Where and how do Asian Americans place
themselves today--in the neighborhood, in
politics, and around social activism?
* How can Asian Americans better utilize the
“power of place” in their own communities and in
local, state, and national politics toward
economic and social justice for all?
* In today’s climate of xenophobia and
anti-immigrant bashing, what expanded role can
colleges and community organizations, working
together with media, play to educate civil
The 2012 AAARI annual conference brings together
urban sociologists, student activists, and
community professionals in one place to discuss
current issues that impact and affect Asian
Americans. These issues include: The Future of
Ethnic Neighborhoods from New York to Los
Angeles; Comparative Approaches to Look at
Gentrification in Boston, Philadelphia and New
York; Putting Asian Americans on the Map and
Redistricting; Student Activism, Occupy Wall
Street and the Danny Chen case; Standing Up for
the Dream Act and Immigration; and more!