Daly City Councilmember Juslyn Manalo was awarded AAS Alumnus of the Year. After graduating with her BA in Asian American Studies, she has worked as a Community Engagement Specialist
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!! AAS celebrated their accomplishments with family and friends at a panethnic dinner at the SF Financial District Hilton.
AAS celebrated its 50th anniversary as AAPA, ICSA and PACE alumni joined keynote speaker Jose Antonio Vargas in commemorating our legacy of social justice and community empowerment. Our supporters raised over $65,000 so that qualified AAS majors can get paid internships and pursue their dreams to build our communities
The College of Ethnic Studies named AAS major Mariah Manibusan has its hood recipient to represent her undergraduate class at commencement. As a peer mentor for SF State’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Services Office, Mariah Manibusan has been honored as Resident Assistant of the Year two years in a row. She founded the first Residential Housing Association Asian American and Pacific Islander organization in the United States. Upon graduation, Manibusan plans to work with nonprofit groups serving the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Over seven hundred students, faculty, and community members attended the public conversation between MacArthur Fellows Viet Nguyen and An-my Le on February 19, 2019 at SF State. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Black Student Union/Third World Liberation Front student strike that established ethnic studies, Nguyen and Le spoke about how their work has been transformed by memory, war, trauma, and social movements.
The Department of Asian American Studies will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a Gala Dinner at SF State on Saturday, April 20th. The keynote speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, graduated with a Black Studies degree from the college. To order tickets, go here
AAS will host APIAs Waking Up! Jump into Action to celebrate APIA Heritage Month on Sunday, April 28 12-3 pm. The free event, which will include games and crafts for all family members, will be held at the SF Main Library, 100 Larkin Street
Join Asian American Studies in Focus, our research colloquium where we feature cutting-edge research in AAS. This spring semester, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of AAS by highlighting faculty in other departments at SF State. Their work demonstrates how AAS has flourished not only in our department, but across campus. Meetings are the 3rd Fridays of the month at noon, in EP 116.
In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front Student Strike, the Department of Asian American Studies at SF State is pleased to host a "Night with MacArthur Fellows Viet Nguyen and An-My Le."
Asian American Studies commemmorated the 50th Anniversary of the Black Student Union and Third World Liberation Front strike. Beginning in November 6, 1968, the strike lasted five months, shut down the campus, and eventually won the founding of the College of Ethnic Studies. In this photo, students from Denman Middle School and Balboa High School learn from student strikers.