What Really Happened to Diversity?

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 […]

AZ Bans Ethnic Studies

AZ Bans Ethnic Studies

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 […]

Filipino American Artist

Writer and performance artist Jason Magabo Perez conducted a writing workshop and performed his mutli-media work, “The Passion of El Hulk Hogancito” to an enthusiastic crowd of students at the Multicultural Center on December 1, 2009. The Asian American Studies Program and the Asian Pacific American Student Development co-sponsored these events. In his performance, Perez […]

Connections Across the Pacific: Japan and Japanese American Symposium

On the weekend of October 9-11, the Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) and Asian American Studies co-sponsored the CJS 50th Anniversary Special Event, organized by Professor Duncan Williams of East Asian Languages and Literature. The symposium featured Japanese and American scholars who addressed a wide range of topics illuminating intersections between Japan and Japanese America […]

Photographic Exhibit: Shuttered Lives

In cooperation with The Human Rights Center, the South/Southeast Asia Library, and the Berkeley Programs For Study Abroad, Asian American Studies co-sponsored Shuttered Lives: A Photographic Exhibit of the Pierre Toutain-Dorbec Collection in the Doe Library from January 15 to April 18, 2010. Created by Professor Khatharya Um, these photographs show Cambodian refugees in the […]