VIRTUAL EVENT: Asian American Resistance and Creative Clapbacks in the Time of COVID-19
Co-sponsors: Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association, Task Force on Asian and Pacific American Studies at Harvard College, Pao Arts Center
Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Writer and Activist
Wen-hao Tien, Assistant
Director of the Center for the Study of Asia, and the Division of the
Regional Studies of the Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston
The history of Asian America is a history of resistance. And Art. We will look at moments in history and how Asian Americans have resisted and used art, including the time of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, the Vincent Chin case in 1982, and after 9/11. We will look at how Asian Americans are using art today in this time of COVID-19 to both share their talents and to clap back at anti-Asian American violence. And then we will think about what you can do to help the community during this time.
Zoom link: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/98738088409