This May 27 webinar on "Anti-Asian Racism and COVID 19: A Teach-In" hosted by PEN America is the eighth in our online series, “Free Speech & the Virtual Campus.”
Anti-Asian racism in the United States did not begin with the COVID-19 pandemic, and neither did the Asian American community’s response. This teach-in will situate the alarming rise in hate against a longer historical context and feature discussion of how Asian Americans have turned to literature, poetry, and activism to push back on this scourge and fight for equality, inclusion, and justice.
Jennifer Ho, Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder, and President, Association of Asian American Studies
Floyd Cheung, Professor of English Language and Literature and American Studies, Smith College
Pawan Dhingra, Professor of American Studies, Amherst College
Kathleen Yep, Professor of Asian American Studies, Pitzer College
(Moderator) Clarisse Rosaz Shariyf, Director of Literary Programs and World Voices Festival Associate Director, PEN America