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
MEMO (Medical, Educational Missions and Outreach) at UCLA held an event earlier this week called “Hepatitis B Awareness Night”. This was a free event aiming to educate the community about HBV and raise money for their Hep B project (a project which strives to vaccinate children in Vietnam and prevent mother to child transmission.) Much to the excitement of those in attendance, the awareness night included performances from Brian Puspos, Carissa Rae, Andrew Garcia, Michael Alvarado and more. Based on their twitters, the performers seemed equally excited to perform at UCLA’s Kerckoff Grand Salon: Check out their promo video here:
Some know her as Kim from Miss Saigon. Others know her for playing the roles of Éponine and Fantine in the Broadway musical Les Misérables. Even more people know her as the singing voice of Disney’s famous princesses, Jasmine and Mulan. Whichever role it may be, there is simply no denying the talent of Filipino singer and actress, Lea Salonga.
This past Tuesday, the UCLA Disney Club hosted “An Evening with Lea Salonga” at the Broad Art Center. As expected, it was a full house. Solanga discussed the process of her success from growing up in the Philippines, studying pre-med biology in college, to her break through in the musical theater world. Salonga described her experience of booking the roles for Jasmine and Mulan and explained,
“For the first time, my looks didn’t matter in the audition,”
Solonga ended the night by gracing her mesmerized audience with a live performance of ”A Whole New World” and “Reflection”.
I’m sure that most of you, especially those college students from the California area, have been following Janet Liang’s story. Janet is a 24-year-old UCLA graduate student who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2009.
Currently, Janet has until June 2012 to find a bone marrow donor to reverse her condition or she will lose her fight against cancer.
Because Asian Americans make up only 7% of the total bone marrow registry, the pool of donors that Janet has to choose from is very limited. However, we can change this by registering, which only requires filling out a short questionnaire and taking a completely painless oral swab test.
Please visit: http://helpingjanet.tumblr.com/how-to-register to find out where and how you can register.
And update from Janet can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NDgv1K26EM&feature=player_embedded
Best Quotes of 2011.
“Teehee” – Youtube star Ryan Higa. Yes, this has been around before this year. No, it has not gotten old.
Los Angeles brightest, young Asian Pacific leaders were recognized for their outstanding philanthropy last night in rainy Downtown LA. APCF, the Asian Pacific Community Fund, hosted the Awards reception for the third year in a row where 200 community supporters, philanthropists and young civic leaders came out to support the young awards recipients.