Indonesian Americans: A Diversity of Perspectives
Saturday, May 14, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library, Room 11360
280 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Indonesian Americans have been largely overlooked in the field of Asian American Studies and in the literature on Indonesians in the diaspora. Nonetheless, they face similar challenges as longer-established Asian American and Asian immigrant populations that deserve greater attention than heretofore received. These issues include generational differences, acculturation, confronting prejudice, engaging in activism, and facilitating community building. This symposium will feature panels on the construction of identity among Indonesian Americans, paying special attention to the experiences of the Chinese and Muslim sub-communities. Panelists who represent academic as well as community-based perspectives will participate in dialogues designed to maximize discussion and audience involvement.
Sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and co-sponsored by the Asian American Studies Center.