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Solidarity: From Third World Liberation Front to Black Lives Matter
August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastwind Books of Berkeley and the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) present an online conversation with authors Juanita Tamayo Lott, Dr. LaNada War Jack and Harvey Dong moderated by Janie Chen.
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Juanita Tamayo Lott grew up in the Fillmore/Japantown neighborhood of San Francisco in the 1950s. She was part of the historic 1968 SF State BSU/TWLF strike and served on the planning committee for the School of Ethnic Studies in 1969. Coming full circle, she served on the planning committees for the respective 50th anniversary commemorations in 2018 and 2019. In graduate school at the University of Chicago, she studied survey research, human ecology, demography, statistics and sociology. Her Washington, D.C. career was as a manager and senior demographer/statistician in the federal statistical system, including the U.S. Census Bureau. Juanita directed the first Office of Asian American Affairs in the federal government in the 1970s. In 2007 she co-founded Filipino American Studies at the University of Maryland. The Juanita Tamayo Lott Collection resides in The Library of Congress.
Golden Children: Legacy of Ethnic Studies, SF State. A Memoir by Juanita Tamayo Lott
Dr. LaNada War Jack is a member of the Shoshone Bannock Tribes where she lives on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho. In January of 1968 she was the first Native American student enrolled at the University of California at Berkeley. While attending UC Berkeley, Dr. War Jack participated as the first Native American component of the first Ethnic Studies Program in the UC statewide effort in establishing Native American Studies, African American Studies, Chicano Studies and Asian Studies. In 1969, Dr. War Jack and students united together to take over Alcatraz Island, which ended the Indian Termination policies.
Native Resistance: An Intergenerational Fight For Survival and Life by Dr. LaNada War Jack
Harvey Dong is a second-generation Chinese American who was active in TWLF-UC Berkeley strike for Ethnic Studies and the struggle to save the International Hotel (1969-1977). In 2002, he received his PhD in Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley. He is currently a lecturer in Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies at UC Berkeley and teaches Asian American history, Chinese American history and Asian American Contemporary Issues. In 2016, he received the American Cultures Ronald Takaki Teaching Award and in 2018, the Chancellor’s Public Scholar Faculty Fellowship. He is currently a humanities advisor for the Oakland Asian Cultural Center’s project series on social justice, and is involved in the operations of Eastwind Books of Berkeley, promoting Asian American authors.
Power of the People Won’t Stop: Legacy of the TWLF at UC Berkeley by Harvey Dong
Moderator: Janie Chen was born and raised in Oakland, Janie is a rising senior at UC Berkeley studying sociology and ethnic studies. She works at Eastwind Books of Berkeley, where she became the co-editor of Power of the People Won’t Stop. Her current research looks into the cultural nuances of family reunification for formerly incarcerated Asian American and Pacific Islanders.
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