The Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Center was established in the summer of 2022 as a result of efforts by the ACC students, faculty and staff as well as local AAPI community advocates to rally for a space dedicated to supporting the needs of AAPI students and broadening awareness of the AAPI cultures and issues.
To support students in their academic journey at ACC and create opportunities for the community throughout the district to learn about and engage with the AAPI heritage and cultures.
Through a variety of programs and services with a focus on the AAPI community and related issues, the AAPI Center strives to
- empower students with helpful resources and support to help create a holistic ACC experience;
- provide the community with an open and trusted space that fosters a sense of belonging; and
- educate and enrich communities throughout the ACC District about AAPI heritage and cultures in the interest of creating a more just and inclusive society.
Lam Lynn Lau
Lam “Lynn” Lau began her tenure as the inaugural Director of the AAPI Cultural Center in June 2022. Prior to that, she developed ACC’s Chinese program and has been teaching Chinese in the World Languages Department since 2006. She has also been a Chinese language and cultural consultant for more than two decades. Her recent consulting projects include a Netflix animation series, Seis Manos.
Born in China and raised in Hong Kong, Lynn earned her M.A. in Chinese from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and B.A. in Translation and Interpretation from the City University of Hong Kong. She speaks three Chinese languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, and Teochew (a Southern Min language).
In her spare time, Lynn enjoys web design, practicing Chinese calligraphy, and spending time with her husband and their two dogs. Her favorite TV show is Jeopardy!.
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