Talking about issues related to race, racism and social justice isn't easy, but if we want to see positive change in ourselves and our community, we have to be willing to address what makes us uncomfortable. Join us each month and, with the help of books, movies, art and/or guest speakers, we'll discuss where we've been, where we are and the future society we hope to build. Presented in partnership with the City of Worthington Community Relations Commission.
October activity: There is a new awareness of anti-Asian racism in the U.S., but the relative absence of Asian voices in popular culture and media, in school curricula and in daily life, has translated into a basic lack of knowledge about Asian Americans beyond stereotypes. Join Dr. Pranav Jani, director of Asian American Studies at The Ohio State University, to learn some basics about the long history of Asians in the U.S.; the racialization of Asians in relation to Black, Native, Latinx and others; and the roots of the many narratives about Asians that make them subject to discrimination and marginalization in the U.S.
Participants will meet via Zoom. When registering, please make sure your email address is correct as Zoom invitations will be emailed 24 hours before the event.