The Asian Resource Center begins Healthy Asian Pacific Islanders support group

The Asian Resource Center is kickstarting its Healthy Asian Pacific Islanders community safe space, announcing its weekly topics for Spring Quarter 2023. 

The group will begin using the space this week with a “Welcome to HAPI & Happy [South East Asian (SEA)] New Year” about introductions and the SEA New Year holiday. 

Founded by the Asian Resource Center, the Healthy Asian Pacific Islanders (HAPI) community space is a weekly drop-in group for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) identifying students to discuss topics about mental health, join an environment of support and learn about resources available on campus. 

A.S. Trans & Queer Commission hosts UCSB Pride 2023 

The Associated Students Trans & Queer Commission is hosting UCSB Pride 2023 from April 10-15.

“Our theme ‘The Future is Queer’ celebrates the trailblazing spirit of our community and the queer excellence we bring to this world, as well as recognizing the struggle for queer rights and visibility that must go on,” the event’s post caption read

The commission is holding a fashion show featuring two local drag queens in Santa Barbara on Thursday, April 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Corwin Pavilion. There will be opportunities for contests, games and voting decisions at the event. 

The week will also feature a free transgender and queer clothing swap on Friday, April 14 from 12-3 p.m. at the Student Resource Building (SRB) lawn. 

The events will continue with Queer Prom on Friday, April 14, from 8-11 p.m. at the Hub at the UCen. 

UCSB Pride 2023 concludes with a free drag show on Saturday, April 15, from 7-9 p.m. at Campbell Hall featuring Monét X Change and local Santa Barbara drag queens. 

Health & Wellness hosts workshop about cooking on a budget 

In collaboration with Food, Nutrition and Basic Skills and Thrive advocates, Health & Wellness is hosting a workshop about cooking on a budget on Monday, April 17 from 3-4 p.m. at the SRB multipurpose room. 

This week join the Food, Nutrition and Basic Skills (FNBS) and Thrive Advocates to showcase easy and affordable recipes that require little to no cooking,” the Shoreline description read. “Learn about shelf stable ingredients, food resources, and ways to make quick and nutritious meals.”

DSP, Koegel Autism Center discusses dating for people on autism spectrum

Health & Wellness is hosting a discussion on dating and relationships for people on the autism spectrum on Tuesday, April 18 from 5-7 p.m. at the SRB in room 1103. The workshop is in collaboration with the Disabled Student Program and the Koegel Autism Center. 


Women’s Center hosts giveaway of books by transgender authors 

The Women’s Center is beginning Trans Week of Visibility with “Trans Tales” on Wednesday, April 19 from 2-3 p.m. on the third floor terrace at the Student Resource Building. The event is in collaboration with the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity and will give out novels first come, first serve, following a discussion. 

The books are all authored by transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary authors and all feature characters identifying with the community. 

Health & Wellness hosts community circle for QTBIPOC students 

Health & Wellness is hosting a Queer and Transgender BIPOC Community Circle on Wednesday, April 19, from 4-5 p.m. at the Health & Wellness and Women’s Center Community Room. 

The community circle is a safe space for QTBIPOC identifying students to share experiences. The event will also incorporate breathing, movement, journaling and group-share exercises to practice self-care and build community. 

A version of this article appeared on p. 2 of the April 13, 2023 print edition of the Daily Nexus.


Asumi Shuda
Asumi Shuda (they/them) is the Lead News Editor for the 2023-24 school year. Previously, Shuda was the Deputy News Editor, Community Outreach News Editor for the 2022-23 school year and the 2021-22 school year and an Assistant News Editor during the 2020-21 school year. They can be reached at or