In the moment of Black Lives Matter, Latinx immigrant rights, Standing Rock Indigenous water rights, the #MeToo movement and other social struggles, Asian American activism remains virtually unseen.
A multi-campus symposium at UC Santa Barbara seeks to make visible some of the most vibrant community organizing occurring in California and beyond.
A collaboration among the Asian American studies departments at UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis and the Asian American Studies Center at UCLA, the symposium is slated for Thursday and Friday, Jan. 24 and 25, in the campus’s MultiCultural Center.
She is convening the event — titled “Contemporary Asian American Activism & Intergeneration Perspectives: An Activist-Scholar Symposium” — with Robyn Rodriguez, a professor of Asian American studies at UC Davis.
“Based on the public symposium and internal discussions, we are developing an edited volume that examines Asian American activism,” Fujino said.