Race Matters: Hypervisibility and Invisibility

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Tuesday, February 13
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location
UCSB Multicultural Center

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Held in the MCC Lounge.

In April of 1971, approximately one thousand female activists from throughout North America gathered in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada to attend the Indochinese Women’s Conferences. Women from the U.S. and Canada attended to meet a delegation of women from North and South Viet Nam as well as Laos. The Indochinese Women’s Conferences of 1971 represented the first opportunities for large numbers of North American women to have direct contact with their Asian “sisters.” This talk by Dr. Judy Tzy-Chun Wu, Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies at UC Irvine, examines the motivations, experiences, and outcomes of the conference, particularly for Asian American and other women of color, and the implications of these international exchanges for understanding the dynamics of global sisterhood.