UPCOMING EVENTS

WINTER QUARTER

Thursday, January 12      4:30-6:30 pm
Celebration| Welcome Reception with Activists in Residence Lisa Hasegawa & and Funmilola Fagbamila
UCLA Luskin School of Public AffairsLuskin Commons-Room 3383
RSVP: https://welcome-2017-ucla-activists.eventbrite.com

AASC’s Fellow Lisa Hasegawa, for the past 15 years, was the Executive Director of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), an organization that serves as a powerful voice for the unique community development needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Prior to joining National CAPACD, Hasegawa was the Community Liaison for the White House Initiative on AAPIs where she was responsible for ensuring that AAPI community groups from across the country were involved and informed about Initiative activities. Previously, she worked at two community health centers serving low-income AAPIs in Los Angeles and Oakland. A fourth generation Japanese American from California, Lisa is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard’s School of Public Health.

 

Thursday, January 12
Deadline | IAC AASC Visiting Scholar Fellowship Program in Ethnic Studies Application
To apply: http://www.iac.ucla.edu/fellowships_visitingscholar.html
Deadline | IAC AASC Graduate and PreDoctoral Fellowship in Ethnic Studies Application
To apply: http://www.iac.ucla.edu/fellowships_graduate.html

The UCLA Institute of American Cultures, in conjunction with the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, invites applications for in-residence appointments (Visiting Researcher or Scholar) and fellowships for support of research on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders for the 2017-2018 academic year. We especially encourage applications that advance our understanding of new social and cultural realities occasioned by the dramatic population shifts of recent decades, including greater heterogeneity within ethnic groups and increased interethnic interaction.

 

Wednesday, January 18      5:00 to 7:00 pm
Talk | Teach! Organize! Resist!  From the Frontlines of Justice
Jeff Chang is part of a lineup of many speakers
Location: Ackerman Ballroom, 308 Westwood Plaza

Description: An event to protest policies of violence, disenfranchisement, segregation, and isolationism. And use the power of knowledge to challenge inequality and to build alliances for social justice.  See: http://teachorganizeresist.net/ActionList
Sponsored by The Institute on Inequality and Democracy, AASC, and many other UCLA organizations.

 

Thursday, January 19 to Sunday, June 11

Opening reception for exhibit : Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968-80’s          http://camla.org/upcoming-exhibits/
Reception from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Pico House, 424 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Free to the public; drinks and snacks will be served. To attend the reception please email RSVP@camla.org by January 16.

Exhibit at Chinese American Museum, 425 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
“Roots” collects and presents the history and work of young Los Angeles activists that shaped Asian America through a long decade of fighting displacement, serving their communities, agitating for revolution, and analyzing the intersections of gender, race, and class. From Little Tokyo to Chinatown to Historic Filipinotown to the West side, and in solidarity with Latina/o, Black, feminist, and international struggles, Los Angeles saw the rise of artistic and political movements.
Exhibit runs from Thursday, January 19 to Sunday, June 11
Cosponsored by AASC.

Monday, January 30     12:00 to 2:00 pm
Talk | Native Healing & Justice from California to Hawai’i
Public Affairs 5391

Presenters:  Wayde Lee, Director of Kahua Ola Hou, Professors Karen Umemoto & Katherine Irwin of University of Hawai’i Manoa

The presenters have conducted more than 10 years of engaged research on youth violence and worked actively on juvenile justice reform in Hawai’i. They will share some of the stories they uncovered that underscore the historic role of racialization and race-based injustices in the U.S. and the beliefs and practices supporting male domination in girls’ and boys’ lives. Their empirical findings and conceptual framing broaden current perspectives of youth violence by combining insights from the lens of racial formation and critical race theory along with theories of patriarchy from feminist criminology. They will also discuss the implications of research for practice and some of the innovative initiatives in juvenile justice reform in Hawai‘i.

Book Feature: Jacked Up & Unjust: Pacific Islander Teens Confront Violent Legacies (University of California Press 2016)

Thursday, February 9
Book talk | “Serve the People”
https://www.versobooks.com/authors/1909-karen-l-ishizuka
Karen Ishizuka
Chinese American Museum    425 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012     camla.org

 

Saturday, February 18
Community Event | Day of Remembrance / 75 Years After Executive Order 9066

 

Tuesday, February 21
Deadline | AASC Research Grants Application
Research grants for graduate students are $3,000 and faculty are $5,000.
TO APPLY: http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/scholarships/

 

Wednesday, February 22              12:30 pm to 2:00pm
Book Talk | “Becoming Mexipino: Multiethnic Identities and Communities in San Diego” [Flyer]
https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/becoming-mexipino/9780813552842
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library, Haines 44

Rudy P. Guevarra Jr. is an assistant professor of Asian Pacific American Studies at Arizona State University. He is the author of Filipinos in San Diego: Images of America Series, and coeditor of Transnational Crossroads: Remapping the Americas and the Pacific and Crossing Lines: Race and Mixed Race Across the Geohistorical Divide.

 

Wednesday, February 22              3:00 pm to 4:00pm
Talk | Urban Planning 185SL Speaker Series: Media Representation and the 1992 Civil Unrest [Flyer]
UCLA Public Affairs 2343

The 1992 Civil Unrest demonstrated the importance of how media outlets cover multifaceted events. With footage ranging from the Rodney King beating to looters and shopkeepers, the media created and reiterated narratives about different groups and problems in Los Angeles. Join UP185SL in learning more, and how media has changed over the last 25 years. Hear from John Lee (former Los Angeles Times reporter) and Dr. Darnell Hunt (UCLA) as they share their insights on media representation of Angelenos and broader societal issues.

Cosponsored by the UCLA Office of Instructional Development, Urban Planning Department, Asian American Studies Department, the AASC Korea Times–Hankook Ilbo Chair in Korean American Studies, and the Center for Neighborhood Knowledge. For more information, contact C. Aujean Lee at aujean@ucla.edu.

 

Thursday, February 23              1:00 to 2:30 pm
Book Talk | “Redefining Japaneseness: Japanese Americans in the Ancestral Homeland” [Flyer]
Powell Library East Rotunda

Dr. Jane Yamashiro has been researching Japanese American experiences in Tokyo while also doing research on projects focused on Okinawan Americans and the US-Japan Council. She is a sociologist whose comparative and transnational work on race and ethnicity, culture, globalization, migration, diaspora, and identity sits at the intersection of Asian American and Asian Studies. Her academic research has been published in Ethnic and Racial Studies; AAPI Nexus: Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice and Community; Sociology Compass; Geoforum; CR: The New Centennial Review; and Migrations and Identities. She holds a B.A. from the University of California at San Diego and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

 

Thursday, February 23      4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Forum | Day of Remembrance 75th Anniversary – Executive Orders: Disrupting Lives Then (9066) and Now (13769)
UCLA Public Affairs Rm 2355

Speakers include: Sasha W., National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance; Taz Ahmed, 18MillionRising & #GoodMuslimBadMuslim Podcast; Tani Ikeda, imMEDIAte Justice
Moderator: Lisa Hasegawa, AASC Activist in Residence

Join us to mark the passage of 75 years since the signing of executive order 9066, the action by President Roosevelt that led to the incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

 75 years later, the importance of remembering this day in American history has never been more critical.  With the signing of executive order 13769 on January 27, 2017 targeting Muslims in the name of “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” Japanese Americans and civil rights activists responded en masse showing up to protest at airports across the country when reports surfaced of people being detained or denied entry.  While resistance today is strong, fear and uncertainty is affecting daily life and family decisions, much like 1942.

Come hear from activists and filmmakers about what is happening today to resist and what can be learned from events of 75 years ago.

 Program will feature Nikkei Democracy Project Videos – A rapid response series of short videos that will use the power of the Japanese American story to challenge the alarming rise of anti-Muslim sentiment and threats to civil liberties and information and previews from other documentaries-in-the-making.

 

Saturday, February 25     9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Conference | Networking & Professionals Conference: Discovering the Pacific Islander Professional
James West Alumni Center
Co-sponsors include Pacific Islander Alumni Association, AASC
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/317336685327488/
For more info contact uclapialumniassociation@gmail.com

 

Saturday, February 25   2:00 pm to 4:00pm
Community Event | 2017 Day of Remembrance: Resistance at Tule Lake Documentary Screening
Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute

The GVJCI is commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, the order that unjustifiably removed and incarcerated over 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans from their homes, jobs, businesses, and possessions in World War II, with their annual Day of Remembrance event. This year’s theme will be centered around Tule Lake and will have a discussion with former Tule Lake incarcerees and family members and we will be showing Konrad Aderer’s
film, Resistance at Tule Lake. ​Admission is free but donations are welcome.

 

Monday, February 27
Deadline | AASC Fellowships and Internships for Graduate Students Application
Deadline | AASC Scholarships, Internships, and Grants for Undergraduate Students Application
Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.
TO APPLY: http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/scholarships/

 

Thursday, March 2
Workshop | With traci Kato-Kiriyama and Tuesday Night Project

 

Monday, March 6
Deadline | AASC Academic Prizes for Undergraduate and Graduate Students Application
Awards are $500.
TO APPLY: http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/scholarships/
 

Thursday, March 9      9:30 to 10:45am
Talk | David and Tina Yamano Nishida Distinguished Lectureship in Asian American Studies
Guest Lecture by Traci Kato-Kiriyama and Tuesday Night Project
Dodd Hall, Room 161

 

Monday, March 13
Class Presentations | Student & Community Engaged Research on the Pacific Islander Community
Charles E. Young Research Library – Main Conference Room
Professor Keith Camacho and students will make research presentations to community organization partners from Empowering Pacific Islander Communities/EPIC.

 

Monday, March 13
Deadline | IAC Research Grant Program in Ethnic Studies Deadline
The Institute of American Cultures invites applications for support of research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os for 2016-2017. The Institute also invites proposals on interethnic relations that will increase collaboration between the Centers and/or between the Centers and other campus units. The Research Grant Program is on a reimbursement basis only.
For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.iac.ucla.edu/fellowships_research.html

 

March  (TBD – 9th week)
Symposium | Asian American Studies Graduate Students Research Symposium
Location TBD
Sponsored by: UCLA Asian American Studies Graduate Students Association, Asian American Studies Center and UCLA Asian American Studies Department

 

Wednesday, March 22
Screening | EthnoCommunications Winter Student Film Screening
UCLA Public Affairs, Room 2343
The UCLA Center for EthnoCommunications presents this free and open event featuring films by their students. Refreshments will be provided.

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