Third World Liberation Front at UC Berkeley's Sather Gate

New Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Introduction video!

Please watch this fantastic new introduction video about the past, present, and future of the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program at UC Berkeley!  

Directions to Our Fundraising Kickoff Dinner on Friday, November 7th

Our fundraising kickoff dinner is a little over a week away! It will take place on Friday, November 7, at Far East Café in San Francisco’s Chinatown. The restaurant is located at 631 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108. We will begin seating at 6:30pm. Below are directions to the restaurant and parking information.Driving Directions […]

2013-2014 AAADS SPONSORED EVENTS

OCTOBER 15th, 2013A public forum, 15% and Growing: The Civic Engagement of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California, was held on the civic engagement of AAPIs in California, featuring insights from policy scholars and community leaders on the ways to forge a new path forward. OCTOBER 17th, 2013A historic convening of nationally recognized community leaders […]

hardboiled

hardboiled

hardboiled was founded in 1997 in response to the lack of Asian Pacific American (APA) perspectives in the mainstream press. It seeks to empower the APA community by raising awareness and facilitating discussion on issues in an inclusive space. It currently functions as a student publication, an ASUC-sponsored student organization, a DeCal course, and an […]

Dawn Lee Tu, Director, Asian Pacific American  Student Development Office at UC Berkeley

Dawn Lee Tu, Director, Asian Pacific American Student Development Office at UC Berkeley

Dawn Lee Tu is the new Director of the Asian Pacific American Student Development  (APASD) Office. Jere Takahashi, currently a lecturer in AAADS, stepped down from APASD after 25 years of service. Before coming to Berkeley, Dr. Lee Tu was at the University of San Francisco as director of both the Intercultural Center and the […]

Racial Formation in the United States: Third Edition

Racial Formation in the United States: Third Edition

It has been thirty years since AAADS Professor Michael Omi and Professor Howard Winant (currently at UC Santa Barbara) first published Racial Formation in the United States. Regarded as a seminal work on race theory, the book was re-released twenty years ago as a second edition in the middle of the Clinton years, when racial dynamics […]

Hannah Michell and The Defections

Hannah Michell and The Defections

AAADS lecturer Hannah Michell’s debut novel, “The Defections,” published in February, 2014, is a narrative set in the backdrop of the turbulent geopolitical climate between modern day South Korea and North Korea. The novel follows the stories of three displaced characters, each suffering from a sense of “unbelonging” in the metropolis of Seoul: Mia, a […]

Building Our Legacy: A Kickoff  Dinner for the 50th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign on November 7th

Building Our Legacy: A Kickoff Dinner for the 50th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign on November 7th

  The Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies (AAADS) Program, formerly known as Asian American Studies (AAS), will be hosting a kick-off dinner on Friday, November 7th at the Far East Café in San Francisco for a five-year fundraising campaign in connection with the 50th Anniversary of program. It was in 1969 that Asian American Studies was […]

FALL 2014 Events

FALL 2014 Events

Fall 2014 Events Lau v. Nichols ConferenceFriday, September 12th9:00 AM-5:30 PMCity College of San Francisco, Chinatown Campus On January 21, 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Lau v. Nichols that the San Francisco Board of Education illegally discriminated against non- and limited-English-speaking Chinese immigrant students by denying them equal educational opportunity. For the first […]

Japanese American Speaker Series: John Tateishi

Japanese American Speaker Series: John Tateishi

John Tateishi will be speaking tomorrow on his involvement in the Japanese American Citizen’s League (JACL) redress campaign and the eventual signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. As the JACL National Executive Director, he also served as an important national voice challenging the Bush administration’s policies that targeted Arab and Muslim communities and […]

AAADS Welcome Reception on Friday, October 17th

AAADS Welcome Reception on Friday, October 17th

AAADS will be having it’s Fall 2014 Welcome Reception next Friday Oct. 17! The event will run from 12-2PM at the Multicultural Community Center (MCC), Hearst Field Annex D-37. All are welcome to learn more about our program, meet our faculty, and interact with alumni, current students, and prospective students! Delicious, free food will be […]