UCLA Symposium: Unlearning the “American Pacific”

The Pacific Islander Studies Collective at UCLA
invites you to

Unlearning the “American Pacific”: A Symposium on Anti-Colonial Pedagogies

Keynote speakers:
Professor Maenette Benham, Dean of the School of Hawaiian Knowledge
at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and
Professor Vicente M. Diaz, Director of Asian/Pacific Islander
American Studies at the University of Michigan.

2nd Floor Lounge, Ackerman Student Union, UCLA
Friday, April 10, 2009
8:00 am – 5:30 pm

This event will feature scholars from the Pacific region and various
universities across the country.
The participants will explore the ways in which the themes of “empire
and sovereignty,” “gender and sexuality,” and “indigeneity and race”
inform their curricula and challenge popular perceptions.

The event is free, but RSVP is required, as space is limited..
Register now at http://tiny.cc/UnlearningTheAmericanPacific
The deadline for registration is Friday, March 27, 2009.

Campus guests must purchase a parking permit at the Parking
Information Booths located
at the UCLA campus entrances at Westwood Blvd. North or South.
If you enter campus at Westwood Blvd. South, off of Wilshire Blvd.
request parking for Lot 6.
If you enter campus at Westwood Blvd. North, off of Sunset Blvd.
request parking for Lot 4.
Parking Rates are $9.00 per day.
View this website for a campus map of the Ackerman Union building and
parking lot structures.
http://www.transportation.ucla.edu/portal/maps/eventmap/eventmapnew.html#

For more information, email nativepacific@gmail.com.

UCLA sponsors include:
Graduate Coalition of the Native Pacific, Asian American Studies Center,
Asian American Studies Department, Asian American Studies Graduate
Student Association,
American Indian Studies Center, Campus Programs Committee, Critical
Race Studies Program-UCLA School of Law,
Graduate Student Association, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and
Transgender Studies Program,
Tribal Learning Community & Educational Exchange (TLCEE)-UCLA School of Law,
Pacific Island Students Association, Pacific Island Education & Retention

Community partners include:
Guam Communications Network, Queen Flores and Friends

The event is free, but RSVP is required, as space is limited..
Register now at http://tiny.cc/UnlearningTheAmericanPacific
The deadline for registration is Friday, March 27, 2009.

For more information, please contact: nativepacific@gmail.com

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One thought on “UCLA Symposium: Unlearning the “American Pacific”

  1. To Whom It may Concern:

    I am writing to RSVP for the UCLA Symposium: Unlearning the “American Pacific” for myself, Hanh Dao, and Sarah Cha.

    Thank You.

    Sincerely,
    Hanh Dao

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