Outreach News Archive


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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Tracing global convergence and interconnection from Malacca & Ottoman Empire
The 2021 Sites of Encounter K-12 teacher workshop showcases these two major trade centers as prominent drivers of global integration and cultural diffusion.

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Friday, June 11, 2021
Expanding heritage & project-based teaching of Southeast Asian languages
Southeast Asian language instructors from across the U.S. are trained on the principles and practices of Project-Based Learning and how it could complement heritage language teaching.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Radical storytelling to transform lived and inherited pasts into strength
Vietnamese American playwright and performer Susan Lieu discusses the stages of traumatic healing and how to set free personal and family stories for empowerment.

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Thursday, April 1, 2021
Experimenting with new ways to teach Southeast Asian languages during the pandemic
The latest webinar organized by the Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages trained language faculty on how to better teach multiword units to second language learners.

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Sunday, March 14, 2021
Daughters of Burmese revolutionaries share their memories and stories of resilience
Two daughters of Burmese political prisoners share their personal experiences growing up and reflect on their father's activism in the democracy movement in Myanmar.

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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Virtual conference highlights identity discourse and politics across Southeast Asia
The UC Berkeley-UCLA conference features presentations by scholars on ethnic and group identity in the region, a keynote on identity politics in Burma studies and a roundtable about 2021 coup in Myanmar.

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Monday, November 9, 2020
Family stories documented and shared through the Vietnamese Boat People Podcast
Tracey Nguyen Mang shares her family story and why she founded a podcast to deepen how Vietnamese diasporic history can be centered on personal experiences and emotions.

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Monday, December 14, 2020
Indonesian film cast honors teachers through new Netflix movie
The team behind Netflix's Crazy Awesome Teachers share their insights and experiences from production in the final event for the 2020 Los Angeles Indonesian Film Festival.

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Monday, September 21, 2020
Indonesian filmmakers argue now is the time for digital experimentation
In a panel discussion, filmmakers discuss the future of marketing and viewership in Indonesia as the pandemic halted film production, forcing new approaches to distribution to emerge.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
The future of Indonesian filmmaking in the “new normal”
As the pandemic halts global movie production, filmmakers are adapting to new protocols and embracing more opportunities for Indonesian voices.

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Monday, June 1, 2020
Bringing Thai classical music to students
As director of the UCLA Music of Thailand Ensemble, Professor Supeena Adler continues to push for musical and cultural engagement through remote instruction.

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Renewing Ifugao history and cultural heritage through visual storytelling
A new animated film about a village in Ifugao, Philippines brings together many institutions and local organizations in an effort to invigorate highland archaeology and community engagement.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
New workshop series encourages K-12 teachers to explore historical sites around the world
The workshops will provide area studies knowledge and pedagogy training to CA public school educators to expand the study of world regions and civilizations in K-12 curriculum.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
LA Indonesian Film Festival returns to UCLA for 3rd consecutive year
The Los Angeles Indonesian Film Festival and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies co-hosted an evening at UCLA that combined Indonesian food, dance and cinema to celebrate the country's growing film industry.

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Monday, October 7, 2019
UCLA CSEAS is a founding member of the Southeast Asian Language Council
UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies is a member of the recently-established Southeast Asian Language Council (SEALC) consortium, funded by Luce Initiative on Southeast Asia.

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Friday, January 11, 2019
New Indonesian film highlights the reign and legacy of Sultan Agung of Mataram
UCLA CSEAS hosted the 2018 Los Angeles Indonesian Film Festival with a screening of the new film "Sultan Agung" by the prominent Indonesian director, Hanung Bramantyo.

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Friday, May 31, 2019
Southeast Asian Deportation Forum caps week of action
Southeast Asian student groups and centers at UCLA worked together to organize a community forum on the hill on May 23 to address the issue of deportation affecting Southeast Asian American communities.

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Friday, May 17, 2019
International conference highlights women's issues in contemporary Indonesia
The conference featured keynote addresses by the female CEO of OCBC NISP Bank and a HP Executive and dozens of speakers from the U.S., Australia, Europe and Southeast Asia.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Rohingya crisis -- Genocide in real time demands a response
Urgent action is needed to stop or slow the violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar and to greatly increase humanitarian assistance to refugees in Bangladesh, concluded speakers at a recent Center for Southeast Asian Studies panel.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
“The Best We Could Do”: Confronting unspoken trauma through storytelling
The author/illustrator of the UCLA 2017–18 Common Book advised students how to engage with their refugee families' heritage, stressing the importance of diversifying refugee narratives to prevent future superpowers from adopting condescending “savior” attitudes.