About This Event
This panel discussion, the first program in the three-part series Harmony and Dissonance: Deconstructing Ethnicity and Agency in America, will explore the power of interethnic coalitions that brought together Asian American, African American, Latinx, and Native American cohorts to mobilize during the civil rights movement in the 1960s and that coincided with the origins of a formal acknowledgment of an Asian American identity. Panelists will discuss the legacy of this transformative moment of racial unity, fluctuations within these relationships over the last seventy years and into the present moment, and their common desire for social justice and equality.
Featured panelists include Alexandra Chang, associate professor of practice with the art history program at the Department of Arts, Culture and Media and affiliated with the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience; Heidi McKinnon, executive director of Curators Without Borders; and Helen Zia, activist, author, and journalist. The panel will be moderated by Michelle Yun, senior curator of Asian Contemporary Art and associate director, Asia Society Triennial.
Image: Tseng Kwong Chi, New York, New York 1979 (Statue Of Liberty), 1979