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Whose History? Resistance Nostalgia and Filipina/o American History
Date Thursday April 17
Time 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location Details
Oakes College, Mural Room
UC Santa Cruz
Event Type Speaker
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Whose History? Resistance Nostalgia and Filipina/o American History
Thursday, April 17, 4pm
Oakes College, Mural Room

Co-sponsored with the Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center

Dorothy Fujita-Rony will address the contested terrain of Filipina/o American history, and how various kinds of power shape how we reclaim, understand, and share this history. In particular, she will explore literary and film representations of Filipina/o American workers who arrived prior to World War II, and what these representations suggest about the role of race, gender, class, and nation in informing our understanding of Filipina/o American history in present-day California.

Dorothy Fujita-Rony is an Associate Professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in the Department of American Studies, Yale University. She is the author of American Workers, Colonial Power: Philippine Seattle and the Transpacific West (UC Press, 2003), and is currently working on project addressing a life history of a New York Chinatown pioneer, Lung Chin, and another book on California agricultural workers.

For more information or accommodations, contact UCSC Center for Labor Studies, Dana Frank (dlfrank [at] ucsc.edu/831-459-2542) or Karin Mak (ktmak [at] ucsc.edu/ 626-840-5408).

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Stevenson College: http://maps.ucsc.edu/cdwagstaff.html
Oakes Collge: http://maps.ucsc.edu/wvoakes.html

The UCSC Center for Labor Studies is funded by the Miguel Contreras Labor Fund of the University of California Office of the President, and co-sponsored by the UCSC Division of Humanities and Division of Social Sciences.
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