Facilitated by DRUM South Asian Organizing Center and CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities. Hosted by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by A/P/A BRIDGE.
Recent killings by police officers of unarmed Black civilians including Yvette Smith (age 47 in Bastrop,Texas on Feb. 16, 2014), Eric Garner (age 43 in Staten Island on July 17, 2014), Mike Brown (age 18 in Ferguson on August 9, 2014), Akai Gurley (age 28 in Brooklyn on Nov. 20, 2014), Tamir Rice (age 12 in Cleveland on Nov. 22, 2014), and Rekia Boyd (age 22 in Chicago on March 21, 2012) and the non-indictments that have followed in some of these cases, have sparked protests and actions across the country calling for an end to police violence, surveillance, and incarceration of Black communities, among many other demands.
We invite NYC-based college and university students who identify as Asian/Pacific American to join the A/P/A Institute, DRUM, and CAAAV to discuss these recent events, learn more about the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and to consider the following questions: How do we begin to recognize and challenge anti-Black racism in ourselves, our families, and our communities? What work have Black communities called on non-Black people of color to do to dismantle anti-Blackness?
This workshop, facilitated by Ruben An (CAAAV), Kyla Cheung (Artists Against Police Violence and CAAAV), Sharmin Hossain (Ya-Ya Network), and Roksana Mun (DRUM), is open to college and university students from NYC-institutions who identify as A/PA. Please email your name and school to firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Space is limited.
Photo courtesy of CAAAV.