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In the fight against racial inequality and injustice in America, we cannot ignore prevalent anti-Blackness in our AAPI community; we must recognize and act against these biases.
On August 22nd, 11 incredible guest speakers were featured in two panels in our event Anti-Blackness in the Asian American Community and Building Solidarity.
Our first panel examined the history of Afro-Asian interactions through a conversation between college professors with expertise in this field. Our second panel focused on contemporary issues and solidarity building with a discussion between organization leaders, authors, teachers, and more. Watch to the end for some groovy music!
Panel 1: Afro-Asian Historical Connections and Tensions
Co-Moderator: Professor Diane Wong, Rutgers University- Newark
Professor Crystal Anderson, George Mason University
Professor Diane C. Fujino, University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor Margo Okazawa-Rey, Professor Emerita, San Francisco State University
Professor Yuichiro Onishi, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Panel 2: Contemporary Issues and Solidarity Building
Co-Moderator: Professor Tamara Nopper, Rhode Island College
Annie Tan, activist, special education teacher, storyteller, and writer based in Chinatown, NYC
Tiffany Diane Tso, Asian American Feminist Collective
Sahana M. from Equality Labs
Scot Nakagawa, Senior Partner at ChangeLab
Kim Tran, consultant and author