Save the Dates for: ‘Forever Foreign: Asian America, Global Asia, and the Problem of Anti-Asian Racism’ Series

Year-Long Series Addressing Anti-Asian Racism Continues

A violent incident of anti-Asian racism in early 2021 inspired the launch of a new series of lectures, discussions, film screenings, and reading groups: “Forever Foreign: Asian America, Global Asia, and the Problem of Anti-Asian Racism.”
Following the mass killing of Asian-Americans in Atlanta in March 2021, an act that shook the nation, a group of CC faculty were inspired to host a series of events that highlight the histories, narratives, and voices from Asian societies and of Asian diaspora communities in the United States to increase knowledge and awareness of these communities.
The year-long “Forever Foreign” series is bringing notable scholars, authors, and films to campus and to the attention of the community and will culminate with keynote lectures by two Pulitzer prize-winning Asian-American writers and public intellectuals — Viet Thanh Nguyen and Ayad Akhtar in Block 7.
You’re invited to join reading groups to discuss these authors’ books during Block 6. A limited number of copies of the books will be available for those who register in advance and multiple copies will be on reserve in Tutt Library. Register for the reading groups here.
Next week, Deepa Iyer, human rights lawyer and activist, presents, “From Silos to Solidarities: Post 9/11 and Beyond,” Monday, Jan. 31, 3-4:30 p.m. on Zoom.
Later this block, join Zareena Grewal, associate professor of religion, American studies and ethnic studies at Yale University, for “Islam is a Foreign Country: Race, Religion, and U.S. Empire,” Thursday, Feb. 3, 5 p.m. also on Zoom.
View the full “Forever Foreign” schedule and get more information.

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