On Sept. 13, Professor and Chair of Africana Studies Dorothy Tsuruta participated in a think tank discussion with the theme "A Slightly Different Salute" at the Ingleside Presbyterian Church. The discussion among pillars of the African American community, which was led by Roy Clay Sr. of the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame, tapped into personal accounts of upbringing, some in insular black communities and others in integrated communities, and explored the strengths that figured in participants' lives and work today as ethical and conscientious contributors to black life. Tsuruta's Womanist perspective was appreciated. The other participants were Professor James L. Taylor (University of San Francisco and UC Berkeley), Major General Anthony L. Jackson, John Templeton, Will Hammons and Reverend Roland Gordon.
Asian American Studies
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Jonathan H. X. Lee presented the paper "Community Pedagogy at Historic Chinese American Religious Sites" at the Asian & Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation's third biennial forum, held Sept. 14-16 in Washington, D.C. Lee also organized the panel "Education/Interpretation at API Sites" and served on the steering and program committees.
Associate Professor of Counseling Robert A. Williams was an invited speaker at a Sept. 12 conference honoring Robert L. Williams for his contributions to science, education, society and the pursuit of justice and equality. The full-day conference was held Sept. 12 at Washington University in St. Louis.