Historic plaque placement at AAPA's founding location
November 6 marks the start of the SF State Third World Strike. UC Berkeley's TWLF Strike started a few months later on January 22, 1969.AAPA, an integral component of both SF State and UCB TWLF Strikes, was founded in May 1968.There will be a historic plaque event at AAPA's founding location at 2005 Hearst in Berkeley on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 12 noon. Please join in for this AAPA@50 event:On Saturday, November 10 at NOON the original founders of the Asian American Political Alliance (AAPA) will be installing a plaque at 2005 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the group's founding in May of 1968 and the start of the Asian American Movement.
Yuji Ichioka and Emma Gee were the hosts of AAPA's very first meeting at 2005 Hearst.
The Berkeley City Council, Mayor Arreguin, and the Berkeley Historical Plaque Project (at its 5/29/2018 Berkeley City Council meeting) recognized AAPA and supported placement of a historic plaque at AAPA’s founding location.
AAPA conceived and popularized the term and concept of Asian American which has gone on to become the main nomenclature in American life.
AAPA was part of the SF State Third World Liberation Front that commenced on 11/6/1968. It was the longest student strike in US history and resulted in the establishment of the sole College of Ethnic Studies in the US.
AAPA helped form the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) at UC Berkeley. UCB TWLF waged a 2 1/2 month strike for a Third World College starting January 22, 1969. It resulted in the founding of the Ethnic Studies Department at UCB.
ALL are invited to join the commemoration at the 2005 Hearst Street Address along with former AAPA members, current UCB students and faculty.
The plaque placement will be followed by a picnic across the street at Ohlone Park from 1 pm to 3 pm. There will be discussion about reestablishing AAPA both on campus and in the community to address current domestic and international issues in the US.
For more information please contact former Mayor Jean Quan of Oakland (founding AAPA member) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Press inquries to 510-3881472.