30 Years After LA Uprising
April 29, 2022, 5:00 – 7:00 PM PST
In 1992, the L.A. Uprisings were a response to the structural racism and oppression faced by the black community. Catalyzed by a series of injustices, the uprisings highlighted tension between Black and Asian communities. 30 years later, the undocuBlack Network and NAKASEC Network are joining together for a panel reflecting upon the uprisings and looking ahead towards a future that is safe, connected, and fulfilling for us all. What does healing and solidarity mean for Black and Asian communities?
Organized by NAKASEC & UndocuBlack Network
Panelists: Greg Akili, Patrice Lawrence, Ronnie James, Jung Woo Kim, Ga Young Chung, Min Hee Cho
Contemporary Asian American Activism: A Book Talk and Panel Conversation on Building Movements for Liberation
February 28, 2022, 3:30-5 PM PST
In the struggles for prison abolition, global anti-imperialism, immigrant rights, affordable housing, environmental justice, fair labor, and more, twenty-first-century Asian American activists are speaking out and standing up to systems of oppression. Creating emancipatory futures requires collective action and reciprocal relationships that are nurtured over time and forged through cross-racial solidarity and intergenerational connections, leading to a range of on-the-ground experiences.
UndocuAPI Mixer: Empowerment Through Healing
May 20, 2021, 5:30 – 7:00 PM PST
In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage and Mental Health Awareness Month, the UC Davis AB540 and Undocumented Student Center invites you to the “UndocuAPI Mixer: Empowerment Through Healing. Partnered up with the Bulosan Center for Filipinx Studies, we will have special guests, Ju Hong from NAKASEC and Madison Villanueva from the CalState Dream Center. This is a space open to any individual who identifies as undocumented and Asian and Pacific Islander.
Seed to Asian Heritage: Rediscovering Historical Roots, Food Diversity, and Environmental Sustainability through Local Farm in Davis
May 6, 2021, 4:10-5:30 PM PST
The seed is a powerful means to connect with people, history, and identity. We use Asian seeds and vegetables to bridge Asian Americans and the Asian diaspora to their roots, memories, and community. Through a panel discussion with a local Asian American farmer, chef, and student, we discuss the meaning of Asian seed preservation, food sovereignty, and community building amid the rise of racism and xenophobia.
Hate and Healing: A Conversation on Anti-Asian Violence and Anti-Racist Coalition Building
April 9, 2021, 12-1:30 PM PST
A conversation on anti-Asian violence and anti-racist coalition building
Challenges in Teaching “Comfort Women” History in Ethnic Studies: Moving Toward Transnational and Intersectional Pedagogies for Justice
May 8, 2021, 10:15-11:45 AM PST
The speakers examines the significance and relevance of teaching the history and issues surrounding Japanese military sexual slavery accurately and sensitively through ethnic studies in K-12 and Higher Education. The 2017 California History-Social Science (H-SS) Framework includes content on “comfort women” in the 10th grade, signifying the need to learn more from this crime against humanity in relation to World War II in Asia. By providing space where people can learn, discuss, and develop their pedagogies and content collaboratively, this panel aims to make history education more just and inclusive for all. Our intended audiences vary from high school and college students, pre- and in-service teachers, academics, to local community members and social justice activists.
From Racialized Oppression to Collective Liberation: Undocumented Korean Immigrant Activism in Post 9/11 US Society
April 19, 2021, 2-4 PM Korean Time
Invited Talk in the Department of Sociology at the Jeonbuk National University, South Korea. ‘인종화된 억압을 넘어 집합적 해방으로: 9/11 이후의 미국 사회와 재미 미등록 한인 청(소)년 이민자 운동.’ 전북대학교 사회학과 BK21 사업단 특강.
January 27, 2021, 4:25 – 5:45 PM PST
Undocumented Asian and Pacific Islander Community Mixer by the UC Davis Asian AB540 and Undocumented Student Center and Asian Pacific Islander Retention Initiative