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UH Spotlights Anti-Asian Racism

April 11, 2021, 4:13 PM HST
* Updated April 11, 10:27 AM
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The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Better Tomorrow Speaker Series will host a live online conversation with author and activist Helen Zia, one of the country’s most prominent Asian-American voices against hate and homophobia. 

This comes as fears build following a stark rise in anti-Asian attacks largely targeting senior citizens, many are wondering what they can do to stamp out the violence.

The livestream conversation, “The Long Road to Atlanta: Anti-Asian Racism and Misogyny,” will be held on Monday, April 12, at 4 p.m. 

“The University of Hawai‘i is deeply troubled by recent acts of violence and discrimination,” said UH President David Lassner. “We look forward to this conversation with Helen Zia as we come together to condemn racism, xenophobia and misogyny, and we try to lift each other up and create a kind and caring UH community.” 

“As an unwavering voice for social justice, Helen Zia will help us reckon with racial and sexual violence in America’s past and present,” said Mari Yoshihara, scholar of Asian American history and UH Mānoa American Studies Department chair. 

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The event is open to the public. (Submit questions and register here.)

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Former UH Mānoa American Studies Professor Theodore S. Gonzalves, past president of the Association for Asian American Studies, will interview Zia and field questions from the audience. 

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