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February 2019

Tanzila Ahmed Talk

February 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm PST
Public Affairs 6257, Los Angeles, CA United States

Global Borderlands

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST
10383 Bunche Hall, Los Angeles, CA United States

Global Borderlands Speaker: Victoria Reyes, Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC Riverside. Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 10383 Bunche Hall https://international.ucla.edu/cseas/event/13621 Description: The U.S. military continues to be an overt presence in the Philippines, and a reminder of the country’s colonial past. Using Subic Bay (a former U.S. military base, now a Freeport Zone) as a case study, Victoria Reyes argues that its defining feature is its ability to elicit multiple meanings. For some, it is a symbol of imperialism and inequality, while for others,…

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Dean Saranillio Book Talk

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST
Bunche Hall 10383, Los Angeles, CA United States

Bio: Dean Itsuji Saranillio is an assistant professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University.  His teaching and research interests are in settler colonialism, alternative futures from the settler state, Asian American and Pacific Island histories, and Native Pacific cultural studies. He has published in numerous journals and anthologies and his first book, Unsustainable Empire: Alternative Histories of Hawai‘i Statehood (Duke University Press, 2008), thinks through the possibilities that might emerge when non-Native peoples work in place-based affinity with Native movements.   Talk description: Dean…

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Asian American Studies Alumni Career Panel

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
James West Alumni Center, Los Angeles, CA United States

Etiquette Dinner for Grad Students & Postdocs

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
UCLA Faculty Center, Los Angeles, CA United States

March 2019

Skidrow Food Drive Initiative

March 1 @ 12:00 am - March 2 @ 12:00 am PST

Wheat a second! Yes, I said wheat for all the sandwiches that FDI makes but wheat a second for real the FDI's 2nd Skidrow event is next week! Yes we are back! Join the FDI (pun intended) on March 1st & 2nd! Ya that's right, it is a two day event and you have so many options on how you can contribute: A) Attend March 1st - help with sandwich preparations B) Attend March 2nd - help with food distributions…

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Asian American Studies Center: Wikithon Event

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm PST
Campbell Hall 3232, Los Angeles, CA United States

Come celebrate and document Asian American and Pacific Islander history together! The Asian American Studies Center will be hosting a Wiki-edit-thon event for students to edit or create a Wikipedia page that is related to AAPI history. It is an open event, so everyone is welcome to attend. All you need to do is bring in your own laptops and we will provide you with free refreshments (Hawaiian food!). We hope to see you all there.   Date: Monday, March 4 Time:…

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Raising Awareness Through the Arts: Sulong Theatre Collective and Migrant Filipina Workers in Canada

March 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm PST
Kinsey Pavillion 1240B, Los Angeles, CA United States

Raising Awareness Through the Arts: Sulong Theatre Collective and Migrant Filipina Workers in Canada Speaker: Professor Eleanor Ty, Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair at UC Santa Barbara, Professor of English & Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario   Thursday, March 7, 2019 4:45-5:50pm Kinsey Pavillion 1240B   RSVP required: jjchun@asianam.ucla.edu   Abstract Launched by playwright and novelist Catherine Hernandez, Sulong Theatre Collective produced a play called Future Folk for the Carlos Bulosan Theatre in Toronto for its 2009/10…

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Kappa Psi Epsilon Presents : Pinay Symposium – Pinay State of Mind

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
Dodd Hall 78, Los Angeles, CA United States

The sisters of Kappa Psi Epsilon Sorority Inc. at UCLA Delta Chapter would like to welcome you to our annual Pinay Symposium, “Pinay State of Mind"! This year's Pinay Symposium focuses on the intersectionality of mental health on the experiences of Pinays and in the context of our community and personal identity as Asian Americans. By discussing, understanding, and identifying how cultural beliefs and longheld stigmas on mental health play a part in our own mental health struggles, we can…

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Asian American Studies Graduate Student Symposium

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
2125 Rolfe Hall, Los Angeles, CA United States

The Asian American Studies Graduate Student Association (AASGSA) invites you to the Asian American Studies Graduate Student Symposium on Monday, March 18    Please join us for an afternoon workshop of graduate student research (specifically papers to be presented at the 2019 Association of Asian American Studies Conference). The AAS Graduate Student Symposium is an opportunity for students not only to share our research but to practice presenting and receiving feedback on our work among professional colleagues, faculty, staff, and community members. As emerging scholars, we value and welcome your attendance, participation,…

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