Unbound: The Life and Legacy of Asian American Community Historian Judy Yung

Through this event we aim to honor and celebrate Judith "Judy" Yung’s tremendous legacy as a UC Santa Cruz emerita professor of American Studies, community and public scholar of Chinese American history, pioneer of oral history methodology, prize-winning author, teacher, supportive colleague, and cherished mentor.




  • Welcome remarks by Professor Alice Yang (UCSC)
  • Remembrances by George Ow (Chinese American History Enthusiast and Philanthropist) and Buck Gee (Angel Island Foundation)
  • Community forum: Professor Alice Yang will moderate a conversation with alumni Mana Hayakawa, Lora Collier Chan, Kio Tong-ishikawa, Yukiya Jerry Waki
  • Academic forum: Professor Emerita Karen Tei Yamashita (UCSC) will moderate conversation with Professor Emerita Bettina Aptheker (UCSC), Professor Gordon Chang (Stanford), and Professor Erika Lee (U. of Minnesota)
  • Closing remarks from Humanities Dean Jasmine Alinder (UCSC)



Please register by November 4, 2021


This event is sponsored by:

Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center

Center for Racial Justice

Cowell College

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Department

Humanities Division

Oakes College


For any questions or accommodations, please contact Humanities Division Development Assistant Rafferty Lincoln, rlincoln@ucsc.edu

Dial-In Information

Register in advance by November 4th:


Friday, November 5, 2021 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Virtual Event