Vol. 14, No. 2: Summer, 1991 Preview

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How many Asian Pacific Groups Exist at UCLA?

In 1971, there were less than ten Asian pacific organization at UCLA. Today, twenty years later, there are more than sivty-five groups.

 

Growing Asian Pacific Presence at UCLA But how will we use our new power?

In the late 19702 when Dan Mayeda served as director of the UCLA Asian Coalition, the student coalition consisted of eight groups with only a handful of active members.

 

Year-Long Series of Campus and Community Events to Commemorate Wartime Internment of Japanese American

To commemorate President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 90066 and the subsequent removal and internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the Asian American Studies Center is proposing a year-long schedule of campus and community events to address this significant violation of civil rights.

 

Center Reading room’s special holdings Include 550 Student Papers

Paralleling the growth of the Asian American Studies Center at UCLA, the students papers span the time period from the 1950s to the present.

 

Our Vision, Our Voices, Our Struggle

Before the 1970s, the voice of American literature had been largely static and its discourse, a monologue. consistent with the history and practices of the domination of the all important “canon” of American literature, literature as we knew it reflected the silencing of Asian American voices.

 

PANGARAP: new American Visions of Literature

One would think that I, a second generation Filipino-American, would have been more interested in reading the hundreds of stories, novels, and poems written by people of my ethnicity.

 

Our Center Sponsors First Ever Class on Pacific Island Studies

This Spring quarter, the Asian American Studies Center is offering its first class on Pacific Island Studies.

 

Second-year Masters’ Students Focus on Thesis topics and Internships in community

Second-year (and beyond) graduate students in our masters’ degree program are busily completing their theses, while teaching classes, assisting professors which research, and undertaking community internships.

 

Expanding UCLA’s Language Curriculum

Since Asian Americans compose 25 percent of UCLA’s undergraduate student body, one would think that the university’s curriculum would proportionately reflect the cultures of this enormous group.

 

Elsie Uyematsu Retires from Asian American studies Center

After twenty-two years of service to the Asian American Studies Center, staff member Elsie Uyenmatsu retired from her post in Center Management in early spring 1991.

 

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