“What makes a great writer? What makes a great rebel? Someone who listens. Someone who listens more than he or she talks. Someone who goes to find where the silence is and tries to understand why the silence is there.”
—Alice Walker, introducing Arundhati Roy (2010)
As an organization dedicated to the empowerment and amplification of marginalized voices, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop recognizes that silence is not an option.
Black Lives Matter.
We stand in support of all those in the fight to end police violence as well as the systemic anti-Black racism that fuels that injustice, and we encourage you to join us. To get started, check out some of our recommended resources and tips for getting involved, listed below.
Jafreen M. Uddin