Spouses and Partners

Remembering 40

Watch AACC staff members present their digital humanities projects chronicling and celebrating the 40 years of Yale’s Asian American Cultural Center! The projects include an interactive timeline of the center’s history, maps of student activism across the country, and a virtual museum consolidating the center’s archives, photographs, and oral interviews with alums.
**This event is a part of the AACC Leadership Certificate program playlist**

AACC Okihiro Library Chat with Professor Gary Okihiro

Did you know who the AACC Okihiro Library’s namesake is? It is none other than our beloved Gary Okihiro, Visiting Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Race & Migration. Join us for an opportunity to meet Professor Okihiro and ask him questions about his life’s work as well as anything that’s on your mind. You’re then welcome to checkout the AACC Okihiro Library collection for yourself on the 3rd floor of the AACC.
**This event is a part of the AACC Leadership Certificate program playlist**

The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race

Is race only about the color of your skin? In this talk, Dr. Ocampo, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona, focuses on Filipino Americans to show that what “color” you are depends largely on your social context. Filipino Americans are officially classified as Asian, but share many cultural characteristics with Latinos. Are they “becoming” Asian or Latino? By elevating the voices of Filipino Americans, Dr. Ocampo will discuss how their racial identities “change” depending on the communities they grow up in, the schools they attend, and the people they befriend.

On Public Art, Activism, Representation & Culture: A Conversation with Lauren YoungSmith & Dean Kymberly Pinder '95

Join us for an intimate conversation between Yale School of Art Dean Kymberly Pinder ’95 Ph.D and Lauren YoungSmith, a Los Angeles-based artist who has been commissioned to install a mural on the outer AACC building wall in commemoration of the AACC’s 40th Anniversary.

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