Past Event

We Have to Reimagine: Conversation About Anti-Asian Racism/Violence

April 21, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The title for this panel takes as its inspiration the words of philosopher and activist Grace Lee Boggs (Barnard College '35). In her call for visionary organizing, she remarked, "We have to reimagine." This interdisciplinary panel addresses the historical roots and current manifestations of anti-Asian racism and violence in our collective efforts to reimagine.

Program details are available on the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement website. 

Organizer and Moderator:
Ellie Hisama, Professor of Music, Faculty of Arts & Sciences

David Henry Hwang, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, School of the Arts
Akemi Kochiyama, Director of Advancement, Manhattan Country School and Co-Director, Yuri Kochiyama Archives Project 
Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Writer in Residence, Center for the Study of Ethnicity & Race (CSER)
Lydia Liu, Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Mae Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History, Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Sponsored by Columbia University's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and the Committee on Equity and Diversity in Arts and Sciences. Cosponsors: Arts and Sciences, Department of Music; Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) Human Resources Department; CUIMC Office for Faculty Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences -- Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion; International Students and Scholars Office; Mailman School of Public Health Office of Diversity, Culture and Inclusion; Office of Faculty Diversity and Development, Arts & Sciences; Office of University Life; Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons Office for Women and Diverse Faculty; Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Women'sGender, and Sexuality Studies Council

Contact Information

Adina Brooks