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Asian American Women and Feminism

This program is for a panel event titled "Asian American Women and Feminism," which took place on March 6, 1997. The event was sponsored by the Hunter Asian American Studies Program and the Asian Pacific American Student Association. The panel featured Shamita Das Dasgupta, Jennifer Lim, Ai-Jen Poo, and Alexandra Suh. The panelists discussed the existence, lineages, and directions of a burgeoning Asian American women's movement and Asian American feminism, speaking from their experiences working with CAAAV's Women Workers Project, Manavi, and the National Organization of Women. Poo, went on to win a MacArthur Fellowship in 2014 for her work as director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and her long history of community organizing, which began with organizing domestic workers at CAAAV in 1996.

The Hunter College Asian American Studies Program (AASP) was established in 1993. As the only academic program in Asian American studies in the CUNY system, the AASP offers a minor in Asian American Studies and other resources and programming. The AASP supports scholars, artists, and activists advancing scholarship in the fields of Asian American studies and critical ethnic studies and serves as a resource for New York City's Asian American communities. In 2006, the program was at risk of being cut due to a lack of funding. Students formed the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH) and saved the program within a year. CRAASH is now a student-run club that continues to advocate for the AASP.

Source | Hunter College Asian American Studies Program
Date Created | March 6, 1997
Rights | Obtain From Hunter College Asian American Studies Program
Item Type | Text (Poster / Flier / Leaflet)
Cite This document | “Asian American Women and Feminism,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 10, 2019, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/10232.

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