The collection contains Hapa Issues Forum’s history, mission, organization information, correspondence, meeting and retreat
materials. The majority of the collection includes annual conference and related conference materials consisting of programs,
schedules, committee meeting notes, correspondence, presentation papers, announcements, budget proposals, evaluation forms,
sign-up sheets, newspaper articles, posters, audio/visual cassettes, photographs, and notes. Also includes organization sponsored
symposia and events, projects, funding resources, membership records, awards publicity, publications, and operations guidelines.
There are resources on other community organizations and reference files relating to multiracial people and issues
Hapa Issues Forum (HIF), a non-profit community organization, was founded in 1992 by three University of California, Berkeley
students; Eric Akira Tate, Steven Masami Ropp, and Greg Mayeda. It was formed to address the mixed race Asian experience in
America by providing a voice for people of partial Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry, creating a nonexclusive multiracial
community, providing a forum for reasoned dialogue, working with other community organizations to broaden awareness of Hapas,
and challenging this nation’s rigid notion of race. After fifteen years of community activities and achievements and continually
gaining numbers in the Asian multiracial population, the organization disbanded because of the correlating increase in divergent
interests and goals.
10 cartons, 4 boxes, 3 oversize folders, 1 tube (13.55 linear feet)
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Collection is open for research.