Professor Isabelle Pelaud's class, "Vietnamese American Literature," worked with the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network to host the "She Who Has No Master(s)" poetry reading on May 5th and 6th. As part of the The United States of Asian America festival, students presented their own creative works alongside other, published poets, writers, and artists.
In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Heritage Month and in commemoration of the 1869 completion of the Transcontentintal Railroad, SF State AAS is cosponsoring "APIAs Building Railroads Across the United States," a family event at the SF Main Library on Sunday, April 29, 12-3 pm. Professors Lorraine Dong and Jeannie Woo and their students, in conjunction with The Association of Chinese Teachers, have organized curriculum for all ages to teach about the role of APIAs in building America's railroads.
SF State AAS faculty swept the awards ceremony for the Filipino Section of the Assoc of Asian American Studies. Prof. Eric Pido won the Early Career Award, Prof. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales won the Mentorship Award, and Prof. Dan Gonzales won the Lifetime Achievement Award. Prof. Dawn Mabalon of the SF State History Dept won the Mid-Career Award. Pictured is Dr. Tintiangco-Cubales receiving her award
About 100 SF State Asian American Studies alumni gathered at the Chinese Culture Center on Fri, 3/30 for a reunion during the Assoc of Asian American Studies conference. So many alumni stepped up and gave back that now each student majoring in AAS will have a mentor. We also aim to provide stipended internshps for all students who are low-income or the first generation in college. Pictured here are former faculty and original TWLF strikers (From left to right: Dan Gonzales, Ben Kobashigawa, Juanita Tamayo-Lott, Laureen Chew, Linda Gonzales)
AAS Professor and First-Year Experience Faculty Director Grace Yoo received the 2018 Excellence in Mentorship award from the Association of Asian American Studies. Due to her numerous collaborations with junior faculty, support of graduate students, and advising of undergraduate students, Prof. Yoo received this major recognition. She is shown here with SF State MA and BA students.