11/14/2012 ~ Faculty Brown Bag with CGU Professor Susan Paik

“Asian American Diversity and Education: Historical Perspectives on Current Issues”

As the fastest-growing immigrant population in the U.S., Asian Americans are diverse in culture, tradition, language, and history. This presentation provides a survey of the historical context of immigration of all major Asian American groups, and links these experiences to their current educational outcomes. Based on an adapted model of incorporation, the findings illustrate the diversity that exists across major Asian American groups in terms of immigration, acculturation, and educational attainment. Co-ethnic communities, government policies, and societal reception are also important factors that impact their upward mobility. While many Asian Americans in general perform well in schools, some groups continue to struggle academically. Key stakeholders can collaborate and build partnerships to support positive opportunity structures.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
12:00 p.m.
IDAAS Seminar Room, Lincoln 1121, Pomona

Read Prof. Paik’s bio here.

11/12/2012 ~ Spring 2013 Course Info Session

Monday, November 12, 2012
4:15-5:30 p.m.
IDAAS Seminar Room, Lincoln 1121, Pomona College

We are offering new courses in spring 2013: ASAM 75 Asian American and Queer Zines, ASAM 128 Tattoos, Piercing and Body Adornment, and ASAM 189HIST Globalization and Oceania: Hawai’i and Tonga. Come by and learn about these and other IDAAS courses. Enjoy some snacks and chat with the professors.

10/2/12 ~ Kristina Wong: Going Green the Wong Way

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Kristina Wong’s GOING GREEN THE WONG WAY is a humorous theatrical show about the culture and challenges of pursuing green living in Los Angeles. Kristina Wong is a multidisciplinary performance artist who integrates race, gender, and class into her work.  Through her incisive use of humor, Wong recounts in GOING GREEN THE WONG WAY the adventures of her life-long attempt at sustainable living and the challenges & triumphs of being eco-friendly. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Benson Auditorium, Pitzer

Event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by (partial list): Pomona College Dean of Students Office, Asian American Resource Center

9/26/12 ~ Open House

Please join us in the 6th annual Africana Studies, Asian American Studies and Chican@-Latin@ Studies Joint Open House.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
4:15-5:30 p.m.
Intercollegiate Lounge, Lincoln Building, Pomona