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November 15, 2022
7 - 10 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Aurora Theater

Taking its inspiration from two viral incidents around cultural appropriation and food (Chef Tyler Akin’s how-to video for Bon Appetit, “PSA: This is How You Should Be Eating Pho,” and Dan Pashman of The Sporkful’s suggestion that you could improve bibimbap using a bundt pan), Dustin Chinn says he “followed the rabbit hole” and wrote “a triptych about the ownership and authorship of food..."

 




November 12, 2022
Don TOW, President - NJ-ALPHA (New Jersey Alliance for Learning and Preserving the History of WWII in Asia) , Gordon CHANG, Senior Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Olive H. Palmer Professor in Huma...
5 - 6:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

Part of the 30th Anniversary Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO): “Diasporic Futures: Sinophobia, Techno-Political Strife, and the Politics of Care”

For more information visit: https://aarc.berkeley.edu/issco

 




November 12, 2022
Madeline HSU, Professor of History, University of Texas, Austin , L. Ling-chi WANG, Professor Emeritus of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley , Karen HARRIS, Professor of Historical & Herita...
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

Part of the 30th Anniversary Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO): “Diasporic Futures: Sinophobia, Techno-Political Strife, and the Politics of Care”

For more information visit: https://aarc.berkeley.edu/issco

 




November 12, 2022
The Honorable Lillian K. SING, Retired Judge, San Francisco Superior Court , Gang CHEN, Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering, MIT , Xiaoxing XI, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Physics, Temp...
9 - 10:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Zoom Webinar

Part of the 30th Anniversary Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO): “Diasporic Futures: Sinophobia, Techno-Political Strife, and the Politics of Care”

For more information visit: https://aarc.berkeley.edu/issco

 




November 11, 2022
Russell JEUNG, Professor of Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University , John WALSH, Professor Emeritus, School of Medicine, University of Massachusetts , Cynthia CHOI, Co-Executive Director, C...
9:30 - 11 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Zoom Webinar

Part of the 30th Anniversary Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO): “Diasporic Futures: Sinophobia, Techno-Political Strife, and the Politics of Care”

For more information visit: https://aarc.berkeley.edu/issco

 




November 11, 2022
Lok SIU, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, UC Berkeley, and Chair of the Asian American Research Center , Raka RAY, Professor of Sociology and Dean of Social Sciences, UC Berkeley , LIN Rupeng...
5 - 6:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

Part of the 30th Anniversary Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO): “Diasporic Futures: Sinophobia, Techno-Political Strife, and the Politics of Care”

For more information visit: https://aarc.berkeley.edu/issco

 




October 11, 2022
Joseph Juhn
3 - 5 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Banatao Auditorium, Rm 310, Sutardja Dai Hall

In 2020, five Korean Americans of vastly diverse backgrounds with competing political views run for US Congress. David Kim is the only underdog with limited resources vying to be the first Korean American representative from Koreatown, Los Angeles.

 




May 20, 2022
Jeffrey Gee Chin , Chris Tashima , Dr. Harvey Dong
4 - 5 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Eastwind Books of Berkeley

Join us for a conversation with Jeffrey Gee Chin about the newly released book, A Rebel's Outcry: Biography of Issei Civil Rights Leader Sei Fujii (1882-1954). Chin will be joined by Academy Award-winner/director, Chris Tashima. and host Dr. Harvey Dong, professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies.

 




May 12, 2022
Nate Gong, PhD Candidate in Education and Asian American Research Center Graduate Fellow , Brenda Mathias, PhD Student in Social Welfare and Institute for the Study of Societal Issues Graduate Fellow , Ric...
3:30 - 5 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

Join two of ISSI's Graduate Fellows in the discussion of their working papers: "Wayfinding for Rooted Pedagogies of Place" by Nate Gong and "Neighborhood Institutions and Youth Well-Being: A Phenomenological Study of Youth Perspectives" by Brenda Mathias.

 




April 28, 2022
12 - 1:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
ZOOM

In honor of National Arab American Heritage Month, The Asian American Research Center (AARC), The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), and the South, Southwest Asian, and North African Initiative (SSWANA) will be hosting a panel on Arab American Studies: What It Is and Why It Matters

The panel will be highlighting accomplishments of Arab Americans, the politics of representation, and the...

 




April 21, 2022
4 - 5 p.m. - 5 p.m.
VIRTUAL EVENT - ZOOM WEBINAR

A conversation with Sherally Munshi (Georgetown Law) and Fantasia Painter ((Salt River Pima-Maricopa) UC Davis).

 




March 24, 2022
Loan Thi Dao (she/her), Associate Professor and Director of Ethnic Studies at St. Mary’s College of California , Nghiep “Ke” Lam, Program and Facility Manager for Asian Prisoner Support , Nkauj Iab Yang, E...
6 p.m. -
Zoom Webinar

Welcome to the sixth show of the 2021-2022 season of ÁCCENTED: Dialogues in Diaspora, presented by the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN). This season, we will welcome a distinguished lineup of authors, artists, poets, cultural producers, and community organizers across the Southeast Asian diaspora.

 




March 16, 2022
12 - 1:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

The forum will explore the roles of Asian American Studies and of higher education institutions in addressing the challenges and opportunities facing Asian American communities. Speakers will discuss how Asian American studies have seeded many grassroots organizations that have been central in building community resilience.

 




March 10, 2022
Cathy Linh Che , Chen Chen , Jenny Xie
5 - 6:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Online

Celebrating Kundiman: a poetry reading featuring Cathy Linh Che, Chen Chen, & Jenny Xie

 




March 3, 2022
Dominic Rodriguez , Jeremy Lopez , Victor Portillo , Brandon Tatum , John Lie , Mr. Sang-soo Yoon
4 - 6 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

This conference focuses on what we call the “K-pop ecology.” In this formulation, K-pop is not only defined by the discrete, packaged units that are sold as K-pop (the individual songs and stars that comprise the K-pop machine and are subject to well-worn analysis in much of K-pop scholarship) but about a broader ecology of media objects and media effects. In other words, K-pop...

 




February 25, 2022
Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California , Leslie Salzinger, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies Department, UC Berkeley , R...
12 - 1 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

This event will be a discussion of Unfree: Migrant Domestic Work in Arab States (Stanford University Press 2021) by Rhacel Salazar Parreñas. The book examines the migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates, focusing on women from the Philippines, who represent the largest domestic workforce in the country.

 




February 17, 2022
4 - 5 p.m. - 5 p.m.
VIRTUAL EVENT - ZOOM WEBINAR

With Quynh Nhu Le (University of South Florida) and Juliana Hu Pegues (Cornell University).

Hosted by CRG's Native/Immigrant/Refugee - Crossings Research Initiative. Co-sponsored by the Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies, Asian. American Research Center, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, and Native American...

 




February 10, 2022
Jonathan Tran
5 p.m. -
3335, Dwinelle Hall

Why does contemporary antiracism devolve into identity politics and white guilt, each of which leaves standing structures and systems destructive to minoritized life? Why does antiracism marginalize Asian Americans, those already marginalized by racism? Can religion, and Christianity in particular, play a constructive role in anti-racism’s democratic future?

 




November 19, 2021
1 - 2 p.m. - 2 p.m.
VIRTUAL EVENT - ZOOM WEBINAR

How did Chinese migration to the goldfields of California, Australia and South Africa both upend the global economy and forge modern conceptions of race?

Join us for a conversation with historian Mae Ngai (Lung Family Professor Asian American Studies, and Professor of History at Columbia University) about her remarkable new book, The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics...

 




October 27, 2021
Rhacel Salazar Parrenas , Laura Kang , Mimi Thi Nguyen , Laura C. Nelson
12 - 2 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

The Atlanta spa shootings that took place in March and left eight people dead, horrified the nation yet they speak to a much longer history of racial terror and anti-Asian racism that has long marked Asian/Asian American communities as foreign, vulnerable and disposable.

 




October 20, 2021
David Mas Masumoto , Nikiko Masumoto
3 - 4:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Zoom Link

In this interactive workshop, you’ll search
for ancestral artifacts, practice designing
questions, and listen to a story of how David
Mas Masumoto constructed a family memory
out of secrets and fragments from his
forthcoming book, Secret Harvests.
In many of our immigrant and Black, Indigenous
People of Color( BIPOC) communities, our
histories exist in the archives in incomplete
form....

 




October 8, 2021
Ken Chih-Yan Sun , Carolyn Chen
5 - 6:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

How do long-term migrants negotiate their needs as they grow older? How does transnational migration create a context of incorporation that shapes later-life transitions? Based on life history interviews with 58 older Taiwanese immigrants in the U.S. and 57 return migrants in Taiwan, together with two years of ethnographic observation in both societies, I examine the experiences of older migrants...

 




October 6, 2021
Donald K. Tamaki
3:30 - 5 p.m. - 5 p.m.
575, McCone Hall

We can learn a lot from history. When demagoguery and conspiracy theories take root, and “alternative facts” hold sway over the real ones, history tells us that society can descend into a very dark place wherein facts don’t matter, the law doesn’t matter, and the constitution doesn’t matter. The rounding up of 120,000 Japanese Americans—70,000 of them American citizens—occurred at a time when...

 




October 1, 2021
Tomás Almaguer, Professor Emeritus, Latina/Latino Studies, San Francisco State University , Nadia Y. Kim, Professor, Sociology and Asian & Asian American Studies, Loyola Marymount University , Gary Okihiro...
1:30 - 7 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Heyns Room, Faculty Club

Michael Omi, co-author of Racial Formation in the United States, retired in June 2021 after 35 years as a beloved and inspirational faculty member in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. This symposium features his colleagues and former students discussing his work and its implications in the academy and community. For the schedule, see: https://issi.berkeley.edu/honoring-omi

 




October 1, 2021
Carol Christ , Stephen Small , Victor Rios, Professor, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara , Lisa Lowe, Samuel Knight Professor of American Studies and Professor of Ethnicity, Race, and Migration...
12:10 - 1 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Virtual Event

Michael Omi, co-author of Racial Formation in the United States, retired in June 2021 after 35 years as a beloved and inspirational faculty member in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. This panel features his colleagues and former students discussing his work and its implications in the academy and community.

 




April 28, 2021
2 - 3 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Zoom Link

Co-sponsored by Eastwind Books and the following units at UC Berkeley: Program in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Asian American Research Center, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, and the Center for Buddhist Studies.
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Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists is the first book to center the experiences of Asian American Buddhists as a pan-ethnic,...

 




April 21, 2021
2 - 3 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Zoom Link upon Registration

In a political moment when historical and contemporary forms of structural racism are increasingly acknowledged, renewed attention is given to both addressing and compensating for the harm and long-term damage caused by racist policies and practices. What constitutes an appropriate response and remedy to this damage, and what are effective political strategies to make substantive reparations a...

 




April 13, 2021
California State Senator Steven Bradford , California State Senator Anna Caballero , Assemblymember David Chiu , Assemblymember James C. Ramos , California State Senator...
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

As California and the world are changing, this symposium brings together California state legislators to share their visions and the policies to achieve a more equitable future. Assemblymembers David Chiu and James Ramos and Senators Steven Bradford, Anna Caballero, and Nancy Skinner will discuss how to meet the needs of California's large and diverse population while protecting the environment.

 




April 2, 2021
7 - 8 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Zoom Link

This book talk centers Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez’s book Empire’s Mistress, starring Isabel Rosario Cooper, and will be hosted by Elaine H. Kim. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.
The event is co-sponsored by Eastwind Books of Berkeley and UC Berkeley’s Asian American Research Center.
In Empire's Mistress Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez follows the life of Filipina...

 




February 6, 2021
Loan Thi Dao , PrYSM
1 - 2 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Zoom Link upon Registration

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About the book:

Generation Rising traces the development of Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM), a grassroots, LGBTQ+ youth-led organization of Southeast Asian Americans whose families migrated to Providence, Rhode Island, in the aftermath of the American war in Viet Nam, Laos, and Cambodia. This in-depth ethnography delves into topics that challenge a...

 




December 10, 2020
Don Mar , Paul Ong
2 - 3 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

The research draws on several data sources to analyze the economic impacts of Covid-19 on Asian American workers, businesses and communities. The findings reveal a major shift in the material position of Asian Americans in the nation’s racial system, driven in part by the politically motivated xenophobic attacks that create a false public perception linking Asian Americans to the pandemic.

 




October 23, 2020
2 - 3 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Virtual

Ribbon Cutting for the UC Berkeley Asian American Research Center - The event will feature a talk by Taeku Lee, Professor of Political Science and Law
“A Defining, Movement-Making Election": Some Findings on the AAPI Youth Vote in 2020”

Asian Americans are the fastest growing demographic among eligible voters, and more than one in three eligible voters is a Millennial or member of GenZ. This...

 




October 17, 2020
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Zoom

Professor Lok Siu is a cultural anthropologist and professor of ethnic studies at UC Berkeley. Her areas of expertise include Asian diasporas in the Americas, transnational migration, belonging and cultural citizenship, performance, and food. Her award-winning books include Memories of a Future Home: Diasporic Citizenship of Chinese in Panama and Asian Diasporas: New Formations, New Conceptions....

 




October 16, 2020
Thu Quach Ph.D. ’09 , Annie Fukushima Ph.D. ’12 , Susan Lee J.D. ’95
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Virtual Event

Engage in a discussion on how Asian Americans have been positioned in an increasingly multiracial United States. A panel of distinguished Cal alums will talk about how, as Asian Americans, they have responded to the challenging issues of our times in health, immigration, and politics.

 




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