Join us for a panel on April 1: The Long History and Present Surge of Anti-Asian Violence

March 25, 2021

Please join us on April 1 at 5pm PDT for a panel discussion on rising anti-Asian violence in America. This timely panel will consider both the long history of anti-Asian racism and present-day patterns linked to the pandemic and to cultural anxieties about Asian ascendancy and Western decline.

The panel will feature presentations by Professors Russell Jeung (San Francisco State University), Catherine Choy (UC Berkeley), and Kimberly Hoang (University of Chicago). Michael Lu, Dean of UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, will offer an introduction, and Raka Ray, Dean of the Division of Social Sciences in the College of Letters and Sciences, will moderate. 

This event is presented as part of the Matrix On Point discussion series, which promotes focused, cross-disciplinary conversations on today’s most pressing contemporary issues. Co-sponsors include the UC Berkeley Social Science Division initiative “Toward a Just Social Sciences," the Asian Pacific American Student Development (APASD), the Asian American and Pacific Islander Standing Committee, the UC Berkeley Department of Sociology, the UC Berkeley School of Public HealthAsian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, and Stop AAPI Hate.

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Russell Jeung, Professor of Asian-American Studies at San Francisco State University, the founder of Stop AAPI Hate, and the author of Family Sacrifices: The Worldviews and Ethics of Chinese Americans (2019).

Catherine Ceniza Choy, Professor of Ethnic Studies and an Associate Dean of the College of Letters & Science’s Division of Undergraduate Studies at U.C. Berkeley, and the author of Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America (2013).

Kimberly Hoang, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Global Studies at the University of Chicago, and the author of Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work (2015).

Michael C. Lu (Introduction), Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and MD, MS, and MPh. 

Raka Ray (Moderator), Professor of Sociology and Dean of the Division of Social Sciences in the College of Letters and Science at UC Berkeley, and the author of Cultures of Servitude: Modernity, Domesticity and Class in India (2010).

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