Renee Tajima-Peña is an award-winning filmmaker whose work focuses on immigrant communities, race, gender and social justice. Helen Zia is a noted author and activist on social justice issues ranging from civil rights and gender equality to countering homophobia and hate violence. The two met in Detroit in 1984 when Tajima-Peña was producing her Academy Award-nominated documentary, “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” Zia was a lead activist in that landmark campaign for justice.
These outspoken, activist Asian American women will speak about anti-Asian racism and misogyny in the current climate of hate, and how they seek to build multiracial, multicultural unity to address white supremacy and sexism.
Moderated by Patricia Sakurai, associate professor of ethnic studies at Oregon State University.
Presented by OSU Ethnic Studies, the Asian and Pacific Cultural Center (APCC), WLC Asian Languages and Cultures, and the Difference, Power, and Discrimination (DPD) Program with funding provided by the Division of Student Affairs; APCC; College of Liberal Arts; DPD; Valley Library; School of Language, Culture, and Society; UAOSU Social Justice Committee; School of History, Philosophy and Religion; and the OSU Writing Intensive Curriculum (WIC) Program.
Free, open to all, remote via Zoom. Register for link to view.
Tuesday, May 25 at 1:00pm to 2:30pmVirtual Event