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In recent years the Asian American Activities Center has partnered with many departments across campus to bring programs and events to the entire Stanford community.  With the growing intersections of identities and interests, these special events have been able to reach a broader audience to share new knowledge, provide new perspectives, and broaden the thoughts of our students.


End National Security Scapegoating: The Case of Xiaoxing Xi

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 3-4:30PM in the Old Union Clubhouse Ballroom

Professor Xi was unjustly charged by the US Department of Justice and targeted and surveilled in the name of national security. He continues to call for justice and accountability in response to his and other cases of wrongful prosecution and racial profiling.  Prfoessor Xi's case in one piece of a larger pattern of national security scapegoating that has harmed Asian Americans for more thank 150 years.

Come hear from Professor Xi and a panelist of speakers.

Sponsored by the Asian American Activities Center (A³C),Institute for Diversity in the ArtsStanford Asian American Activism Committee, the Asian American Studies ProgramCenter for Comparative Studies in Race and EthnicityCenter for East Asian StudiesAsian American Students AssociationAsian American Graduate Student AssociationGraduate Student CouncilStanford Undergraduate Chinese American AssociationAsian Pacific Islander Law Students Association, Tresidder Memorial Union, Monica Yeung Arima, Emory Lee, Dr. Gordon Chang, Dr. Anthony Antonio, and Dr. David Palumbo-Liu.

In collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University.

Seeing Yellow: A Night with the Fresh Off the Boat Family

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30-9PM in Tresidder Oak Lounge

Join the cast and crew of the hit ABC television series Fresh Off the Boat for an evening of discussion on issues of representation in arts and entertainment, featuring Fresh Off the Boat actress Constance Wu (Jessica Huang), actor Hudson Yang (Eddie Huang), writer Ali Wong and Executive Producer Melvin Mar.

In a panel format involving student participation, issues of race and representation in entertainment and the media, portrayal of the Asian experience in America, stereotypes and the significance of the show will be discussed. Audience members will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with the panelists and each other about these and other complex issues.  

Sponsored by the Asian American Activities Center (A³C)Asian American Students AssociationAsian American Studies ProgramInstitute for Diversity in the Arts, and Okada House.

In collaboration with the Asian American Theater Project, the Office of Community Engagement and Diversity, East House, OpenXChange, Residential Education, the ASSU Speakers Bureau and Stanford Arts

25 Years: Honoring Student Activism and the Legacy of the 1989 Takeover

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7-9PM in Tresidder Oak Lounge

Celebrate the spriit of activism that contributed to making Stanford a more inclusive and diverse institution.  Come and hear student performances and alumni reflections.

Sponsored by the Asian American Activities Center (A³C), Black Community Services Center (BCSC)El Centro Chicano y Latino, and Native American Cultural Center (NACC)

In collaboration with Stanford Alumni Association, Student Affairs, Stanford Associates, The Undergraduate Program in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Educational Resources.