S.4 Ep.15 – The History of Anti-Asian Violence in the U.S



In this episode, we hear a recording of a virtual event from last month that focused on The History of Anti-Asian Violence in the U.S. We also talk about what we’ve been reading.

In this episode, Abby and Abby talked about reading:

Next, we’ll hear a recording of a virtual event from May called The History of Anti-Asian Violence in the U.S.

The recent wave of anti-Asian hate crimes, coupled with mass shootings in Atlanta and Indianapolis that targeted a large number of Asian victims, have gained attention in the mainstream media, but the coverage also exposed widespread ignorance of the history of Asian Americans’ presence in the U.S., along with the acts of mass violence, harassment and discrimination that they faced. Professor Sylvia Chong, Director of the Asian Pacific American Studies Program at the University of Virginia, joined us to offer a brief history of anti-Asian violence in the U.S., to help us understand our current moment of crisis

Some of the resources Dr. Chong mentioned in her presentation:

Items in UVA’s catalog available through ILL

Japanese Breakfast (band)

 

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