APA Month Keynote Lecture: From Myth to Mutiny

7:00 PM  - 9:00 PM
Tuesday Apr 25, 2017
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

As a part of Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month, keynote speaker Professor Juliana Hu Pegues examines the rich history of Asian American activism, nationally and locally, to show that Asian Americans have repeatedly confronted the idea and privilege of the “model minority.” Looking to the current moment, how can this historical grounding shape a vision for Asian American activism? How can Asian Americans challenge the oppressions we face without enacting a politics of respectability? How can we express solidarity with other communities and causes without abandoning our own people? Instead of playing the model minority in our activism, Professor Hu Pegues argues for an intentional and intersectional Asian American liberation.

 

Dr. Juliana Hu Pegues is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches in the program for Asian American Studies and the Department of American Indian Studies. She has over twenty years of experience working with and for Asian American organizations and campaigns, including Asian American Renaisance, Asian Immigrant Women Advocates, Asian Pacific Lesbians and Bisexuals, the Don't Buy Miss Saigon Coalition, and the Justice for Fong Lee Committee. She is currently a member of the Twin Cities Collective RadAzns. 

This event is for: Students

Sponsored By: Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Coalition

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