Gender/Diversity/Democracy – The Atlanta Shootings and the Intersections of Race and Gender: A Hong Kong Perspective
April 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
On March 16, 2021, a white gunman targeted three Asian owned businesses in Atlanta and murdered eight people, six of them Asian American women. Panelists will offer insights into what these killings reveal about the intersections of racism and misogyny. In particular, they will contextualize the impact of the pandemic on anti-Asian discrimination against broader histories of xenophobia, imperialism, and sexism linking the United States and Asia. Importantly, they will suggest ways in which these events in the United States are relevant for Hong Kong today.
Angie Baecker, Lecturer, Department of Art History, HKU
Puja Kapai, Convenor, Women’s Studies Research Centre; Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, HKU
Grace En-Yi Ting, Assistant Professor, Gender Studies, HKU
Alvin Wong, Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, HKU
All are welcome. Please register at https://forms.gle/GEmmFLhhzig8tG7t8 and the Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event.