If you're in the Bay Area this weekend, here's a cool book event... Karen L. Ishizuka, author of the new book Serve the People: Making Asian American in the Long Sixties, will be giving a keynote presentation as part of the Asian Pacific Islanders Issues Series 2016 conference. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion and signing. It's happening Sunday, April 3 at UC Berkeley's Multicultural Center.
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Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties
WITH KAREN ISHIZUKA
Sunday, April 3
UC Berkeley's Multicultural Center
220 MLK JR Student Union
Berkeley, CA 94720
On the last day of the Asian Pacific Islanders Issues Series (APIISERIES) 2016 Conference, Author Karen L. Ishizuka will give a keynote presentation on her newly released book: "Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties."
There will be a panel discussion following including booksales and signing.
This event is free and open to the public.
Until the political ferment of the Long Sixties, there were no Asian Americans. There were only isolated communities of mostly Chinese,Japanese, and Filipinos lumped together as Orientals.
Serve the People tells the story of the social and cultural movement that knit these disparate communities into a political identity, the history of how and why the double consciousness of Asian America came to be.
The event is free and open to the public, but be sure to register here and let them know you're coming. For further information, refer to the Facebook event and the Eastwind Books website. And if you can't make it to the talk, check out Karen's book Serve the People