University of Washington
This one-day conference on the life and works of Carlos Bulosan seeks to encourage different ways of reckoning with the legacies of Bulosan both in the U.S. and in the Philippines. It also seeks to address the relationship between his artistic and political approaches and his place in understanding the braided histories of labor migration, racial formation, Filipino diasporic imagination, and imperial expansion. Admission is free.
The conference takes place at the University of Washington HUB, Room 145, and will be followed by a reception marking the opening a new exhibit opening in the UW Libraries, “Author, Poet and Worker: The World of Carlos Bulosan.” The reception will be hosted by the Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific and feature several speakers addressing the relevance of Bulosan to activism today.
Contact: Professor Vince Rafael, (206) 543-5699 or email@example.com
Sponsored by the UW Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, UW Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, UW Department of History, UW Department of English, UW Department of Political Science, UW Jackson School of International Studies, UW Southeast Asia Center, and Lane Hirabayashi, UCLA Asian American Studies Department.
This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.