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Asian American Studies 10th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, May 10th
8:00pm – 10:00pm
At Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

Featuring performances by:
David Mura
Ed Bok Lee
May Lee-Yang
Juliana Pegues
Ananya Dance Theatre
Minnesota Motion (UMN Student Dance Collective)
Light From Heaven (Cambodian Orchestra and Dance Troupe)
and a film by Melissa Vang

Free and Open to the Public

Asian American Studies is celebrating 10 years of scholarship, community, and progress.

It has been an incredible year of discussions, of learning, and making new friends.

We are ending the year with a celebration and you are invited!

So much of our programming these past 10 years were possible because of the support from our U of MN friends and the community. Through these collaborative efforts, Asian American Studies and its partners have implemented truly impactful programs like Asian American Partners for Tomorrow (Asian American College Day, mentorship pipeline workshops at local high schools) and our speakers series.

On May 10, 2014, Asian American Studies invites the community to celebrate with us at Intermedia Arts. Because Asian American Studies was made possible through the efforts of scholars, students, and community members (parents, artists, organizers, business owners, etc.), we felt it necessary to have our event off campus featuring some of the artists who were part of that movement 10 years ago.

Along with remarks by our award-winning faculty we have an incredible line-up of Asian American artists — emerging and established — to grace the stage and the space with their words, their music, their movements, and their energies!

The 10 Year Anniversary Celebration is co-sponsored by our friends at the Immigration History and Research Center and Archives; Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies; GLBTA Programs Office and the Steven J. Schochet Endowment for GLBT Studies; and the Women's Center.


Asian American Studies 10th Anniversary Series

"Reproductive Justice and the Asian American Pacific Islander Community" with Miriam Yeung, Executive Director, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
"Immigration and Ethnic History 1963-2013: A Personal Survey" with Roger Daniels, Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of History, University of Cincinnati

Hmong Across Borders Conference

"Kung Fu Zombies vs Cannibals" Performance, Reception & Discussion with playwright Saymoukda Vongsay and Mu Performing Arts

"We are here...: Representations of Transnationalism Among Asian/Pacific Islander Americans" with Tom Sarmiento, Stephen Suh, and Yuan Ding

"War, Genocide, & Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work" with Cathy Schlund-Vials, Associate Professor, English & Asian American Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs

"Cold War Clint: How Asia Made a Hollywood Icon and How He Imagined Asia" with Tak Fujitani, Professor of History and Director, Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, University of Toronto

"Aloha America: Hula Circuits as Alternative Archives" with Adria Imada, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego

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