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Mountain Movers SoCal Book Launch on Saturday, May 25 in Little Tokyo

May 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT


Join the UCLA Asian American Studies Center at 341FSN for the Southern California Book Launch of Mountain Movers: Student Activism and the Emergence of Asian American Studies!

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center will celebrate the Southern California launch of Mountain Movers, a joint book publication with SF State and UC Berkeley on the founding of Asian American Studies (AAS) programs. This 50th Anniversary commemorative volume features the historical roots of Asian American studies at each of the three campuses with oral histories by original founders and students of AAS today.

The day will consist of two programs:

  • Program 1 (12:30 PM to 1:30 PM) brings together contributors Jean-Paul deGuzman and Preeti Sharma for an informal discussion with audience members on remembering the past and envisioning the future for Asian American Studies.
  • Program 2 (5:30 PM to 7:00 PM) will showcase poetry by Amy Uyematsu accompanied by bassist Taiji Miyagawa and reflections by Casimiro Urbano Tolentino and other founders on the beginnings of Asian American Studies at UCLA.

Light refreshments will be served during both programs. However, please note that space is limited and RSVP does not guarantee seating or admittance.

The UCLA AASC Press will also host a pop-up shop in the space from 12noon to 7pm. Come by 34FSN during the pop-up to purchase your copy of Mountain Movers for a discounted price of $20!

This event is presented as part of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center’s 50th Anniversary programming. It also included in Visual Communication’s Centering the Masses and is presented in tandem with the opening day of “At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America”, an exhibition by Visual Communications at the Japanese American National Museum.

Visit the following websites for more information-
Mountain Movers: http://ucla.in/2ILk88H
Centering the Masses: https://vcmedia.org/centerthemass
At First Light: http://www.janm.org/exhibits/at-first-light/


May 25, 2019
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm


341 E. First St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles, CA United States + Google Map