The Life and Legacy of Dr. Isao Fujimoto – Asian American Studies and Community Advocacy

Dr. Isao Fujimoto
Dr. Isao Fujimoto

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International House Community Room

During the 2019-2020 academic year, the UC Davis Department of Asian American Studies will commemorate its 50th anniversary. This event honors the life and legacy of Dr. Isao Fujimoto, one of the founding faculty members of the department. Dr. Fujimoto’s life’s work has been to lift the voices of those marginalized by economic, political, and social systems. He has pursued this through community-engaged research on indigenous peoples in the Philippines, and farm workers and immigrants in California’s Central Valley. His undaunted but humble commitment to speaking truth to power, along with his teaching and mentorship, has inspired generations of students to pursue careers which advance social justice. In addition to kicking off an exhibition highlighting Dr. Fujimoto’s work, this event brings together contemporary Asian American activists working on issues at the core of Dr. Fujimoto’s work, and showcases current community-engaged commitments of the Asian American Studies faculty.

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