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Celebrate the first Fred Korematsu Day on January 30, 2011 at UC Berkeley’s Wheeler Auditorium! Fred Korematsu was a national civil rights icon from Oakland, CA who bravely resisted the Japanese American incarceration during World War II. Fred Korematsu Day, now an official day of special recognition in California, is the first day in US [...]
The Program’s new name represents a programmatic and curricular response to the intellectual needs of today’s UC Berkeley students.
On Monday, March 28, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies is hosting a colloquium titled Transnational Asian American Studies from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Barbara Christian Conference Room, 554 Barrows Hall. Panelists include Professors Lisa Lowe (UC San Diego Literature), Yen Le Espiritu (UC San Diego Ethnic Studies), Jodi S. Kim (UC Riverside [...]
What Really Happened to Diversity? When Talking About Berkeley’s Ethnic Makeup, Chancellor Birgeneau’s Remarks Hurt More Than They Help In response to Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s recent statements concerning diversity, equity and inclusion at UC Berkeley in Diversity Officer Magazine, we are compelled to inquire: Why are Asians and Asian Pacific Americans (APA) conspicuously absent from [...]
On Friday, April 29, writer Jessica Hagedorn will read from her new work from noon to 2 at the Multicultural Student Center. More details to follow. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Publicity Contact: Sonya Cheuse, 212.366.2078 email@example.com A novel about the collision of art, fame, money, love, desire and mortality from the acclaimed author of Dogeaters Toxicology [...]
Nobel Peace Prize Raises Questions about the Credibility of the West’s Desire for Political Reform in China
By L. Ling-chi Wang Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Like the Nobel Prize for Literature awarded in 2000 to the relatively unknown Chinese writer Gao Xingjian, this year’s Peace Prize was given to Liu Xiaobo, an intellectual dissident better known outside than inside China, now serving an eleven-year sentence in China for advocating democracy and human [...]
Check out Charlie Nguyen’s film, “The Son,” which he produced in Elaine Kim’s “AAS 171: Asian Americans in Film and Video” class:
As reported in the The Huffington Post and other media outlets, as of the new year, Ethnic Studies courses, activities, and education is banned in the state of Arizona by means of HB 2281. Author and activist Randall Amster writes “With HB 2281, the intention is not so much to expel or harass as it [...]