Asian Americans: The Movement and the Moment

Editors: Steve Louie and Glenn K. Omatsu
Publisher: UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press

50 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, 433 photographs/illustrations

Softcover Edition - $20.00
ISBN: 0-934052-32-8

Hardcover Edition - $45.00
ISBN: 0-934052-33-6

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION

THE ASIAN AMERICAN MOVEMENT of the late 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s was a watershed event for Asian and Pacific American; an "historical moment," as the late psychologist Erik Erikson would call it, when a special convergence of historical forces and individual experiences led to extraordinary social change.

Today, we take for granted the enduring legacy of the Movement's innovative strategies, vision, and accomplishments, be it the idea of pan-Asian Pacific American unity and collective action, the founding of a multitude of community - based organizations from Boston to Los Angeles, or redress for the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE -- MOVING THE HISTORICAL MOMENT FORWARD

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- MAKING THE BOOK HAPPEN

INTRODUCTION -- WHEN WE WANTED IT DONE, WE DID IT OURSELVES

PONTIFICATIONS ON THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN GRAINS OF SAND AND YELLOW PEARLS

FROM POOL HALLS TO BUILDING WORKERS' ORGANIZATIONS: LESSONS FOR TODAY'S ACTIVISTS

TOUCHING THE FIRE: AN INTRODUCTION TO THREE ESSAYS FROM FILIPINA AMERICAN ACTIVISTS

HOLDING A PIGEON IN MY HAND: HOW COMMUNITY ORGANIZING SUCCEEDS OR FALTERS

THE CHOSEN ROAD

GROWING UP IN AMERICA AS A YOUNG FILIPINA AMERICAN DURING THE ANTI-MARTIAL LAW AND STUDENT MOVEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES

WHEREVER THERE IS OPPRESSION

IT'S NEVER EVER BORING! TRIPLE JEOPARDY FROM THE KOREAN SIDE

DRINKING TEA WITH BOTH HANDS

GROWING UP IN TURMOIL: THOUGHTS ON THE ASIAN AMERICAN MOVEMENT

PARTING THE WILD HORSE'S MANE: ASIAN-AMERICAN IMAGES AND THE ASIAN MEDIA COLLECTIVE -- A ONE ACT READABLE PLAY

UNTITLED PHOTO ESSAY

FINDING OUR COMMON INTERESTS: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ABOUT THE ASIAN MOVEMENT

"ACTION TALKS AND BULLSHIT WALKS": FROM THE FOUNDERS OF YELLOW BROTHERHOOD TO THE PRESENT

ROOTS OF A CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST

SONG OF ARIRAN: IN MEMORY OF HELEN FOSTER SNOW

FROM THE "PROLOGUE" AND "EPILOGUE" OF SONG OF ARIRAN

TRANSFORMING STUDENT ELITES INTO COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS: A LEGACY OF ASIAN AMERICAN ACTIVISM

INDIVIDUALLY WE CONTRIBUTED, TOGETHER WE MADE A DIFFERENCE

SLICING SILENCE: ASIAN PROGRESSIVES COME OUT

TO BE A PART OF THE PEOPLE: THE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL COLLECTIVE

I COME FROM A YELLOW SEED (FOR BOBBY)

FINDING A HOME COMMUNITY

THE ADVENT AND ORIGINS OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN MOVEMENT IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE

CARING FOR THE SOUL OF OUR COMMUNITY: VIETNAMESE YOUTH ACTIVISM IN THE 1960S AND TODAY

SERVE THE PEOPLE

LISTENING TO THE SMALL VOICE SPEAKING THE TRUTH: GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING AND THE LEGACY OF OUR MOVEMENT

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