Becoming an Asian American Badass feat. Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Appleby Hall 311
Tired of the BS and ready for the Badass? Subject to all sorts of competing—and often conflicting—expectations and pressures about who we are, who we ought to be, and what we could be, it can be hard to figure out how to be Asian, American, Asian American,…oneself? It is not enough to talk about race, it is not enough to talk about gender, it is not enough to talk about the scars of our high expectations tiger parents. Yet we have so many badass role models and superheroes in our community, showing us how to be true to ourselves and a fierce advocate for our communities. How do we cultivate an Asian American identity that works for us as we move through our many different communities and how do we carry our art and activism forward into life after school?
Asian American Resistance & Creative ClapbacksRapson Hall 100
Join the Asian Pacific American Resource Center for our Spring Speaker!
Using Asian American stereotypes in the media as an easy and visual entry point into Asian American history, we will examine connections between Asian American media stereotypes, historical anxieties, and what contemporary Asian American creatives are doing to clap back. This history of resistance is more relevant than ever today in this time of Islamophobia, anti-immigrant sentiment, Black Lives Matter, and “fake news.” The challenge is to become critical readers, savvy media consumers, and activist content creators.
Please RSVP at z.umn.edu/APARCspeaker
Doors open at 5 p.m.