50th Anniversary Events

2nd Hart Hall Community Circle

On Wednesday July 15, Hart Hall held their 2nd virtual community circle. The circle invited Hart Hall faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members to continue our discussion on building solidarity during these unprecedented times. The theme was "Reflecting on our Past, Envisioning our Future" where each Ethnic Studies department shared their hixtories. We then collectively discussed possible steps to take to move forward and continue the discussion. Thank you to everyone who joined!


Hart Hall Community Circle 

On Thursday June 11th, Hart Hall held a virtual community circle. The circle invited Hart Hall faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members as we are again facing unprecedented times in our society from COVID-19 to police violence that affects People of Color communities disproportionately. With this year being the Ethnic Studies departments 50th anniversary, the event allowed us to come together to discuss the current events and strategies to move forward in solidarity and strength. We thank everyone who showed up and hope to continue these conversations. 


Spring 2020 ASA 50th Anniversary Alumni Weekend Event (CANCELLED)

This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We will update accordingly. 

The ASA department hopes everyone is safe and well. In light of COVID-19, the department has decided to postponed our 50th Anniversary May Alumni Weekend event. The event was originally on May 16th-17th. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will inform more updates in regards to the event in the nearby future. Thank you all for your support for ASA!


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 and major portions are viewable on our website

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!