Asian American Histories of the United States
With Catherine Choy and Russell Jeung
SAN FRANCISCO, September 15, 2022 — Asia Society Northern California hosted Catherine Choy, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Justice at UC Berkeley and Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, for a discussion on her new book, Asian American Histories of the United States. This program was be moderated by Russell Jeung, co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate, Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, and 2022 Asia Game Changer West Honoree.
The event began with a presentation by Neil G. Ruiz, Associate Director of Race and Ethnicity Research at the Pew Research Center, on a recent focus group study by Pew Research Center on Being Asian in America. Following Neil's presentation, Professor Choy shared an excerpt of her book with the audience. Professor Choy and Professor Jeung then moved to a fruitful conversation on Asian American Histories of the United States including Professor Choy's personal commitment in writing the book, chronology of the presentation of Asian American histories, and key themes. The two then opened their discussion to audience questions.
We thank First Republic Bank and Southwest Airlines for kindly supporting this program. Congratulations to in-person attendees Baika Puntsag and Tyler Suarez for winning roundtrip Southwest Airlines e-passes!
This public program was video recorded and will be posted to our website soon.