Claremont, Calif. (January 23, 2012) — Pitzer College Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Kathleen Yep is the faculty advisor and co-principal investigator project director of Women, Faith & Action: Oral Histories of Asian Pacific Islander Women and Their Faith-Based Activism. Through interviews, digital archives and public forums, this oral history project explores and documents the stories of Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) women whose spirituality and faith traditions influenced their involvement in the US civil and human rights movement from the 1960s through the ’90s.
More than two years in the making, API Women, Faith & Action grew from a desire to highlight and archive the role played by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the civil rights movement, especially in California. Funded by the California Council for the Humanities’ California Story Fund, the project reveals how the often overlooked struggles and contributions of APIs have helped shape the golden state.
Yep is also the chair of the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies at The Claremont Colleges.
For more information on this oral history project, please visit the API Women, Faith, & Action website.