TOMORROW: “Refugees, Language, and the Meaning of ‘America’” with Viet Thanh Nguyen

“Refugees, Language, and the Meaning of ‘America” with Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of “The Sympathizer” and “The Committed”

Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m.
Kathryn Mohrman Theatre
Viet Thanh Nguyen and his family came to the United States in 1975 as refugees during the Vietnam War. Growing up in America, he realized that most movies and books about the war focused on Americans, while the Vietnamese were silenced and erased. Nguyen was inspired by this lack of representation to write about the war from a Vietnamese perspective. Now a professor at the University of Southern California and an award-winning novelist, creative nonfiction writer, scholar, teacher, and essayist, Nguyen will present “Refugees, Language, and the Meaning of ‘America” on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in Kathryn Mohrman Theatre as part of the “Dismantling Hate Series.”

Forever Foreign: Asian America, Global Asia, and the Problem of Anti-Asian Racism” is a series of lectures, discussions, film screenings, and reading groups 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 Dismantling Hate: An Educational Series Toward Understanding and Action series is a campus-wide initiative that provides programming for CC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members from the Colorado Springs area. The purpose and goal of this educational series is to support our communities to better understand hate — its roots and outcomes, and to motivate people to take action to dismantle hate. Each educational program in the series features a conversation with an activist, broadly defined, who shares their work and experience dismantling hate against marginalized communities.

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