50th Anniversary Events

(IMPORTANT: THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED, NEW DATE: TBD) Spring 2020 ASA 50th Anniversary Alumni Weekend Event 

On Saturday and Sunday, May 16th-17th, UC Davis Asian American Studies will be having their final 50th anniversary event completing the year-long project with an alumni weekend reunion. It is a two-day event held on campus.

The first day, Saturday May 16th will be held at the UC Davis Conference Center from 9am to 6pm. It iwll be comprise of plenary and breakout sessions with alumni who will share their experiences with the department and connecting it to their current careers or lives. This day will bring out the department's history, brinign out discussions on how it can grow for the next generations to come.

The second day, Sunday May 17th will be held at the UC Davis International Center from 1pm to 6pm. This is an informal, family-friendly reunion meant for socializing and connecting alumni with each other along with current ASA students, faculty, and staff. 

Location and Time: Saturday: UC Davis Conference Center 550 Alumni Ln, Davis CA 95616 (9am-6pm), Sunday: UC Davis International Center Room 1310 463 California Ave #3140, Davis, Ca 95616 (1pm-6pm).

RSVP link is coming soon. 

For more questions or additional information, please contact our program coordinator Angel at anjtruong@ucdavis.edu 

Winter 2020 The Life & Legacy of Dr. Isao Fujimoto

We launched our Isao Fujimoto exhibition on January 25th at the International House, Davis. It was an all-day event that honor Dr. Isao Fujimoto, a founding member of the Asian American Studies department and Community Development program devoted in the struggles and well-being of farm laborers and sustainable food practices around the globe. 

In addition to kicking off the exhibition on Dr. Fujimoto's work, this event brought together contemporary Asian American activists working on issues at the core of Dr. Fujimoto's work and showcased the current community-engaged commitments of Asian American Studies faculty. 

We had a great turnout, thank you to our speakers and the members of our community that attended. For those interested in the Isao exhibition, it will be at the International House until February 21st. 

Please look forward and stay tuned for next quarter! We will finish the year with our alumni reunion event on May 16th-17th. 

Fall 2019 Asian American Studies The Field and Its Future Symposium 

On November 16th, though this symposium, we kicked off the UC Davis Asian American Studies Department's 50th anniversary commemoration and celebration!

The all-day event started with a panel of notable Asian American Studies, UC Davis alumni who have pursued careers in education whether it is as scholars, K-12 teachers, student affairs professionals, and the like. 

Moreover, the event later convened ASA advocates and educators in the K-12 system, community colleges and CSUs within the greater Sacramento region and beyond to deepen discussions of topics raised at the CA Senate Select Committee on API Affairs 2017 hearing on the "Status of Asian American Studies in Higher Education". 

Thank you all who participated in this event!