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90 minute Keynote delivered to University of Wisconsin LaCrosse community. Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Americans have a long and rich history that spans continents and centuries, exclusion and ...

90 minute Keynote delivered to University of Wisconsin LaCrosse community. Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Americans have a long and rich history that spans continents and centuries, exclusion and empowerment. For far too long, much of this history has been omitted from textbooks and our collective memories. By knowing where we come from and how it impacts us today, we as a whole can envision a future that does not repeat the mistakes of the past and that learns from positive movements. Together, we can create a community and society that values everyone, no matter what their background.

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  • University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee Seattle Girls’ School Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/) Asian America: Remembering the Past, Owning the Present, Envisioning the Future
  • About Seattle Girls’ School Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • What Does Asian America Mean, Anyway? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • An Artificial Construct Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • An Artificial Construct Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • History of Conflict Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • Asian American History
    • 1763 Filipinos settle Saint Malo
    • 1778 Chinese sailors land in Hawaii
    • 1820s Chinese immigration begins in earnest
    • 1865 The Central Pacific Railroad Co. recruits Chinese workers for the transcontinental railroad
    • 1878 Chinese are ruled ineligible for naturalized citizenship
    • 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act is passed
    Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • Asian American History
    • 1890 First wave of Japanese immigrants arrive to provide farm labor in Hawai ʻ i and California
    • 1907 Gentlemen's Agreement between United States and Japan that Japan would stop issuing passports for new laborers
    • 1910 Angel Island opens as a major immigration station for as many as 175,000 Chinese and 60,000 Japanese immigrants between 1910 and 1940.
    • 1913 California Alien Land Law of 1913 ban Japanese from purchasing land
    • 1920s Filipino immigration increases in numbers
    • 1924, United States Immigration Act of 1924 (Oriental Exclusion Act) banned most immigration from Asia
    • 1930 Anti-Filipino riot occurs in Watsonville, California
    • 1933, Filipinos are ruled ineligible for citizenship barring immigration
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  • Takao Ozawa vs United States Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • Asian American History
    • 1941 Japan air force attacked Pearl Harbor; FBI arrests pro-Japanese community leaders
    • 1941-45 Filipino resistance movement, working closely with U.S. Army, fights the Japanese invaders
    • 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066 on February 19, uprooting 100,000 people of Japanese descent on the west coast to be sent to Internment camps.
    • 1943-1945 Japanese Americans volunteer for the US Army’s 442nd Regimental Combat Team and becomes the highest decorated military unit in US history
    • 1946, the Luce–Celler Act of 1946 grants naturalization opportunities to Filipino Americans and Indian Americans (which included present-day Pakistanis and Bangladeshis)
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  • Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • Asian American History
    • 1956 Dalip Singh Saund is the first Asian (Sikh) to be elected for Congress
    • 1962 Daniel K. Inouye of Hawai ʻ i elected for the US Senate
    • 1965 Patsy T. Mink of Hawai ʻ i becomes the first woman of color in Congress.
    • 1965 Luck Wing serves four terms as the Mayor of Sledge Mississippi, population 600
    • 1968 Term “Asian American” is coined as a part of the Asian American Movement, a radical movement for social justice (Red Guard)
    • 1971, Norman Y. Mineta elected mayor of San Jose, California; Herbert Choy nominated supreme court justice.
    • 1974, George R. Ariyoshi elected governor of Hawai ʻ i
    • 1975 More than 130,000 refugees enter the U.S. from Vietnam, Kampuchea, and Laos as Communist governments are established there following the end of the Indochina War.
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  • The Red Guard Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • Asian American History
    • 1976 Samuel Ichiye (S. I.) Hayakawa of California and Spark Matsunaga of Hawai ʻ i elected as US Senators
    • 1978 Ellison S. Onizuka becomes the first Asian American astronaut
    • 1982 Vincent Chin is accused of being a Japanese (being blamed for loss of jobs) and beaten to death.
    • 1987 First formal signing of the Proclamation of Asian Pacific American Heritage Week by the White House
    • 1988 U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988 apologizing for Japanese American internment and provide reparations of $20,000 to each victim
    • 1992 Korean businesses are looted and burned during the LA Riots
    Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • Asian American History
    • 1992 Eugene Chung is football offensive lineman in the NFL
    • 1992, Hae Jong Kim elected Bishop of United Methodist Church
    • 1996 Gary Locke is elected as the first Chinese American governor
    • 1999 Gen. Eric Shinseki becomes the first Asian American U.S. military chief of staff
    • 2000 Norman Y. Mineta becomes the first Asian American appointed to the U.S. Cabinet
    • 2002 Yao Ming is the number one draft pick in the 2002 NBA draft
    • 2003 Ignatius C. Wang becomes a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church
    • 2008 Tim Lincecum (half Filipino) a starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, is selected as an All Star for the Major League All Star Game
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  • Emergent Themes
    • The Perpetual Immigrant
    • The Non-Citizen
    • The Worker Not Owner
    • Black or White or Neither?
    • Weak as a Socio-Political Group
    • Ethnically Separated
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  • Myth of the Model Minority
    • Overly Hard Working and Tireless
    • Will Work Under Extreme Circumstances
    • Quiet and Cooperative
    • Serene, Smart, Resilient
    • Doesn’t Seek the Limelight
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  • Lagacy of the Myth
    • Outsourcing of Cheap Labor
    • Orientalism in Health Care
    • Tokenism and Minimalization
    • Stress of Achievement
    • Funneling into STEM Fields
    • Where Are You From?
    • Tsunami in Japan
    Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • The Reality of Asian America
    • 16 million: The estimated number of U.S. residents of Asian descent in July 2009.
    • 5.2 million: The Asian population in California; the state had the largest Asian population on July 1, 2009, followed by New York (1.5 million). Texas was next, reaching 1 million for the first time. In Hawaii, our nation's only majority-Asian state, Asians made up the highest proportion of the total population (53 percent).
    • 2.6%: Percentage growth of the Asian population between 2008 and 2009, the second fastest-growing minority group (following the Hispanic population).
    • 3.8 million: Number of Asians of Chinese descent in the U.S. in 2009. Chinese-Americans were the largest Asian group, followed by Filipinos (3.2 million), Asian Indians (2.8 million), Vietnamese (1.7 million), Koreans (1.6 million) and Japanese (1.3 million).
    Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/) This includes both Asian alone or Asian in combination with one or more other races.
  • The Reality of Asian America
    • $68,780: Median household income for single-race Asians in 2009
    • Median household income differed greatly by Asian group. For Asian Indians, for example, the median income in 2009 was $90,429; for Bangladeshi, it was $46,657.
    • 12.5%: The poverty rate for single-race Asians in 2009 , not statistically different from the 2008 poverty rate. Between 2008 and 2009, the poverty rate increased for non-Hispanic whites (from 8.6 percent to 9.4 percent), for blacks (from 24.7 percent to 25.8 percent) and for Hispanics (from 23.2 percent to 25.3 percent).
    • 17.2%: Percentage of single-race Asians without health insurance coverage in 2009 , not statistically different from 2008.
    Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/) These estimates represent single-race Asians.
  • The Reality of Asian America
    • 35.3: Median age of the single-race Asian population in 2009. The corresponding figure was 36.8 years for the population as a whole.
    • 23.6%: Percent of the single-race Asian population that was under age 18 as of July 1, 2009 while 9.6 percent was 65 or older.
    • 40.6 million: The projected number of U.S. residents in 2050 who will identify themselves as Asian or Asian in combination with one or more other races. They would comprise 9 percent of the total population by that year.
    • 161%: The projected percentage increase between 2008 and 2050 in the population of people who identify themselves as Asian or Asian in combination with one or more other races. This compares with a 44 percent increase in the population as a whole over the same period of time.
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  • Going Forward Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • Question the Media Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • Teach Real American History Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • Build Coalitions Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • Create a world where an Asian History Week Month is a moot point Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  • Presenter Information
    • Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
    • 6th Faculty and
    • Professional Outreach
    • Seattle Girls’ School
    • 2706 S Jackson Street
    • Seattle WA 98144
    • (206) 709-2228 x 219
    • [email_address]
    • http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/
    Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)