Actions and Detail Panel
FROM RESEARCH TO RESISTANCE: AAPI ACTIVIST SCHOLAR & COMMUNITY LEADER CON...
Wed, April 12, 2017, 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM PDT
Join AAPI community leaders in Portland & educators from the Association for Asian American Studies conference in dialogue, as a means for bridging community, research, & policy. The day will end with an optional walking tour of the Jade District or screening of "Mele Murals" with filmaker Tad Nakamura, followed by a "Serve the People" Book Talk with author Karen Ishizuka and Reception.
The event is free. All are welcome. Space is limited.
Register by Monday, April 10, 2017
Sponsors: Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, AAPI Policy Research Consortium, University of Maryland Asian American Studies Program and Resource Center, AAAS Social Sciences Section
9:30 – 10:00 - Registration and continental breakfast
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Program to Include:
10:00 – 10:15 – Opening Remarks and Welcome
Joseph Lyons Santos, APANO
Melany De La Cruz-Viesca, UCLA AASC & AAPI Policy Research Consortium
Scot Nakagawa, ChangeLab
10:15 - 11:15 - AAPI Activism in Portland
APANO and community partners briefing of activism in Portland and AAPI community issues and campaigns (e.g. Pacific Islander Health, Anti Displacement work, Civic engagement, racial justice organizing)
Moderator: Joseph Lyons Santos
David Anitok (CANN), Jenny Kim (KAC), Karn Saetang (APANO and NAKASEC)
11:15 - 12:30 Collaboration for Activism, Mobilization and Resistance
Bridging community and university - Panel presentation and discussion on community campus activism, participatory action research projects, democratizing Ethnic Studies in high schools, impacts of executive orders on Muslim, Arab and South Asian American (MASA) communities, dismantling of Affordable Care Act, roll back of consumer protections.
Moderator: Lisa Hasegawa
Robyn Rodriguez, UC Davis Asian American Studies Department
Paul Watanabe, University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Asian American Studies
Other speakers TBD
12:30 - 1:30 Networking Lunch – Lunch provided. Option to have lunch with breakout group leaders.
1:30 - 3:00 Research to Resistance - Where do we go from here? Breakout strategy groups
1:30 – 1:45 Resisting Trumpism - Remarks by Soya Jung
1:45 – 2:30 Breakout Groups
1. Organizing defense & resistance – Sanctuary Cities – Soya Jung
2. Role of Arts and cultural organizers/Role of Social Media - Tad Nakamura Asian American Documentary Network & Candace Kita, APANO/Cultural Work & Development Coordinator
3. Democratizing K-12 Education, Educational Justice – Jeanice Chieng, APANO/Policy Manager
4. The Lack of Asian American Leadership in Higher Education & Impact on Asian American Studies - Joyce Moy, CUNY Asian and Asian American Research Institute
5. Threats to Census 2020 – Dan Ichinose
6. Connecting Asian American Studies to Advocacy and Policy – Melany and Paul W.
2:30 – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 – 3:30 PM Reportbacks
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Walking tour of Jade District *OR* Screening of Mele Murals at Canton Grill Banquet Room
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Community Reception and Book Reading at Canton Grill Banquet Room
5:45 PM Welcome – Joseph
5:46 PM- 6:30 PM “Serve the People” Book Reading by Karen Ishizuka
7:00 PM Conclude