April 4, 2016

Asian American Students in Action (AASiA), the political action club on campus, creates a petition for Asian American Studies. This petition is currently open for others to sign: https://www.change.org/p/williams-college-curricular-planning-committee-establish-asian-american-studies-at-williams-college

April 11, 2016

AASiA hosts a Teach-In on Asian American Studies.

"Asian American studies is inherently political, it plants a flag for Asian America, it announces its allies (The Black Panthers, Third World Liberation front, I Wor Kuen), it examines processes of imperialism-induced displacement/misplacement, it understands ways of alienation, it knows heroes; most importantly it is for knowing Us. Come to this teach in to learn why Asian American Studies matters, about its connection to left radicalism, and its history at Williams and what can be done for it."

- Event Description

April 19, 2016

AASiA invites Professor Tina Takemoto from the California College of the Arts to speak about issues addressed within Asian American Studies. The event is called, "Queer Exhaustion: Queer of Color Performance."

April 20, 2016

AASiA invites Professor Floyd Cheung from Smith College to share relevant issues within Asian American Studies. The event is called, "To Testify or Not to Testify."

April 28, 2016

AASiA emails the following to the Committee on Appointments & Promotions (CAP) and the Curricular Planning Committee (CPC).

No member of the CAP or CPC responds to this email.

May 4, 2016

AASiA hosts a panel regarding Asian American Studies as a program. Panelists include Jenny Tang ('13), leader of the 2012-13 initiative for Asian American Studies; Professor Dorothy Wang, one of two current Asian Americanists at Williams; Angela Wu, Assistant Director at the Davis Center; and C.N. Le, Professor of Sociology at UMass Amherst and Director of the Five College Asian/Pacific/American Studies program.

While the panel had wide influence amongst the student community, no member of the administration, CAP or CPC attends the event other than Gail Newman (Professor of German).