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6:00 pm 2nd Friday ArtAbout: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Isao Fujimoto
February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Life and Legacy of Dr. Isao Fujimoto – Asian American Studies and Community Advocacy
Friday, Feb 14th 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm, Community Room
Free and open to the public,
This event honors the life and legacy of Dr. Isao Fujimoto, one of the founding faculty members of the Asian American Studies Department. Dr. Fujimoto’s life’s work has been to lift up the voices of the marginalized. He has pursued this through community-engaged research on indigenous peoples in the Philippines and farmworkers and immigrants in California’s Central Valley. His undaunted but humble commitment to speaking truth to power, along with his teaching and mentorship, has inspired generations of students to pursue careers that advance social justice. Alongside his students, Dr. Fujimoto was instrumental in creating important City of Davis institutions such as the Davis Farmers’ Market and the Davis Co-Op. In addition to kicking off an exhibition about Dr. Fujimoto’s work, this event brings together contemporary Asian American activists working on issues at the core of Dr. Fujimoto’s work, and showcases the current community-engaged commitments of Asian American Studies faculty.
Supported in part by a grant from the City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs program.
For more questions or additional information, please contact Angel Truong, Asian American Studies Department Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org 530-752-2069