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Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 9, 2017 Date TBD
Anthony Ocampo: The Latinos of Asia
7:00 pm, Alumnae Lounge
Professor Ocampo is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State Polytechnic. He will give a campus lecture presentation of his recently released book The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race. In this book, Ocampo investigates how the legacy of Spanish colonialism in the Philippines creates many shared cultural characteristics between Filipinos (an Asian American immigrant group) and Latinos, including last names, religion, and language. In turn, these commonalities shape Filipino Americans' experience of their racial identities by "color", which he shows change depending on their social context, including the communities Filipino Americans live in, the schools and universities they attend, and people they befriend. Ultimately, The Latinos of Asia offers a window into both the racial consciousness of everyday people and the changing racial landscape of American society.
Sponsored by: Latino Studies program, Asian American Studies program, Colonialism Studies program, Asian American Center, Department of Sociology, AS&E Diversity Fund, Pluralism Initiatives

Fridays at 3 pm
Friday Tea Time
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Start House
It's Friday! Come de-stress with us.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Mele Murals Documentary Screening and Talk with filmmaker Tad Nakamura
6:00 pm, Alumnae Lounge
Mele Murals follows two famous street artists, Estria Miyashiro and John Hina, on their journeys in reconnecting with their Hawaiian culture and giving back to the community. Through the intertwining of Native Hawaiian traditions and underground graffiti, the artists begin painting murals with a local school in Waimea as a way of preserving the identities and histories of the Native Hawaiian people. The word mele is Hawaiian for song or chant; Miyashiro and HIna guide the students in translating a mele into a visual painting. The project comes to have a profound impact not only on the artists, but on the new generation of Native Hawaiians.
Sponsored by: AS&E Diversity Fund, Asian American Studies, Asian American Center, Sociology, Anthropology, Education, Art, Art History, and SMFA Student Affairs