Unbound: The Life and Legacy of Asian American Community Historian Judy Yung

Laura Morton / San Francisco Chronicle

Friday, November 5, 2021
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PDT)

Through this event we aim to honor and celebrate Judith "Judy" Yung’s tremendous work legacy as a UCSC emerita professor of American Studies, community and public scholar of Chinese American history, innovator in oral history methodology, prize-winning author, teacher, supportive colleague, and cherished mentor.


  • Welcome remarks by Professor Alice Yang (UCSC)

  • Remembrances by George Ow (Chinese American History Enthusiast and Philanthropist) and Buck Gee (Angel Island Foundation)

  • Community forum: Alice Yang will moderate conversation with alumni Mana Hayakawa (Oakes College, '01, American Studies), Lora Collier Chan (Oakes College, '01, Anthropology), Kio Tong-ishikawa (Merrill College, '04, Asian American Studies and Business Management Economics), Yukiya Jerry Waki (Merrill College, '99, American Studies)

  • Academic forum: Profesor Emerita Karen Tei Yamashita (UCSC) will moderate conversation with Professor Emerita Bettina Aptheker (UCSC), Professor Gordon Chang (Stanford), and Professor Erika Lee (U. of Minnesota)

  • Closing remarks from Humanities Dean Jasmine Alinder

This event is sponsored by:

Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center

Center for Racial Justice

Cowell College

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Department

Humanities Division

Oakes College

The Judy Yung Memorial Fund in Asian American/Pacific Islander Studies has been established to support interdisciplinary research and programming related to AA/PI Studies at UC Santa Cruz, and will carry Judy’s legacy into the future. Please consider making a gift today.

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