DVAN@SFState established

DVAN@SFState opens this semester, as the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) partners with Asian American Studies. To celebrate the establishment of the DVAN center at SF State, AAS co-hosted presentations by DVAN founders, Prof. Viet Nguyen and Prof. Isabelle Pelaud.  Thi Bui, Aimee Phan, Lan Duong, and Julie Thi Underhill also gave readings.

AAS in the News

AAS faculty Prof. Russell Jeung and Prof. Valerie Soe were both profiled in news media this month. Prof. Jeung commented on the rise of racial profiling incidents surrounding the COVID-19 virus, while Prof. Soe opined on the significance of the Korean film, "Parasite," winning the Best Picture Academy award.

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.