ASAM 25th Anniversary: Visualizing Asian American Futures

Mar 19, 2022 at

The Study at University City

20 S 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104


25th Anniversary Celebration!

Please join us in person and RSVP  bit.ly/asam25conference

If you can’t join us in person, please join us by Zoom! You can register in advance for this meeting here!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


10:00 am – 11:00 am 

Check in / Exhibition  

10:45 – 11:00 Penn Masala Performance

11:00 am 

Welcome and Remarks 

11:15 am - 12:15 pm  

ASAM History Panel: Looking Back to Look Forwardwith former UAB Chairs

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm 

Keynote by Cathy Park Hongwith Professors Jo Park and David Eng

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm  

Lunch and Book signing with Cathy Park Hong 

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm 

Remarks - Ben Huynh, President UPAAN 

ASAM Futures Panel: Visualizing Asian American Futures with ASAM Alumni 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Networking & Coffee Reception  / Penn Lions Performance

5:00p - 7:00 pm

Dinner (By Invitation Only) 


About the panels:

ASAM: Retrospective Panel - Looking Back to Look Forward: with Lindsey Liu, Duong Ly, Erin O’Malley, Seung Hyun Chung, Christian Perucho, Louis Lin 

            Moderator: Claire Nguyen

ASAM Career Panel - Living Asian American Futures: with Dana Nakano, Brian Redondo, Eugena Oh, Evelyn Gong, Dave Lu, Shaina Zafar 

            Moderator: Anthony Tran 


The ASAM 25th Anniversary Exhibit “Exploring our past.” will be open to the public during the all day. This exhibit explores our program’s past. From protest signs to symposium posters, we’ll revisit important moments in ASAM’s history.


This year The Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecture will hosted the Keynote speaker of our 25th Anniversary Celebration: Cathy Park Hong!

Cathy Park Hong, Author of Minor Feelings. Cathy Park Hong is an award-winning poet and essayist whose book, Minor Feelings, is a searching work that ruthlessly reckons with the American racial consciousness. Hong weaves together personal stories, historical context, and cultural criticism to ultimately create an emotional and impactful exploration of Asian American personhood. Minor Feelings is the 2020 recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. Hong is the author of several books of poetry, and is the recipient of notable awards such as the Windham-Campbell Prize. In her moving talks, she offers a fresh and honest perspective on race and Asian American identity, discusses how poetry and writing can be a means for understanding ourselves and our world, and comments on the ways politics and culture are influenced by art—and vice versa.