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ASIAN AM 140SL: Asian American Studies Center
Transcript of ASIAN AM 140SL: Asian American Studies Center
Al Robles Nobody rules us.
We rule ourselves.
Coming together to survive.
Omai Fa'atasi The people - not the elites - are the makers of history.
- Glenn Omatsu Time period: 1960s - Civil Rights Movement, Protest against the Vietnam War, Affirmative Action, Immigration, etc.
What was happening with students?
Community activists come into colleges to pass on knowledge and skills and connect students back into the community.
Students demanding for their cultures and histories to be reflected in curriculum, faculty, and students
Students in northern California, particularly at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University, put on the longest student strike demanding for ethnic studies, a Third World College, and the end of the Vietnam War. Ethnic Studies at UCLA
Like other campuses, students of color were in the forefront for demanding change to reflect their experiences.
Chancellor Charles E. Young wanted to avoid problems that were happening at other campuses
With students push and demand, a collaboration between students, Chancellor Charles E. Young, and faculty happened to create ORUs--the 4 ethnic studies centers were in created in 1969.
• AASC Library/Reading Room
• Faculty Advisory Committee
Largest Faculty and Staff Recruitment
U.S./China Media Brief
Children of the Atomic Bomb
Center for EthnoCommunications
UC AAPI Policy Multicampus Research Program
National Asian Pacific American Political Almanac
U.S. Census Information Center
• Students and Community Projects
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Prizes
Research Grants Asian American Studies Center Resources Created survey of AAPI Nexus
Creating database of current stakeholders, including elected officials, faculty, community based programs, academic programs, and subscribers
Researched and developed series of questions that focused on issues facing scholarly journals
Pricing and affordability
Topics of interest to readers
Format of journal, particularly online access
Focused on sustainability since the journal is approaching its 10 year anniversary Involvement with Students and Community Programs Started planning John Delloro memorial project, worked on looking at materials to outreach and invest people to provide space; look over the proposal that was given, talked about my experience being in the last class he taught
Work on gas mileage report to review what it looks like for students to commute and travel to sites for internships
Worked with Linda to outreach on center programming like the scholarships and movie viewing of "The Crumbles."
Joined Asian Pacific Islander Studies Undergraduate Association What have your experiences been with the Asian American Studies Center? How can we attract and inform
undergraduate students about the
resources at the Center? How can the Asian American Studies Center and the Asian American Studies Department connect students to the community? Courage is something strong within you that brings our the best in a person.
Yuri Nakahara Kochiyama I have faith in the younger generation. Philip Vera Cruz QUESTIONS WE HAD HISTORY: What was happening in the
United States? California? HISTORY: The Beginning of Ethnic Studies at UCLA Bridging Research with Community The center was not only in charge of producing research for this Asian American community but providing the curricula and classes that students were demanding for.
Students were at the forefront transforming research for the Asian American studies
"Putting research at the service of the community is a tradition with deep roots at the AASC."
Students "came to recognize that things not only had to change with respect to how the society viewed and acted towards Asian Americans." Asian American Studies Center taking a closer look AASC Library/Reading Room Largest recruitment of Asian faculty and staff Research Center for EthnoCommunications, UC AAPI Policy Multicampus Research Program, National Asian Pacific American Political Almanac, U.S. Census Information Center Publications AAPI Nexus, Amerasia Journal, AASC Press Student and Community Projects Scholarships, Fellowships, and Prizes, Student Advising, Undergraduate/Graduate Funding, Research Grants Involvement with AAPI Nexus Uncover the wrong questions divorced from social reality and raise new questions rooted in it.