SCAPE Goes to TNC Season Opener!



Returning for its fifth consecutive year, InspirASIAN is SCAPE’s way of connecting USC students with the outside Asian Pacific American community by bringing in APA leaders to share about their experiences as an APA and how they have shaped their careers.

InspirASIAN panelists and performers include Paul Tran, Jason Chu, Francis Cullaldo, Sal Tran, and Chris Lam.

The event will start at 7:00PM in room TCC 227.

We hope to see you there tonight!


Sal Tran

Sal Tran is a second generation queer Vietnamese-American artist based jin the Bay Area. Their work is rooted within mental health social advocacy work within queer communities of color. They strive to promote the power and of art and storytelling through mediums of films.

Chris Lam
Chris is a water bender and sailor scout, first and foremost. And he’s a content producer at BuzzFeed Video, and YouTuber for his personal channel, OneWingedChris, and is passionate about making content about
race, gender, and LGBT issues. His videos have been featured by Good Morning America, Huffington Post,, Angry Asian Man, and he was interviewed by Indian Country Today (major Native American news source) for his work to bring Native American’s into the race conversation.

Francis Cullado
Francis Cullado currently serves as Director of Operations at Visual Communications and the Los Angeles Asian pacific Film Festival. He is actively involved in the APA community in Los Angeles and works on project management and planning.

He received his MA from California State university-Long Beach in Asian Studies, History, Sociology, Migration, Labor and Culture, and his BA in Asian American Studies from California State University-Long Beach.

Jason Chu
Based in LA, hip-hop artist jason chu is on a mission to speak hope and healing in a broken world.

He tells stories about friends and families wrestling with fear and joy, greed and hope, hurt and healing. Jason has been covered by the Huffington Post, the LA Times, the China Daily, AngryAsianMan, INHERITANCE Magazine, and other outlets.

He has performed at venues like Tuesday Night Cafe (LA), Section 6 (Beijing), and the 626 Night Market; college events (UMass-Amherst, NYU, UW-Madison, etc.); and conferences like Listening to the Silence (Stanford), Urbana 2012, and more.

Paul Tran
Paul Tran is a Vietnamese American historian and spoken word poet.
He is currently the 10th ranked slam poet and top queer Asian American poet in the world. He won “Best Poet” and “Pushing the Art Forward” at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational and represented the Nuyorican Poets Cafe at the 2015 National Poetry Slam, which placed 9th overall.

He has received numerous awards and fellowships, spanning from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop to the Leadership Alliance and Office of the Senior Vice Provost at Harvard University.

Paul is working on his first book. The manuscript examines intergenerational trauma, sexual violence, and U.S. empire after 1975.

USC SCAPE Boba Fundraiser!

 (SCAPE) at USC held a Boba Fundraiser! Fill out the survey below before Sunday, February 14th at 11:59PM to receive the discounted price.

There are FOUR flavors of boba milk tea to choose from:
– Milk Tea
– Green Milk Tea
– Thai Tea
– Honey Green Tea

*We will be handing out pre-orders and selling more Wednesday, February 17th from 2:00PM-5:00PM outside LEAVEY LIBRARY (not on Trousdale).

Hope to see you there!

Pre-order form:

SCAPE x CCC presents “Somewhere Between” Documentary Screening

Student Coalition for Asian Pacific Empowerment (SCAPE) and China Care Club (CCC) are collaborating to host a screening of “Somewhere Between” on Feb. 10th from 7 to 10 PM. “Somewhere Between” is a documentary that follows four Chinese adoptees across the US to record their journey of discovering their identity and the struggles and triumphs along the way. Take some time away from the books and come join SCAPE and CCC members. We will be providing snacks as well, so we hope to see you there!
Event link:

Come out to SCAPE’s Boba Fundraiser!

Student Coalition for Asian Pacific Empowerment (SCAPE) at USC is having a Boba Fundraiser! Fill out the survey below before Sunday, February 14th at 11:59PM to receive the discounted price.

*We will be handing out pre-orders and selling more Wednesday, February 17th from 2:00PM-5:00PM on Trousdale.

Hope to see you there!

Pre-order form:

SCAPE’s First General Meeting!

The USC Student Coalition for Asian Pacific Empowerment had their first General Meeting on Thursday, September 10! After introductions and icebreakers, SCAPE E-board went over the mission and vision of SCAPE, general information about our club, and the introduction of InspirASIAN and SCAPE’s very own intern program. The rest of the meeting was spent brainstorming as people collected in small groups to come up with possible themes and social issues for SCAPE to pursue throughout the school year. One special surprise was that past SCAPE E-boarders showed up to support our first GM! It was great seeing them and hearing from past Presidents about their own experience.

In other notes, SCAPE will be attending #IStandWithAhmed on Wednesday at 6:30 pm, an event that aims to discuss the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14 year old student in Irving, Texas, and how our narratives are impacted by growing up in America post 9/11. Join us!