News & Updates

WGS Response to Asian-American Violence

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Working-class Asian Americans have long been consigned to working in gendered survival and service jobs.  U.S. military, civic, and national practice and policy have converged to deny personhood and equitable life chances to those deemed forever foreign, suspicious, and Other. The Women and Gender Studies department remains committed to understanding and confronting imperial racisms, particularly the concepts of contagion and peril, in all forms. The recent murder of Asian American women service workers in Atlanta, part of the rise of misogynist and xenophobic hate and violence in this country, brings new urgency to our work. We stand with you and direct you to the following resources for more support and information:

https://www.imreadymovement.org/  (led by WGS alum, Connie Wun)

https://stopaapihate.org/

https://www.csusb.edu/hate-and-extremism-center

https://www.yesmagazine.org/opinion/2021/02/12/anti-asian-attack-justice/

https://www.advancingjustice-atlanta.org/news/communityresponse

 

In solidarity,

The WGS faculty and staff