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 2022-2023

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Saturday, July 29, 2023 – via Zoom

Join us

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