Asian American Studies

Flash Point 2017: Twenty-Five Years After the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising

A three-day event utilizing art and media to examine the socio-political factors that provoked the 1992 LA Uprising and its impact on the racial and economic climate in LA and across the US today. Events will include panels featuring a discussion of the evolution of community organizing as well as the role media, particularly film, has played in creating and reflecting social change. There will be a gallery displaying avariety of art inspired by the Uprising and a follow-up discussion with the artists.

Pathways to Korean Art History

In honor of UCLA Art History Professor Burglind Jungmann’s retirement, the one-day symposium, Pathways to Korean Art History, brings together several of Professor Jungmann’s colleagues as well as students past and present who are now contributing to the field of Korean art history. Through these presentations, the program will demonstrate how Professor Jungmann’s scholarly approach and enthusiasm has inspired a new generation of research in art history.

Becoming Mexipino Book Talk with Dr. Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr.

Please join us for a book talk on multiracial and multiethnic identity, dual minority mixed-race people, and their communities. Books available for purchase and light refreshments will be served.
Dr. Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr. is an Associate Professor of Asian and Pacific American Studies at Arizona State University. His work has appeared in the Journal of Asian American Studies, The Asian American Literary Review and the Journal of San Diego History.

Karen Umemoto, Professor and Chair, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Professor Karen Umemoto is the co-author of Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific Islander Teens Confront Violent Legacies (University of California Press, 2016), the author of Truce: Lessons from an L.A. Gang War (Cornell University Press, 2006), and the recipient of numerous research and service honors, including the W.E.B. DuBois Award of the Western Society of Criminology. Her research centers on issues of democracy and social justice in multicultural societies with a focus on US cities.


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