Co-sponsored by the Center on Law, Equality and Race (CLEAR); the Center for Research in International Migration; the Department of Sociology; and the School of Social Sciences, Asian American Studies celebrates Black History Month with a film screening/discussion and a talk by professor Eric Tang.

“Eating Welfare” (2001) explores the lives of Southeast Asian refugee families of the Bronx who are struggling to survive the welfare “reform” years under the Rudolph Giuliani Administration. It’s told through youth in the community who eventually organize a take-over of the welfare center.

Later, scholar-activist Eric Tang will explore themes from his new book, “Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyperghetto,” including the relationship between immigrant communities and African Americans as they experience common and distinct forms of state violence taking shape in America’s inner cities. Tang’s research sits at the intersection of two issues that define the current moment: the international refugee crisis and the resurgent movement against police violence in the urban United States.

 

Film/Discussion: 9:00a.m. to 10:20a.m., Humanities Interim Classroom Facility (HICF) 100K

Talk with Eric Tang: 2:00p.m. tp 3:20p.m., Humanities Hall (HH) 143

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