The students are watching, now hear them speak. Join us for an Open Mic and selected readings of Miné Okubo’s Citizen 13660, hosted by Asian American studies students at Hunter and CRAASH. This evening’s Open Mic seeks to provide a space for Asian American students to come together and find political and creative energy in each others’ stories of migration, racialization, and struggle. We invite students from across the city to come and participate in an evening of personal reflection and creative resistance as we face the future. All voices are welcome, and we hope you will join us to support each other and build community.
This project came together in “Nation, Self & Asian Identity,” a course offered by the Asian American Studies Program at CUNY’s Hunter College. Their goal is to educate and engage with the public about the importance of learning from U.S. history—and Asian American history in particular—to better understand how racism and xenophobia have torn our country apart in the past. Being aware of these histories makes it possible for us to be aware of and vigilant about our rights and the rights of others, including all people of color, immigrants, and other disenfranchised communities. We need to work against any attempts to pit people against each other or to scapegoat specific groups, and we must remain united in our pursuit of justice for everyone in the U.S
CRAASH, The Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter, was founded in 2006 to restore the Asian American Studies minor but also to inform the student body about the importance of interdisciplinary studies in the community. Over the years, CRAASH has moved forward in dedicating itself to raising awareness of issues that pertain to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.
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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC