Asian American Studies

George Takai
San Francisco International Asian Film Festival
Masi Oka

The Asian American Studies department offers courses at two campuses and serves over 1900 students.

Asian American Studies working with students has organized programs on: Asian American community leaders and political participation, media stereotypes of Asian Americans, growing up in early Chinatown,  Angel Island Immigration and Detention Center, early  Asian American Women, the strike of Chinese Garment Workers, the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

These programs are produced inexpensively and draw large crowds consisting of both faculty and community. Because students introduce the speakers, handle Q&A sessions, and are extensively involved in the overall production, the experience hones their organizational, public-speaking and leadership skills. It is a unique educational opportunity.



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