Looking Like the Enemy: Race and the Legacy of the Vietnam War
6 - 7 p.m. New York Time
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This panel discussion, the second program in the three-part series Harmony and Dissonance: Deconstructing Ethnicity and Agency in America, will consider the ongoing impact of racism in relation to the American-Vietnam War, both for the Vietnamese diaspora who sought refuge in the United States as well as African American and Asian American veterans who faithfully served the U.S. Administration only to return to discrimination and disadvantage. The conversation will also explore the reverberations of the American-Vietnam War across American and Vietnamese culture to the present.
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Join Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe, vice president of global artistic programs at Asia Society, director of Asia Society Museum, and artistic director of the Triennial, in a moderated conversation with Roger Harris, associate professor of Educational Leadership and director, the Institute for Collaborative Education at New Jersey City University; Karen L. Ishizuka, chief curator of the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles; Viet Thanh Nguyen, the Aerol Arnold Chair of English, and professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles; and Lynn Novick, acclaimed documentary filmmaker.