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#AtlantaSyllabus: An Asian American Studies Perspective on Anti-Asian Violence in 2021

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#AtlantaSyllabus: An Asian American Studies Perspective on Anti-Asian Violence in 2021
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A curated list of resources aimed at raising awareness of and starting discussions about racism and violence toward Asian Americans. Arranged in a 12-week structure that focuses on specific topics like Asian American identities, media representation of Asian American women, and immigration and exclusion.
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College of Letters and Science (ASIAN AMER ST)-GENERAL
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The #AtlantaSyllabus is a curated list of resources featuring voices and scholarship from Asian American Studies to help a broad audience better understand and contextualize the recent surge in anti-Asian violence. It discusses Asian American histories of immigration, stereotypes, discourses around disease and the COVID-19 pandemic, violence, gender issues, activism, resistance, and interracial solidarity.
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This syllabus points to the active role that Asian Americans have always played in asserting their own unique and intersectional identities, resisting dominant narratives, and fighting for liberation and justice. The list of works below is in no way exhaustive, but it is designed to spark a more informed and sustained conversation about the experiences of Asian Americans that builds from all of the hard work that has come before.
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Community: Underrepresented Minorities
Asian-Southeast (Cambodian, Vietnamese, Hmong, Laotian)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

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Lori Lopez
Phone (608) 263-2976
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ASIAN AMER ST (College of Letters and Science)

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Provide educational resources to help contextualize the surge in anti-Asian violence in 2021

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