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February 13, 2015
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The new SEAC blog features a review of the Carlos Bulosan exhibit in the Allen Library

Show your love for Carlos Bulosan, activist and author of America is in the Heart, by visiting the exhibit “Author, Poet and Worker: The World of Carlos Bulosan.” The exhibit is up in the Special Collections lobby of the Allen Library through March 13.

Want to learn more before you go? The Southeast Asia Center just launched a new blog featuring content from students, faculty and others interested in Southeast Asia. The inaugural post is an exhibit review by Lauren Pongan, a Master’s candidate in Southeast Asian Studies at UW. 
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Study Abroad
For Educators
Upcoming Events

Seattle Asian American Film Festival

February 12-15

Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave)

Several of the 2015 SAAFF films were directed by or tell the stories of Southeast Asian Americans:

Cambodian Son
Documentary Shorts featuring "Sriracha" 
How to Fight in 6 Inch Heels 
The Last Season

We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance for these screenings. Enjoy!

Mytoan Nguyen Akbar: 
Ambivalent Belonging and Managed Identities

Thursday, February 19, 3:30-5:00 pm

UW Thomson Hall, Room 101

In this talk, Mytoan Nguyen Akbar presents an ethnographic study on the ambivalent belonging and identity among many Viet Kieu (Overseas Vietnamese) return migrants to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. These 1.5 and second generation Viet Kieu are the adult children of Vietnamese American refugees who resettled to the US between the 1970s and 1990s. Read more on the event website.

Sponsored by the Southeast Asia Center

Edith Mirante Book Talk: A Wind in the Bamboo

Tuesday, February 24, 6:30-7:30 pm

UW Thomson Hall, Room 101

Indigneous Asian hunter-gatherers of ancient ancestry, once defined as a separate “Negrito race” due to their African appearance (dark skin, curly hair) survive in the Philippines, Malaysia and India. Author/activist Edith Mirante reveals their contemporary lives and challenges with a slide show based on her new book about her journeys to meet them. Read more on the event website.

Book website

Sponsored by the Southeast Asia Center, the Center for Human Rights, and the Center for Global Studies

Map-A-Thon with OpenStreetMap

Wednesday, February 25, 4:14-6:15 pm

UW Parrington Hall, Room 112

OpenStreetMap is an open source mapping program developed by volunteers to produce maps for organizations in the field (American Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, etc). In this event we will teach students (volunteers) how to use the program, the benefits of crowd-source mapping, and how the information will benefit humanitarian agencies in the future. We will also inform the volunteers about ways to further contribute data throughout their varied travels and work.

Event website
Info on open-source mapping

Sponsored by the Evans School

Steffen Jensen: A world of significance: equality, ritual and violence in a Manila Brotherhood

Thursday, February 26, 3:30-5:00 pm

UW Club, Yukon Room

Steffen Jensen, Senior Researchern at DIGNITY (Danish Institute Against Torture),  explores how young men from a poor, urban neighborhood seek to create or tap into worlds of significance against the drudgery of marginalization. “Brotherhoods” have come to play a central part in which discourses and political practices of equality and patron-client relations are ever-present and often contradictory elements. Through an analysis of discourses and ritualized practices, links are established to a century of resistance and protest in the Philippines in what may be termed echoes of the revolution. Read more on the event website

Photo by permission of Steffen Jensen and photo subjects

Sponsored by the Southeast Asia Center, the Department of Anthropology, and the African Studies Program

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Fellowships and Funding

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Job Opportunities 

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Conferences and Calls for Papers

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Study Abroad and Summer Programs

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Opportunities for Educators

Educators are encouraged to sign up for SEAC's new educator email list. We will use the educator list to send occasional announcements about events specifically geared to K16 educators.

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