Weeklies 12/1/08


Immigrant Conference 09: Call for Proposals Asian American Studies Position at UC Davis


The Election & Cracking the Glass Ceiling Why Gay Marriage is an Asian American Matter


Asian | American | Modern Art Exhibition Paskong Pinoy 2008


Absolutely Nothing to Do with ECAASU

Immigrant Strategy Conference 2009: Calling for Workshop and Speaker Proposals

National Immigrant Solidarity Network 4th National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference April 10-12, 2009 UIC College of Medicine, Chicago, IL


Stop Immigrant Raids! Support Immigrant Workers Rights! Together We Build A New Immigrant Rights Movement!

Calling for Workshop and Speaker Proposals

Registration Open! Student/Low-Income Specials!

Mark Your Calendar!

National Immigrant Solidarity Network (NISN), the leading national immigrant activist network, is calling for 4th National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference the weekend of April 10-12, 2009 at Chicago, IL!

The conference will be our strategy planning meeting for grassroots immigrant activists looking 2009 and beyond. We want to send a clear message to the Congress and our new President: Stop Immigrant Raids! Support Immigrant Workers Rights!

- 2008 Elections and How It'll Impact Immigrant Rights Movement - Linking Immigrant Rights Movements with Other Struggles - Immigrant Raids, Detention & Deportation - Immigrant Labor Campaigns and Day Labor Centers - Housing, Education and Healthcare Rights for the Immigrants - No to the Border Wall and Militization of the Border - Strategic Resources for the Immigrant Activists - Support Local Chicago Grassroots Immigrant Campaigns - Building a Multi-ethnic, Multi-Constituents-Based Immigrant Rights Movement - Congressional Immigrant Legislation - International Immigrant Rights Campaigns

For more information, please visit: http://www.ImmigrantSolidarity.org/2009Conference/

e-mail: info@ImmigrantSolidarity.org Phone: (202)595-8990


Asian American Studies Position at UC Davis

The Asian American Studies Program at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position, to begin July 1, 2009, preferably at the level of Associate or Full Professor but the position is open to all ranks.  We seek an Asian American studies scholar in history or social sciences with a Ph.D. in a relevant field who has expertise in interdisciplinary, comparative research. We are interested in a scholar who focuses on empire and colonialism with a specialization in two or more of the following areas: gender, sexuality, racialization, labor, citizenship, indigeneity, and transnationalism.  Expertise in Filipino American and/or Asian Pacific Islander studies is also desirable, but we are open to other areas of concentration.

We seek a scholar with an accomplished and innovative publication record; an excellent record of research, teaching, and leadership in the field, and a strong track record of departmental/university service and collaboration, along with proven administrative abilities. We are especially interested in candidates who will provide programmatic leadership in the delivery of our undergraduate and graduate curricula, who will foster outreach and grant activities to support programmatic goals, and who are committed to building and sustaining cross-disciplinary, cross-departmental connections to other programs on the campus.

Our program is multidisciplinary, with strengths in humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences.  We offer an undergraduate major and minor program, and faculty members can participate in the Cultural Studies Graduate Group which offers a doctoral degree.  Visit our home page at: http://asa.ucdavis.edu/.

Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and samples of written work (not more than 50 pages) as PDF or MS Word compatible files, and three letters of reference to AsianAmericanStudies@ucdavis.edu. If letters of recommendation cannot be sent electronically, please mail hard copies to: Asian American Studies Program, Attn: Search Committee, University of California-Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616. Review of applications begins on December 8, 2008 and continues until the position is filled.

The University of California, Davis and the Asian American Studies Program are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.  The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Election 2008 and Cracking the Glass Ceiling

Despite the election of the first minority president of the United States, a recent University of Maryland study by the Asian American studies program illustrates how even the "model minority" faces a glass ceiling when trying to reach executive positions. The Diamondback talked to Gloria Bouis, associate director for the Office of Human Relations Program and co-chair of the President's Commission on Ethnic Minority Issues about the challenges minorities face at the university and the effect of the election on minorities.

Read more here: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/27/politics/uwire/main4636218.shtml


Why Gay Marriage is an Asian American Matter

When the San Francisco Chronicle ran a Nov. 7 article exploring why Asians were the only ethnic minority to produce a majority of voters against Proposition 8 and its ban of same-sex marriage, a reader commented on the Chronicle’s website: “Why in the world would the Asian American community ally itself with the gays? The Asian American community [has] virtually nothing in common with the gays except maybe being minorities.”

This comment would be cute in its naiveté if we weren’t at such a critical juncture in American history. This kind of dangerously insular thinking has no place in a nation on the brink of tremendous political and social change, ignited by the election of President-elect Barack Obama.

http://www.asianweek.com/2008/11/22/why-gay-marriage-is-an-asian-american-matter/ - The comments are just as interesting as the article itself.


Asian | American | Modern Art Exhibition in San Francisco

I got wind of this a little late, but this exhibition sounds amazing. Let me know what you think if you are able to visit!


Asian | American | Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900–1970 presents the work of artists of Asian ancestry who lived and worked in the United States. This exhibition represents the first comprehensive survey of these artists, and seeks to advance awareness of this under-represented group in American art history. Their art reflects the currents of identity and style that shift between aesthetics of diverse international geographies. This exhibition is rich in variety and demonstrates the wealth of Asian American art using masterpieces spanning seventy years. Nearly 100 works by 60 artists, many of whom had their work exhibited at the de Young or Legion of Honor in earlier decades, are included. Asian | American | Modern Art is organized by FAMSF in association with Stanford University and is accompanied by a catalogue.  The exhibition co-curators are Daniell Cornell, former curator of American art at FAMSF and current deputy director of the Palm Springs Museum of Art, and Mark Johnson, a professor of art at San Francisco State University.


Paskong Pinoy 2008

Greetings to all!

The Philippine Embassy, the Philippine American Foundation for Charities, Inc. and the Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students at the Catholic University of America, invite you to  Paskong Pinoy 2008, a Philippine Christmas Concert in its 4th year.  Let's take a trip home for Christmas through Paskong Pinoy.

The Philippine rondalla and an array of choirs will leave you in awe as they play and sing our very own  traditional carols, show you a glimpse of Simbang Gabi, Noche Buena, Misa de Gallo and Christmas traditions in a totally Philippine setting that will brighten your evening.

When: December 6, 5:00 pm (sharp)

Where: Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center

Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave., NE,

Washington, DC 20064.

For directions: http://www.cua.edu/directions/

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, December 6th.

Please cascade this on to your friends and family.   It's open to the public.


Absolutely Nothing to Do with ECAASU

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