Reckoning with America's Long History of Anti-Asian Violence
Award-winning author and historian Erika Lee discusses current efforts to reckon with America’s long history of anti-Asian violence that saw Asian immigrants massacred, expelled from cities and towns, segregated, barred, and deported. She also explores how these efforts are part of a larger national reckoning over racism in America. This part of US history has been largely ignored and rarely taught in our classrooms. But at a time when anti-Asian violence is surging in the United States once more, activists are demanding change in how we remember Asian American history and teach it to future generations.
This is the Cheng Foundation Lecture.
At the speaker's request this event will not be recorded.