FALL 2019


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

Guest Speaker: Professor Emeritus Roger Daniels and Barbara Takei with Karen Umemoto, Martha Nakagawa and Tam Nguyen




Saturday, September 21, 2019
7:00 PM Pre-show
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Concert

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



AASC 50th Anniversary Event

Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Pilipino Workers Center, 153 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Reading & Panel Discussion with Napoleon Lustre, Irene Suico Soriano, Diep Khac Tran, Joel Barraquiel Tan, moderated by Eric Wat




Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
UCLA Kerckhoff Art Gallery
308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

This project is led by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the Labor Center, and the Chancellor's Advisory Council on Immigration Policy, in partnership with the Institute of American Cultures, the American Indian Studies Center, the Asian American Studies Center, the Bunche Center for African American Studies, and the Chicano Studies Research Center.





Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Japanese American National Museum, Aratani Central Hall

by UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Featuring Grace Lee, Fawzia Mirza, Tess Paras, Kristina Wong, moderated by Ada Tseng




AASC 50th Anniversary Event

Friday, November 1, 2019 | 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Japanese American National Museum — Tateuchi Democracy Forum
Featuring Jeff Chang with Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed

Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 9:00 pm 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.




Friday, November 15, 2019 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
UCLA Royce Hall Room 314

Featuring former Amerasia Journal editor Russell Leong, AAS MA alum and poet Jennifer Tseng, and AASC Faculty Advisory Committee member King-Kok Cheung. Pulitzer prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen will deliver a keynote.





Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
UCLA James West Alumni Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Featuring Dr. Jennifer Josten with the Chicano Studies Research Center, J.D Rebecca Tsosie with the American Indian Studies Center, Dr. Erin Khuê Ninh with the Asian American Studies Center, and Dr. Karida L. Brown along with Omar Abdulkarim for the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies.





Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
UCLA Kaplan Hall — Room 193

Professor DeLoughrey will be in conversation with Professors Jenny Sharpe, Keith Camacho, and Robin Derby.





Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
UCLA W.G. Young Hall — Room 76

Featuring the WORLD PREMIERE of the film Fighting for Family directed by UCLA Asian American Studies MA, Lan Nguyen




Monday, December 2 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
UCLA Melnitz 1422 — Darren Star Theater

From award-winning filmmaker Justin Chon (GOOK, 2017), MS. PURPLE is a poignant drama about Asian American sister and brother, Kasie (Tiffany Chu) and Carey (Teddy Lee), who were raised and are now seemingly stuck in Koreatown, Los Angeles.