The "Angry Asian": Exploring the Intersections of Identity, Orientalism, Yellow Peril, The Model Minority and Yellow Fever
All are welcome to this workshop which briefly introduces the history of Asian/Asian Americans in the United States and their experience with race and public policy. Participants will also learn about four prevalent concepts/stereotypes: orientalism, yellow peril, model minority and yellow fever. Lastly, we will explore creative and satirical modes of resistance via social media as a new form of Asian American activism that counteracts and resists problematic cultural representations in various sociopolitical contexts.
Leading this workshop will be University of Washington Tacoma Professor Tanya Velasquez. She specializes in Asian American Studies and Feminist Theory.
DISCLAIMER: This is an introductory workshop designed for college students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Some material is for mature audiences and includes spoken word poetry. Workshop content explores racism, sexism and classism from a critical theoretical perspective.
Bring your friends! We'll have free snacks!
Questions or concerns? Feel free to message Sarah Penalosa or AnneMarie Guanlao Ladlad.