"Power to the People": 50 Years of Bridging Research with Community
A research, policy, and community conference

As the UCLA Asian American Studies Center celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Center, along with the Asian American Studies Department and the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), presents "Power to the People": 50 Years of Bridging Research with Community Conference on Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd.


Join us as we bring together diverse and intergenerational communities to appreciate the legacies, genealogies, and futures of Asian American studies and communities. With community engagement at the heart of the field, we strive to strengthen the connection between the university and community-based organizations: that faculty will engage in dialogue with community organizers about future research needs, and that students will be inspired to fulfill community research needs.


Come explore current issues in relation to Asian American and Pacific Islanders and discover how to connect research with community, as well as how to find ways to engage with community, service, and activist organizations.


This event is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. Recordings of the plenaries will be made available after the event.

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Friday, November 1st

5pm — 6pm:   Reception

6pm — 8pm:   Program with Jeff Chang and Taz Ahmed

Saturday, November 2nd

9:00am — 2:00pm:   Registration by 2nd Floor Elevators

9:30am — 4:30pm:   Room 3383 has Breakfast & Coffee,
Resource Tables, Special visual exhibit
UCLA: Our Stories, Our Impact

9:30am — 9:45am:   Welcome & Land Acknowledgement

9:55am — 10:30am:   Plenary | Building Power

10:30am — 10:45am:   Break

10:45am — 12:00pm:   Workshop Sessions - Section 1

12:00pm — 12:45pm:   Lunch in Room 2343

12:45pm — 1:00pm:   Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, District 66
presents Commendation for 50th Anniversary
of Asian American Studies

1:00pm — 1:45pm:   Plenary | Elevating Voices and Solidarities

1:45pm — 2:00pm:   Break

2:00pm — 3:15pm:   Workshop Sessions - Section 2

3:15pm — 3:30pm:   Break

3:30pm — 4:30pm:   Plenary | Alternative Imaginaries and Futures

4:30pm — 5:00pm:   Closing Announcements and Distributions of
AAPI Nexus