Building Anti-Racism on Campus (2021/2)

Organizers: Olivia Lim and Amanda Wan

This series was supported by generous donations from the Caleb Chan Family 2030 Trust.

The ACAM Dialogues: Building Anti-racism on Campus project is a student-facilitated, workshop-style series that aims to build strong foundations for student-driven coalition building and peer learning around anti-racist work. The project will involve a cohort of selected undergraduate and graduate students who will meet virtually, once per month, throughout the year to engage in collective, peer-based learning around anti-racism and what it means.

The hope is to bring together students who are interested in and/or have some experience in generating critical frameworks around race as related to gender, sexuality, disability, class, settler colonialism, and other matrices of power, particularly in (but not limited to) Asian diasporic contexts. This series will provide a low-barrier but robust space for students to build relationships with other students interested in anti-racism work on campus, peer learning and skill-building, offering and accessing peer support around community organizing and research interests, and enriching your research or community organizing practice alongside other students of different skills and experiences.

Some topics of interest may include (but are not limited to):

  • Anti-racist community organizing, activism, and community-building
  • Critical topics in race, gender, sexuality, disability, class
  • Settler colonialism, imperialism and colonialism, Asian-Indigenous relations
  • Critical refugee studies, global migrations
  • Aesthetics, art and cultural productions, media industries
  • Mental health, wellness, medicine
  • Climate justice, food and food security, housing
  • and other topics of participants’ interests

Note: The majority of this series will take place virtually by default, but depending on circumstances around COVID-19 safety precautions and the participants’ comfort levels and accessibility, there may be options for in-person events with safety measures (e.g. masks, social distancing) in place.

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