FALL 2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Building History 3.0 Project Workshop: an interactive exploration of the Japanese American incarceration camps in Minecraft
UCLA AASC 50th Anniversary Event
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
341 FSN, 341 First Street North, Los Angeles, CA 90012
 
UCLA Center for EthnoCommunications and Visual Communications present the Building History 3.0 Project, an interactive web project for kids and families. Join us, as we use Minecraft to explore the camps and learn stories about the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. A trained instructor and Minecraft expert will guide this interactive experience.

Workshop is for grades 3 through 8.

Space is limited, so RSVP is needed.
Parents/guardians: Please RSVP.
Kids: Please ask your parents/guardians to RSVP for you.

Saturday, April 20, 2019
Creating Community Media Boot Camp: an EthnoCommunications workshop
UCLA AASC 50th Anniversary Event
341 FSN, 341 First Street North, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Session #1: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Session #2: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
 
UCLA Center for EthnoCommunications, UCLA Asian American Studies Center and Visual Communications present a creating community media workshop, a boot camp to train storytellers using digital video filmmaking techniques. Learn to tell your own stories and spotlight your community’s unique perspectives. We encourage stories about diverse and marginalized cultures, peoples and histories. Our focus will be the documentary format (no narrative filmmaking will be discussed at this workshop). Join us to learn nonfiction storytelling, camera use, and video editing techniques. Instructors include professional filmmakers and experienced UCLA students from the EthnoCommunications Creating Community Media course series.

Workshop is for ages 18 and up.
Space is limited, so RSVP is needed.
Please RSVP for session #1 OR session #2.

Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27, 2019

Association for Asian American Studies Conference Thursday, April 25th to Saturday, April 27th Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 West Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703
Session #1: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Session #2: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

UCLA AASC Table
All Days
Madison Concourse Hotel - Exhibit Hall
 
Visit our table and purchase your copies of our latest publications and classic bestsellers at special conference prices! You can also come by and learn more about our 50th anniversary celebrations for 2019-2020.

Friday, April 26, 2019
Book Talk for Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia by Willow Lung-Amam
UCLA AASC 50th Anniversary Event
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Madison Concourse Hotel - The Wisconsin Ballroom
Join us at AAAS for the official book launch and reception for Mountain Movers! Mountain Movers is a new publication by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley. Edited by Russell Jeong, Karen Umemoto, Harvey Dong, Eric Mar, Lisa Hirai Tsuchitani, and Arnold Pan, this 50th Anniversary commemorative volume features the historical roots of Asian American Studies (AAS) at each of the three campuses with nine oral histories by original founders and students of AAS today. This event is co-sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and Department, SFSU Asian American Studies Department, and the UC Berkeley Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program.

Saturday, April 27, 2019
The Jumpstarting of Asian American Activism
Conference Panel)
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Madison Concourse Hotel - The Caucus Room
 
The Jumpstarting of Asian American Activism focuses on Mountain Movers, an oral history of the founding of Asian American Studies at SF State, UC Berkeley, and UCLA. While other literature on the Asian American Movement examines whether these student struggles were reformist or revolutionary, this book highlights the community foundations of Asian American Studies (AAS), and the subsequent impact of AAS on local communities. AASC Director Karen Umemoto, co-editor Russell Jeong, and EthnoCommunicatons Assistant Director Janet Chen will be participating in this panel, and it will include a short video presentation from AASC's Collective Memories oral history project.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Book Talk for Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia by Willow Lung-Amam
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
UCLA Public Affairs Building - Room 2355
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Join Dr. Willow Lung-Amamas she discusses her new book Trespassers? on the vital role of immigrants in the changing urban landscape and their fight for inclusion within the suburban American Dream. Over the last few decades, California’s Silicon Valley has become not only the world's technological epicenter, but also one of the fastest growing, and most racially and ethnically diverse regions in the U.S. Spurred by the rise of tech giants like Google and Facebook, the region has attracted diverse, highly-educated immigrants from across the globe, particularly Asia. These migrants have built their new lives among the region's many predominately white, middle-class suburbs. Trespassers? explores the dreams and struggles of Asian Americans as they have made their homes in Silicon Valley suburbia, and the tensions that have often emerged over the region's changing character.

Willow Lung-Amam, Ph.D.is Assistant Professor in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Maryland, College Park and Director of Community Development for the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education.

Sponsored by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Asian American Studies Center, Asian American Studies Department, and Luskin School's Urban Planning Department.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
STANLEY KWOK LAU AND DORA WONG LAU DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES:
PART 1 | ASYLUM

UCLA AASC 50th Anniversary Event

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


 

Emma Lazarus called America the "mother of exiles" in her poem, "The New Colossus," which graces the Statue of Liberty. This lecture by Mae Ngai examines the enduring idea of America as a land of hope and refuge for the persecuted and oppressed. It goes beyond the familiar narratives of the Puritan settlers and the Statue of Liberty to think about how the idea of asylum has historically justified and obscured nation-building and racial agendas. It will compare the politics surrounding cold war refugees from Europe, China, Cuba, and Vietnam, and consider the contemporary recasting of Central American asylum seekers as undocumented migrants. Ngai is the Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History at Columbia University and author of the award-winning Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America.


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Thursday, May 23, 2019
STANLEY KWOK LAU AND DORA WONG LAU DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES:
PART 2 | DEPORTATION

UCLA AASC 50th Anniversary Event

5:30-6:45PM | Reception with Refreshments

7:00-8:30PM | Program


UCLA Tom Bradley International Hall, Room 300

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

 

Currently, there are more than 16,000 Southeast Asian refugees at risk of being separated from their families and deported to unfamiliar countries. This forum will center the voices of Southeast Asian refugees who are facing deportation and their loved ones who are actively advocating to resist deportation. The forum will discuss topics such as U.S. imperialism and military involvement in Southeast Asia, the refugee resettlement process, the criminalization of refugees, and racist policies that lead to the deportation of refugees. Most importantly, the forum will highlight the resilience and activism of Southeast Asian Americans in resisting these unjust policies and advocating for change.


Speakers:


  • Jenny Srey & Montha Chum, Release Minnesota 8
  • Somdeng Danny Thongsy, Asian Prisoner Support Committee
  • Houth "Billy" Taing, Asian Pacific Islander Reentry & Inclusion through Support & Empowerment; Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Image by Tori Hong (Instagram: Tori.Hong).


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