ASAM 25th Anniversary: Visualizing Asian American Futures

Saturday, March 19, 2022 (All day)

The Study at University City

This location is ADA accessible

10:00- 11:00 am:
Check in / Exhibition 

11: 00- 11:15am Welcoming Performance and Welcome Remarks  


11:15 am - 12:30 pm "ASAM History: Looking Back to Look Forward"  with former UAB Chairs


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm UAB remarks

 Keynote speaker: Cathy Park Hong, Author of Minor Feelings

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch and Book signing with Cathy Park Hong 


2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Remarks - Ben Huynh, President UPAAN

Panel "Visualizing Asian American Careers:  Living Asian American Futures"   with ASAM Alumni


3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Networking & Coffee Reception   


5:00p - 7:00 pm

Dinner (By Invitation Only) 


About the panels:

ASAM: Retrospective Panel - Looking Back to Look Forward: with Lindsey Liu, Duong Ly, Erin O’Malley, Seung Hyun Chung, Christian Perucho, Louis Lin 

Moderator: Claire Nguyen


ASAM Career Panel - Living Asian American Futures: with Dana Nakano, Brian Redondo, Eugena Oh, Evelyn Gong, Dave Lu, Shaina Zafar

Moderator: Anthony Tran 


The ASAM 25th Anniversary Exhibit “Exploring our past.” will be open to the public during the all day. This exhibit explores our program’s past. From protest signs to symposium posters, we’ll revisit important moments in ASAM’s history.


This year The Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecturewill hosted the Keynote speaker of our 25th Anniversary Celebration: Cathy Park Hong!

Cathy Park Hong, Author of Minor Feelings. Cathy Park Hong is an award-winning poet and essayist whose book, Minor Feelings, is a searching work that ruthlessly reckons with the American racial consciousness. Hong weaves together personal stories, historical context, and cultural criticism to ultimately create an emotional and impactful exploration of Asian American personhood. Minor Feelings is the 2020 recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. Hong is the author of several books of poetry, and is the recipient of notable awards such as the Windham-Campbell Prize. In her moving talks, she offers a fresh and honest perspective on race and Asian American identity, discusses how poetry and writing can be a means for understanding ourselves and our world, and comments on the ways politics and culture are influenced by art—and vice versa.

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