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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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Project Spotlights

Amerasia Journal Senior Editor Call

Asian American Businesses: The Impacts of Anti-Asian Racism, 2021

Asian American Businesses: Identifying Gaps and Supporting Recovery 2021

Potential Differential Undercount in 2020 Census Redistricting Data: Los Angeles County, California 2021

1871 Los Angeles Chinatown Massacre, 150th Year Commemoration
Watch the commemorative performance, program, and panel discussion.

Vanessa Unmuted tackles Anti-Asian Hate
The Center released a new online "Storybook" as part of its ongoing efforts to provide educational and interactive learning materials about the history and experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islanders.

#ICYMI Watch the first of our offerings from our Asian American & Pacific Islander Policy Initiative!

#ICYMI Watch the latest webinar from #TranslateCOVID that addresses vaccines, variants, and community health education and outreach efforts.

Congratulations to Professor Renee Tajima-Pena and the team of PBS' Asian Americans series on their Peabody Win in the Documentary Category!

UCLA's Asian American Studies Center and the Stop AAPI Hate Coalition jointly gain $1.4 million in State Funding

Jan 18

Celebrating Bruin Filmmakers: A Conversation with Recent National Film Registry Inductees

Participants will include alumni Moctesuma Esparza (Requiem-29), Sylvia Morales (Chicana) and Gregory Nava (Selena), as well as Renee Tajima-Peña (Who Killed Vincent Chin?), UCLA professor of Asian American studies. The conversation, accompanied by film excerpts, will highlight their selected works, their experiences at UCLA, and thoughts on joining the distinguished list of films named to the National Film Registry.

6pm PST

Feb 19

Day of Remembrance

80th Commemoration of World War II Incarceration of Japanese Americans

Feb 28

Asian American Studies Center Grants, Fellowships, Internships & Scholarships

Awards are provided from endowments and special funds that were established through the generosity of donors to the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.


Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships, and Internships are given for community oriented research, creative projects, campus or community service experience, and internships with specified community organizations.


Awards range from $20,000 to $100, but are subject to change from year to year.