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Hacking the Syllabus: Critical Solidarities with Scott Kurashige and adrienne maree brown
Join Dr. Scott Kurashige, professor and chair in the Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies at Texas Christian University for his lecture "Representation to Revolution: What Asian American Studies Can Teach Us About Systems of Oppression". Following the lecture, Dr. Kurashige will be in conversation with writer/activist/scholar adrienne maree brown.

This is the final event of the three-part series Hacking the Syllabus: Critical Solidarities which shares powerful perspectives of educator-activists and resources they’ve created, syllabi, to equalize access to knowledge and disseminate paths for learning. The series explores building solidarities, including Asian and Black racial alliances, through an intersectional lens and covers various disciplines, including dance, feminism, and Asian American studies.

Dr. Kurashige describes his lecture: "This lecture is based on my course titled “Racism and Anti-Racism in Asian America” in the Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies at TCU. It centers on the question: What can Asian American Studies teach us about the interlocking systems of white supremacy, antiblackness, capitalism, and imperialism? I will argue that we need to move from concerns about whether Asian Americans are represented (in curricula, politics, or popular culture) to focus on the impact that such representation can and should have. I will particularly discuss how analyses of the “Model Minority” stereotype, which begin with critiques of Asian complicity with antiblackness, can be elevated into a broader dissection of oppressive structures and ideologies necessary to build movements for social transformation."

Please visit the event webpage to access the syllabus from Dr. Kurashige’s class Racism and Anti-Racism in Asian America.

Dec 11, 2020 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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