The 30-Year Movement of Global Asian Studies at UIC

Date / Time

February 8, 2024

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Location: online via Zoom.

Join us in a conversation with six alumni who paved the way for establishing GLAS. Learn about the history of this movement, their experiences as student activists, and how their activism informed their career trajectories.

Alumni Guests:

Bettina Johnson
Anthropology, Class of 2007
Director of Special Projects, UIC Social Justice Initiative

Brandon Lee
Political Science, Class of 2009
Director of Communications, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Brandon Mita, JD
Political Science, Class of 2006
Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, PC

John Park, MA
English, Class of 2001
Executive Director, MinKwon Center for Community Action

Pearl Ratunil, PhD
English, Class of 2008
Professor, Harper College

Steven Tham, MD
Music, Class of 2005
Anesthesiologist, Olive View UCLA Medical Center

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