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:
On November 3, 2016 Sammie Ablaza Wills, Director of API Equality (Northern California) guest visited two sections of Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions taught by AAS lecturer Simmy Makhijani.
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
On October 31, 2016, Filmmaker Felicia Lowe visited AAS 216 to discuss her latest film Chinese Couplets and to talk about the importance of telling stories and of making links between past and present.
On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, Professor Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales was by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for her work in founding Pinay Educational Partnerships and in advancing and supporting Ethnic Studies in high schools in San Francisco and the nation.
San Francisco State University was recently funded a U.S. Department of Education Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) grant proposal, Asian American and Pacific Islander Retention and Education (ASPIRE).
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.
Gordon Chin, former executive director of Chinatown Community Development Center and former SF State striker, visits AAS graduate students. Speaking about his book, Building Community--Chinatown-Style, he shared his experiences as a student-activist at SF State College, his community development work in Chinatown, and his continued efforts to fight gentrification throughout the City.
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: