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Archived Events



Friday, April 30, 2021 | 4:00pm Info Session | 5:00pm Q&A Opportunity
 


Deadline for Abstract Submissions: Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 11:59 pm
 


Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 4:00 pm
 


Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 1:00 pm
 


Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 3:45 pm PDT / 3:00 - 4:15 pm EDT
 


Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | Noon - 1:15pm PDT / 3:00 - 4:15pm EDT
 


April 14, 2021 - June 2, 2021, Monday or Wednesday, 3:45 - 4:45 pm PDT
 


Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - Saturday, April 10, 2021
 


Wednesday, April 7, 2021
 


Friday, April 2, 2021 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
 


Friday, April 2, 2021 | 10:30am - 2:00pm PDT
 


Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 10:30am - 2:00pm PDT
 


Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 6:30 - 8:00pm PDT
 


Sunday, March 14, 2021 | 6:00pm PST
 


Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 6:00 - 7:15pm PST
 


February 19-21, and 26-28, 2021
 


Friday, January 22, 2021 | 12:00 - 2:00pm
 


Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:00pm
 


Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 4:00 - 5:00pm
 


Friday, November 20, 2020 | 11:00 - 12:30pm
 


Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 4:00 - 5:30pm
 


Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 12:15 - 1:45pm
 


Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:00pm
 


Friday, November 13, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:20pm
 


Sunday, October 11, 2020 | 1:00 - 3:00pm
 


Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 12:00 — 1:30pm
 


Saturday, October 3, 2020 | 1:00 pm
 


Friday, October 2, 2020 | 3:30 - 5:00 pm
 


Thursday, October 1, 2020
 


Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
 


Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
 

Join us for an in-depth look into our newest publications!


Mountain Movers: Student Activism & The Emergence of Asian American Studies with Karen Umemoto, Russell Jeung, Harvey Dong, Lisa Tsuchitani and Arnold Pan


Rockin' the Boat: Flashbacks of the 1970s Asian Movement with Mary Uyematsu Kao


Mixed Race Student Politics: A Rising “Third Wave” Movement at UCLA with Robert Chao Romero and James Ong



Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
 


Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 2:00 pm
 


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


Friday, July 24, 2020 | 2:00 pm
 


Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 3:30 pm
 


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


Friday, May 29, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 

Next steps for the future: How do we build organizational infrastructure across our APA communities and coalition build with others? What do we need to do to strategically plan for a future where we aren't just responding to threats, but leading toward solutions?


For more information: https://www.riseapa.org/upcoming-events-1/week4

Organized by RISE: Asia Pacific America

Co-sponsored by UCLA Asian American Studies Center and others



Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
 

A live conversation with author Professor Sean Metzger with Professor Rachel Lee


In The Chinese Atlantic, Sean Metzger charts processes of global circulation across and beyond the Atlantic, exploring how seascapes generate new understandings of Chinese migration, financial networks and artistic production. Moving across film, painting, performance, and installation art, Metzger traces flows of money, culture, and aesthetics to reveal the ways in which routes of commerce stretching back to the Dutch Golden Age have molded and continue to influence the social reproduction of Chineseness. With a particular focus on the Caribbean, Metzger investigates the expressive culture of Chinese migrants and the communities that received these waves of people. He interrogates central issues in the study of similar case studies from South Africa and England to demonstrate how Chinese Atlantic seascapes frame globalization as we experience it today. Frequently focusing on art that interacts directly with the sites in which it is located, Metzger explores how Chinese migrant laborers and entrepreneurs did the same to shape - both physically and culturally - the new spaces in which they found themselves. In this manner, Metzger encourages us to see how artistic imagination and practice interact with migration to produce a new way of framing the global.


Sean Metzger is the Vice Chair, Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Theater. He is a scholar who works at the intersections of several fields: visual culture (art, fashion, film, theater) as well as Asian American, Caribbean, Chinese, film, performance and sexuality studies. His new book is titled: The Chinese Atlantic: Seascapes and the Theatricality of Globalization (Indiana University Press, 2020) the text complicates discourses of globalization and reimagines geographies through an examination of aesthetic objects and practices situated in cities from Shanghai to Cape Town.


Rachel Lee is Director of the Center for the Study of Women and Professor of Gender Studies, English, and the Institute of Society and Genetics at UCLA. She is the author of The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecoloiges (NYU, 2014) and editor of a newly published special issue of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience (May 2020) on Chemical Entanglements: Gender and Exposure, the introduction of which highlights the work of Hong Kong and Brooklyn-based glassmaker and artist, Jes Fan: https://catalystjournal.org/index.php/catalyst


Sponsored by UCLA Asian American Studies Center, UCLA Department of Theater, UCLA Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media, UCLA Asia Pacific Center, UCLA Center for the Study of Women, UCLA Asian American Studies Department


Register for webinar link: http://chineseatlantic.eventbrite.com



Friday, May 22, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 

What does relief and recovery look like, both socially and economically? What do our communities and vital institutions need at this time, to come back from its direct impact, to reframe the narrative about who we are as a people, and to ensure resilience in future crises?


For more information: https://www.riseapa.org/upcoming-events-1/week3

Organized by RISE: Asia Pacific America

Co-sponsored by UCLA Asian American Studies Center and others



Friday, May 15, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 

Our history, our roots: literary, sociological and community-based voices on the larger historical context of anti-Asian discrimination. Is what's happening familiar from a big-picture perspective? How has harm against our community manifested in the past? WIth former U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, historian Erika Lee (author, America for Americans), John Jay College of Criminal Justice professor Kevin Nadal, and others.


For more information: https://www.riseapa.org/upcoming-events-1/week2

Organized by RISE: Asia Pacific America

Co-sponsored by UCLA Asian American Studies Center and others



Monday, May 11 & Tuesday, May 12: Television Premiere
 

Additional airing dates and online streaming of episodes can be found on PBS.org


ASIAN AMERICANS is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse—and more divided—while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate and personal lives, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation's story. Asian Americans is a production of WETA Washington, DC and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) for PBS, in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Flash Cuts, and Tajima-Peña Productions. Professor Renee Tajima-Peña serves as the series producer.


More information: https://www.pbs.org/asianamericans



Friday, May 8, 2020 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm
 

Why we feel this conversation is necessary, and an overview by diverse voices of what's happening across the country — hate crimes, anti-Asian sentiment, communities struck both by COVID-19 and the virus of racism.


With guests David Henry Hwang (acclaimed playwright, M. Butterfly and Soft Power), Viet Thanh Nguyen (Pulitzer Prize winner for The Sympathizer), Jenny Yang (writer and comedian), Cynthia Choi (Chinese for Affirmative Action and Stop Anti-AAPI Hate), Dale Minami (Minami Tamaki LLP and lead counsel for Korematsu v. United States) and Bo Thao-Urabe (Coalition of Asian American Leaders and former Obama appointee to the White House Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders).


For more information: https://www.riseapa.org/upcoming-events-1/week1

Organized by RISE: Asia Pacific America

Co-sponsored by UCLA Asian American Studies Center and others



Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 4:00pm - 5:50pm
 

UCLA Rolfe Hall 2125


Part of the Movement Building and Movement Leadership in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities Winter 2020 Speaker Series



Friday, March 6, 2020 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

UCLA Carnesale Commons

 


Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 12:15pm - 2:15pm

UCLA Law School - Room 1420

 


Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 2:00pm

Kinsey Pavilion 1240B, UCLA



Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 7:00 - 9:00pm

LATC Strauss Club House

 


Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 4:30pm - 5:50pm
 

UCLA Rolfe Hall 2125


Part of the Movement Building and Movement Leadership in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities Winter 2020 Speaker Series



Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 2:00 - 4:30pm

GVJCI Main Hall

1964 W. 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247



Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30pm
 

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association Auditorium

925 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012


RSVP: http://forms.international.ucla.edu/ApplicationForm



Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 8:30 - 10:00am

Bradley Hall & Carnesale Commons

 


Friday, February 21, 2020 - Sunday, February 23, 2020

Bradley Hall & Carnesale Commons

 


Friday, February 21, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Bunche Hall 10383

 


Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 4:30pm - 5:50pm
 

UCLA Rolfe Hall 2125


Part of the Movement Building and Movement Leadership in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities Winter 2020 Speaker Series



Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

3232 Campbell Hall

 


Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
 


Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 4:30pm - 5:50pm
 

UCLA Rolfe Hall 2125


Part of the Movement Building and Movement Leadership in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities Winter 2020 Speaker Series



Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:15pm

Public Affairs - Room 2270

 


Saturday, February 1, 2020

California State University East Bay

 


Thursday, January 30, 2020 - Sunday, February 2, 2020
 

Ackerman Union - Bruin Viewpoint Room and

Charles E. Young Research Library - Main Conference Room

More info: https://gandhi2020ucla.weebly.com/



Monday, January 27, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Haines Hall 144

 


Thursday, January 23, 2020 — Wednesday, February, 26, 2020
 

Hours: 8:00 am — 9:00 pm

Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007


UCLA: Our Stories, Our Impact is a multimedia traveling exhibit that illuminates the role of UCLA and its alumni in advancing equity and equality in America. The exhibit is anchored by the stories of present and former Bruins who have advanced and shaped social justice movements.


More information: https://ourstoriesourimpact.irle.ucla.edu/



Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Luskin School for Public Affairs - Commons Room 3383

 


Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall 1409

 


Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Royce Hall 314

 


Monday, January 13, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
 

Charles E. Young Research Library, Main Conference Room

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empires-tracks-tickets-79067959395



Monday, December 2, 2019 | 2:00pm to 5:00pm
 

UCLA Melnitz 1422 — Darren Star Theater

Register now: https://forms.gle/NbsWfzViPdzmP8RA7



Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 4:00pm to 6:00pm
 

UCLA Kaplan Hall — Room 193



Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm
 

UCLA James West Alumni Center — Collins Room

RSVP: https://bit.ly/2pKboHh



Friday, November 15, 2019 | 10:00am
 


Friday, November 1, 2019 - Saturday, November 2, 2019
 

Friday, November 1st | 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Japanese American National Museum — Tateuchi Democracy Forum

"The In-Betweens: Asian Americans and Solidarity in the Era of Resegregation" Featuring Jeff Chang with Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed


Saturday, November 2nd | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs — 2nd Floor

Featuring plenaries and workshops on issues that have defined and redefined Asian American Studies and communities.


Info: http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/aasc50/conf19/



Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm
 


Sunday, October 20, 2019
 


Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 

Japanese American National Museum

Featuring Grace Lee, Fawzia Mirza, Tess Paras, Kristina Wong, moderated by Ada Tseng

RSVP: https://dawnofanewday.eventbrite.com



Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Asian American Studies Department Welcome Reception
 

UCLA Rolfe Hall - Room 2125




October 3-17, 2019
 

UCLA Kerckhoff Art Gallery

RSVP for the Opening Night on October 3, 2019



Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 4:00pm to 6:00pm
 

Rolfe Hall Courtyard
RSVP: https://EIS2019.eventbrite.com



Monday, September 23, 2019
Asian American Studies — Master of Arts Student Orientation
 
Campbell Hall 3230


Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
 
Pilipino Workers Center, 153 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
RSVP: http://bit.ly/EMOTIONAL2019


Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 7:00pm to 10:00pm
 
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center - Aratani Theatre
244 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Featuring: Quetzal Quartet & Friends, TAIKOPROJECT, Aloe Blacc, Maya Jupiter, Alice Bag

Ticekt Info: https://give.ltsc.org/event/we-got-your-back-pack/e244270


Saturday & Sunday, September 14 & 15, 2019
 
Laemmle Arhya Theater, 8556 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 902112
More information: Event ticket $15


Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 1:00pm to 3:30pm
 
Buddhist Church of Sacramento


Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 11:00am to 2:00pm
 
UCLA James West Alumni Center — Founders Room
Info: http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/vids/reunion50.aspx


Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Asian American Studies Department Commencement
 

UCLA Schoenberg Hall Main Auditorium

More information: http://www.asianam.ucla.edu/commencement



Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
EthnoCommunications Student Films Showcase
 

UCLA Public Affairs Building - Room 2343



Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mountain Movers: Student Activism and the Emergence of Asian American Studies Southern California Book Launch
 

341 FSN, 341 First Street North, Los Angeles, CA 90012



Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Southeast Asian Deportation Awareness Forum
 

5:30-6:45 PM Reception with Refreshments

7:00-8:30 PM Program

UCLA Tom Bradley International Hall, Room 300

417 Charles E Young Drive West, Los Angeles, CA 90024



Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 11:00 AM
UCLA Alumni Day - Celebrating Ethnic Studies at UCLA: Past, Present and Future Panel
 

UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library - Haines Hall Room 144



Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 12:30PM to 1:45PM
Talk by Professor Dr. Minqi Li, University of Utah, on China and the Twenty-First Century Crisis
 

UCLA Location TBA



Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 5:30PM to 8:30PM
 

5:30-6:45PM Reception with Refreshments

7:00-8:30PM Program

UCLA Northwest Campus Lobby and Auditorium

350 De Neve Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90024



Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Forum by the UCLA Asia Pacific Center on the impact of Chinese immigration on the United States featuring May Chen
 
UCLA Luskin Conference Center


Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Book Talk for Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia by Willow Lung-Amam
 
UCLA Public Affairs Building - Room 2355


Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27, 2019
Association for Asian American Studies Conference
 
Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 West Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703


Saturday, April 20, 2019
Creating Community Media Boot Camp: an EthnoCommunications workshop**
 
Session #1: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM & Session #2: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
FSN 341, 341 First Street North, Los Angeles, CA 90012