APSA invests in event to promote Asian-Pacific culture

by Amanda Guerrero

One student organization is spending more than $10,000 to host a free event that’s open to the public.

San Diego State’s Asian Pacific Student Alliance’s 17th annual Fashion Talent Show takes place from 6-10 p.m. tomorrow at the Open Air Theatre. Doors open early for an hour-long art segment from 5-6 p.m.

FTS director and co-coordinator Sophia Huynh said the funds for the show came from a mix of fundraisers, business sponsorships and personal donations from students and alumni.

As its name suggests, the event includes a fashion segment and live performances. The talent portion will feature six competing acts and three headline performers from the Asian-Pacific community.

Attendees can also purchase raffles for prizes including an Xbox, SeaWorld tickets and gift cards.

This year’s “Remember Your Roots” theme captures APSA’s mission to promote and preserve Asian-Pacific culture.

“It is a way to always stay humble and remember our origins,” the APSA website reads.

Huynh said all are welcome to attend FTS, which is meant to educate the public about Asian-Pacific culture.

“I’m so glad we have the opportunity to do this and share it with others,” Huynh said. “It would mean so much to have the support from not just the Asian community, but all of SDSU.”

More information is available online at apsasdsu.org/fashion-talent-show.html.