Outreach News Archive


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Monday, August 3, 2020
Explorations of Filipino identity and belonging in the theater
A discussion with actors from the play “The Romance of Magno Rubio,” a story about Filipino farmworkers in the 1930s, challenged perspectives on race, representation, migration and perseverance.

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Monday, July 20, 2020
New series explores Indonesian American voices and stories
Wanting to build community and navigate personal histories, students at UCLA formed the Association of Indonesian Americans to carve out their own space.

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Monday, June 1, 2020
Bringing Thai classical music to students
As director of the UCLA Music of Thailand Ensemble, Professor Supeena Adler continues to push for musical and cultural engagement through remote instruction.

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Friday, May 29, 2020
A new, interdisciplinary Pilipino Studies minor launching soon
With the announcement of the new minor in the department of Asian American studies, faculty and staff reflect on the journey to establish the minor that started a decade ago.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Film speaks to ongoing issues in Cambodian community
UCLA students come together through documentary filmmaking to highlight the growing gentrification of Cambodia town in Long Beach.

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Monday, May 18, 2020
Using storytelling to build and challenge power
From filmmaking to grassroots organizing, Lan Nguyen, a UCLA Asian American studies M.A. alumna, works to strengthen working-class power and challenge stigmas.

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Renewing Ifugao history and cultural heritage through visual storytelling
A new animated film about a village in Ifugao, Philippines brings together many institutions and local organizations in an effort to invigorate highland archaeology and community engagement.

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Monday, December 2, 2019
Ethnomusicology Archive publishes 58 historical field collections online
The project is a collaboration between the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and Adam Matthew Digital. Visitors can listen to field recordings to gain a view into the cultural and social lives of communities around the world.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
LA Indonesian Film Festival returns to UCLA for 3rd consecutive year
The Los Angeles Indonesian Film Festival and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies co-hosted an evening at UCLA that combined Indonesian food, dance and cinema to celebrate the country's growing film industry.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
New workshop series encourages K-12 teachers to explore historical sites around the world
The workshops will provide area studies knowledge and pedagogy training to CA public school educators to expand the study of world regions and civilizations in K-12 curriculum.

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Friday, May 31, 2019
Southeast Asian Deportation Forum caps week of action
Southeast Asian student groups and centers at UCLA worked together to organize a community forum on the hill on May 23 to address the issue of deportation affecting Southeast Asian American communities.

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Friday, May 17, 2019
International conference highlights women's issues in contemporary Indonesia
The conference featured keynote addresses by the female CEO of OCBC NISP Bank and a HP Executive and dozens of speakers from the U.S., Australia, Europe and Southeast Asia.

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Friday, March 1, 2019
U.S. archives on Vietnamese refugees fail to tell a balanced history
Speaking at CSEAS in winter 2019, Long T. Bui contended that archives are not simply repositories of historical documents, but political institutions that can reinforce racist discourses.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
Cambodian human rights activist discusses modern slavery in Southeast Asia
Vannak Anan Prum, author of “The Dead Eye and the Deep Blue Sea," shares his own extraordinary story as a victim and witness of human trafficking in Southeast Asia.

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Friday, January 11, 2019
New Indonesian film highlights the reign and legacy of Sultan Agung of Mataram
UCLA CSEAS hosted the 2018 Los Angeles Indonesian Film Festival with a screening of the new film "Sultan Agung" by the prominent Indonesian director, Hanung Bramantyo.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Rohingya crisis -- Genocide in real time demands a response
Urgent action is needed to stop or slow the violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar and to greatly increase humanitarian assistance to refugees in Bangladesh, concluded speakers at a recent Center for Southeast Asian Studies panel.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
CSEAS hosts panel discussing Rohingya crisis in Myanmar
The panel of experts in human rights, international law, and mass violence explores the various debates around the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in Myanmar.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
“The Best We Could Do”: Confronting unspoken trauma through storytelling
The author/illustrator of the UCLA 2017–18 Common Book advised students how to engage with their refugee families' heritage, stressing the importance of diversifying refugee narratives to prevent future superpowers from adopting condescending “savior” attitudes.

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Michelle Caswell wins award for essay on community archives
The Society of American Archivists award recognizes an outstanding essay written on a facet of archival administration, history, theory and/or methodology.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Indonesian Consul General visits UCLA
Umar Hadi is optimistic about the challenges facing his country's new government.