Advancing Our Legacy - 2016 Annual Fundraising Dinner
Friday, October 28, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Please join the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program for its 3rd Annual Fundraising Dinner to advance the legacy of AAADS.
Dale Minami, Esq.
Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP and Co-Founder, Asian Law Caucus
Viet Thanh Nguyen
2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction and Berkeley Alumnus
Please RSVP by October 21, 2016. Onsite registration thereafter.
You may also RSVP by mail and no Eventbrite fees will be assessed if you pay by check. Your contributions will be added to:
The endowment for Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Fund (Fund #W8199)
The Elaine H. Kim Korean American Studies Fund (Fund #N7149)*
The Helen Mineta Fund for Asian American Student Development (Fund #N7406)*
*Your gifts to these funds will be added toward establishment of these endowments. If minimum endowment levels are not reached by their deadlines, these contributions will be expended for the purposes intended by each fund.
Please make checks payable to "UC Berkeley Foundation" and indicate the fund number on the memo line. Please mail checks to:
AAADS Program, Ethnic Studies Department
506 Barrows Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2570
You can also select a specific fund when paying through Eventbrite by adding one of the options under "Additional Items."
Contributions made at the Promoter level and above, received by October 21, 2016, will be recognized in the printed program.
If you cannot attend, please consider donating to our program: http://aaads.berkeley.edu/
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AAADS 50th Anniversary Campaign
Three years from now, in Fall 2019, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies (AAADS), will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding at the University of California, Berkeley. It was in 1969 that our program, along with African American, Chicano/Latino, and Native American Studies, was established within a new Department of Ethnic Studies. As a result of student and community activism, hitherto neglected experiences and contributions of racial minorities began to be recognized and studied in American institutions of higher learning.
Since that time, AAADS has produced and disseminated knowledge about the histories, cultures, and communities of diverse groups such as Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and more recently, Muslim Americans. Degree programs have prepared numerous students to be civic and political leaders, scholars and teachers, artists and cultural critics, and socially aware citizens across the nation.
We are proud of what AAADS has accomplished, but much remains to be done. To ensure our program’s continued growth, relevance, and vibrancy for generations to come, we are launching a fundraising campaign. Please join us in this worthy cause.
The Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies (AAADS) Program, one of the programs under the Department of Ethnic Studies, is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of historical and contemporary experiences of Asian-ancestry groups in local, national, and global contexts. Asian American is a pan-ethnic term designating a racialized population made up of various groups of Asian ancestry, and encompassing both the foreign-born and the U.S.-born.
Founded in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Asian American Studies program centered on domestic U.S. concerns. Today, while we continue to participate in a national effort to strengthen the political, economic, and cultural representation of people of color in American life, we extend our commitment to diasporic and transnational concerns.
Please visit our website for more information: http://aaads.berkeley.edu/
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