Intersectionality and Incommensurability: Third World Feminism and Asian Decolonization

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Date(s) - Thursday, November 2
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

UCSB Multicultural Center


Held in the MCC Lounge.

The Third World Women’s Alliance (TWWA) is an organization that brought together women of color in socialist anti-imperialist solidarity projects. In examining the role of Asian women within this early women’s organization, Grace Kyungwon Hong,  Professor of Gender Studies and Asian American Studies at UCLA, will discuss how the TWWA grew out of and was a part of a Black radical internationalist tradition. She will use feminist analysis to demand a complex and contradictory definition of solidarity that might be helpful for us to remember today. This lecture examines activist engagements with Asian American communities, and highlights the importance of the figure of the Asian woman freedom fighter.