Against the Grain Spring 2021 Speaker Series!
Our Spring 2021 speaker series explores the shifting discourse of Asian America not only as counter to the model minority myth, but as the active resistance and agency that is intrinsic to Asian American identities. Through their activism and/or scholarship, our guest speakers intervene to enact change, thus operating against the grain.
The talks runs around 30 mins followed by 10-15 mins of questions.
The ASAM “Against the Grain" speaker series Spring 2021 events:
Against the Grain Spring Speaker Series: The Things We Carried: A People's Archive of Guyanese migration to the United States by Gaiutra Bahadur, essayist, journalist, and critic.
Against the Grain Spring Speaker Series: Interior Exclusion, Japanese American Incarceration During WWII, in conversation with Shirley Ann Higuchi
Against the Grain Spring Speaker Series: A Rallying Cry Against ICE Deportation, "Keep Saray Home" Film Screening & Discussion
Against the Grain Spring Speaker Series: Disalienation: Politics, Philosophy, and Radical Psychiatry in Postwar France by Camille Robcis, Associate Professor of History and French at Columbia University
Against the Grain Spring Speaker Series: in conversation with Sayeeda Rashid, Resource Director, Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition
Against the Grain Spring Speaker Series "Stain Removal: Ethics and Race" by Jerry Reid Miller, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Haverford College