Past Events

Manzanar Fishing Club Film Screening October 4 & 5

THE MANZANAR FISHING CLUB is a multi-faceted examination of the experiences of persons of Japanese ancestry who were incarcerated at the Manzanar War Relocation Center during World War II. There, some would find relief from the daily oppression of incarceration by matching wits with the trout in the surrounding waters of the famed Eastern Sierra […]

Cambodian Film: “Lost Loves” Screening October 3

CAMBODIAN FILM: “LOST LOVES” LOST LOVES is the heart wrenching true story of Leav Sila, just one of many countless mothers that did all they could to keep their family alive, only to see the vast majority be killed or starve to death in the fateful years of the Khmer Rouge regime. Written and starring […]

Spring 2012 Majors Dinner

The Spring 2012 Majors Dinner took place on Friday, April 28th. AAADS Professors and majors gathered in Sura Restaurant in Oakland to celebrate the end of the semester.

Community Studies Update

By Peter Kim During 2011-12, the AAADS Community Studies Task Force met to strategize about how best to strengthen the community engagement work done within so many of our courses. The faculty, students, and community workers on the Task Force designed and disseminated a survey tool to assess the best ways for AAADS students to […]

Cambodia: Twenty Years After Peace

AAADS is co-sponsoring Cambodia: Twenty Years After Peace… A Symposium                On October 23, 1991, a comprehensive political settlement, also known as the Paris Peace Agreement, was signed and endorsed by eighteen countries.  It brought an end to the decade-long war in Cambodia, and paved the way for the 1993 UN endorsed elections in Cambodia. […]

Dramatic Reading by Award-winning author Ed Lin on November 10th!

Come join us for a reception with Award-winning writer Ed Lin, the author of This is a Bust and Waylaid. The event will be held in the MCC on Thursday, November 10th from 2 to 3:30PM, and delicious refreshments will be served!

Photos from AAADS Welcome Reception!

Photos courtesy of Lana Choi Photography. Click image for full slideshow.  

AAADS co-hosts “Causes and Consequences of the Attitudes of Americans and Other Westerners Towards Their Muslim Minorities.”

On October 5th, in 145 Dwinelle Hall, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, International Area Studies, GTU Center for Islamic Studies, and Zaytuna College co-sponsored a lecture by Political Science Professor of Indiana University at Bloomington titled “Causes and Consequences of the Attitudes of Americans and Other Westerners Towards Their Muslim Minorities.” Professor Sinno is […]

You’re invited to the Asian American and Diaspora Studies Welcome Reception!

Asian American and Diaspora Studies invites you to the AAADS Welcome Reception! October 7th, 2011. Multicultural Community Center. 12 Noon to 2PM. Lunch will be served. There may be a MARTIAL ARTS DEMONSTRATION by Professor Harvey Dong, performances by Isa and Nomi of Power Struggle and much more! Come celebrate with us! Please RSVP here: […]

FILBOOKFEST in San Francisco, October 1st & 2nd!

Coming to San Francisco this fall, the Filipino American International Book Festival is the largest gathering of authors of Filipino heritage from around the world.  From their website: “FILBOOKFEST celebrates the richness and fusion of Philippine and Filipino American culture through literature, visual arts and music. It’ll be held on Fulton Street in San Francisco, […]