Monday, November 26, 2007
Friday, Dec 7 at 5:15 pm (Mezzanine Room AB, the Red Gym) will be our last open general meeting of fall. We strongly encourage you to come join us to hash out a list of spring activities. It will be particularly crucial for all the executive committee members (including the Grants Committee) to be present. We'll be discussing such signature events as Asian American Voices, the spring faculty/staff/grad dinner, and Heritage Month collaborations.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The next Asian-Am Reading Group meeting will be held at Rising Sons Deli on State Street on Wednesday, November 28th at 5:00pm. We will discuss Elaine Kim's article "Such Opposite Creatures: Men and Women in Asian American Literature."
The reading is available on Learn@UW. Please email me if you need access to the website.
WHAT: Asian-Am Reading Group
WHERE: Rising Sons Deli on State Street
WHEN: Wednesday, November 28th at 5:00pm
READING: Elaine Kim's "Such Opposite Creatures: Men and Women in Asian American Literature" (available at Learn@UW)CONTACT: Emily Yu at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Description: Come join us for our first-ever workshop about the practical applications to activism geared toward a broad audience of undergraduate, graduate, and community members. All are invited to attend. This will require active participation and discussion in smaller group break-out sessions on the topic of media portrayals, the impact of immigration reform, racial quotas in school admissions, and racially-motivated hate crimes facilitated by graduate students at Madison.
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2007, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Helen C. White Building, Room 7191 (room holds about 100 or more)
Who: Every major Asian American student organization member and allies are welcome
What: We will be featuring local speakers and gearing this workshop toward gaining hands-on skills to advocate and talk about the issues that matter to you. The theme is "learning from each other" because we all come from different career and student leadership backgrounds and can benefit from learning from one another's activism and energy.
Ray Hsu is a Ph.D. candidate in English literary studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He won a Humanities Exposed Evjue Research Award for establishing a creative writing community and GED tutoring program in a prison. His first poetry collection, Anthropy, won the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Award and was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. https://mywebspace.wisc.edu
Anthony Yuen is a graduate of Education M.Ed. and Asian American Studies M.A. programs at UCLA, where he completed a video documentary thesis on multiracial Asian American arts, academics, and activism at the university's Center for EthnoCommunications. A former executive director of Hapa Issues Forum, a leading multiracial Asian American advocacy organization, Anthony currently works as an advisor for International Academic Programs at UW-Madison, where he is the lead advisor for study abroad programs to Asia.
Gil Jose, Microbiology (Co-Chair, AAAGS)
Mytoan Nguyen, Sociology (Co-Chair of AAAGS)
Nancy Nguyen, Southeast Asian Studies
Linda Park, Human Development and Family Studies
Elizabeth Thao, Nursing
Elizabeth Peach Soltis, Law School (Chair of APALSA/SALSA)
Nancy Vue, Law School
Betty Thao, Education
Kao Phetchareun, Public Affairs
Dan Allen, Law School
Hai-Dang Phan, English
Kong Xiong, Molecular Chemistry
Ray Hsu, Literary Studies/Creative Writing
Anthony Yuen, International Academic Programs
Casey Lee, East Asian Studies
We hope that you'll invite all your friends, come show support, and help educate US about your activism!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
UPDATE: We will be finished in time for the Asian American Collective at 6:30
The next Asian-Am Reading Group meeting will be held at Rising Sons Deli on State Street on Friday, November 2nd at 5:15pm. We will discuss Chang Rae Lee’s _Native Speaker_. If you’re interested in attending, now’s a great time to start reading this fantastic novel.
Even if you are unable to finish the novel by November 2nd, please feel free to come and enjoy some company.
WHAT: Asian-Am Reading Group
WHERE: Rising Sons Deli on State Street
WHEN: Friday, November 2nd at 5:15pm
READING: Chang Rae Lee’s _Native Speaker_
CONTACT: Emily Yu at email@example.com for more details
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Our website is at www.kartikareview.com, but please bear with us on the web design. We just hired a professional web designer, who is in the midst of renovating the site. What you'll see now is amateur web design work by someone who knows nothing about web design and which was done in MS FrontPage.
Kartika seeks fiction, poetry, narrative essays, book reviews, and artwork. Although our inaugural issue will be a downloadable e-Journal PDF file from our website, we will publish in print an annual anthology of the best works of that year, which all contributors will be given complimentary copies of. Please consider supporting our journal by submitting your creative works. We would love to hear from you!
Direct all submissions or queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions information on our website: http://www.kartikareview.com
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
5:10 pm-6:00 pm (afterward, dinner?)
Mezzanine A-B, Red Gym
Friday, October 12, 2007
We'll be talking about the recent turn of events concerning Asian American groups and discussing our November 13 leadership workshop (speaker, workshop format, small group facilitators).
RSVP to: email@example.com. WE hope to see you there!
Sunday, September 30, 2007
"The Asian-American Collective".
-presented by the
MultiCultural Student Coalition
Date: Friday, October 5, 2007
Where: Multicultural Student Center Lounge (Second Floor Red Gym)
THE ASIAN AMERICAN COLLECTIVE!
The Asian American Collective is an event which will occur once per month, providing a forum in which people from all backgrounds can discuss Asian-American issues such as identity, equality, representation, sterotypes, and progression. *Note: The Asian American Collective is not an organization at all, but just an event to promote discourse amongst the Asian-American as well as multicultural community.
-Indian Student Organization (ISA)
-Vietnamese Student Organization (VSA)
-Korean American Student Association (KASA)
-Chinese Undergraduate Student Association
-Cambodian Student Association
-East Asia Forum (EAF)
-Filiipino American Student Organization (FASO)
-Asian Christian Fellowship (ACF)
-Lao American Organization of Students (LAOS)
-Hmong American Student Association (HASA)
-Thai Undergrad Association (TUA)
-Asian Pacific American Council (APAC)
-Hawaii Club (Na Ha Pili O' Hawaii)
-Hong Kong Student Association (HKSA)
-Malaysian Student Association of Madison (MSA)
-Singapore Student Association (SSA)
-Multicultural Student Center (MSC)
-Multicultural Council (MCC)
-Multicultural Student Coalition (MCSC)
Invited Graduate Student Organizations
-East Asian Studies Graduate Student Association
-Association of Asian American Graduate Students
-Korean Association for Engineering and Sciences
Invited University Departments:
-Southeast Asian Studies
-East Asian Studies
-South Asian Studies
-Southeast Asian Student Academic Resources
Please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call my cell phone at 952-237-5070
Ya'll interested, just contact me and don't miss out on the:
ULTIMATE ASIAN-AMERICAN POTLUCK!
Pz and Blessings,
Jonathan Minhzy Truong
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Are you currently working on your dissertation? Would you be interested in joining a peer group that will help you stay on track?
Ray Hsu would like to create an informal dissertation group for regular meetings on chapters and ideas.
Please contact Ray at rjhsu at wisc dot edu if you would like to join.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
AAAGS and APAC present the Asian American Mentorship + Student Leadership Potluck.
If you are a graduate student, please bring a dish or dessert to share with everyone. If you are an undergraduate student, just bring yourself and another friend!
WHEN: Thurs, Sept 27, 2007 @ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
" Addressing Injustice on Campus”
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Location: MSC Satellite Lounge
The MSC Satellite is located in the Gordon Commons complex. The entrance is located on Lake Street underneath the bridge connecting Witte Hall to Gordon Commons. The lounge is on the left once you enter.
- Update on the recent Law School incident.
- Strategies on moving forward pro-actively.
- Campus climate issues.
- Confronting similar incidents in your academic experience.
You may e-mail, in advance, questions you would like to have addressed at the Session to Nancy Vue at: email@example.com
*UW's 8th Annual Plan 2008 Diversity Forum will be held at the Memorial Union, Friday, Sept. 28, 2007. Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Jane Hamilton-Merritt (Dr. Jane is a photo-journalist, educator, activist, and author, nominated for the Nobel Prize for her work on behalf of the Hmong people of Laos.) There will also be a Hmong Art Exhibition. To register online and view forum schedule, please visit: http://www.diversity.wisc.edu
*Hais Lus Hmoob invites your ideas for future Session topics. If there is an issue or topic you would like us to coordinate, please e-mail Nancy Vue at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by Hais Lus Hmoob (Hmong Talk)
Excerpts from Edward Said's Orientalism
Excerpts from Lisa Lowe's Immigrant Acts
The readings can be found at the Learn@UW website. If you would like access to the readings, please email Emily Yu at EYU at WISC dot EDU.
WHERE: Lakefront at Langdon dining room at the Memorial Union
WHEN: Wednesday, September 26th at 3pm
CONTACT: Emily Yu
Friday, September 14, 2007
“Crafting Kimono” exhibition opens at the Design Gallery October 31
Dates: October 31, 2007 – February 3, 2008
(NOTE: The gallery will be closed December 17 – January 23 for the university’s winter break)
Opening reception and lecture: Sunday, November 4, 1-4 p.m.
With a lecture by Japanese textile scholar Dr. Mary Dusenbury at 2 p.m.
Design Gallery, School of Human Ecology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1300 Linden Drive, Madison WI 53706
Hours: W-F 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., S-S 12 – 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Visit www.designgallery.wisc.edu for directions and parking. Free parking is available after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends in several campus lots.
So much of dress is tied to identity. Even in today’s “global market” the simple (or not) decision about which outfit to wear says a great deal about you. The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection has many garments that reflect the identity of the wearer and the maker.
Kimono, the national dress of Japan, offers clear clues as to the wearer and more subtle ones from the maker. It would be easy to assume that a kimono is a kimono, with its straightforward construction, simple t-shape, and one size-fits-all nature. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Although adult kimono are uniform in size—made from one bolt of fabric, approximately 14 inches wide and a little over 12 yards long—the elegant t-shape of the garment is altered and patterned to reflect social and personal issues.
A man’s kimono is fairly straightforward: short sleeves with a square edge, often in somber hues. Colorful kimono are usually hidden under these more somber outer kimono. Women, however, have many choices when they select a kimono. A woman must take into account her marital status, the season, the occasion, and her age. The sleeve length and design of a woman’s kimono signal her age and marital status. The weave and design on the kimono can identify whether the garment is to be worn in the winter or summer, and the placement of the design is different for domestic wear, formal visits, or ceremonial occasions.
Crafting Kimono will reveal these subtle nuances and explore the materials and techniques that go into creating a kimono. Examples of kimono (wedding, formal and everyday) featuring Ro (gauze weave), Chirim (silk crepe), Shibori (tied and dyed), Kasuri (bound resist or Ikat), and Yuzen (paste resist) will be on display. Selected from the extensive holdings of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection by its curator, Rebecca Kasemeyer, this exhibition is part of a series of biennial exhibitions showcasing the HLATC collections in the Design Gallery.
The opening reception for Crafting Kimono will take place Sunday, November 4 from 1-4 p.m. At 2 p.m. during the reception, Japanese textile scholar Dr. Mary Dusenbury will give a lecture. As acting curator of Asian art for Kansas University’s Spencer Museum of Art, Dr. Dusenbury curated the exhibition “Flowers, Dragons, and Pine Trees: Asian Textiles in the Spencer Museum of Art” in 2006. She previously served as president of the Textile Society and as adjunct research associate at the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas.
The reception and lecture on November 4 follows and complements the international symposium held at the Chazen Museum of Art on November 3, Competition and Collaboration in Edo Print Culture: A New Perspective. The symposium is being held in conjunction with the opening weekend of the exhibition Competition and Collaboration: Japanese Prints of the Utagawa School held at the Chazen.
The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection is housed in the School Human Ecology at 1300 Linden Drive on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The collection features 12,000 textiles and costumes representing countless eras, places, and techniques, making it one of the largest university textile collections in the United States. The size and scope of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, along with its related programs, make it an outstanding resource for scholars, designers, students, and members of the community. The mission of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection is to provide educational resources that further the understanding of human beings within their material and social environments through the study of textiles of artistic, cultural, and historic significance.
Contact: Jody Clowes.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
I am in the process of setting up the Asian-American reading group. We will be reading critical theory, novels, poetry, and other texts written by or about Asian-Americans.
My hope is that we can meet monthly to discuss a schedule of texts. The tentative schedule is currently every fourth Wednesday at 3pm in Memorial Union (Lakefront on Langdon dining room).
September 26th at 3pm will be our first meeting. I will have the readings available on Learn@UW shortly.
If you've already contacted me about your interest in the reading group, you will be receiving an email in the next week to join the Learn@UW site. If you are interested but have not emailed me, please do so. I can be reached at eyu at wisc dot edu.
All the Best,
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Sewell Soc Sci 3470
Organizer: Ruth N. López TurleyHere are the topics they are presenting on:
|9/10||Jackie Nguyen, UW Ed Psych, & María Hernández, UW Social Work||Integrity in Research: Examining Ethics & Methods in Studying & Protecting Immigrant Families & Other Unique Populations|
|10/22||Ray Hsu, UW English||Buying the Farm: Sharecropping, Property Ownership, and Race Neutrality in Law|
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
A few of the faculty who attended this reception suggested attending the Association for Asian American Studies conference in 2008 that's happening in Chicago. Here are the event details:
Where is the “Heart” of Asian America?:
Troubling “American” Identity and Exceptionalism in an Age of Globalization and Imperialism”
April 16-20, 2008Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616
Deadline for paper submissions is October 2007. Perhaps a few of the AAAGS members can get together to organize a paper session? There's enough of us doing work now in the areas of humanities and social sciences to get one session together.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
GOALS: To map out dates, themes, room reservations, and timeline for events we hope to lead this year. We'll also be delegating fun (and not so fun) tasks. We need everyone's input and volunteer energy to make this next year just as successful as last year's. Come one and all, this is an open planning meeting for AAAGS members. We encourage those who were at the retreat to attend for continuity of the discussions, and if you weren't there, no worries! We'll be talking about AAVoices, the Dinner and Dialog for faculty and grad students, a dinner with undergraduate student leaders, the fall event, terrace social nights, the Mid Autumn Lunar potluck, and much much more! We also need to figure out how to fund all these events through a fair division of the grant and fundraising efforts.
LOCATION: AASP Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Ingraham Hall, Room 340. It's on Observatory Drive, across from Social Sciences and the parking lot.
WHEN: 12pm to 2:00 pm
WHO: All AAAGS Members and AAAGS student and faculty friends
CONTACT: Email mnguyen[at]ssc[dot]wisc[dot]edu if so we can get a rough headcount of who can show up.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
For many years now, Tak Toyoshima has been publishing a comic Strip called Secret Asian Man. The comic explores elements of the Asian American experience in funny, ironic and poignant ways. Originally limited to small venues, like Boston's Weekly Dig and Imdiversity.com to name a few, the strip has now been syndicated by United Features Syndicates. This week, it begins to appear daily in newspapers around the country and on the internet on www.comics.com.
Move over Boondocks...This is the first-ever nationally syndicated comic strip featuring an Asian American leading character. Included in this post are two classic comics from a few years ago.
Monday, July 9, 2007
The Writing Center is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 - 4:00 through August
9; appointments can be made by calling 263-1992.
Please see http://www.wisc.edu/writing for more information.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Planning Retreat Minutes
NOTE: These minutes are highly abbreviated. If you are interested in more detailed minutes, please contact one of the blog contributors.
June 16, 2007
Wexford Place/Silverstone Clubhouse
SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)
-Broke into groups to analyze AAAGS in the last year. Reconvened and compiled a list (see detailed minutes for specific breakdown)
A Vision for AAAGS in the new school year
-Fostering Academic Support
-Social Support and Activities
-Fostering and mentoring relationships with undergrads
-Giving back to the Community
-We may need to re-define elements of our mission statement
The executive committee
Co-chairs = Mytoan and Gil
Treasurer = Yoonsook
Grant Writing = Ray, Hai and Gil
Secretary = Casey
Undergrad Liaisons = Kong, Nancy, Amy and Betty
Community Liaisons = Nancy and Duong
Administration Liaison = Linda
Web Design = Danielle
Blogs and Email = Emily
-Need to solidify and clarify the roles of each position
Activities for the 2007-2008 School Year
Terrace Mixer (Sept)
Undergrad/grad meeting dinner (Sept)
Harvest Moon Potluck (October)
Activism Panel with AA leaders (Nov)
AA Reading group (Academic Year)
Lunar New Year Potluck (February)
Fac/Grad Dinner and Dialogue (March)
Open Mic/AA Voices (April)
Film night with APALSA/SALSA (open)
Grad Student Panel (open)
End of Year Goodbye to Grads (May)
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
When: Saturday, June 23, 2007 @ 12pm
Where: Vilas Park (by the Tennis Court)
Who: EVERYONE!! It's for the Mad-community!
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Caveat: I am unfamiliar with most of these texts, so I’m not entirely sure if some theoretical texts work well with the literary/filmic texts that follow. Please feel free to provide me suggests, criticisms, etc.
• Arjun Appadurai, “Diversity and Disciplinarity as Cultural Artifacts” in Disciplinarity and Dissent in Cultural Studies, eds. Cary Nelson and Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar (New York: Routledge, 1996), 23-36.
• Excerpt from Said’s Orientalism
• Excerpt from Lisa Lowe’s Immigrant Acts
• Chang Rae Lee, Native Speaker
• Elaine H. Kim, “ ‘Such Opposite Creatures’: Men and Women in Asian American Literature”.
• Frank Chin, Jeffery Paul Chan, Lawson Fusao Inada, and Shawn Hsu Wong, “An Introduction to Chinese- and Japanese-American Literature,” in Aiiieeeee!.
• Mai’s America (film)
• Some stories from Maxine Hong Kingston’s Woman Warrior and China Men
• King-Kok Cheung, “The Woman Warrior versus The Chinaman Pacific: Must a Chinese American Critics Choose between Feminism and Heroism?”
• Leslie Bow, “ ‘For Every Gesture of Loyalty, There Doesn’t Have to Be a Betrayal’: Asian American Criticism and the Politics of Locality”
• Excerpt from Nancy Yuval-Davis, The Situated Politics of Belonging
• Some poetry from Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Dictée
• Chan is Missing (film)
Thursday, June 14, 2007
~ Mytoan (6/17/2007, post-retreat)
When: Saturday, June 16th, 2007 at 10:30am
Where: Gil's clubhouse
What: Planning and brainstorming for the 2007-08 academic year
10:30-11:00 Icebreakers and Continental Breakfast
11:00-12:30 Session I: SWOT analysis (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats)
12:30-2:00 Working lunch and discussion of Visions and Goals
2:00-3:30 Session II: Program Planning and setting up the calendar for next year
3:30- Program ends, socialization begins
Food will be ready before noon and will be out throughout the afternoon, so those coming later need not worry about being without food. We should have enough for everyone!
Please contact Gil at [gilbert.g.jose at gmail.com] to RSVP and for more details.
The Asian American Studies Program has initiated a fundraising campaign in recognition of its founding director, Professor Amy Ling. Contributions are tax deductible and will build an endowment fund to support the educational mission of the Asian American Studies Program.
To mail a donation, make the check out to the UW Foundation, include the fund designation (#12544261, Amy Ling Legacy Fund), and send it to:
University of Wisconsin Foundation
U.S. Bank Lockbox
P.O. Box 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807
To make a secure gift on-line using your credit card go to www.uwfoundation.wisc.edu
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