With Cathy Park Hong moderated by Benjamin Law & Beverley Wang
Presented at Antidote, 5 September 2021, 6:30pm AEST
Anti-Asian hate crimes, attacks, and everyday racism have skyrocketed since the onset of COVID-19. Yet Asians living in western countries often get left out of broader conversations about racism. It's time for that to change to #StopAsianHate
When former President Trump dubbed COVID "The China Virus", people of Asian descent across the world paid the price. But racism against Asians isn't new. For as long as Asian families have been emigrating, settling and building lives in other countries, they have encountered everything from stereotyping and fetishisation to outright violence.
Korean American poet and writer Cathy Park Hong's critically acclaimed bestseller, Minor Feelings, interrogates the complexities of race and identity, the emotional toll with dealing with prejudice, and the difficulty of confronting internalised racism. Join this compelling, personal discussion with broadcasters Beverley Wang and Benjamin Law.