Join us for the discussion on Anti-Asian Violence – Beyond Hate Crimes and Policing, presented by Dr. Soniya Munshi and Dr. Linta Varghese in coordination with The New School.
With an increase in violence targeting people of Asian descent and in responses that call for the expansion of policing, we believe it is urgent to center abolitionist approaches to racial violence that move us away from policing, surveillance, and the framework of hate crimes, and toward real community safety.
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Nazia Kazi is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Stockton University, where she also teaches in the Africana Studies and American Studies programs. She is the author of Islamophobia, Race, and Global Politics and has lectured and written extensively on American anti-Muslim racism and its relationship to the politics of US empire and capitalism. More recently, she has been analyzing the significance of two decades of the War on Terror and how schoolchildren are taught about the events of 9/11/2001.
Elena Shih is the Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies, and Faculty Affiliate in the Departments of Sociology, East Asian Studies, and Watson Institute for International Studies. Her book project, Manufacturing Freedom: Trafficking Rescue, Rehabilitation, and the Slave Free Good (under contract, University of California Press) is a global ethnography of the transnational social movement to combat human trafficking in China, Thailand, and the US.
18 Million Rising (18MR) brings Asian American communities together online and offline to reimagine Asian American identity with nuance, specificity, and power. In 2020, they put out two zines: “Call On Me, Not The Cops,” an abolitionist tool for Asians and Asian Americans to use when talking with family members about safety, policing and police violence against Black people, and “Unmasking Yellow Peril” which traces the long history of anti-Asian violence and resistance in the US.
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