- Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
- Address: New York, NY United States
Hosted by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU in collaboration with affiliated faculty.
Join NYU faculty and students working in the field of Asian/Pacific/American Studies to reflect, contextualize, and process the rising anti-Asian racism and violence made most visible by last week’s murders in Georgia. How do we make sense of anti-Asian violence in the context of on one hand rampant mass shootings, and on the other, escalating xenophobia and racism of the last five years? In this community “Check-in” we will draw on our own experiences and consider why the violence of toxic masculinity, white supremacy, US empire, and capitalist inequalities cannot be met with a carceral response.
Instead, our speakers offer personal experience and historical analysis to help frame our collective thinking. We will begin with a reading by artist, poet, and NYU graduate student Jess X. Snow. After a series of brief responses from Minju Bae, Paula Chakravartty, Johanna Dong, Cynthia Gao, S. Heijin Lee, Monica Kim, Liz OuYang, Dean Saranillio, Pacharee Sudhinaraset, Chloe Truong-Jones, Hentyle Yapp, and others to be announced, attendees will be given an opportunity to hear each other and, if one wishes, to speak to this moment in small breakout rooms that will be facilitated by faculty. This program is open to NYU community members who wish to participate in a conversation with NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Studies community.
Accessibility note: This event will be hosted virtually on Zoom and is open to NYU community members only. An NYU Zoom account, internet access, and a smartphone or computer is required. Closed captioning will be provided for all audio. If you have any access needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.