1988 - Education Is a Right

As part of the documentary APSU: EDUCATION IS A RIGHT, VC staff members Dean Hayasaka, Linda Mabalot, and Supachai Surongsain interview a young student activist at a regional meeting of the statewide Asian Pacific Student Union at CSULA.

The focus of this collaboration between activists/ filmmakers Linda Mabalot (MANONG) and Stann Nakazono (E-Z ROCK: ASIAN AMERICAN BREAKDANCER) is the rise of a new generation of Asian Pacific American student activists in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1978 Bakke Decision. Interviews with founders and activists involved with the statewide Asian Pacific Student Union (APSU), former student activists, educators, and local and national politicians paint the portrait of the next generation of Asian Pacific American activists and how grassroots activists began the long process towards empowerment and full participation in America’s social, cultural, and political processes.