Recast | Resources for Engaging in #stopAAPIhate
From: “Caluya, Amira” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Friday, March 19, 2021 at 12:39 PM
I share with you a list of resources that Barnard Center for Research on Women published in light of the escalation of violence that Asian American communities across the country has been experiencing since the beginning of the pandemic, and most recently, the series of shootings of Asian women who worked at massage parlors in Atlanta, GA by a 21 year old white man, who “just had a bad day.”
Should you feel outraged by the reality that being an immigrant, a woman, and a sex worker is a deadly existence, I encourage you to engage by attending the online trainings below, taking time to digest the recommended readings.
I also encourage you to share these resources with your students, do a small part of “the work” and post them on canvas.
Upcoming Anti-Violence and Bystander Intervention Trainings
Friday 3/19, 4 p.m. ET: How to Stand Up Against Anti-Asian/American Harassment When It Happens to You with Hollaback!
Monday 3/29, 3 p.m. ET: Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American Harassment and Xenophobia with Hollaback!
Upcoming Online Events
Tuesday 3/23, 6 p.m. ET: Anti-Asian Violence and Black-Asian Solidarity Today, a lecture by Tamara K. Nopper, presented by Asian American Writers Workshop
Call On Me, Not the Cops: A Community Resource by 18 Million Rising in Bengali/Bangla, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Sinhala, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu, and Vietnamese
Don’t Be A Bystander: Six Tips for Responding to Racist Attacks, a video production by BCRW and Project NIA
“The Answer to Anti-Asian Racism is Not More Policing” by Kayla Hui, Truthout, March 17, 2021
“Critical Race Theory is Not Anti-Asian” by Mari Matsuda, Reappropriate, March 12, 2021
The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs with Scott Kurashige (University of California Press, 2012)
Stranger Intimacy: Contesting Race, Sexuality, and Law in the North American West by Nayan Shah (University of California Press, 2012)
Freedom With Violence: Race, Sexuality, and the U.S. State by Chandan Reddy (Duke University Press, 2011)
Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America by Mae Ngai (Princeton University Press, 2005)
Passing It On: A Memoir by Yuri Kochiyama (UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press, 2004)
Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics by Lisa Lowe (Duke University Press 1996)
Amira Joy Norte Caluya
Coordinator for Trans & Queer Initiatives
First Peoples Multicultural, Trans & Queer Support Services
Evergreen State College