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Asian American Association Conference, featuring keynote speaker Renee Tajima-Peņa

The Indiana Asian American Conference (IAAC) is an inter-university conference established and held at Indiana University Bloomington. It was started in 2015 and takes place in April, which is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The overall purpose of this conference is to learn about and discuss different aspects of AAPI cultures and identities, among many other aspects of AAPI life. Following last year's conference "Taking Root," the theme for this year is "Full Bloom.” The 2017 IAAC will focus on approaching AAPI topics from success in representation in Asian Americans in the Media, celebrating the Asian American experience, breaking stereotypes, how your heritage changed or assimilated with American culture.

Renee Tajima-Peña is an Academy Award nominated filmmaker whose credits include Who Killed Vincent Chin?, MY AMERICA...or Honk if You Love Buddha, The New Americans: Mexico Story, Calavera Highway, and her newest film, No Más Bebés. Her films have screened at the Cannes, Hong Kong, New Directors/New Films, SXSW, Sundance and Toronto film festivals and the Whitney Biennial and she has been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, USA Broad Fellowship, Alpert Award in the Arts for Film/Video, a Peabody and a Dupont-Columbia Award.

Tajima-Peña teaches social documentary at UCLA, where she is a professor of Asian American Studies, the director of the Center for EthnoCommunications and holds an endowed chair in Japanese American Studies. She is the inaugural Filmmaker-in-Residence of the International Documentary Association and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

For further details, visit the IAAC website here: http://www.indiana.edu/~aaa/conference/.

All Day Saturday April 01, 2017
GISB Auditorium, 355 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana 47405
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