In 2012, Timothy Yu published a short article titled “Has Asian American Studies Failed?” In it, he argued that—although Asian American Studies is now an established academic field—it has largely failed “in our goal of shifting the racial discourse around Asians in the United States.” He stated that Asian Americanists needed to take their work to the public: to be advocates and “cultural first responders” who popularized the field’s insights. Now that seven years have passed, it is time for us to take stock. What has changed, and what hasn’t? The three-day conference taking place Fri Nov 8 – Sun Nov 10 at University of Pennsylvania will seek to answer these questions.”
Panel: Eric Hung, Victoria Huynh, Joe X. Jiang
Emma Stone (working title) is a collaboratively created solo-performance by Daniel Park and Dean Rawlins. Mixing stand-up comedy, performance art, and multi-media, the work creates a space in which the anger of people of color is legitimized, released, and healed.
“We Wove a Net” is a short film about what it means to grow up Asian American. Through the eyes of women in four immigrant families in southeast Michigan, we unpack the stories that are told in our communities about coming to this country.
Panel: Ted Gong and Ting-Yi Oei