Friday, October 2, 2020

Asian Americans in Racial Justice Work

 The Fight Against Anti-Blackness and the Pursuit of Cross-Racial Solidarity:
Asian Americans in Racial Justice Work
Monday, October 12, 2020
4:00pm-5:30pm
Webinar Registration: go.umd.edu/racialsolidarity 
 
Liberation for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) must start with the fight against anti-Blackness. But how do we do this work in solidarity with one another? What challenges and possibilities must we acknowledge and confront as Asian Americans in our work for racial justice? When and where do we enter this conversation, participate in this resistance, take up space on the streets, amplify our demands, and uplift our brothers and sisters in thoughtful and impactful ways?
 
Come join Dr. William Ming Liu and Dr. Rossina Zamora Liu in a critical dialogue on Asian Americans in racial justice work. In this presentation, we consider the ways in which we, as Asian Americans, grapple with the contradictions of our proxy privileges as “model minorities” and anti-Asian racism as “perilous perpetual foreigners.” How do these precarious positionalities facilitate, and at once, impede our fight against anti-Blackness? What is the function of anti-Black racism within the context of white supremacy, white privilege, and power, and how are we complicit in perpetuating it?  How do we resist and fight against it?  And importantly, how do we move forward in pursuit of cross-racial solidarity with BIPOC communities? 
This event is brought to you by the Asian American Studies Program (UMD) and the Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (UMD).