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Author Talk + Book Signing with Karen Ishizuka: Serve the People: Making Asian America in the 60’s
January 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pmFree
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.
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.
At the same time, Karen Ishizuka’s vivid narrative reveals the personal epiphanies and intimate stories of insurgent movers and shakers and ground-level activists alike. Drawing on more than 120 interviews and illustrated with striking images from guerrilla movement publications, the book evokes the feeling of growing up alien in a society rendered in black and white, and recalls the intricate memories and meanings of the Asian American movement. Serve the People paints a panoramic landscape of a radical time, and is destined to become the definitive history of the making of Asian America.
January 29, 2017, 6:30pm- 9pm
Chinese American Museum @ El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
425 N. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Admission is FREE. Please reserve a seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking information can be found at http://elpueblo.lacity.org/GeneralInformation/Parking/index.htm
For more information, contact Michael Truong, Director of Education and Programs, 213.473.5306 or email email@example.com
ROOTS: ASIAN AMERICANS MOVEMENT IN LOS ANGELES, 1968-1980s is a Community Stories funded project. To learn more about California Humanities grantmaking programs, please visit us HERE.