Stand Up chronicles the beginning of the Bay Area Asian American movement through an unprecedented collection of period newspaper articles and documents. The book includes primary documents and analysis of the Asian American movement from the perspective of its participants. From the Third World Liberation Front student strikes at San Francisco State College and University of California Berkeley campuses, to the formation of the Asian American Political Alliance, this book traces the origins of student concerns and follows the movement into the Asian American communities, by focusing on the International Hotel tenants fight against eviction and the formation of the Asian Community Center in San Francisco Chinatown-Manilatown.
Praise for Stand Up
"The Asian American Movement of the 1960s-70s has been largely ignored by those who have researched and written about the civil rights and social justice movements of those turbulent decades. Asian Community Center Archive Group has done an excellent job of compiling the key documents that give us a historical overview of issues and organizations that contributed to the emergence of the Asian American Movement. Most importantly, it will be an important organizational tool for today's activists in their efforts to educate youth in their communities about the historic role Asian Americans have played in our nation's history of struggles for racial/ethnic and social justice." --Carlos Munoz, Jr., author of "Youth, Identity, Power: The Chicano Movement"
"Once I began reading it, I couldn't stop till I finished it. The "Conclusion" was insightfully summed-up. Every Asian American activist should read it. It should make us proud and motivate us to continue as new issues crop up." --Yuri Kochiyama (March 16, 2009)
|Publisher:||Eastwind Books of Berkeley|
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About the Author
Since 1982, Eastwind Books of Berkeley has been a major source for Asian American literature, Asian Studies, Ethnic Studies, Language Learning, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts books. We support and promote various authors at our book events and have been involved in the promotion of books written by socially conscious authors including: The Other: An Asian Pacific Islander Prisoners Anthology, The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons.