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LOS ANGELES—Mountain Movers: Student Activism and the Emergence of Asian American Studies

May 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am11:00 am

LOS ANGELES—Join Visual Communications and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center to celebrate the Southern California launch of Mountain Movers, a joint book publication with San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley on the founding of Asian American Studies (AAS) programs. This 50th Anniversary commemorative volume features the historical roots of Asian American studies at each of the three campuses with oral histories by original founders and students of AAS today. The program will feature poetry by Amy Uyematsu accompanied by bassist Taiji Miyagawa, reflections by Casimiro U. Tolentino and other founders, and voices from students of Asian American Studies today.

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 4–6 pm

341 E 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Discussion to follow. Light refreshments will be served.

Presented by Visual Communications, CENTERING THE MASSES is a series of free pop-up events and programs at 341 FSN, in the heart of Los Angeles Little Tokyo’s historic district. This nine-week series running from April 5th to May 30, 2019 will bring together artists, cultural workers, entertainment professionals, and civic personalities to celebrate and explore all the ways that motion pictures and media artworks impact our lives. Through intimate conversation, screenings, and visual art presentations, this project will be a space to address the current realities of a community that sits at the crossroads of shifting racial, generational, and economic conditions.

Click here for a downloadable calendar of all the events.

This project is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant.


341 FSN
341 E 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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