A Racial Reckoning: Discussion of Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings ♥
Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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A Racial Reckoning: Discussion of Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings
Discussion of “United” (chapter 1) from Minor Feelings
Wednesday, February 3, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Isa Quintana, assistant professor of Asian American studies, UCI
Richard Cho, research librarian for the humanities and literature, UCI
This discussion is in preparation for Cathy Park Hong’s upcoming visit to UCI on April 15. Numerous events since the publication of Minor Feelings in early 2020 have asked the U.S. to reckon with its histories and pervasive cultures of systemic racism. What exactly needs to be reckoned with, and who should be involved? What does it mean to be Asian American in this unprecedented moment? Do literature and the humanities more broadly play unique roles in interrogating the events we find ourselves in?
To learn more about Minor Feelings, please see here.
In anticipation of Hong’s visit, please join our reading group, where we will launch our #NotSoMinorFeelings: six-word memoir project, which you can learn more about here.
Co-Sponsored by: UCI Illuminations, UCI Humanities Center, Center for Critical Korean Studies, UCI Libraries, Critical Inquiries for Multilingualism, Program in Global Language & Communication, AAPI Womxn in Leadership
For more information, please contact Judy Wu (firstname.lastname@example.org)