Past Events

Malalai Joya: A Woman Among Warlords

Malalai Joya: A Woman Among Warlords The Extraordinary Story of An Afghan Who Dared To Raise Her Voice   Come for a talk by Malalai Joya as she speaks about her experiences as an activist in Afghanistan. The event will be on Thursday, October 17th starting at 12 PM. It will take place in 315 Wheeler

The Civil Liberties Act of 1988: A 25-Year Retrospective

Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies (AAADS) is proud to sponsor a historic convening of nationally recognized community leaders Karen Kai, Dale Minami, and John Tateishi in honor of the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. What lessons can we learn from the efforts to achieve this unprecedented civil […]

Panel Discussion of South Korean Art

The Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies program and The Center for Korean Studies are hosting a very special panel on how global forces like modernization and capitalism in South Korea can be viewed through the lens of literature, film, and state-sponsored art! The panelists involved include Professor Youngju Ryu from the University of Michigan’s […]

AAADS Welcome Reception on Friday, October 4th

Join us at the  AAADS Welcome Reception on Friday, October 4 from 12pm – 2pm in the Multicultural Community Center!   Welcome by AAADS Coordinator Lok Siu. Performances from local spoken word artist, Eddy Zheng, and Hmong youtube singer, Yami Lee. Student speeches from Dennis Yee and Samantha Lai. Free lunch buffet by Rick and […]

AAADS Annual Welcome Luncheon on Friday, October 12

Join us at the annual AAADS Welcome Luncheon on Friday, October 12 from 12pm – 2pm! Performances by Cyntha Lin and Mandeep Sethi Welcome by majors Kassie Pham and Steven Cong Free lunch buffet by Rick and Ann’s And an opportunity to meet the AAADS professors and staff!

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. […]