Passing It On: Other Feminist Futures | May 20th, 2017, 2pm-4pm. SOMArts Cultural Center
Presented in a casual “living-room” style format, inspired by the Kochiyama family’s tradition of radical hospitality, we’ll reflect on Yuri’s legacy and how we can build on her leadership model fueled by compassion, openness to learning from others, deep commitment to building solidarity between communities and tireless dedication to doing the ordinary, often undervalued everyday work necessary to create social change. What world do we want to build together and how can we nurture, sustain and inspire each other in the process? Topics will also include: building Black and Asian solidarity, intersectional activism, and intergenerational knowledge sharing.
Enjoy tea & bites from People’s Kitchen Collective, grab a seat at the table, and join the conversation!
Moderator: Lok Siu (UC Berkeley) is an Assoc. Prof. of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. She is currently completing a manuscript tentatively titled, Chino Latin@: Recovering Hemispheric Asian America, which explores the transnational connections among Asians in the Americas within the context of coloniality, geopolitics, and competing nationalisms. She is also expanding her interest into food studies and working on an ethnography tentatively titled, The Food Truck Generation.
Diane C. Fujino (UC Santa Barbara) is professor of Asian American Studies and director of the Center for Black Studies Research at UC Santa Barbara. Her study of renowned activist Yuri Kochiyama (Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama, Minnesota Press, 2005) situates her politics in the context of Malcolm X and Black radicalism in Harlem, Third World anti-colonial movements, and Asian American organizing, while also providing a racialized gendered analysis of leadership (in Want to Start a Revolution: Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle).
Margaret Rhee (University of Oregon) is a poet, new media artist, and scholar who is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon, CAS Dept. of Women’s and Gender Studies. Rhee received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in ethnic and new media studies in 2014. From 2014 – 2015, Rhee was the Institute of American Cultures postdoctoral fellow at UCLA. As a scholar, she has published academic articles in Cinema Journal, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, Visual Cultures and the Americas, and Amerasia Journal and co-edited a special issue of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology titled “Hacking the Black/White Binary,” with Brittney Cooper.
Dr. Andrew Jolivette (SF State University) is professor and former chair of the American Indian Studies Department at San Francisco State University is an accomplished educator, writer, speaker, and socio-cultural critic. Dr. Jolivette is a Creole of Opelousa, Choctaw, Atakapa-Ishak, French, African, Irish, Italian, and Spanish descent. Professor Jolivette is the former tribal historian for the Atakapa-Ishak Nation located between southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas. As a national speaker he has spoken to thousands of college students, educators, government employees and private sector organizations over the past decade across the United States and Australia.