“Asian America, White Supremacy, and the Possibilities for Justice” will address the recent acceleration of violence against Asian Americans since the start of the pandemic. The virtual teach-in will also situate that violence within the long histories of white supremacy and racist violence against Asians in the United States.

The webinar will be held on April 9 at noon EST in commemoration of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month. The registration link is available here.

The speakers will include scholars, students, and community organizers from across the country. Each will provide situated knowledge, intersectional frameworks, and direct-action approaches to addressing this violence and racism in our communities and beyond.
The panelists are:

  • Adrian Bonifacio, National Chairperson, Anakbayan USA, San Jose, California;

  • Zhange Ni, Associate Professor, Department of Religion and Culture, Virginia Tech;

  • Jess Nguyen, Undergraduate Senior in Economics; Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; and Asian Studies; President of Asian American Student Union, Virginia Tech;

  • Sona Shah, Culture and Arts Education Manager, Asian American Resource Center, Austin, Texas; and

  • Vivian Truong: Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian American Studies, Vassar College, and Member of the Board of Directors, Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence, New York City.
The event is sponsored by the Asian Cultural Engagement Center, the Department of Religion and Culture, the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and the Department of History.