AAPI Rising: Uplifting AAPI Means Dismantling Anti-Blackness
June 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Join us in community and conversation around addressing anti-Blackness with our own family, community, elders, and navigating internalized white supremacy.
VAYLA’s Executive Director, Jacqueline Thanh, MSW will be moderating a conversation between Kimberly Ha, New Orleans-based artist and photographer (@off.gp), and May Wen, founder of Asians For Justice. Our speakers are both New Orleans-raised and deeply committed to their community work and involvement.
Over the past year, the uptick of anti-Asian incidents has reminded us that racism and violence against AAPIs is not new. Through much grief and pain, our AAPI community is strengthened through solidarity. As AAPI communities move forward and overcome increased anger, fear, and violence, it is critical for us to recognize and dismantle anti-Blackness in our communities and understand the role of white supremacy in our struggles toward shared liberation.