Reimagining Asian Solidarity: Where Do We Go from Here?
October 7, 2020 @ 6:00PM — 7:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Join us for a wide-ranging virtual conversation on how we can collectively reimagine solidarity so that Asians are active in the struggle to create a just world for all.
What does Asian American solidarity look like --- and what does it mean for Asians to show up for those that look like us and for those that don't? Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, heightened economic hardships, the current racial justice movement, and a critical national election, the reality of our situation as Asians in America has never been clearer. This is a defining period of history and how we as Asians show up holds great significance.
Our panel will explore instances of Asian solidarity and share their vision of what solidarity can look like. Panelists will discuss strategies and frameworks to understand different ways of showing up for each other as allies, transforming our communities, and creating radical change.
- Kalaya'an Mendoza, Co-founder of Across Frontlines, Organizer, Activist and Tactical Safety and Security for Human Rights Defenders Facilitator
- Senti Sojwal, Co-founder, Asian American Feminist Collective, India-born, NYC-bred feminist writer, organizer, and reproductive justice advocate
- aya tasaki, Grantwriting Manager, National Network of Abortion Funds; Advisory Board Member, Red Canary Song
- Moderator: Reema Sharma, Manager of Community Education and Outreach, Womankind
This event is FREE with a sliding scale donation option. We are recommending a $15-20 donation, which will support Womankind's work. Funds will also go towards paying for live captioning to increase accessibility.
Womankind works with survivors of gender-based violence to rise above trauma and build a path to healing. We bring critical resources and deep cultural competency to help Asian communities find refuge, recovery and renewal. Womankind, d/b/a New York Asian Women's Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its tax ID number is 13-3286250.