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Asian American Studies Center Events


Upcoming Events
Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 2:00 pm
 

During this family-friendly workshop, you'll explore Virtual Manzanar and the Suitcase Activity in Minecraft, watch the short film "Boy Scouts of Heart Mountain" and meet Bill Shishima, who was a boy scout at Heart Mountain!


Led by a team from UCLA, Building History 3.0 Project is a collection of free and ready-to-use activities, games, and lesson plans for learning at home and in school. Designed to teach kids about the World War II Japanese American incarceration camps, the project offers short documentaries, worksheets, game-based learning activities in Minecraft, and more!


Please register for free at www.buildinghistoryproject.com/events

Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/359369978379469



Monday, July 27, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
 

With the eviction moratorium set to be lifted on September 30, 2020,about 365,000 renter households in Los Angeles County are in imminent danger of eviction and homelessness according to a recent study from the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy. Please join us for a virtual public forum with housing justice researchers and community organizers to discuss the tenants' rights crisis and what can be done to mitigate the damage to Angelenos through enforceable rights and robust protections.

The event will feature research findings from the following reports.


Speakers:
Gary Blasi, UCLA Law School
Ananya Roy, UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality & Democracy
Paul Ong, UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge
Jane Nguyen, Ktown for All
Leonardo Vilchis & Elizabeth Blaney, Union de Vecinos
Jason Li & Tenant Organizer, Chinatown Community for Equitable Development

Moderator: Karen Umemoto, UCLA Asian American Studies Center


Download the Flyer here

RSVP: https://rentmoratorium.eventbrite.com



Friday, July 24, 2020 | 2:00 pm
 

During this family-friendly workshop, you'll explore Virtual Manzanar and the Suitcase Activity in Minecraft and meet Marie Tajima from our short film "Marie's Dolls." As a young girl, Marie was forced to give up her precious Japanese doll collection before going to Heart Mountain. Hear her story and find out how she reunites with her dolls 80 years later!


Led by a team from UCLA, Building History 3.0 Project is a collection of free and ready-to-use activities, games, and lesson plans for learning at home and in school. Designed to teach kids about the World War II Japanese American incarceration camps, the project offers short documentaries, worksheets, game-based learning activities in Minecraft, and more!


Please register for free at www.buildinghistoryproject.com/events

Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/586183588622690



Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 3:30 pm
 

Presented by UCLA Asian American Studies 176: the Philippines and its Elsewheres


In celebration of Cornell University's Southeast Asian Studies 70th Year and UCLA's new minor in Pilipino Studies, we invite you to join in the live streaming event of the play adaptation of Carlos Bulosan's short story "The Romance of Magno Rubio," produced by New York's Theater Ma-Yi. Streaming will be followed with Q&A and discussion with Dr. Joi Barrios, Filipino Studies lecturer and award-winning writer, UC Berkeley; actors Jojo Gonzalez, and Ron Domingo. This event honors Dr. Dawn Mabalon who continues to inspire us.


Set in Central Valley, California in the 1930s, the play focuses on Magno Rubio, an illiterate Filipino farmworker and his pen-pal courtship with Clarabelle, a white woman from Arkansas who advertises in the back pages of a "lonely hearts" magazine. Believing he's found the woman of his dreams, Magno fantasizes about their life together, only to soon realize that reality and dreams do not always align.


This recording theatrical production of one of Carlos Bulosan's short stories has been made available by Theater Ma-Yi, a three-decades-old award-winning Asian American Theater company.


Organized by Professors Christine Balance (Cornell U) and Lucy Burns (UCLA); Sponsored by Cornell SEA, UCLA Asian American Studies Dept, UCLA Asian American Studies Center, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Cornell U Asian American Studies. Co-sponsors Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP), Bulosan Center for Filpino Studies, Bridge + Delta Publishing, UCLA's Vietnamese Student Association.


Register for the webinar:

https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcucOurqTgvG9VphpcWUdjRtdlIS6ShbUgo



Monday, June 1, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 

Join the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and UCLA School of Nursing to talk about stories from the front lines of COVID-19 and standing against COVID-19 & Anti-Asian racism.


Moderators:

Deborah Koniak-Griffin, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, UCLA School of Nursing

Karen Umemoto, Professor & Director UCLA Asian American Studies Center


Speakers:

Emma Cuenca, Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCLA School of Nursing - "Filipino/a/x and Asian Health Care Professionals on the Front Lines"


Shi Zhang, MD, Internal Medicine, Hospitalist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center & UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica - "Risks and Sacrifices of Health Professionals"


Gilbert Gee, Ph.D. , Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health - "Disease and Anti-Asian Racism: How the Past Informs the Present"


Manjusha Kulkarni, JD, Executive Director, Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), Co-Founder, STOP AAPI HATE Reporting Center - "What You Can Do to Fight the Hate and Show the Love"


Organized by UCLA School of Nursing & UCLA Asian American Studies Center

Co-Sponsored by: UCLA Public Health, Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON), UCLA Asia Pacific Center, UCLA International Institute, UCLA Institute of American Cultures, UCLA Alumni - Diversity Programs & Initiatives, Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA, Pilipino American Alumni, Asian Pacific Coalition, Pacific Ties Newsmagazine, Pilipino American Graduate Student Association


RSVP: uclahs.fyi/whythehate