Past Events

GIVE TO AAADS- Nov 19th!!

GIVE TO AAADS- Nov 19th!!

Support the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program at UC Berkeley! Help AAADS support: Undergraduate and Graduate Education Research Programming Community Engagement Thank you for advancing the legacy of our program for generations to come. _______________________________ November 19th is Berkeley’s 2nd 24 hr day of giving. Last year we raised more than $5M in one […]

Chinese Diaspora in Cuba Photo Exhibit

Chinese Diaspora in Cuba Photo Exhibit

Come visit the Chinese Diaspora in Cuba Photo Exhibit, which is on display this October in the Ethnic Studies Library. Photographed and curated by Marilyn Wong, the exhibit features photos that shed light on Chinese labor migration and presence in Cuba. From the library’s official website: “With the United States and Cuba moving towards the normalization […]

Phare, The Cambodian Circus presents 'Khmer Metal'

Phare, The Cambodian Circus presents ‘Khmer Metal’

  Phare, The Cambodian Circus presents ‘Khmer Metal’ at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center on Sunday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets available at Taking place over one evening in a grungy bar, ‘Khmer Metal’ tells stories of urban life in modern Cambodia through dance, theatre, breathtaking acrobatics and original, live music. CNN calls it an […]

"Monstress" Now Performing at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater

“Monstress” Now Performing at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater

From the A.C.T. Event Page: “In these two tales of contemporary Filipino-American life in California, adapted from the acclaimed collection of short stories by San Francisco author Lysley Tenorio, a vibrant array of characters strive for personal transformations that are seemingly impossible, wonderfully moving, and distinctly theatrical. The infamous headline-making eviction of Filipino residents from […]

Elaine H. Kim Retirement Celebration

Elaine H. Kim Retirement Celebration

After 44 years of dedicated service to the university, Professor Elaine H. Kim will be retiring this year. Professor Kim received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, her M.A. from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She also received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the University of […]

Celebrating Filipino History and Culture

Please join us for a screening of the film DELANO MANONGS: FORGOTTEN HEROES OF THE UNITED FARM WORKERS MOVEMENT with filmmaker Marissa Aroy and a reading from Lysley Tenorio’s Monstress: Stories on April 15th 4:00 – 5:30 PM at the Multicultural Community Cneter (MCC). Meet Marissa and Lysley and enjoy light refreshments.

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

  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 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 […]

40th Anniversary of Lau v. Nichols Decision: A National Conference on the Rights of Linguistic Minorities

  REGISTRATION To register for the conference, please complete the form below (page 5) and mail it with your registration fee to the address below.  You can also complete the registration form and return it to the attention of and pay your registration fee at the door on the day of the conference, Friday, […]