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Not Quite: Asian Americans and the "Other" in the Era of the Pandemic and the Uprising

A Road Scholar Program by Ada Cheng

This presentation encompasses a storytelling performance and a facilitated dialogue. I will be telling personal stories that reflect both the historical status of Asian Americans as well as the impact of current major crises facing us, particularly the rising anti-Asian violence under the pandemic. The stories will address the following concepts.

  • Having citizenship is different from having a sense of home in the United States.
  • Othering immigrants of color through institutionalized practices, processes, and mechanisms.
  • How we reproduce inequalities through individual practices in addition to structural inequities.
  • The importance of intersectionality, such as the connection among gender, race, class, sexuality, immigration, and citizenship.
  • Historical and rising anti-Asian racism under the Pandemic as well as the necessity for cross-racial solidarity and alliance-building.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Angel Flores at

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