Presentations from Facing Race 2016
Asian Americans are not a monolith. So, what does today's Asian American movement look like? This session will explore the challenges of building an Asian American movement and the language, practices and strategies that activists and organizers are using in order to build a more cohesive movement among and between a set of diverse linguistic and ethnic communities. The session will also include grassroots organizers from South Asian and Southeast Asian organizations who will provide reflections.Speakers: Soya Jung, Greg Cendana, Zon Moua
It has been more than three years since #BlackLivesMatter became a rallying cry for a movement. While centering black communities and resistance, #BlackLivesMatter galvanized not only black organizers, it challenged people of all races to consider, "Whose side are you on?" Despite reactionary claims of divisiveness, communities of many races replied, "We're on the FREEDOM side!" Representatives from #AsiansforBlackLives and Familia, among others, will discuss struggles actions, challenges and opportunities from the multiracial movements that have emerged.
Founder of #BlackLivesMatter
Zon Moua, Freedom, Inc.
Judith LeBlanc, Native Organizers Alliance
Isa Noyola, Transgender Law Center
Chris Crass, Author, Educator, Parent
Michelle Alexander, Alicia Garza, Zon Moua, Judith LeBlanc, Isa Noyola, Chris Crass