Institute of American Cultures

Upcoming Events

More Than Pocahontas, Less Than Matoaka: Native American Women in 19th Century American Theatre

Thu 4/22 • 3:30PM - 5PM PDT

Digital Event

Drawing on Indigenous feminist critique Dr. Bethany Hughes performs dramaturgical and textual analyses to articulate the construction of women through redface. By attending to claims of historical accuracy, gendered social expectations, and the...

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Asian Americans Flipping the Vote! A Conversation with Georgia Activists

Tue 4/27 • 12PM - 1:30PM PDT

Digital Event

The Atlanta metropolitan area is the largest new major emerging immigrant gateway in the U.S. What is the capacity of American South to adapt to the diversity of immigrant and refugee groups from all around the world? How does Southern hospitality...

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Thinking Gender 2021: "Care, Mutual Aid, and Reproductive Labor in a Time of Crisis"

Wed 4/28 • 8AM - Fri 4/30 • 5PM PDT

Zoom

Join the UCLA Center for the Study of Women for a special Thinking Gender 2021 webinar featuring keynote presentations and a conversation with Dean Spade and Melanie Yazzie on the subject of mutual aid and abolitionist politics of care. Thinking...

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Meet the Author: Chris Stark, Carnival Lights

Fri 4/30 • 4PM PDT

Digital Event

Join us on Friday, April 30th at 4pm PST in honor of the forthcoming publication of Chris Stark's new novel about missing and murdered indigenous relations. In addition to a reading by author, the event features commentary by indigenous author...

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Art + Politics: Asian American Artivists in the Movement for Social Justice

Thu 5/6 • 9:30AM - 10:45AM PDT

Digital Event

Two generations of artist-activists/ "artivists" will talk about their role as artists who were active in the grassroots social movements of Asian American communities from the 1960's to today. This program connects two filmmakers and two...

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Screening of 140 LBS with Susan Lieu

Fri 5/7 • 4PM PDT

Zoom

“140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother” is a theatrical solo performance written and performed by Susan Lieu, a first-generation American born to Vietnamese refugees. “140 LBS” is the true story of how Susan’s mother went in for plastic surgery and...

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The Roots & Persistence of White Nationalism in the United States

Thu 5/20 • 12:30PM - 2PM PDT

Digital Event

Featuring Hector Amaya, Ginna Green, and Shannon Speed, this conversation engages the origins of white nationalism in the United States, and its longevity across generations, geographies, and political moments. Sponsored by Repair, and co-sponsored...

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We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration

Tue 5/25 • 9:30AM - 11AM PDT

Digital Event

Book talk by Frank Abe, Author of "We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration" Frank Abe is the author of "We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration". He wrote and directed the PBS film on...

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Impacts of the Pandemic on Asian American businesses in Southern California

Wed 5/26 • 12PM - 1:30PM PDT

Digital Event

Presentation on survey of Asian American businesses in Southern California and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic Speakers: • Paul Ong, Professor and Director, Center for Neighborhood Knowledge • Karen Park, Chair of Asian Business...

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