Vol. 25, No. 2: Fall/Winter, 2002 Preview

Here is what’s inside this Edition:

Center Publishes First Book by Attorney Angela Oh

Ms. Oh was appointed by President William Clinton to the President’s Initiative on Race. Between 1998 and 2002, she examined race rel! ations, community building, and leadership development. She graduated from UCLA where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees; her Juris Doctorate is from King Hall, the UC Davis School of Law. Ms. Oh has her own law firm, Oh & Barrera, LLP, and is a board member of the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California.

 

Higher Learning: Remembering I-Hotel

RISE UP AND REMEMBER … I-HOTEL FOREVER! RISE UP AND REMEMBER … I-HOTEL FOREVER! Chants so loud I could hardly catch my breath. Being swept along with the movements of the crowd. Banners lifted high, we marched toward the site of what once was the International Hotel.

 

Not Just a Tourist Destination: The UCLA Multicultural Summer Program in Hawai’i

For many, the mere mention of “Hawai’i” conjures up a multitude of exotic images. White sand beaches, supple
hula maidens, lu’aus, and tropical, fruity drinks are just some of the more prevalent representations of Hawai’i. Coupled with these images, Hawai’i also evokes certain feelings.

 

Center’s 33rd Anniversary Awards Dinner Celebrates Journeys and Communities

On November 16, 2002, the Center held its 33rd An niversary Awards Dinner, sponsored by Dr. Sue Ann Kim, a pioneer in the Korean American community. Proceeds from the dinner support programs and activities of the Center, as well as raise funds for scholarhips, graduate fellowships, and research grants to assist man y undergraduate and graduate students pursuing their studies in Asian American Studies.

 

Center Hosts “Pacific Studies Workshop Series” with Asian Pacific American History Collective

This year, the Center is hosting a number of workshops as part of the “Pacific Studies Workshop Series,” organized by Professor Henry Yu and with the generous help of Student and Community Projects Assistant Coordinator Sefa Aina. Prof.Yu states, “The goal is to help spread awareness of existing scholarship in Pacific Islander Studies and Pacific Studies and to give the faculty, staff, and students at UCLA a chance to hear and see some of the wonderful work that has been done.

 

15 New Graduate Students Form Largest Freestyle Fellowship in the History of the M.A. Program

What do you get when you bring together fifteen wild and crazy individuals from around the world who have an eclectic range of interests pertaining to the realm of Asian American Studies? (No, the answer is not the next season of Survivor!).

 

Professor Robert Nakamura’s Documentary on Toyo Miyatake Receives Top Honors

Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray, a documentary tribute to the life and art of Japanese American photographer Toyo Miyatake produced by the Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center of the Japanese American National Museum, garnered top honors at the 2002 Savannah Film and Video Festival, ! an inter national showcase and competition held every October in Savannah, Georgia, and special recognition for the documentary’s producer.

 

Professor Harry H.L. Kitano, 1926-2002

>PROFESSOR EMERITUS HARRY H.L. KITANO, one of the world’s leading authorities on race and ethnic relations, particularly as they related to the contemporary Japanese American and Asian American experiences, passed away on October 19, 2002, in Los Angeles.

 

Professor Yuji Ichioka, 1936-2002

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED HISTORIAN AND ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES PIONEER YUJI ICHIOKA passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2002, in Los Angeles. He was born on June 23, 1936 in San Francisco. During part of his childhood, Prof. Ichioka and his family were forcibly removed and incarcerated in the U.S. Topaz concentration camp during World War II. Prof. Ichioka dedicated much of his life to social justice and scholarly research in the U.S., Japan, and Latin America.

 

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