Cho to join leading scholars for “I’m Not a Virus: A Teach-In on Anti-Asian & Asian American Racism”
FIU’s Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education and the Asian Studies Program in the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, with the support of the FIU Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, will host a teach-in on anti-Asian / Asian American racism.
A panel of activists, scholars and artists will lead “mini-lectures” to address the problem of anti-Asian racism, its history and what people should do about it.
- Moderated by Phillip Carter, director of the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment; associate professor of English in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education at Florida International University
- Joy Lidu Yi, associate professor in the College of Communication, Architecture & The Arts at Florida International University will begin her mini lecture with the statement “Holding Noble Mindfulness, A Buddhist Teaching”
- Margaret Cho, comedian, actor, musician, advocate and entrepreneur will lead a mini lecture titled “No Minority is a #Model”
- Sean Metzger, social theorist at University of California, Los Angeles will lead a mini lecture titled “Queering Asian American Violence”
- John Kuo Wei Tchen, historian and chair of public history and humanities at Rutgers University, will lead a mini lecture titled “Yellow Peril Today & The Deep Ecology of Anglo-Protestant Possessive Colonialist Ideologies”
- Cyra Choudhury, professor in the College of Law at Florida International University, will lead a mini lecture titled “The Shared Stories and Different Experiences of South Asian and Asian Americans”
- Mia White, assistant professor at New School, will lead a mini lecture titled “Understanding AAPI-Racism Through a Freedom Framework”
- Mitzi Carter, cultural anthropologist in the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs at Florida International University, will lead a mini lecture titled “Nappy Routes & Tangled Tales: A Personal Reflection on Anti-Asian Violence and White Supremacy”
- Joanne Li, dean, College of Business at Florida International University, will lead a mini lecture with the closing statement “A community of love and care must be built on our diverse thoughts and experiences”
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 4 p.m.
Access the discussion via Zoom: https://go.fiu.edu/notavirus. Zoom discussion will be live at this link the day of the discussion.
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