Remembering Korematsu
Please join us on Friday, April 12, 1:30-3pm in the Law School, Room 343, as APA Studies hosts a panel discussion titled, "Remembering Korematsu: Asian American Civil Rights," as we recount this history and commemorate the longer struggle for Asian American civil rights as we acknowledge Michigan's first ever Fred Korematsu Day. Lunch will be provided!
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Thank you to all participants who joined us in March from last year's symposium! 


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Greetings from our Director!

Hi! I am Sitara Thobani, the Director of the APA Studies Program! This year, I am excited to announce that the APAS program has a new space on campus for our community to gather. Located in the Old Horticulture Building, this space will be the home of the new APAS Centre. We’re also looking forward to continuing work with our community partners, including those working to pass legislation to introduce Asian American Studies in K-12 curricula in Michigan, as well as various student organisations and other partners in the area and across the region. This is truly an exciting time for our program, and working together, I know we can continue to do even greater things!


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Welcome to APA Studies!

Dr. Kent Weber is our new Assistant Director of the APA Studies Program! His interests include Asian American Studies and history, migration and empire, legal history, and Race & Ethnic Studies. He teaches SSC 393: Topics in APA Studies, SSC: Introduction to APA Studies, and SSC/MGT 391: APIDA Experience in Business. He looks forward to creating a program that emphasizes understanding, collaboration, and appreciation of Asian Pacific American experiences.