Virtual Allyship Series: After Atlanta, How Do Asian Americans Want Us to Show Up?
Tuesday, April 27th @9am PDT
Image (left to right): Renee Tajima-Peña and Ju Yon Kim
Following our successful events focusing on Anti-Racism Allyship (October), Allyship with the LGBTQ+ community (November), and Allyship with Indigenous Peoples (February), the Harvard Clubs of Boston and Ireland in partnership with the Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance will be holding an event on Allyship with the Asian American community.
This event will focus on how Asian Americans are looking for support in the wake of the Atlanta killings of 6 Asian women a few weeks ago. With speakers including Harvard Professor Ju Yon Kim and alumna, professor and filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña, we will delve into the history of Anti-Asian hate in America and actions we can all take to support the Harvard Asian American Alumni community. The conversation will be facilitated by Sheryl WuDunn, author and award-winning journalist, business and finance consultant and alumni leader.
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Biographies: Ju Yon Kim & Renee Tajima-Peña
Ju Yon Kim is a Professor of English at Harvard University. Her research and teaching interests include Asian American literature and performance; modern and contemporary American theater and drama; and cross-racial and intercultural performance. She is the author of The Racial Mundane: Asian American Performance and the Embodied Everyday (NYU Press, 2015), which received the 2016 Lois P. Rudnick Book Prize from the New England American Studies Association for best book in American studies published in 2015 by a New England area scholar.
Renee Tajima-Peña is Professor of Asian American Studies, Director of the Center for EthnoCommunications and holder of the Alumni and Friends of Japanese American Ancestry Endowed Chair. She is an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker whose credits are Who Killed Vincent Chin? My America…or Honk if You Love Buddha, Calavera Highway, Skate Manzanar, Labor Women, No Más Bebés and other films about themes of immigration, race, ethnicity, gender and social justice. Her films have screened at the Cannes Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, South By Southwest Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and the Whitney Biennial.