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As COVID-19 concerns continue and the landscape changes quickly, the safety and health of our communities are the UCLA Asian American Studies Center's top priorities. For important updates about COVID-19 and its impact at UCLA, please visit ucla.in/coronavirus. For Center questions or inquiries, please feel free to contact us at: center@aasc.ucla.edu

Trying times like these require us to muster the strength and resolve to overcome the tragic and disruptive impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic. We hope that you and your families remain safe and well. All of us at the Asian American Studies Center are working remotely while our Library/Reading Room and physical offices remain closed to the public until further notice. Please check the UCLA COVID-19 website for up-to-date information on the campus situation.

We continue our work in spite of the pandemic and in response to the xenophobia that has been emerging alongside it. In particular, we will be working on educational materials to raise awareness of the history and dangers of racial scapegoating. Words matter. This disease does not discriminate. It will take all of us working together across state and national boundaries to quell the worldwide problem of COVID-19.

In the meantime, let's continue to practice kindness and compassion as we navigate the day-to-day challenges ahead.

With warm regards,


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As COVID-19 concerns continue, we regret to inform you that we are postponing the remaining two weekends of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center 50th Anniversary Film Festival.

The safety and health of our participants and our communities are the UCLA Asian American Studies Center's top priorities and although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UCLA at this time, we are following UCLA's recent advisory (see here for updated information) and made the difficult decision to postpone any large-scale events, including the AASC 50th Anniversary Film Festival.

We are working with our partners to reschedule to a time when it's safe and prudent to host large-scale and celebratory events. We will definitely reach out to you again when those dates are confirmed, especially since we deeply value your work and your contributions to the festival and AAPI communities. Please follow us @uclaaasc on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates in the coming weeks/months.

As we continue to work on future dates, we will be automatically refunding events at the James Bridges Theater and the UCLA Film & Television Archive has provided additional options for ticketholders to the Billy Wilder Theater events.

For those who purchased tickets for our events at the James Bridges Theater: your refund will be processed through Eventbrite. Please allow at least 7-10 business days to see the refund reflected back to your original form of payment. If you have questions about your refund, please email events@aasc.ucla.edu.

For those who purchased tickets for our events with the UCLA Film & Television Archive at the Billy Wilder Theater: you can exchange any tickets you have purchased for a future screening this year by the Archive or they can provide a refund. Please contact UCLA Film & Television Archive at 310-206-8013 or at programming@cinema.ucla.edu for assistance.

Thank you for your support of the AASC film festival and UCLA Asian American Studies Center. We hope to connect with you again soon.

Project Spotlights


Special 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of Crosscurrents! Check out the latest CrossCurrents (Volume 41) and see how we've been celebrating our 50th Anniversary. Learn more about our Collective Memories project, the AASC Founders Reunion, the Power to the People Conference, new publications, and more.

"Power to the People": 50 Years of Bridging Research with Community (UCLA AASC 50th Anniversary Conference)

Congratulations to this year's Nakanishi Award winners, Mike Noa Nguyen and Daniel Luu!

Congratulations to Professor Gilbert Gee, the 2018-2019 recipient of the Hoshide Award Distinguished Teaching Prize in Asian American Studies!

Amerasia Journal welcomes new Editor, Professor Judy Tzu-Chun Wu of UC Irvine!

AASC Welcomes New Faculty to UCLA!