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- The AAST Program would like to invite you to the following event, organized by Professor Ellen Wu. Please share with your students and anyone else who might be interested in attending.
Event: #NotYourAsianSidekick: Activism In The Digital Era by Suey Park
Hosted by Asian AMerican Studies Program and Asian Culture Center
Date: March 7, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: IU School of Journalism AUditorium, Ernie Pyle Hall, 940 East Seventh St.
Description: We will look into the past, present, and future of women of color feminism to understand how new tools in a digital era can offer both potential progress and traps for organizing. Drawing from the work of Andrea Smith, Angela Davis, and Audre Lorde, women of color feminism needs to fight back against weaponized identity politics, settler colonialsm, and anti-blackness in order to truly lead to evolutionary movements. Social media has been a tool for marginalized communities to fight for racial justice. Different techniques and tools will be covered.
About Suey Park (@Suey Park):
Suey Park is a writer and activist whose work has appeared in The Nation, Washington Post, XOJane, Racialicious, and on CNN, the BBC, as well as her own blog, Critical Spontaneity. She is best known for starting the popular Twitter hashtag #NotYourAsianSidekick which brought Asian-American feminist experiences to the fore of online feminist discourse. Park takes an intersectional approach to activism and believes all systems of oppression, including capitalism, must be dismantled to achieve liberation. As a leader of a new generation of online feminist activists, her writings primarily focus on the lives of women of color and their intersections with technology.
- Friday, 2/7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fountain Square Mall
Fountain Square Poetry Series
Featuring Poets Leslie Aguilar, Tony Brewer, Ife-Chudeni Oputa, Margaret Fisher Squires with Clarinetist Lisa Kwong
- Sunday, 2/23, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Bloomington Convention Center, 1st Flr, Rogers Rm
Last Sunday Poetry Reading and Open Mic
Featuring Lisa Kwong and Shana Ritter
- Friday, 3/14, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Sweet Claire's Bakery
Lemonstone Reading Series
Featuring Poets Debra Kang Dean and Nancy Chen Long with Clarinetist Lisa Kwong
- Thursday, 4/17, Time TBA
Neal Marshall Grand Hall, IUB Campus
Third Year MFA Reading
Featuring Elizabeth Klehfoth, fiction writer, and Lisa Kwong, poet
- Assistant Professor Ellen Wu published Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority in November 2013. Find out more about her book and order your copy from Princeton University Press.
- Check out Ellen Wu's new article Not Your Asian Tiger Mom: The Backstory.
Spring 2014 Course Offerings