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February 2018

Chandni Kumar Annual Lecture on Asian Americans and Activism

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Susquehanna Hall 1120

Please join us for the inaugural Chandni Kumar Annual Lecture featuring Darakshan Raja, founder and co-director of Justice For Muslims Collective. Raja's talk will describe the collective's work in building power and leaders within Washington, DC-area communities most impacted by US interventions abroad and Islamophobia at home. Thursday, February 15 5:30pm-6:30pm, Susquehanna Hall 1120 Reception to follow at AAST Office, Susquehanna Hall 2117 RSVP: go.umd.edu/xrg

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October 2017

No Muslim Ban Ever: History and Solidarity | Film screening and dialogue with Holly Yasui

October 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Holly Yasui is the daughter of Minoru Yasui, the first Japanese American lawyer in Oregon who challenged the incarceration orders of Japanese Americans during World War II. Join us for the screening of Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice, followed by a dialogue between Holly Yasui and community activists about the lessons of history and the imperative of solidarity on the day that Muslim Ban 3.0 is expected to go into effect. This event is part…

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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

October 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AAST and MICA for this special screening for the Peabody Award-Winning documentary about the life of renowned civil rights activist and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs. Please RSVP here

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September 2017

Roots and Routes: the Nation of Islam

September 28, 2017 @ 1:10 pm - 2:30 pm
1215 Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center

Instructor Sylvia Chan-Malik (American Studies/Women's and Gender Studies/Asian American Studies at Rutgers University) will be teaching an open class on the history and presence of Islam in the United States, as well as the construction and evolution of U.S. Muslim identity, community, and culture. The class will take place on September 28, 2017 from 1:10 pm to 2:30 pm in 1215 Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center. Be sure to RSVP here!

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April 2017

Jon Jang: a Lecture-Performance at UMBC

April 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UMBC Music Box, PAHB 151

Join us for the inaugural event of UMBC’s Asian & Asian American Faculty & Staff Council A Lecture and Performance with Musician-Activist Jon Jang Thursday • 6 April 2017 • 6:30PM UMBC Music Box • PAHB 151 Free and open to the public Information: theo@umbc.edu Lecture: "The Sounds of Struggle: Music from the Black Liberation Movement of the 1960s to the Asian American Movement of the 1980s" Composer/pianist/public intellectual/political activist Jon Jang reflects on his early years from learning about…

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February 2017

TEDxUMD – Mimi Khúc: The Revolution is in the Heart

February 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dear AAST Students: We invite you to attend the TEDxUMD event on February 18, 2017 from 1-6pm. One of the featured speakers is AAST instructor Dr. Mimi Khuc (speaking at 4:20pm). For more information, please visit the TEDxUMD website. Mimi Khúc: The Revolution is in the Heart We know that much of how we think comes from what we encounter and learn from our social environment. Knowledge as deeply socialized. But what about our feelings? Are our feelings our own…

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September 2016

K-Pop Confidential: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About K-Pop

September 22, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Benjamin Banneker Room (Stamp 2212)

Join Dr. Crystal Anderson from Longwood University for a talk on little-known aspects of the K-Pop (Korean Pop Music) genre, including how K-Pop relates to African American and Asian American identity and culture. Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:30PM - 1:45PM Benjamin Banneker Room (Stamp 2212) See Facebook Event

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