Teach-in for rutgers apida communities and allies
Event title: Teach-in for Rutgers APIDA Communities and Allies
Date/Time: Friday, April 16 at 4:00pm-5:30pm EDT
We are two Rutgers PhD students, Haruki Eda from the Department of Sociology at Rutgers-New Brunswick and Mi Hyun Yoon from the Graduate Program in American Studies at Rutgers-Newark. As Part-Time Lecturers, we are co-instructors of the “Asian American Identities and Images” Living-Learning Community course in collaboration with the American Studies department, Asian American Cultural Center, and Residence Life. We invite you to a community teach-in that the two of us are planning to hold on Friday, April 16 regarding anti-Asian racism and violence. This will be part of the APIDA (Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American) Heritage Month.
As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic and the geopolitical tension between the US and China have precipitated a spike in the reported cases of street violence against women and elders of Asian descent. The recent mass murders in Atlanta-area Asian spas further signify how acute this issue has become. As instructors, we are especially aware of how severely our students have been impacted by these incidents, and they are feeling inadequately resourced, equipped, and supported to address systemic racism and sexism.
We are holding this teach-in to contextualize the recent incidents and discuss how the Rutgers community should come together to recommit ourselves to social justice, anti-oppression, and coalition building.
The purpose of the teach-in is to:
We are organizing this event independently as two concerned graduate students/PTLs whose research and teaching expertise center on communities. Please let us know if your office can be included in the list of supporters below.
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Dr. Salvador Mena, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Dr. Anna Branch, Senior Vice President for Equity
Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement
Asian American Cultural Center
Dr. Ariel Leget, Assistant Director of Living-Learning Communities and Academic Initiatives, Residence Life