Skip to Main Content

Asian American Studies: Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation: Lecture Series on Asian Pacific Americans

This guide is a good place to start in doing research related to Asian American Studies.

Santa Barbara Belonging

Santa Barbara Belonging is a three-part series of lectures to commemorate Asian American Pacific Heritage Month of May

A three-part virtual series celebrating Santa Barbara’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. As acts of violence and racism against Asian Americans have escalated across the country, we will come together as a community to explore the historical context for recent events; listen to and support our AAPI friends, neighbors, and business owners; and celebrate the diverse and rich AAPI cultural traditions that help define Santa Barbara.

Part I: Understanding our History

Part II: A Community Conversation

Part III: Cultural Celebration

Performers include:
* Gavin Takase-Sanchez from Ojai O'Daiko (musical performance)
* Hula Anyone (dance)
* Deborah Cristobal (storytelling)
* Helen Wong (storytelling)
* Keith Mar (spoken word)
* Paul Mori, Tim Beccue, & Laurie Rasmussen (musical performance)



Books on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders