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Looking to learn more about Asian and Asian American history?  Or looking for ways to support and connect with the Asian community? 

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Websites

Fighting for civil rights and empowering Asian Americans to create a more just America for all. Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) The Asian American Education Project brings the history, contributions, challenges and triumphs of Asian Americans to students across the country. (AsianAmEDU) This timeline covers nearly 600 years of history starting with the early Atlantic slave trade in the 15th Century, tracing the rise of modern nation-states, and covering events that have affected people across racial boundaries. (Timeline) SEARAC is a national civil rights organization that empowers Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese American communities to create a socially just and equitable society. (SEARAC) The Asian American business leaders in our community are committed to fighting for change. The change that is needed requires a national awakening and a dialogue that involves leaders from every community if we are to undo the generations of systemic bias and racism.(SWAA) CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice. (CAA) Empowering Pacific Islander Communities is a national organization that advances social justice. (EPIC) The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) promotes the welfare and well-being of the four million Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States. (NaFFAA) For more than 20 years we have been dedicated to advancing the social and economic well-being of the multi-ethnic Laotian Americans in the United States. (LANA) Studio ATAO is a nonprofit organization defining more equitable standards for food, beverage, and hospitality through community-informed research, education, and programming. Founded by Jenny Dorsey, HGSE Class of 2023.

Books

Fiction/Essays:

America is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan & America is not in the Heart by Elaine Castillo Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Non-Fiction/Academic:

Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People by Helen Zia Asian America: Sociological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives by Pawan Dhingra and Robyn Rodriguez Asian American Students in Higher Education by Samuel Museus Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refugees by Yen Le Espiritu Contemporary Asian American Activism: Building Movements for Liberation by Diane Fujino and Robyn Rodriguez Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora by Martin Manalansan Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans by Ronald Takaki Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics by Lisa Lowe Keywords for Asian American Studies by Linda Trinh Võ, Cathy Mountain Movers: Student Activism and the Emergence of Asian American Studies by Russell Jeung, Karen Umemoto, Harvey Dong, Eric Mar, Lisa Hirai Tsuchitani, Arnold Pan Schlund-Vials, Kevin Scott Wong The Karma of Brown Folk by Vijay Prashad The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White by Frank Wu

Graphic Novels:

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang Asian American Graphic Novels and Comic Books List The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui

Films/Podcasts

Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) Ode to My Father (2014) The Chinese Exclusion Act (2017) Podcast: New Books in Asian American Studies by Marshall Poe

May 2022

Resources

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