College of Humanities

Feast of Resistance - Guest Speaker Tony Osumi

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

ZOOM https://ritsumei-ac-jp. Meeting ID: 992 7008 5913

Feast of Resistance


Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
CSUN Asian American Studies Department present

Learn about the long history of Asian American activism through food items and dishes with LAUSD teacher and CSUN alum Tony Osumi. Students are also invited to share and discuss their own family and personal foods that bring them comfort, inspiration and tie them to the Asian American experience.

Tony Osumi (featured speaker) is a 4th generation Japanese American/Jewish European American. He is active with Nikkei Progressives, a multigenerational organization based in Little Tokyo. He is in his 26th year of teaching for LAUSD. Tony graduated from CSUN in 1991 with a BA in Art and later a MA in Asian American Studies from UCLA.

Ayumi Takenaka (moderator) is Professor of Sociology, College of Global Liberal Arts at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. Dr. Takenaka is currently working on a book project on Nikkei food memories in the Americas including the U.S., Brazil, Peru, and beyond. Dr. Takenaka received her Ph.D. in Sociology, from Columbia University.

Artwork by Robert Sato

Guest Speaker

Tony Osumi

Date: November 15th, 2021

Time: 4pm-5:30pm

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 992 7008 5913

This program is sponsored by Ritsumeikan University, CSUN’s Asian American Studies Department, and Distinguished Visiting Speakers Fund.