AAS students volunteering with community organizations

AAS 681 Class

During Fall 2016, Professor Wesley Ueunten organized internships for forty-two Asian American Studies majors and minors   Students in Fall 2016 volunteered as interns with local community organizations.  They are interning up to 60 hours. The organizations in which Asian American studies students volunteered include the following sites:

Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF)

APA Community Center
Cameron House

Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)

Asian American Health Research Roundtable, Thursday, November 17th, 1:30-2:45pm, LIB 286

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 1:30pm
Event Location: 
LIB 286


Sponsored by the Asian American Studies Department and by the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH) at the University of California, San Francisco, SFSU faculty working on Asian American health issues will present their research at a roundtable scheduled for Thursday, November 17, from 1:30-2:45pm in LIB 286

The presenters include:

Microaggression Experiences among Female Chinese American College Students, Elaine Musselman, Nursing

Professor Russell Jeung releases new memoir


AAS faculty Russell Jeung releases his new memoir, At Home in Exile (Zondervan 2016), on October 4, 2016

This  memoir shares his harrowing stories of his life in East Oakland’s Murder Dubs neighborhood—including battling drug dealers who threatened him, exorcising a spirit possessing a teen, and winning a landmark housing settlement against slumlords with 200 of his closest Cambodian and Latino friends.

Asian Americans Remembering the "Comfort Women"



On October 6, 2016, a day long teach in on "Asian Americans Remembering the 'Comfort' Women'" featured activists and scholars involved in Asian American community issues.

Throughout the day,  these activists and speakers spoke to  Asian American studies classes on the importance of remembering "comfort women."  They also spoke on the need for the Japanese government to take  responsibility for the military sexual slavery of more than 200,000 women and children during WWII. 

Activists and scholars included the following: