Around the World: Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit, the Ongoing Fight for Asian American Studies, and More
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, resources, and more from around the web — all curated by the Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this digest, learn about resources and partner organizations to help supplement learning for students, families, educators, and adults.
Join Houston First Corporation at Discovery Green on May 22 to celebrate and support Houston's vibrant AAPI communities with an evening of traditional and contemporary musical and dance performances, an Asian-inspired fashion show, and an outdoor market featuring local AAPI-owned businesses, artisans, and chefs. The event is free and open to the public, and will close with a one-of-a-kind fashion show featuring Houston-based lines Danny Nguyen Couture, Kimono Zulu, Mysterious by NPN, and Poshak Fashion & Style.
T.E.A. Talk: The Ongoing Fight for Asian American Studies
The recent surge in violent attacks and harassment against Asians and Asian Americans has renewed a demand for Asian American studies as a standard U.S. curriculum offering (TIME, the Associated Press). Join OCA Greater Houston for a talk on the history of Asian American studies and the current movement at the high school level to include diverse narratives in curriculum.
The virtual talk takes place Friday, May 28, 6–7:30 p.m. CT. Registration is required.
Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit
This toolkit represents the work and thinking of 15 grassroots organizations with Asian American bases living in the most precarious margins of power: low-income tenants, youth, undocumented immigrants, low-wage workers, refugees, women and girls, and queer and trans people. It reflects their experiences with criminalization, deportation, homophobia, xenophobia and Islamo-racism, war, gender violence, poverty, and worker exploitation.
Business and Policy programs are endowed by Huffington Foundation. We give special thanks to Bank of America, Muffet Blake, Anne and Albert Chao, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Nancy Pollok Guinee, and United Airlines, Presenting Sponsors of Business and Policy programs; Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher, Presenting Sponsors of Exhibitions; Dr. Ellen R. Gritz and Milton D. Rosenau, Presenting Sponsors of Performing Arts and Culture; Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsor of Education & Outreach; and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Presenting Sponsor of the Japan Series. General support of programs and exhibitions is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, Inc., the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, McKinsey & Company, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as Friends of Asia Society.
About Asia Society at Home
We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.