Friday, May 3, 2013 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Presentation Room of UCLA’s Charles E. Young Research Library (Room 11348)
Stanford University Stephen Murphy-Shingetsu will come to UCLA to examine mixed race Asian American experiences using his personal journey of identity, exploration, and diversity of his diverse roots.
Refreshments will be served.
Hosted by the Aratani Endowed Chair, Asian American Studies Center at UCLA, and the UCLA Library. Co-sponsored by the Asian American Studies Department, Mixed Student Union, the Asian Pacific Coalition, and Nikkei Student Union at UCLA.
Come de-stress before finals week and join us for fun carnival games as you learn about Chinatown Community for Equitable Development (CCED) and their campaign against Wal Mart being built in LA Chinatown. Event put on by Asian Pacific Coalition and Asian American Studies students.
When: Friday, March 15, 2pm-5pm Where: Campbell 1112 and Campbell patio.
There are approximately 18 million Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States, representing nearly 6% of the total population and growing faster than any other racial group (!) Despite that, Asian Americans remain one of the most politically under–organized, under–engaged, and under–represented constituencies: only 55% of Asian American citizens of voting age are registered to vote — the lowest rate of all races.
18MillionRising.org was founded by Jee Kim and Ian Inaba (Citizen Engagement Lab) to promote APIA civic engagement by leveraging the power of technology and social media. 18MillionRising.org (18MR) is a campaign composed of a broad coalition of partners, ranging from community based organizations and print magazines to Asian American blogs and YouTube channels. Throughout the 2012 election cycle, 18MR will promote online voter registration tools, run social media-fueled civic engagement campaigns and contests, and provide up–to–date information and analysis on all things political that Asian (and all!) Americans should know about.
Ultimately, 18MR is about you, your friends, your cousins, your aunties, your whole community. It’s about making our voices heard…on Election Day, when a Sikh gurdwara is attacked, when an Asian American soldier or student is viciously bullied, when we’re misrepresented in the media or mainstream culture, when Jeremy Lin is called a “chink” (and when he registers his first triple double!), and when one of our APIA elected officials does us proud. 18MR is about us, all 18 million of us.
Prof. Renee Tajima-Peña will teach a production-oriented, advanced seminar in EthnoCommunications and social documentary theory and methodology. Students will learn to use digital video to create fresh, new approaches to telling stories, reclaiming history, and examining social issues related to diverse peoples, cultures and communities. The launching point for the course is the idea that “the documentary” is no longer a fixed artifact, but rather, “documentary content” that is mashable and reversionable for a variety of digital platforms and screening environments. In addition, the course encourages students to move beyond boundaries of documentary genre, and explore non-traditional and innovative styles and aesthetic strategies in EthnoCommunications. Students will be provided instruction in the use of digital video technology to produce group and individual projects. Examples of community-based and social documentary media, such as films, online sites, and video games, will be presented for critique and discussion. Enrollment by instructor’s consent. Students who have previously taken 142A, 142B, or who have prior production and editing skills are invited to enroll. P/NP or letter grading.
The conference will be held at the Student Center at UC Irvine on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 8:30am-5pm. Individual tickets are being sold for $5. To register and to pay online, click here.
This year’s theme is “Reimagine. Rebuild. Reclaim.” This year we explore the importance of:
REIMAGINING. We advocate for a more just and equitable society. What does that society look like? What assumptions must be challenged for us to work towards this vision?
REBUILDING. After reimagining this ideal community, we must rebuild through action. How does this action take place today? What can we learn from their experience and struggles?
RECLAIMING. Asian Pacific-Islander American is a political term that connects our unique communities through commonality of struggle and allows us to pool resources to advocate with and for each other. How are our identities negotiated internally and through social structures, and how can we reclaim the term APIA while staying true to ourselves?
To support the conference, whether to publicize or financially, please contact Summer Ko and Elaine Won at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions, concerns, or comments should be directed to Sam Boonsakul and Alison Tominaga at email@example.com. See you all there!