UCLA Asian American Studies Center

UCLA Asian American Studies Center Educating about the intellectual, cultural, and political diversity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience for over 50 years OVER THE LAST 50 YEARS, THE CENTER HAS:
* Recruited the largest faculty in Asian American Studies in the nation, with 38 professors representing various fields and departments.
* Built the largest teaching program, with a B.A.
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major and minor, an M.A. major, and in 2004, the Department of Asian American Studies.
* Since 1971, published the leading scholarly journal in Asian American Studies, Amerasia Journal, and over 200 books on Asian Americans. In 2003, the Center launched a second national journal, AAPI Nexus: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice, and Community.
* Developed the most diverse library and archival resources on Asian Americans in the nation.
* Established strong working relationships with hundreds of organizations and leaders in California, nationally, and globally.

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Join today's installment of Feminist Politics in Korea and Korean Diaspora at 3:45PM PDT with Nare Park and Liz Sunwoo, ...
04/28/2021
Feminist Politics in Korea & the Korean Diaspora

Join today's installment of Feminist Politics in Korea and Korean Diaspora at 3:45PM PDT with Nare Park and Liz Sunwoo, Ju Hui Judy Han (UCLA Gender Studies), and gender studies students at UCLA.

REGISTER: http://bit.ly/feministkorea05
For more information about the series and other speakers, please visit otherwise.net/feminist.

Nare Park is a community interpreter/facilitator working on Tongva land (LA Koreatown) to build community with global majority peoples around food/land justice.

Liz Sunwoo is a community activist and certified professional coach committed to mind-body-spirit connection that is rooted in racial liberation, global solidarity against imperialism and centering feminism.

Ju Hui Judy Han is a cultural geographer and Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at UCLA, where she teaches classes on gender and sexuality, Korean studies, (im)mobilities, and comics. Her research and publications concern conservative religious formations, q***r activism, and protest cultures. Judy grew up in Seoul and has lived and worked in Los Angeles, Berkeley/Oakland, Vancouver, and Toronto.

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of Gender Studies, UCLA Center for Korean Studies, UCLA Center for the Study of Women, UCLA Asian American Studies Center, and GYOPO.

Gender Studies 131 // UCLA Spring Quarter 2021

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04/27/2021

We're hiring! Check out the job posting to be our next Office Manager (Requisition #33429): hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=80286

We're hiring! Check out the job posting to be our next Office Manager (Requisition #33429): hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=80286

TODAY/Tuesday, April 27 at 12noon PDT/3pm EDT: Asian Americans Flipping the Vote:  A Conversation with Georgia Activists...
04/27/2021
Asian Americans Flipping the Vote! A Conversation with Georgia Activists

TODAY/Tuesday, April 27 at 12noon PDT/3pm EDT: Asian Americans Flipping the Vote: A Conversation with Georgia Activists! Our presenters will talk about the ongoing struggle for civil rights, voter protections, and representation.
Register: http://asianamactivistsgeorgia.eventbrite.com

Featuring:
• Aisha Yaqoob Mahmood, Executive Director, Asian American Advocacy Fund
• E. Lim, Organizing & Civic Engagement Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta
• Victoria Huynh, Vice President, Center for Pan Asian Community Services
The conversation will be moderated by AJ Kim, UCLA Institute of American Cultures-AASC Visiting Scholar 2020-21 and Associate Professor of City Planning in the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University.

Asian American activists in Georgia talk about the on-going struggle for civil rights, voter protections and representation

Still time to apply to present your research at the first student-led UC Asian American Studies Undergraduate Research C...
04/27/2021

Still time to apply to present your research at the first student-led UC Asian American Studies Undergraduate Research Colloquium! Submit by Thursday, April 29th @ 11:59pm at http://bit.ly/ucaasrc.

UCLA students! Call for Submissions: UC-wide Asian American Studies Research Colloquium!

Two of our publications were featured on this list of recommended books from NBC Asian America! Check it out and purchas...
04/26/2021
Books that show Asian Americans have never been silent

Two of our publications were featured on this list of recommended books from NBC Asian America! Check it out and purchase Mountain Movers: Student Activism and the Emergence of Asian American Studies and Many Bridges, One River: Organizing for Justice in Vietnamese American Communities via our online store: http://bit.ly/aascpressstore

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/books-show-asian-americans-never-silent-rcna670

Books that show Asian Americans have never been silent

Check out this feature on our expanded edition of Al Robles' Rappin' With Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark from the Int...
04/26/2021
Manong remembering, remembered: Al Robles richly chronicles Filipino-American life in "Rappin’ with Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark" | International Examiner

Check out this feature on our expanded edition of Al Robles' Rappin' With Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark from the International Examiner! You can purchase the book on our site at http://commerce.cashnet.com/aasc (domestic orders only) or via SPD Books at https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9780934052535/rappin-with-ten-thousand-carabaos-in-the-dark-expanded-edition.aspx

Rappin’ with Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark is a re-release of Filipino-American poet Al Robles’ collection that was originally published in 1996. This is an expanded edition which includes the essay “Hanging on to the Carabao’s Tail” (1989) and a new foreword by Al Robles’ nephew, po...

TODAY @ 3:45PM: The Feminist Politics in Korea and the Korean Diaspora Conversation Series continues with Eunice Cho of ...
04/26/2021
Eunice Cho - Feminist Politics Conversations series

TODAY @ 3:45PM: The Feminist Politics in Korea and the Korean Diaspora Conversation Series continues with Eunice Cho of the ACLU National Prison Project, Ju Hui Judy Han (UCLA Gender Studies), and gender studies students at UCLA.

More Info: https://www.otherwise.net/feminist/eunice-cho/
Register for Zoom Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eunice-cho-feminist-politics-conversations-series-tickets-150602338649

A conversation with Eunice Cho (ACLU National Prison Project) about feminist politics in Korea and the Korean diaspora.

There's still time to register! Join us TOMORROW/Tuesday, April 27th for Asian Americans Flipping the Vote:  A Conversat...
04/26/2021
Asian Americans Flipping the Vote! A Conversation with Georgia Activists

There's still time to register! Join us TOMORROW/Tuesday, April 27th for Asian Americans Flipping the Vote: A Conversation with Georgia Activists!

We'll be joined by the following speakers:
• Aisha Yaqoob Mahmood, Executive Director, Asian American Advocacy Fund
• E. Lim, Organizing & Civic Engagement Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta
• Victoria Huynh, Vice President, Center for Pan Asian Community Services.
The conversation will be moderated by AJ Kim, UCLA Institute of American Cultures-AASC Visiting Scholar 2020-21 and Associate Professor of City Planning in the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University.

Register today at http://asianamactivistsgeorgia.eventbrite.com

Asian American activists in Georgia talk about the on-going struggle for civil rights, voter protections and representation

Rob Bonta confirmed as California’s first Filipino American attorney general
04/23/2021
Rob Bonta confirmed as California’s first Filipino American attorney general

Rob Bonta confirmed as California’s first Filipino American attorney general

IT’S official: California will have its first Filipino American attorney general. The state Legislature on Thursday, April 22 confirmed Assemblymember Rob Bonta as the next chief law enforcement officer, a month after he was nominated by Governor Gavin Newsom. The 48-year-old progressive Democrat ...

Rob Bonta was the first Filipino American ever elected to the California State Assembly and is now California's first-ev...
04/23/2021
Rob Bonta is confirmed as California attorney general — the first Filipino American to fill the role

Rob Bonta was the first Filipino American ever elected to the California State Assembly and is now California's first-ever Filipino American Attorney General! https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-04-22/assemblyman-rob-bonta-wins-confirmation-as-california-attorney-general

Rob Bonta, 49, will become the first Filipino American to head the Department of Justice when he takes the oath of office Friday.

Join AASC Deputy Director Melany De La Cruz Viesca for this special live conversation next week! RSVP: bit.ly/92andnow
04/22/2021

Join AASC Deputy Director Melany De La Cruz Viesca for this special live conversation next week!

RSVP: bit.ly/92andnow

On April 29, we're hosting a live conversation on the 29th anniversary of the 1992 civil unrest. Join Councilmember John Lee, First AME Church of Los Angeles, The Korean American Federation of Los Angeles - KAFLA & more as we explore the legacy of '92 and its lessons for today.

RSVP now at bit.ly/92andNow

#ForwardTogether

Tomorrow/Thursday, April 22nd, 3-5 pm: Join the Film & Theatre Department at San José State University for the last inst...
04/21/2021
Not Your Model Minority: The Art and Activism of Renee Tajima Peña

Tomorrow/Thursday, April 22nd, 3-5 pm: Join the Film & Theatre Department at San José State University for the last installment of their series "Not Your Model Minority: The Art and Activism of Renee Tajima-Pena." Dr. Yvonne Kwan, Dr. Joanne Rondilla, and Renee will explore the landmark PBS series Asian Americans (2020) and the importance of Ethnic Studies in higher education.

REGISTER: tinyurl.com/nymmrtp
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ABOUT THE SERIES
For nearly 30 years, documentary filmmaker, producer, and activist Renee Tajima-Peña has chronicled movements for racial and reproductive justice in the United States. Her films are part of a larger Asian American alternative cinema movement – a movement committed to challenging the myth of Asian Americans as a “model minority” by creating and distributing media focused on social justice, intersectionality, and coalition building among Asian, Black, and Latinx communities.

Join South Bay scholars, artists, and activists for a series of conversations with Renee Tajima-Peña on her career-defining films -- Who Killed Vincent Chin (1987), My America…Or, Honk If You Love Buddha (1997), No Mas Bebés (2015), and the 5 part Asian Americans (2020) series for PBS.

The Film & Theatre Department at San José State University Present

Asian Americans Flipping the Vote:  A Conversation with Georgia Activists will be on Tuesday, April 27th! We're excited ...
04/21/2021
Asian Americans Flipping the Vote! A Conversation with Georgia Activists

Asian Americans Flipping the Vote: A Conversation with Georgia Activists will be on Tuesday, April 27th! We're excited to host the following speakers:
• Aisha Yaqoob Mahmood, Executive Director, Asian American Advocacy Fund
• E. Lim, Organizing & Civic Engagement Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta
• Victoria Huynh, Vice President, Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc.

The conversation will be moderated by AJ Kim, UCLA Institute of American Cultures-AASC Visiting Scholar 2020-21 and Associate Professor of City Planning in the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University.

Register today at http://asianamactivistsgeorgia.eventbrite.com

Asian American activists in Georgia talk about the on-going struggle for civil rights, voter protections and representation

Be sure to register today for the next Thinking Gender Conference by UCLA Center for the Study of Women on Friday, April...
04/20/2021
Mutual Aid, Abolitionist Care, and Radical Relationality: A Keynote Panel featuring Dean Spade and Melanie Yazzie

Be sure to register today for the next Thinking Gender Conference by UCLA Center for the Study of Women on Friday, April 30! Please note that this webinar will also be livestreamed, and a recording will be posted on CSW's YouTube channel. Closed captioning is available.

by Rosie Stockton Join us for the virtual Keynote Panel of Thinking Gender 2021: Care, Mutual Aid, and Reproductive Labor in a Time of Crisis on Friday, April 30 at 12:00 pm PST on Zoom.

04/20/2021

The UCLA Asian American Studies Department is hosting its first ever “Transferpalooza” to offer support and celebrate the transfer student community! This virtual event is open to any student who is interested in learning more about social justice and Ethnic Studies, transferring to UCLA with a major or minor in Asian American Studies, or would like to learn more about the M.A. program.

The info session (4PM) will consist of current students and alumni speakers that will share insight about their experiences, transfer tips, and possible career paths.

The Q&A session (5PM) will offer guests an opportunity to interact with all the student speakers along with staff and faculty.

If you are interested, please on this link to register: https://bit.ly/3camZDO. For further questions, you may contact the Community College Outreach Team via [email protected]

Call for Papers: Conservatisms and Fascisms in Asian America | AMERASIA JOURNAL
04/13/2021
Call for Papers: Conservatisms and Fascisms in Asian America | AMERASIA JOURNAL

Call for Papers: Conservatisms and Fascisms in Asian America | AMERASIA JOURNAL

Conservatisms and Fascisms in Asian America Guest Editors: Adrian De Leon (University of Southern California) and Jane Hong (Occidental College) Publication Date: Planned for Spring 2022 Submission Requirements: 5,000-6,000 words (not including endnotes), due July 15, 2021

We're coming at you virtually this week from the Association for Asian American Studies - AAAS Conference! AASC Press ha...
04/09/2021
Event page | AAAS 2021 Annual Conference

We're coming at you virtually this week from the Association for Asian American Studies - AAAS Conference! AASC Press has a booth set up... so come by and check out our latest UCLA Amerasia Journal Call for Papers, see what pubs we have for sale, and check out projects like #TranslateCovid and Collective Memories! We also started a discussion in Lounge 8 for UCLA folks (past/present/future) to share what they've been up to, so let us know what you've been doing or just check out what other folks are doing.

For those not attending the conference, you can take advantage of our sale prices on select publications, including $5 journals, by visiting our online store (http://commerce.cashnet.com/aasc). No discount code needed.

https://www.accelevents.com/e/AAAS2021AnnualConference

The Association for Asian American Studies was founded in 1979 for the purpose of advancing the highest professional standard of excellence in teaching and research in the field of Asian American Studies; promoting better understanding and closer ties between and among various sub-components within....

Register today for this two-part event taking place on Wednesday, April 7th - #StopAsianHate and Reckoning with Current ...
04/02/2021
#StopAsianHate and Reckoning with Current Events: A Panel Discussion

Register today for this two-part event taking place on Wednesday, April 7th - #StopAsianHate and Reckoning with Current Events: A Panel Discussion for the UCLA Community organized by the UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion!

Part I: Main panel discussion, featuring a range of voices within and outside UCLA (1 hour, 15 minutes) - including AASC Director Professor Karen Umemoto, Manjusha Kulkarni of Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, Professor May Sudhinaraset of @ UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Angela Li of Asian Pacific Coalition, Caroline Kong of API Faculty and Student Association, and moderated by Professor Margaret Shih with closing remarks by Vice Chancellor Anna Spain-Bradley.

Part II: Student-driven and -focused panel discussion, a follow-up forum addressing current issues (30 minutes). Panelists TBA.

Learn more: https://equity.ucla.edu/events/stopasianhate-and-reckoning-with-current-events/

RSVP: http://bit.ly/sah-ucla

In light of the horrific recent increase in crimes against Asians and Asian Americans, the EDI Office and our campus partners are organizing a special 2-part panel discussion event for the UCLA…

Check out this special podcast episode from Luskin Center for History and Policy featuring UCLA Institute of American Cu...
04/01/2021

Check out this special podcast episode from Luskin Center for History and Policy featuring UCLA Institute of American Cultures Vice Provost David K. Yoo and UCLA Asian American Studies Center Director Karen Umemoto!

“We shouldn’t need to prove our Americanness. We need to be more proactive in stopping this shadow epidemic...of anti-Asian violence."

UCLA Professors David Yoo and Karen Umemoto join this special episode of Then & Now to discuss the disturbing spike in anti-Asian violence and situate it in the context of race and racism in American society.

They discuss policies that have stigmatized and excluded Asian Americans, the development of the “AAPI” category, different forms of resistance against exclusion, and today's increasing mobilization and solidarity against anti-Asian hatred.

Listen: https://bit.ly/2QPxwgD

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