AAS Screens Chinatown Rising

AAS screened the video documentary, Chinatown Rising, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the department's founding. Over 600 persons enjoyed the film by Harry and Joshua Chuck. A panel with former AAS chair George Woo and Intercollegiate Chinese for Social Action student strikers Irene Dea Collier, Laureen Chew, and Phil Chin regaled the audience of the stirring and revolutionary times of the BSU/Third World Liberation Front strike of 1968, and the struggle to establish Asian Americans on campus.

AAS Sponsors Climate Justice Rally

Students from AAS 213: Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions organized a Climate Justice Rally this fall semester to educate and empower fellow students about the impact of climate change on communities of color. Endorsing programs and student organizations included American Indian Studies, Latino/a Studies, Race and Resistance Studies, Critical Pacific Islands and Oceania Studies, Asian Student Union, League of Filipino Students, Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor, and South Asians For Climate Justice.

AAS Major Mariah Manibusan Named College Hood Recipient

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.

Hundreds Come to Hear MacArthur Fellows Viet Nguyen and An-My Le

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.