Shauna Lo, assistant director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, sat on a panel at the Boston Athenaeum this week to discuss the Chinese Exclusion Act and the history of Chinese immigration to Boston.
Institute for Asian American Studies Director Paul Watanabe will speak at a symposium in Boise, Idaho, this week examining historic and contemporary civil liberties issues related to the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans at the Minidoka camp.
Paul Watanabe, the director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, says the creation of a Boston chapter of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association is "important." "The opening of the [chapter] is an opportunity to address the larger issues," he said.
If elected, Amy Sangiolo would be the first woman mayor of Newton and the first Asian-American mayor. Paul Watanabe, the director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, said, "I think it's historic."
A coalition of UMass Boston institutes studying race and ethnicity will host an all-day conference called “A Dream Imagined: Race, Ethnicity and the Struggle for Boston’s Future” on May 20 in the Campus Center.
Professor of Political Science Paul Watanabe discusses his reason for resigning from the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, saying Donald Trump’s actions during the election and transition period made it “untenable for me to serve as his advisor.”
Institute for Asian American Studies Director Paul Watanabe moderated a panel at the Asian American Commission of Massachusetts's 10th annual Unity Dinner, “Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Pioneers.”
Paul Watanabe, director of UMass Boston's Institute for Asian American Studies, says there is an anti-immigrant sentiment, not only in Quincy, but across the U.S. "There is resistance to these new immigrants, the sense that Asian Americans are taking over Quincy," he said.
In the second part of this series, Institute for Asian American Studies Director Paul Watanabe says Quincy is making strides toward inclusion and equity, "but it isn’t there yet, as most communities aren’t there yet."