Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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UC Irvine Law Students to Host Conference on Asian Pacific American Identity

Monday, March 12, 2012

University of California Irvine Law School Website

IRVINE, Calif. -- UC Irvine School of Law students will host a conference on strengthening the
Asian Pacific American identity on March 15, 16.

WHAT: The conference explores the following four questions: Who identifies as Asian Pacific
American, and what are the implications? Is economic justice and socioeconomic achievement
an APA issue, and how does it comport with commonly held assumptions based on the model
minority myth? How is the APA identity complicated by the theory of intersectionality? How do
the struggles and successes of APA racial formation inform community collaboration and
interracial coalition building more broadly?

WHO: Featured speakers include: Amna Akbar, CUNY School of Law; Angelo Ancheta, Santa
Clara Law; Khin Mai Aung, AALDEF; Devon Carbado, UCLA School of Law; Kim D.
Chanbonpin, The John Marshall Law School; Robert Chang, Seattle Univ. School of Law; Jack
Chin, UC Davis School of Law; Neil Gotanda, Western State Univ. Law; Marc-Tizoc González,
St. Thomas Univ. School of Law; Ana Henderson, Warren Institute, UC Berkeley Law; Trina
Jones, Duke Law; Eugene Lee, Asian Pacific American Legal Center; Nancy Leong, University
of Denver, Sturm College of Law; Julian Lim, Washington Univ. Law; Nicole Ochi, Asian Pacific
American Legal Center; Yungsuhn Park, Asian Pacific American Legal Center; Kim Hai
Pearson, Gonzaga School of Law; Hector Vargas, Gay & Lesbian Medical Assn.; Lee Ann
Wang, University of Michigan; Eddy Zheng, Community Youth Center of San Francisco.

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