March 14 Workshops Event Canceled

Out of concern for the well being of our community elders and those around us, and with an abundance of caution, we regretfully inform you that our Annual Workshop Fundraiser BBQ for this Saturday, March 14, is canceled.  

Online presale tickets will be refunded today. If you purchased tickets from a member, please contact that member directly to arrange for your refund.  

Let’s take care of our community and not help the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please be well and stay well.  

Mahalo for your understanding and kokua.  


Sheri Daniels Selected to Serve on Advisory Committee on Minority Health

(Kaka‘ako, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i) – Dr. Sheri-Ann Daniels, Executive Director of Papa Ola L?kahi, has been appointed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar II to serve a four-year term, effective April 26, 2019, on the Office of Minority Health’s Advisory Committee on Minority Health.

Born and raised on Maui, Daniels is the first Native Hawaiian to serve on the Committee since its formation in 1998.

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Public urged to participate in June hearings on proposed Maunakea rules

Via UH News

The University of Hawai?i invites the public to provide feedback on the latest draft of the proposed administrative rules to govern public and commercial activities on UH -managed lands on Maunakea [Chapter 20-26, Hawai?i Administrative Rules]. The administrative rules are an essential resource management tool for public and commercial activities on UH-managed lands on Maunakea.

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2019 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

PACCC is pleased to announce we are partnering with Visual Communications to co-present Pacific Cinewaves on Saturday, May 4 at 1:00PM. The screening will be held at the Tateuchi Democracy Forum @ JANM.

About Pacific Cinewaves

Pacific Cinewaves is a short films program featuring:

  • DOWN ON THE SIDEWALK IN WAIK?K? – Directed by Justyn Ah Chong
  • HAE HAWAI?I – Directed by Ty Sanga
  • LAST TAXI DANCE – Directed by Brayden Yoder
  • MAUKA TO MAKAI – Directed by Alika Maikau, Jonah Okano
  • THE BAY – Directed by Neil Tinkham
  • THE PIT WHERE WE WERE BORN – Directed by Alexander Bocchieri
  • WE DRANK OUR TEARS: RAFAEL MAFNAS’S STORY – Directed by Angelo Manese, Justin Ocampo

“The forces that bond the expansive cultures of Oceania are stories of strength, ingenuity and resilience. This program features films from Hawaii, Saipan, Tinian, and Guam, bringing us from the end of the 19th century and into the contemporary with stories that range from personal trials to revolutionary acts of poetics and survival. – Micki Davis”

Presented by Visual Communications, the 35th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival will be on MAY 2 – MAY 10, 2019 at select cinemas in the Los Angeles area. LAAPFF is a proud Academy Award®-qualifying film festival for the Short Film Awards.

For program and ticket information, visit! #LAAPFF2019

PACCC receives Ho’oilina Foundation grant

Mahalo a nui loa to the Ho’oilina Foundation for its $4,000 grant to PACCC. We will use this grant to reach out and connect with more Pacific Islanders in our region.

Mahalo also for another very successful Heritage of Aloha Festival. We are honored to help, however we can, to bring together our Pacific Island culture here in California.

The love for our culture is very evident when you come to a festival like Heritage of Aloha. We have been a part of this festival since it has started above to be here every year. Having a chance to talk story and visit with so many people is such a blessing. It is always a fun, rewarding weekend and a great way to share our different cultures. These gatherings are essential for us to see what the community needs for cultural programs.

Maika’i loa for the many hands that make this all possible. You are great stewards of our Oceania Heritage. Our ancestors traveled many miles on open seas and survived to start new Pacific Islander communities wherever they went. Our journey was not as difficult as theirs, but we have different challenges to overcome. Mahalo for sharing this juliana and honoring our ancestors. Through our actions we are strengthening relationships, growing our ‘ike and fill us with inspiration. Mahalo pau a pau. Ke akua pu. Mahalo!

Me ke aloha piha,

Lono Kollars
Pacific American Community Cultural Center

Pacific Island Preschool BBQ

You can help us build a school for everyone that uses Pacific Island values as their base. Enjoy an ono BBQ lunch and learn about the preschool PACCC is working to launch in the Carson area!

Saturday, April 16
11 am – 4 pm
Hula halau O’ lilinoe
305 W Torrance Blvd, Ste B, Carson, California 90745

There will be activities for the whole family, plus songs & dance from Samoa, Tonga, Guam, and Hawaii.

Your BBQ plate lunch includes: chicken, ribs, brown rice, cole slaw, corn on the cob and baked beans.

Tickets are $25 & all proceeds will benefit the preschool!

Please contact Margaret Sanborn to purchase:

This is a catered event, tickets must be purchased in advance.

Can’t stay for the whole event? No problem! Take out plates will be available.

Performing at the BBQ:
Tuitogamatoe Teri Rotter and Sisters Alumni of the South Pacific
Geri Kuhia and Carol White
Hitia O Te Ra
Tongan Alliance of America
Kuttra Chamorro
Na ‘A ‘ali’I O Kalamakauikeaouli

preschool bbq flyer-updated

Preschool meeting summer dates

We have completed some great work to bring our preschool to fruition. However, there is still plenty of work left to be done.

Our mission is to provide a warm, supportive, and nurturing educational environment in our preschool for children ages 2 to 5 years. Children will enjoy a kindergarten readiness curriculum while rejoicing in the simple joys of childhood. At our school we strive to ensure that each child is ready for kindergarten with a goal of inspiring opportunities that will result in a love for learning and form a foundation for early success and school readiness.

If you would like to be part of our preschool team, please come to any of our summer meetings!

Summer 2015 Preschool meetings
Tuesday, June 2 & 30 – 6PM to 8PM
Tuesday, July 21 – 6PM to 8PM
Tuesday, August 4 & 18 – 6PM to 8PM

All meetings will be held at the National Office of Samoan Affairs (NOSA), located at:
20715 South Avalon Blvd.
Suite 200
Carson, CA, 90745