The Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas stands in compassion and solidarity with our AAPI Communities and Friends. Together we can #StopAAPIHate and stay #AAPIStrongDFW.
May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and in celebration the Crow Museum of Asian Art and numerous organizations throughout Dallas present upcoming and past programs that highlight and raise awareness of AAPI-related issues and achievements. Below find opportunities to learn more, engage and connect, and honor the many contributions made by AAPI communities throughout the region.
The Living Room: A Virtual Gathering
Every Wednesday in May (5,12,19, 26)
6 PM CST (Zoom)
Join the Staff of the Crow Museum of Asian Art for an Open, Shared Virtual Space for Conversations about anti-AAPI racism and discrimination. We welcome those wishing to share and learn: all are welcome here. Please bring questions and experiences. Compassion begins with a willingness to be together and to listen.
Email email@example.com to receive the zoom link to access this gathering.
“Art and Activism in Our Time of Crisis” was virtual panel presented by the Crow Museum of Asian Art on June 17, 2020 about the critical role played by art, artists, art historians, and museums in addressing racism against people of Asian descent and the importance of community building during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers included art historian Michelle C. Wang, who critiqued the misappropriation of an 18th-century Chinese textile on the cover of the CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal, and artist Kenneth Tam, who initiated at the beginning of the pandemic the open-source spreadsheet “WE ARE NOT COVID” to document the rapid escalation of anti-Asian incidents.
Link to recording: https://www.facebook.com/CrowMuseum/videos/346634822988960
Racism in America: Voices of Asian Americans
Thursday, May 20, 2021
7:00 PM CST (Zoom)
In response to the recent rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum presents a discussion highlighting personal testimony. Centering and honoring AAPI voices, we will hear about the individual impact of racism, shared experiences, and the work that needs to be done.
“From Yellow Peril to Model Minority: Asian Americans in the United States” was presented by the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum on May 21, 2020. Dr. Madeline Y. Hsu, Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin, discussed the history of U.S. immigration restrictions targeting Chinese migrants, including how exemptions for Chinese “elites” led to a shift in perception of Asian Americans as a model minority.
Link to recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw3YtlbMr-s&ab_channel=DHHRM.
Statement from the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum in Response to Increased Attacks on Asian Americans, March 26, 2020
Statement from the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum on the Increase of Violence Against Asian Americans, March 3, 2021
Virtual Program: Daniel James Brown
Thursday, May 25, 2021
7:00 PM CST
Whether fighting on battlefields or in courtrooms, these were Americans under unprecedented strain, doing what Americans do best—striving, resisting, laying down their lives, and enduring. Based on Brown’s extensive interviews with the families of the protagonists, as well as on deep archival research, Facing the Mountain is a gripping World War II saga of patriotism and courage during one of the darkest moments in American history. Author Timothy Egan praises the book saying, “I’ll never look at the World War II story in the same light.”
Daniel James Brown is also the author of The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party and Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894.
In partnership with World Affairs Council. Promotional partner: Japan-America Society Dallas Fort Worth.
Click the link to learn more:
UT Dallas Center for Asian Studies
UT Dallas Multicultural Center
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ2znYJlPPtgcVxk2Ub6PDg
Comets Cultural Conversations Dallas Asian American History and The Legacy of Systemic Racism (Featuring Stephanie Drenka) – https://youtu.be/g0ODgicyhMo
Lunar New Year Celebration 2021: Dinner & A Show- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mPJaM_OCKA
Lunar New Year Celebration 2021: Cultural Finale – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lA-NUX3QJM
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