Helen Zia

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Author and Activist Helen Zia is the author of the Last Boat out of Shanghai, My Country Versus Me, and Asian American Dreams. The daughter of immigrants from China, Zia first gained prominence in the 1980s as the national organizer and spokesperson for the Justice for Vincent Chin campaign, a story currently under development as a television series. Zia has served as Executive Editor of Ms. Magazine, and she writes regularly for the New York Times, Washington Post, and other publications. As an activist, Zia speaks out on human and women’s rights, and she is playing a lead role in developing movement strategies to counter hatred, violence, and homophobia in the United States. Zia is a Princeton alumna and has honorary degrees from the University of San Francisco and the City University of New York Law School.

Live online event

The Long Road to Atlanta: Anti-Asian Racism and Misogyny

Monday, April 12, 4:00 pm (Hawaiʻi time)

Interviewer: Theodore S. Gonzalves, past president of the Association for Asian American Studies.

Sponsors: American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai’i, College of Arts, Language, & Letters, College of Social Sciences, Department of History, Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, Office of the Provost, William S. Richardson School of Law.

Co-Sponsors: Association for Asian American Studies, Campus Climate Committee, LGBTQ+ Center, Matsunaga Institute for Peace, TRHT Campus Center, UH Mānoa Departments of American Studies, Anthropology, English, Ethnic Studies, Political Science, and Women’s Studies.

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