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Fall 2018

October 16

Does my Voice Matter? The Paradox of the American Dream

Panel Speakers:

            Melina Abdullah, Professory at Cal State University of Los Angeles

            Jorge Guiterrez, Trans Queer Liberation Movement

            Chris Lapining, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles 

Fall 2017 

Nocember 9

OutRun Screening and Q&A

OutRun film screening in the BSC, followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.

Winter 2015

February 19 

Memory's WARrants

Panel Speakers: Dr. Viet Le and Phi Hong Su

Fall 2014

October 28  

Weglyn Lecture Series: Social Justice and Identity Politics

Panel Speakers: Phil Yu and Dan Mathews

Winter 2014

Feburary 18

Day of Remembrance: Commemorating the Japanese American Internment

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


Feburary 26

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

Panel Speakers: Fatima Sadiqi


March 4 

Asian American in Film, Food, and Marketing

Panel Speakers: Shilpa Dave, Robert Ku, Bill Imada  

Spring 2014

April 18 

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

Panel Speakers: Fatima Sadiqi


April 29

Asian Americans in Higher Education

Panel Speakers: Doris Ching, Anna Gonzalez, Henry Gee, Bob Suzuki Panel Speakers: Gary Pak, Andrew Lam


April 29

Asian American Literature

Panel Speakers: Gary Pak, Andrew Lam 

Winter 2009

January 29 

Remembering Michi Nishiura Weglyn

A Tribute to An Amazing Legacy of Social Justice and Peace


January 29

A Special Evening with DANIEL HO & FRIENDS

Three-time Grammy Award Winner and two-time Nominee


February 17 

Passing Poston Documentary Screening

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

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

Spring 2009

April 7 

Multiracial Relations, Identities, and Communities

Panel Speakers:

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


April 16 

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



May 14 

Panel on Filipino Diaspora

Panel Speakers:

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)

Fall 2008 Events

October 30 

Speakers on Critical Issues Facing Election 2008

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


 November 4 

Film screening of Divided We Fall

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.  


November 6

Faces in America

Performed by Will & Company

Co-sponsored by Multicultural Council and Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers