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Program 1

"Latino/a USA: Redefining Race & Nation in a Post-Industrial America"
by David Nieves

As we mark the fortieth-anniversary of The March on Washington of 1963 and the iconic "I Have A Dream" speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, we continue to reflect on American society and its ongoing and troubled history of race relations.


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"Negotiating Different Racial"
by Jean J. Kim

Manning Marable compares race to a prism that refracts light, bending it into wavelengths that appear as color overlaying the contours of what we see.


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Program 2

"From 1965 to 1992 and Beyond: The Context for Demographic Change in South Los Angeles"
by Regina Freer

In attempting to make sense of the often tense relationships among Asians, Latinos, and blacks in South Los Angeles, the 1970's are best viewed as a watershed period.


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Program 3

"History of Survival: A Pine Ridge Example"
by by Desiree Renee Martinez, Gabrielino (Tongva),
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

In 1889, the U.S. government seized approximately 7.7 million acres of land from the Sioux people.The Pine Ridge Reservation in the Black Hills region of South Dakota is all that remains today of that land.


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Program 4a

"Mulattoes, Half-Breeds, and Hapas": Multiracial Representation in the Movies
by Greg Pak, MFA, Filmmaker, Editor, Asianamericanfilm.com

For decades, white filmmakers have used multiracial characters to dramatize messages about race and racism. What follows are a few of the multiracial stereotypes filmmakers have used and a few questions about how depictions of multiracial characters may develop in the future.


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Program 4b

"Stuck: 'Why they wanna stick me for my papers?'"
by Eric Tang

"Damn, why they wanna stick me for my papers?" So goes the chorus to the classic hip-hop song "Warning," performed by the legendary Notorious BIG (a.k.a Biggie Smalls).


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"Uprooted and Transplanted: An Introduction to Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese American Refugees"


Americans generally remember images of the Vietnam War through newscasts of U.S. soldiers in combat, Hollywood's plethora of war movies and the references to it as America's longest war (1945-1975) and first military defeat.


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Program 4c

"Contemporary issues of Native Hawaiian identity"
by Randall Quinones Akee

Contemporary issues of Native Hawaiian identity, sovereignty and cultural heritage are integrally linked with the struggles of the indigenous peoples of the Americas and the Pacific. As Polynesians, Native Hawaiians share many of the same religious, cultural, linguistic and colonial experiences of the Maori, Tahitian, Rarotongans, Samoans and Rapa Nuian (Easter Islanders).


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