Ms. Shindo Song is the only Korean resident who has sued Japanese government for the human rights violation she experienced as a “comfort woman.” Born in 1922, Ms. Song was forced into sexual slavery for Japanese imperial army in China at age 16. In 1993, nearly half a century after the war ended, Ms. Song sued Japanese government, demanding an “official apology.” Even after losing the 10-year-long courtroom battle in 2003, Ms.
Come and meet SFSU Asian American Studies alumni. A great time for students to connect up with alumni and hear about the many different careers they have entered into.
This event is free to current AAS majors, minors, and master's students. The cost to alumni is $15.
News and Updates Last Updated: March 1, 2015
On January 31, Lorraine Dong and Jeannie Woo presented some of the works done by students in their AAS 510 and 512 classes at the TACT Teachers Teaching Teachers event, where SFUSD teachers earned QTEA (Prop A) professional development hours. Featured with great interest was the San Francisco Map of APIA Stars that is part of the AAS-TACT curriculum project that began two years ago.
Russell Jeung's AAS 323, Chinese American Identities class. helped to organize a Lunar New Year/Black History Month event this past February 21, 2015. Seeking to build bridges between communities in the Bayview neighborhood, the students raised funds, decorated the YMCA, and hosted a lunch for about 200 persons. They also surveyed residents about their neighborhood concerns for an ongoing research project on the community. Assemblymember David Chiu recognized the students' participation with an award from the State Assembly.