Winter Quarter 2020


Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday | 9:00am - 5:00pm

Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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.




Monday, January 13, 2020 | 3:00-4:30pm
Charles E. Young Research Library, Main Conference Room

Organized by the UCLA Asian American Studies Department. Co-sponsored by UCLA Asian American Studies Center and others.




Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 4:00-7:00pm
Royce Hall 314

Screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with director Joseph Juhn.
Organized by Center for Korean Studies. Co-sponsored by UCLA Asian American Studies Center, UCLA Center for Mexican Studies, UCLA Program on Caribbean Studies.




Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 6:00-8:00pm
James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall 1409

Screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring: Jeff Chang, author; Kimmie Kim, producer & showrunner; Bao Nguyen, producer & director.
Organized by UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Co-sponsored by UCLA Asian American Studies Center, UCLA Center for EthnoCommunications, UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA Luskin Undergraduate Program, and Visual Communications.




Monday, January 27, 2020 | 2:00-4:00pm
Haines Hall 144
Her book Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares documents Shahani and her father's disparate versions of the immigrant experience, coexisting as the scholarship kid at one of Manhattan's most elite prep schools and the shopkeeper who mistakenly sells watches and calculators to the notorious Cali Cartel.
Organized by the Institute for Research and Employment. Co-Sponsored by the Asian American Studies Center and Chicano Studies Research Center.




Thursday, January 30, 2020
Haines Hall 144
This event marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gandhi with sessions, lectures and performances. Organized by Professor Vinay Lal. Sponsored by The Sambhi Foundation. Co-sponsored by UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Department of History, Center for India and South Asia, Interdisciplinary and Cross-Campus Affairs, Bedari Kindness Institute, Division of the Social Sciences, International Institute, Joyce Appleby Endowed Chair of America in the World, and the Center for the Study of Religion.




Saturday, February 1, 2020
California State University East Bay
Organized by the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies and LEAD Filipino. Steering Committee members include UCLA Asian American Studies Center, DJ Kuttin Kandi, Asian Solidarity Collective, Filipino Advocates for Justice, Filipino American Educators Association of California, Filipino Mental Health Initiative, Solano County, KAAMP, Kirin Amiling Macapugay, Kumare Culture, LEAD Filipino, Little Manila Rising, Migrante Napa Solano, New Haven PASE/FASE, Sean Tan, HOPe Lab, Sinig Tala, SOMCAN, Team Kapwa/Filipino Family Health Initiative, This Filipino American Life Podcast, and UC Davis Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies



healing out laod
Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 11:00am-12:15pm
Public Affairs Building Room 2270
Guest lecture in Critical Refugee Studies course with Professor Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi.
HOL podcast creator/host/executive producer Rita Phetmixay will guide audiences through a variety of strategies including formatting, organizational structure, and guest interview processes, particularly through the lens of HOL.



japanese american reparations
Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 4:30-5:50pm
UCLA Rolfe Hall 2125
Part of the Movement Building and Movement Leadership in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities Winter 2020 Speaker Series.

Emily Reyes is a fifth grade teacher at Crescent Heights Social Justice and S.T.E.A.M Magnet Elementary School. She is chapter chairperson of United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) and a VP Board member of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA).



japanese american reparations
Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 5:00-7:00pm
Bunche Hall Room 6275
Panel with Professor Valerie Matsumoto (UCLA), Richard Katsuda (NCRR), Kathy Nishimoto Masaoka (NCRR), traci Kato-Kiriyama (Tuesday Night Project), Glen Kuo Kitayama (Teacher at LAUSD).




Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 3:00-4:30pm
3232 Campbell Hall
Come learn about applying for IAC Research Grants in Ethnic Studies! We will discuss the grants, the application process, and share tips. Research grants are available to current UCLA faculty, staff, and graduate students with demonstrated interest in ethnic studies.
Hosted by the American Indian Studies Center and Asian American Studies Center.



japanese american reparations
Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 4:30-5:50pm
UCLA Rolfe Hall 2125
Part of the Movement Building and Movement Leadership in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities Winter 2020 Speaker Series.

Mimi Kim is Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work faculty at California State University Long Beach. Her research expertise is in the areas of social movements and community organizing with an emphasis on domestic violence and sexual assault in communities of color.




Friday, February 21, 2020 | 12:00-1:30pm
Bunche Hall Room 10383
In his book Fateful Ties: A History of America's Preoccupation with China (Harvard 2015), Gordon Chang demonstrates how ideas about China have long been embedded in America's conception of itself and its own fate through portraits of entrepreneurs, missionaries, academics, artists, diplomats, and activists. Organized by the Asia Pacific Center. Co-sponsored by the Asian American Studies Center.




Friday, February 21, 2020 - Sunday, February 23, 2020
Bradley Hall & Carnesale Commons
SEASON is the first-ever national conference for Southeast Asian students, hosted through UCLA's Vietnamese Student Union, Asian Pacific Coalition, Samahang Pilipino, Thai Student Association, Association of Hmong Students & United Khmer Students. SEASON will highlight various advocacy training workshops, keynote speakers, and coalition building activities with the goal of providing a safe space for Southeast Asian students and allies to strategize campus-based actions to effectively advocate for their community. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.



Nishida Nguyen Flyer
Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 8:30-10:00am
Carnesale Commons - Palisades Room
The Asian American Studies Center and Southeast Asian Students for OrgaNizing (SEASON) Conference are proud to present Dr. Viet Thanh Nguyen as the keynote speaker for the first-ever Southeast Asian Students for OrgaNizing Conference and the 2020 David Nishida and Tina Yamano Nishida Distinguished Lecture. Dr. Nguyen will speak on his experience as a student organizer at UC Berkeley and how this experience has informed his ongoing work as a refugee author, scholar, and activist for the Southeast Asian and larger Asian American communities.



builders of the trascontinental railroad
Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 12:00-1:30pm
Consolidated Chinese Benevolent Association - Auditorium
925 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Featuring a keynote lecture by Gordon Chang, Olive H. Palmer Professor in the Humanities and Professor of American history, Stanford University, with a keynote presentation on the Chinese Railroad Workers of North America Project. Organized by the UCLA Asia Pacific Center. Co-sponsored by UCLA International Institute, UCLA Asian American Studies Center, UCLA History-Geography Project, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, Chinese American Museum.




Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 2:00pm-4:30pm
GVJCI Main Hall
It will feature the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i's documentary, The Untold Story: Japanese American Internment in Hawai'i and will be followed by a discussion between several panelists including Densho Content Director Brian Niiya. Presented by Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute. Co-sponsored by UCLA Asian American Studies Center.



japanese american reparations
Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 4:30-5:50pm
UCLA Rolfe Hall 2125
Part of the Movement Building and Movement Leadership in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities Winter 2020 Speaker Series.

Tavae Samuelu is the Executive Director for Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC). She's passionate about liberation work and supporting the political consciousness and growth of youth. Tavae was born and raised in Long Beach, CA, and moved to the Bay to attend UC Berkeley where she majored in Ethnic Studies which she credits for her introduction and commitment to social justice. Tracy Zhao is the Executive Director of API Equality-LA.




Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 7:00pm-9:00pm
LATC Strauss Club House
Through this event, we hope to give the larger UCLA community a background into the racism faced by newly arrived Vietnamese refugees assimilating into America in order to solve the current problems are communities face as a whole. After the documentary is shown, there will be a Q&A and lecture portion with Dr. Thao Ha from Mira Costa College and Tim Tsai, the director of the award-winning documentary. Organized by Vietnamese Student Union. Co-sponsored by UCLA Asian American Studies Center.




Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 2:00pm
Reading from his new young adult novel titled The Importance of being Wilde at Heart (recently awarded the Filipino American Novel of the Year 2019 by the Philippine Daily Inquirer), Honolulu-and-Baguio-based Filipinx American writer Linmark will also speak about drawing inspiration from the Pacific and centering queer protagonists.




Friday, March 6, 2020 | 8:00am-6:00pm
Thinking Gender 2020 will focus on feminist, queer, trans, anti-carceral, transnational, and intersectional approaches to sexual violence. It will also feature a keynote panel of scholars and activists, with Mariame Kaba, Mimi Kim, Emily Thuma and moderator Sarah Haley. The panel will follow an opening presentation by Tongva artist, Weshoyot Alvitre. Organized by the Center for the Study of Women. Co-sponsored by the Asian American Studies Center and others.




March 6-8, March 13-15, March 20-21, 2020
Join us for a feast of imagery and poignant commentary with a lineup of movies, new and classic, from comedy to horror, to sci-fi and documentaries, that touch on the most meaningful issues of our time. Hear from Asian American and Pacific Islander filmmakers and actors about their creative journeys, and from scholars, artists, and community leaders on the meaning of these films in today's world.



japanese american reparations
Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 4:00-5:50pm
UCLA Rolfe Hall 2125
Part of the Movement Building and Movement Leadership in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities Winter 2020 Speaker Series.

Nā'ālehu Anthony is a Native Hawaiian from Ka'a'awa, O'ahu and is the founder of Palikū Documentary Films — a production company that focuses on documentaries and oral histories with a special emphasis on Hawai'i and its people. Anthony has a vast array of experience in the film industry and has been immersed in the Hawaiian community throughout his life. Nā'ālehu's other great passion is being a part of the voyaging community. As a crew member since 1996 and more recently as a captain aboard Hōkūle'a, his voyaging experiences have shaped and defined him as a person and has been a focal point for his films.