Heads up. Our friends at 18 Million Rising are hosting a Google Hangout, Justice and Equity: What's the Asian American Angle? in partnership with ChangeLab, to talk about where Asian Americans fit in contemporary movements for racial justice. It's happening Thursday, May 21 at 6pm ET/3pm PT.
The online panel will feature Ruben An, organizer with CAAAV's Asian Youth in Action; Subhash Kateel, former immigrant rights organizer and host of Let's Talk About It!; Karin Wang, Vice President for Programs and Communications at Advancing Justice - Los Angeles; and moderated by writer and activist Deepa Iyer.
Here are some more details:
Justice AND Equity: What’s the Asian American Angle?
Thursday, May 21
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT
Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in the United States. We have the potential to expand the Black/White racial binary in order to spark complex discussions and actions to advance racial equity and justice for everyone in the United States. Yet Asian Americans continue to occupy ambiguous, uncertain, and often “wedge” positions in America’s changing racial landscape. Join ChangeLab and 18 Million Rising for a Google hangout, facilitated by writer and activist Deepa Iyer, to discuss how Asian Americans fight for racial equity, express their racial solidarity, and become active participants in twenty-first century movements for justice.
Ruben An, Program Coordinator of Asian Youth in Action, CAAAV
Subhash Kateel, Radio Host of Let’s Talk About It! and immigrant rights organizer
Karin Wang, Vice President of Programs & Communications, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles
CHANGELAB is a grassroots political lab that explores how U.S. demographic change is affecting racial justice politics, with a strategic focus on Asian American identity. Through research and cross-sector convening, we seek to revitalize a contemporary Asian American politics grounded in multiracial solidarity. We also provide communications platforms to highlight the damage that racial ideas about Asian Americans have done to the broader racial justice movement – by reinforcing anti-black racism, justifying U.S. Empire, and marginalizing Asian American struggles.
18MILLIONRISING.ORG is America's first national organization to serve Asian American and Pacific Islander communities via online organizing, by creating digital vehicles for civic engagement, and pioneering ways to leverage new media as a platform for social change.
For further information, and to participate in the Hangout, go here.