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AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Winter 2015 Lecture (2/9/2015)



The Pacific Challenge Lecture Series Winter 2015 Lecture (2/17/2015)



The Pacific Challenge Lecture Series Inaugural Lecture (11/5/2014)

The Lecture Series, cosponsored by AAAS and Latin American Studies Program will commence its program by a lecture on Chinese migration to the Americas during the 19th and 20th centuries.



The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Fall 2014 Lecture (10/29/14)

The Fall 2014 Lecture will be delieverd by Arthur Dong, the renowned Chinese American filmmaker and author Dr. Jun Xing, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, will give a response.





AAAS to Cosponsor A Decade of Change: Asian Pacific America from 2003-2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | 7pm
Chinese American Museum | 425 N. Los Angeles St. | Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Chinese American Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary by reflecting on events, challenges, and achievements within Asian Pacific America during the past decade.  We invite you to join us as community members look back at events, community issues and policies that have impacted our communities in recent history.


The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Spring 2014 Lecture (5/14/14)

"Serving Food Justice: Civic Learning and Asian American Community" is a symposium co-hosted by AAAS and its community partner, the Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA). Kyle Tsukahira, AAAS alumni and APIOPA Project Specialist, and six AAAS students will discuss their collaboration and their research project, Culturally Relevant Produce and Community Supported Agriculture for Asian America. The symposium will be held on May 14th, 11:45am-1:00pm, at University Student Union, Los Angeles Room. Please forward the flyer to anyone who might be interested!

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AAAS to Co-host State Controller John Chiang's Speaking Event (April 10, 3-4:30pm, Golden Eagle Ballroom, CSULA)

State controller John Chiang will give a speech on student leadership and financial literacy on April 10th (3-4:30pm, Golden Eagle Ballroom). The event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to forward the flyer to anyone who might be interested!


A Korean Cultural Ideology: Rye (3/6/14)

A talk by Dr. Chan-Hie Kim, Professor Emeritus at Claremont School of Theology
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 3:20PM—4:00PM, Fine Arts 321

RYE is one of the most fundamental concepts, a key to understand how social life in Korea is organized. Professor Chan-Hie Kim explores the historical origin of the ideology and how this is practiced in daily lives of the people in Korea.


The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Winter 2014 Lecture (2/10/14)

"Oral History & Asian American Experience" is a symposium cosponsored by Asian & Asian American Studies Program (NSS) and Pacific Rim Institute (CCOE) of CSULA, Chinese American Museum, and Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. Four distinguished speakers, Dr. Francisco Balderrama (Professor of History and Chicano Studies, CSULA), Suellen Chang (author of Chinese Americans in Los Angeles), Tram Le (Associate Director of Vietnamese American Oral History Project, UC Irvine), and Dr. Gay Yuen (President, Chinese American Museum Board of Directors, Professor of language and literacy, CSULA), will present their research on oral history and oral history projects.


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“A Chinese Woman's Nine Burials: The Making of Historical Monuments and Public Memories” (11/6)

Dr. Hu Ying, Professor of Chinese Literature will present her research of China's first feminist Qiu Jin and her legacy on Nov 6 (6:30-7:30, KH-B2012). This event is cohosted by AAAS and Women's, Genders and Sexualities Studies Program.

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AAAS Students Coffee Social Party, 10/17

You are invited to a Meet Your Fellow Students Coffee (+tea+cookies+fruits) Social! We are giving away two Amazon $50 gift cards at the end of the party!

Where: King Hall C-4073A
Date: Thursday Oct 17, 2013
Time: 3:15-4:15pm

Please RSVP at



“Remembering: Los Angeles Chinese American Massacre 1871” (10/24)

AAAS is cosponsoring the event at the Chinese American Museum to commemorate the LA Chinese American Massacre.

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The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Fall 2013 Lecture (10/29/13)

"Speak Up: Domestic Violence in API Communities" is a symposium dedicated to Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is cosponsored by AAAS and our community partner Center for the Pacific Asian Family.

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Critical Reflections on the Writing of Yell- Oh Girls! by Vickie Nam (6/4)

Vickie edited an anthology, YELL-Oh Girls! Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American (HarperCollins). The book tour occasioned community gatherings in which students, educators, and community organizers across the U.S. engaged in critical dialogues about the social, political, and cultural issues facing Asian American youth. Vickie serves on the advisory board member of LA-based WriteGirl and conducts a workshop series at UC Santa Cruz that combines media, literature, and creative process painting; both reflect her dedication to empowering Asian American girls and women through mentoring and creative self-expression. Currently, she teaches psychology at CSU Monterey Bay and lives in Santa Cruz, CA, with her partner. (flyer link:


Indonesians in Southern California:  Culture and Community (5/21)

As a founding member of the Indonesian American Business Council, vice president of the Indonesian Chinese American Association, and publisher of Indonesia Media, Dr. Ibrahim Irawan is an active member in the Indonesian community in Southern California.  Through his experience, he will present his knowledge of the culture and community of Indonesians in Southern California.
May 21, 2013 – 1:30-3:10pm – King Hall D 2074
For more information, please contact Dr. Ngin in Anthropology at, for a flyer of the talk, please click here.


Learning Cambodia Through Art by Sayon Syprasoeuth, 4/30

The Department of Anthropology and the Asian and Asian American Studies Program will host visual artist Mr. Sayon Syprasoeuth's lecture on his work and his involvement as an art advisor for Applied Social Research Institute of Cambodia on Tuesday, April 30, 9:50-11:30 at KH C3097, and 1:30-3:10 at KH D2074. Please click here for the event fyler.


Asian Pacific American Activists Training, 4/12-14

The AFL-CIO Organizing Institute has teamed up with the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) to hold an AFL-CIO Organizing Institute 3-Day Training.  The training will take place in Orange County, CA April 12 - 14, 2013.  This training is designed for activists of Asian descent who are interested in building power for working people.The AFL-CIO Organizing Institute (OI) was created in the fall of 1989 to promote and foster union organizing.  Since then, the OI developed into a highly selective program to recruit and train a new generation of union organizers and has trained thousands of members and other activists who are committed to building power for working people all across this country.  The OI provides an intensive classroom and PAID field training program for participants looking to become union organizers.

Trainees who successfully complete the field training program are recommended by the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute to be hired by local and national unions.  Annual starting salaries range from $35,000-$40,000 with excellent benefits.

Click here for the training session flyer


LEAP 2013 Leadership In Action Program (6/17 -8/9)

Application Deadline: 3/12

Approaching its 16th year, LEAP's eight-week Leadership In Action (LIA)
Summer Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for personal
leadership development with hands-on training and exploration of the Asian
and Pacific Islander (API) nonprofit sector.

The 2013 program will be held in Los Angeles from June 17 - August 9, 2013. All interns will be paid $2,500 for the eight-week internship, placed at a nonprofit organization four days a week and receive leadership training with LEAP once a week.

Applications and information can be found at




Leadership and Professional Development Opportunity
For Asian Pacific American Youth in Los Angeles


Location: The Almansor Court: 700 S. Almansor Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Date: March 16, 2013
Time: Registration – 8am / Orientation – 8:30am / Workshop – 9-11am
Luncheon – 12noon – 3pm
Qualification: Students aged 15 to 20 with parent of Asian heritage.
Fee: $35 (includes registration, training materials, and luncheon)

Download an Application Form

International Leadership Foundation (ILF) L.A. Chapter will be hosting a half day of leadership workshop on March 16th at Almansor Court in Alhambra, located on 700 S. Almansor Street, Alhambra, CA 91801. This workshop is intended for the students from the age of 15-20, who are interested in becoming a 21st century leader. In this Leadership Training Program, students will participate in an interactive training session sponsored by the “LEAP”, the Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics.
LEAP has offered programs and workshops of varying lengths for APIs and non-APIs in all sectors. Inspired by LEAP's training, many graduates have furthered their careers, forged coalitions, and founded organizations.

Participating students will also be invited to attend the 2nd annual inauguration of ILF, LA Chapter Advisory Board. We are honored to have Howard G. Kazanjian to be our keynote speaker at the luncheon. Mr. Kazanjian is a leading filmmaker in American, respected producer, entertainment executive and author. A graduate of the film school at USC, Kazanjian is most well known for having served as executive producer on "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and producer on Star Wars "Return of the Jedi", two of the biggest films of all time.

The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) is a non-profit organization that promotes the civic involvement and economic effectiveness of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. In the past 13 years, ILF has provided scholarships and leadership training programs that prepares the young generation to become leaders in the public, business, academic, community and professional arenas. It includes the Civic Fellowship Program, Washington Leadership Program, International Exchange Program and the Young Ambassadors program. These programs offer a series of internships, lectures, seminars, and discussions on topics ranging from international business relations to public policy and the legislative process.


The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Winter 2013 Lecture (12-1:30pm, 3/13, USU LA RoomB)

Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles (Flyer)

Chinese American Museum (Los Angeles) Executive Director Dr. Michael Duchemin, Curator Steven Y. Wong, and Education Programs Maneger Michael Truong will discuss the history of Chinese Americans in Los Angeles and their effort in preserve and present such an important past.