Webinar Announcement: Countering Anti-Asian Racism
February 28, 8 p.m. EST
The Committee for a Sane U.S.-China Policy has organized a Countering Anti-Asian Racism webinar on February 28 to examine the intersections between US colonial and anti-China policies in Asia and the Pacific and the past and present of anti-Asian racism in the United States.
From the time Chinese laborers first arrived in the United States nearly two centuries ago, through the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II to today, Asians and Pacific Islanders have been colonized, attacked, excluded, marginalized, discriminated against, and been the victims of brutal racist violence.
Current anti-China politics have domestic as well as international expression. Racism, racist violence, and discrimination against Asian Americans have risen in tandem with anti-China politics. The FBI’s infamous “China Initiative,” supposedly intended to stop Chinese theft of military and scientific secrets, instead targeted respected scientists for merely failing to report ties to Chinese scientific institutions.
To better expose this history and the relationship between anti-Asian policies and anti-Asian racism at home, and to explain how we can help end these injustices, the Committee has invited four noted scholars and activists to participate in this important webinar.
Tobita Chow:Director of Justice Is Global, a project of People’s Action / People’s Action Institute and member of Committee for a Sane U.S.-China Policy steering committee
Moon-Ho Jung: Professor of History at the University of Washington. His books include Menace to Empire: Anticolonial Solidarities and the Transpacific Origins of the US Security State , and Coolies and Cane: Race, Sugar, and Labor in the Age of Emancipation
Jenny J. Lee: Professor, Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Arizona, editor of US Power in International Higher Education
Chaired by Prof. Avi Chomsky: Professor of history and the Coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies Salem State University
Organized by the Committee for a Sane U.S.-China Policy. Co-sponsored by the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security