD players, various board games, and a karaoke machine. The APACC resource center has anything you need to host a program, make a meal, study, or simply relax and socialize with friends!

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Location

223 Lucon Drive, Iowa City, Iowa

Hours

Beginning Wednesday, August 23, 2021, the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center will operate with the following hours:

Monday-Thursday, 12:00-8:00pm

Phone

(319) 335-2719

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Upcoming Events

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APACC Game Night

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Asian Pacific American Cultural Center
Come chill and game with friends at the APACC. We have over 20 board games or break in our new Nintendo switch with games. And if that’s not enough we will have a variety of ice cream! • Date: September 21st Time: 6:00 PM CST Where: APACC; 223 Lucon Dr, Iowa City, IA 52246 • Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program,…
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Seeing Asian American Life through the Video Essay

Thursday, September 23, 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual panel and screening with video essayist Kevin B. Lee, whose work both demonstrates how one can use the arts, literature, theory, and history to offer an understanding of human experience—in this case, of Korean Americans and other ethnic groups—and illustrates a relatively new form of research, the video essay. We will screen Lee's video essays, including Mourning with Minari and Once Upon a Screen: Explosive Paradox (see descriptions below). Afterward, Lee will join…
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