Anti-Blackness in the Asian American Community and Building Solidarity - 8/22/20

Updated: Sep 19, 2020

Continue reading to learn more about this event and watch the recording of both panels.




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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!


Speakers List

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


Here are some photos of just a few of our amazing panelists:



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