2012 - 2013 ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
Viet Lê lecture “Transnational Desires Or, Memory, Autobiography, Photography and Pornography"
April 1st 4:00- 5:30 pm in Daley Library conference room 1-470.
Professor Le's talk will explore issues of gender and desire in contemporary Southeast Asia, including his boy bang/ gang bandseries and recent retro sci fi project--Love Bang!--a sexperimental art music video. You can see Love Bang! herehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OSgRuFnbgM, an interview with Viet at http://diacritics.org/2012/love-bang, and some of his previous work at www.vietle.net.
ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES EXPO
Monday, April 8, 4-6 p.m.
Room 302 (Tower), Student Center East
The Asian American Studies Expo features our undergraduate students and celebrates their accomplishments. It showcases exhibits from Asian American Studies classes in food, sexuality, globalization, literature, and more. Recipients of the ASAM Undergraduate Research Grant (funded by the AANAPISI grant), for critical and creative work, will present their research in a variety of forms and fields, from stop-motion animation to anthropological research, children's health books, photography, and video. The ASAM Community Engagement Project will also exhibit its work and the graduating minors will be celebrated. Come join us to celebrate the Asian American Studies Program's vibrant community of students, faculty, and staff.
Refreshments will be served.
Anida Yoeu Ali: Generation Return: Art + Justice Post-Genocide and Post-9/11
(cosponsored with Columbia College and UIC partners: Asian Studies, AARCC, International Studies)
Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
HAUS @ Quincy Wong Center
623 South Wabash Ave, Chicago IL
THE SMALL DARK ROOM
Date: April 25, 2013
Time: 4:30PM to 6:30PM
Location: UIC James Stukel Center Auditorium
More info soon.
PREVIOUS 2013 EVENTS
WHEN FINE IS REALLY NOT FINE, PART III
Date: March 14, 2013
Time: 11:30AM to 1:30PM
Location: UIC Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center, 803 S. Morgan St., Lecture Center B2
The UIC Asian American Studies Program (ASAM) has planned an interactive dialogue on Asian American mental health issues in collaboration with the Asian American Suicide Prevention Initiative (AASPI) and the UIC Counseling Center. The event’s three goals are:
- to create a safe space for students, allies, faculty/staff, and service providers, to talk about mental health issues.
- to come together to learn, support, and find ways to remove the stigma around the issues of mental illness and suicide.
- to provide opportunities for learning, interaction, and healing.
For additional informational information, contact Priyang Baxi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Rooshey Hasnain (email@example.com)
5TH ANNUAL KNOWLEDGE BOWL
The Asian American Studies Program cordially invites you to submit teams to compete in our fifth annual Knowledge Bowl! Demonstrate your knowledge of Asian American culture, film, literature and more, and win a unique Asian-themed gift basket of delicious food and awesome items!
Tuesday, March 12, 4-6 p.m.
Cardinal Room, Student Center East
Featuring Brandon Lee, UIC alum and honorary ASAM minor as MC, with special performances by Joe Gatuz AND Catharina Kywe!
TEAM APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 1, 2013
Any four students can form a team to compete.
Please e-mail Mary Anne Mohanraj, firstname.lastname@example.org, for a copy of the application form.
BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES: LAURA SACHIKO FUGIKAWA
"Domestic Containment: a Comparative Analysis of Midcentury Japanese American Resettlement and American Indian Urban Relocation"
Laura Sachiko Fugikawa currently teaches in Asian American Studies and Gender and Women Studies at UIC. She holds a doctoral degree in American Studies and Ethnicity with a certificate in Gender Studies from the University of Southern California (2011). In 2011- 2012, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Monday, January 28, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
University Hall 850, 601 S. Morgan, Chicago
Light refreshments will be served; RSVP appreciated (but not required) to email@example.com. Free and open to the public.
NEW ASAM COURSES
We've added new courses to our curriculum for Spring 2013.
ASAM Undergraduate Research / Arts Grants Program for 2012-2013
The UIC Asian American Studies Program is pleased to announce the ASAM Undergraduate Research / Arts Grants Program for 2012-2013. These competitive grants, of up to $1000, are designed to facilitate and encourage Asian American and Pacific Islander students to pursue independent research and/or creative-arts projects about and with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. A total of up to twenty grants will be awarded on a merit basis. Projects that have a Chicagoland and/or Midwest component will be prioritized in order to encourage local and community-engaged work. Awardees will be supervised by a faculty mentor, and must demonstrate adequate progress to receive full funding. Awardees will be required to present their completed projects at the 2013 ASAM Expo in April to share their work with the broader UIC community.More info and grant application.
ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES LGBTQ HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS
1) BROWN BAG & ASAM FALL MIXER
Monday, October 8, 2012: UH 850, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
12:30 - 1:30: "Arbitrary Passions" -- In May 2007, during the cease-fire, Professor Mary Anne Mohanraj travelled to her homeland of Sri Lanka with her ex-girlfriend; join us for a presentation and discussion of her new memoir exploring love, monogamy, and nationalism.
1:30 - 2:30: Meet the ASAM faculty, grad students and staff at our fall mixer!
RSVP to Mary Anne Mohanraj; firstname.lastname@example.org
Light refreshments will be served.
2) MARGARET CHUNG LEGACY WALK
Interested students, staff, and faculty who would like to go to the public streetscape portion of the Inaugural Dedication of 2012 inductees for the Legacy Walk to see the plaque for Margaret Chung and the other 2012 inductees, please contact Prof. Laura Fugikawa <email@example.com> by October 7. For more information about the Legacy Walk, see
Judy Wu, author of Doctor Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards: The Life of a Wartime Celebrity, at UIC on October 11 for ASAM's Fall Lecture Series.
The Asian American Studies Program's Fall Lecture Series proudly presents:
Prof. Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Associate Professor of History, "Eldridge Cleaver Goes to Pyongyang, Hanoi, and Peking: Third World Internationalism and American Orientalism"
Description: In the summer of 1970, Black Panther leaders Eldridge Cleaver and Elaine Brown traveled to North Korea, the People's Republic of China, and North Viet Nam as part of the United States People's Anti-Imperialist Delegation. The 11-person group included representatives from a cross-section of American radicalism, including the Black liberation, the antiwar, the women's liberation, the alternative media, and the Asian American movements. This presentation examines the goals, experiences, and perceptions of these travelers and proposes the concept of "radical orientalism" to conceptualize the political inspiration that socialist Asia offered to American activists of the 1960s and 1970s.
Prof. Wu: Judy Tzu-Chun Wu is associate professor of History and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University. She is the author of Dr. Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards: The Life of a Wartime Celebrity (California, 2005) and the forthcoming work, Radicals on the Road: Internationalism, Orientalism, and Feminism (Cornell 2013). She is currently researching a political biography of Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first congress woman of color.
Date and Location: October 11, 12-1 pm, Institute for the Humanities.
701 South Morgan, Lower Level / Stevenson Hall Chicago, IL 60607-7040
Free and Open to the Public
For more information and RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIC AANAPISI Initiative
UIC Department of History, and
UIC Institute for the Humanities
This event is sponsored by the UIC AANAPISI Initiative, which is fully
funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Asian American and Native
American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program.
NOVEMBER BROWN BAG
Monday, November 11, 2012: UH 850, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Speaker TBD.
Previous 2012 Events
UIC's Asian American Studies Program proudly presents CAN, A documentary Film by Pearl J. Park
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
His name is Can Truong, but mental illness is only part of his story. Coming from a culture where only 12% of those with mental illness are willing to mention it to a friend or relative, Can is now one of the few Asian Americans willing to talk about the other battle ---
---the battle against the stigma and silencing shame with which many Asian Americans view mental illness, including Can’s own parents and friends.
Please join the filmmaker and producer Pearl J. Park at both screenings and a panel of speakers on September 25 and 26 to discuss the film and the ways we can address mental health issues. (Download flyer)
For full program details and registration, please click on the following link: http://candocumentary.eventbrite.com
UIC's Asian American Studies Program proudly presents KIN-ETIC: Activating Asian American Students in Civic-Community Life
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 10:15 AM to 2:00 PM
KIN-ETIC is a community-campus partnership that will bring students, faculty/staff, community organizers, activists, and other leaders together to engage in civic-community projects centered on the needs and strengths of Chicago’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. (Download flyer; download full program.)
For full program details and registration, please click on the following link: http://kin-etic.eventbrite.com/
BROWN BAG: "Collective Historicizing with Filipino Communities in Chicago," Professor Anna Guevarra
March 8, 2012: IRRPP, 12 - 1 p.m.
330 CUPPA Hall, 412 S. Peoria St.
RSVP to Meg King @ email@example.com
BROWN BAG: "Engaging Filipinos in Chicago through Collective Historicizing: A community-based research with AFIRE and CIRCA-Pintig"
Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE)
March 14, 2012: 110 CUPPA, 12 p.m.
ASAM BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES: Tania Unzueta: "Sample of a Lesson Plan on Immigration"
This lesson plan is designed for junior or senior high school students in a social studies, civics, or history class. It is an exploration of the experiences of undocumented immigrant youth living in the United States (U.S.), with a focus on Asian-American youth and Chicago.
March 16, 12 - 1:30; UH 850
RSVP requested to firstname.lastname@example.org; lunch will be served.
ASAM's brown bag colloquium series takes place every second Friday of the month from 12 - 1:30 p.m. (bring your own lunch!), where faculty, staff, and students present and lead a discussion on their research. More info
FILM: PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
Film screening of the new documentary film, "Precious Knowledge: Arizona's Battle over Ethnic Studies," followed by a discussion with producer Eren McGinnis and Tucson public-school teacher Jose Gonzales.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
LECTURE: "Chinese Chicago: Race, Transnational Migration, and Community since 1870" by Professor Huping Ling
Friday, March 30, 10 - 11 a.m.
208 Burnham Hall
A leading scholar in Asian American studies, Executive Editor of Journal of Asian American Studies, and award-winning author of eleven books and over one hundred articles, Professor Huping Ling of Truman State University will present her newly published book Chinese Chicago: Race, Transnational Migration and Community since 1870 (Stanford University Press, 2012), from the three Moy brothers in the 1870s to the present Chinese Chicagoland. In her presentation, Ling will highlight the differences between the Midwest and coastal Asian American history.
PANEL DISCUSSION: Surprising Revelations about Asian American and Pacific Islander College Students
A panel discussion on:
- National research from the new book, "Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education," by Drs. Doris Ching (University of Hawai'i at Manoa), Anna Gonzalez (University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), and Robert Teranishi (New York University)
- Campus research and preliminary analysis of the 2011 AANAPISI Demographic Survey of Asian
American and Pacific Islander Students at UIC by Dr. Sharon S. Lee (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Thursday, April 5, 2012
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
African American Cultural Center (Addams Hall 207)
Refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Amina Chaudri, email@example.com
CHANDRA TALPADE MOHANTY
ASAM Spring Lecture Series is pleased to present:
Chandra Talpade Mohanty, "Neoliberal Academies, Insurgent Knowledges, and Pedagogies of Dissent: Reflections on Anti-Racist Feminist Practice"
Location: Student Center East, Room 302, Univ. of IL at Chicago
750 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607
Date: April 26, 2012, 4 p.m., lecture to be followed by a reception.
Free and open to the public.
Chandra Talpade Mohanty is Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Dean’s Professor of the Humanities at Syracuse University. Her work focuses on transnational feminist theory, anti-capitalist feminist praxis, anti-racist education, and the politics of knowledge. Full bio and more information here.