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Dean’s Equity and Inclusion Series: “The Challenges and Possibilities of Southeast Asian American and Black Solidarity” ♥

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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The UCI School of Education Brown Bag series presents

The UCI School of Education Dean’s Equity and Inclusion Series

“The Challenges and Possibilities of Southeast Asian American and Black Solidarity”


Presented by Stacey J. Lee

Associate Dean for Education, School of Education

Frederick Erickson WARF Professor of Educational Policy Studies

University of Wisconsin


Monday, March 7, 2022

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (PST)

Register to connect via Zoom


Abstract: This talk explores the challenges and possibilities of cross-racial solidarity through an ethnographic account of a community-based educational space (CBES) working with low-income Southeast Asian American and Black youth. CBESs can play a unique role in teaching youth to engage in anti-racist work and building cross-racial coalitions. This CBES focused on challenging anti-black racism, arguing that freedom for Southeast Asians was linked to freedom for Black people. We argue that attention to challenging anti-Blackness is central to cross-racial coalitions but should also recognize the distinct nature of anti-Asian racism.

Bio: Stacey J. Lee is the Frederick Erickson Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Professor of Educational Policy Studies and the Associate Dean for Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of Unraveling the Model Minority: Listening to Asian American Youth & Up Against Whiteness: Race, School, and Immigrant Youth. Her new book (written with three graduate students), Resisting Asian American Invisibility: The Politics of Race and Education, will be published in the Fall of 2022 by Teachers College Press.

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Zoom

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UCI School of Education
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