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Winter 2015

Memory's WARrants

February 19

Panel Speakers: Dr. Viet Le and Phi Hong Su

Fall 2014

Weglyn Lecture Series: Social Justice and Identity Politics

October 28

Panel Speakers: Phil Yu and Dan Mathews

Spring 2014

Asian Americans in Higher Education

April 29

Panel Speakers: Doris Ching, Anna Gonzalez, Henry Gee, Bob Suzuki

Asian American Literature

April 29

Panel Speakers: Gary Pak, Andrew Lam

Women in Motion: Border exchanges at the intersections of home and diaspora, the global and the local, urban and rural

April 18

Panel Speakers: Fatima Sadiqi

Winter 2014

Asian American in Film, Food, and Marketing

March 4

Panel Speakers: Shilpa Dave, Robert Ku, Bill Imada

Indigenity in Motion: Impact of and Response to Globalization by Indigenous Communities in the Americas, North Africa, and Pacific Islands.

February 26

Panel Speakers: Fatima Sadiqi

Day of Remembrance: Commemorating the Japanese American Internment

February 18

Panel Speakers: Dr. Franklin Odo, Dr. Cathy Schlund-Vials, Dr. Steven Shiematsu

Spring 2009


Multiracial Relations, Identities and Communities

Date: April 7, 2009, 1:00-3:00PM
Location: Cal Poly Pomona, Bronco Student Center – Ursa Major, BSC
Open and free to the public!


Dr. Rudy Gueverra, Assistant Professor of Asian Pacific American Studies at Arizona State University

Dr. Jon Okamura, Associate Professor of Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Dr. Caroline Streeter, Assistant Professor for the Department of English and Center for African Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles

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Years of Infamy Read Aloud during Nation Library Week

Thursday April 16, 2009 – ALL DAY

All Day Marathon Read Aloud: Years of infamy : the untold story of America’s concentration camps by Michi Weglyn

Venue -Seminar Room
Leader/ Moderator-Christine Thomas
Audience – Everyone

For the complete schedule, download the National Library Week Schedule 09 (PDF)

Filipino Diasora Speakers

Panel on Filipino Diaspora

Date: May 14, 2009
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Reception following at 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Centaurus Room, Bronco Student Center – Cal Poly Pomona


Dr. Augusto Espiritu, Associate Professor of History at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Martin Manalansan, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Download: Filipino Diaspora Flyer (PDF)

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Winter 2009

remembering michi

Remembering Michi Nishiura Weglyn

Date: January 29, 2009, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Cal Poly Pomona, Bronco Student Center – Ursa Minor
A Tribute to An Amazing Legacy of Social Justice and Peace

Phil Nash, Esq., Writer, lawyer, professor, and close friend of Michi Weglyn
Dr. Franklin Odo, Director of Smithsonian Asian Pacific American program
Dr. Bob Suzuki, President emeritus Cal Poly Pomona
Sharon Yamato, Writer, biographer, and filmmaker and
Nancy Kapitanoff, Producer, writer, director, and creative artist

Followed by a special evening with 3-time Grammy Award winner for Best Hawaiian Music, Daniel Ho joined by lead members of the award-winning smooth jazz band Kilauea – Randy

Drake (drums) and Steve Billman (bass). Daniel shares his dynamic fusion of Hawaiian aesthetic, smooth jazz, and alternative folk.
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Special guest:
Nani Edgar (hula). Cal Poly Pomona Recital Hall, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.

For more information contact: Dr. Mary Yu Danico at 909-869-3115 or email at 

daniel ho flyer

A Special Evening with DANIEL HO & FRIENDS

Three-time Grammy Award Winner and two-time Nominee

Thursday January 29, 2008
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Recital Hall, Cal Poly Pomona

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Space is limited! Please RSVP as soon as possible to ensure a seat!

To RSVP: Please download and fill out the invitation:

Remembering Michi Weglyn Invitation + RSVP (PDF)

For tickets and additional information, please contact:

Dr. Mary Yu Danico
Interim Director of the Weglyn Endowed Chair
Phone: 909-869-3115

Passing Poston

Passing Poston Documentary Screening

Documentary Passing Poston – followed by Q&A with survivors of internment.

Speakers: Mary Higashi, Ruth Okimoto,
Leon Uyeda, and Kiyo Sato

Date: February 17, 2009
Time: 1:00 - 3:00PM
Location: Cal Poly Pomona, Bronco Student Center – Ursa Major AB
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Fall 2008

Divided Poster

Film screening of Divided We Fall

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
1:00-3:00 PM
Ursa Major AB  

The DWF Campaign is a people-fueled national movement to create deep community dialogue about racism, religion, and healing in the aftermath of Sept. 11th.


Speakers on Critical Issues Facing Election 2008

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Video: Critical Issues Facing Election 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008
1:00-3:00 PM
Ursa Major B

Dr. Reginald Daniel, Professor of Sociology, at UC Santa Barbara
Kate Kendell, Esq. Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Faces in America

Faces in America

Performed by Will & Company

Thursday November 6, 2008
1:00 – 3:00pm
Ursa Major AB

Co-sponsored by MultiCultural Council and Office of Sudent Life & Cultural Centers

For additional information please contact:
Dr. Mary Yu Danico, Interim Director of the Weglyn Endowed Chair
909-869-3115 or