Southern California is home to a diverse collection of scholars, graduate students, public intellectuals, creative writers and artists, and community members studying the histories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Sponsored by the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West and the Henry E. Huntington Library, our group aims to serve as a center from which to make connections and start conversations that bridge areas of expertise, individuals, and institutions within the academy and broader communities-at-large.

The group meets three times a year on Saturdays at the Huntington Library. Specific room locations for meetings will be sent out via email in advance. The room opens at 9:00 a.m. with each session beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 12:30 p.m. The Huntington Library is located at 1151 Oxford Street, San Marino, CA 91108. Parking is free.

Schedule 2023-2024

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Saturday, July 13, 2024 (via zoom)

Join us

For RSVP and more information, please contact the group organizers, Lon Kurashige, Constance Chen, and David Yoo at