UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal invites you to attend the 2013 Asian Pacific American Law Journal Symposium, Only We Can Free Ourselves: Reflections on the Works of Mari Matsuda. Mari Matsuda is the first tenured female Asian American law professor in the United States, at UCLA School of Law in 1998, and a founder of Critical Race Theory.
The symposium will be held on Saturday, April 6th, 2013, from 9-5pm at UCLA School of Law. The day will consist of three panels, each of which will address a few of the larger themes in Mari Matsuda’s scholarship, including “looking to the bottom”, “multiple consciousness”, and social justice. Professor Matsuda will give a keynote address at the end of the symposium. A reception will follow with a performance by Filipino American emcee, Bambu.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by April 2nd. The event is free and open to the public. (Please note that MCLE credit is pending, and there is a $25 fee only for attorneys seeking credit.)
If you would like to make a donation in support of the Symposium, click here.
Co-sponsored by: UCLA Asian American Studies Center, UCLA Campus Programs Committee of the Program Activities Board, Critical Race Studies Program, David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance, Japanese American Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association – Southern California
If your only glimpse into the entertainment industry is through the boob tube with the likes of The Hills, then you’ve missed out on the panel to the window of the real biz. And by boob tube, I’m not suggesting any part of Heidi Montag.
The Asian Professionals Exchange (APEX) hosted its Career Symposium to help members maximize their career and realize their potential at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on Saturday.
To add to the festivities, a Korean wedding reception was also taking place in the same ballroom, which is a predecessor of the Asian invasion.
I got to attend the last panel I Can’t Act, I Can’t Write, But I Want to Work in Entertainment, which was moderated byAngry Asian Man Phil Yu. The panelists were: Jamie Lai (Teddy Zee Productions),
Melissa Sun (Stan Rosenfield & Associates), David Kang (David Kang Casting)
and Nesa Khajehali (The Hub and Discovery/Hasbro Joint Venture Children’s Network).
Even though some started off in a different field; Jamie was a lawyer and David was a marine, the lure of the entertainment industry is draconian
They dispelled the notion that the entertainment industry is glamorous as they discussed the long and demanding hours that make work a way of life in the fast-paced industry.
They also highlighted that it’s all about marketing yourself and maintaining relations– getting one’s foot in the door with networking with the PIC (people in charge) and taking clients out for coffee is a must if you want to brew your career.
When asked to sell themselves with a single word: Jamie chose hardworking, Melissa chose aggressive, David chose edgy and Nessa chose authentic. Approach-approach conflict is the solution!
The Hills only realistically portrays the catty competition, which reflects Darwinism in the entertainment biz. If you want to reign supreme or at least secure yourself in the industry, then strategize.