Taking Up Space: Providing Space for Healing and Reflection in the Wake of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

April 14, 2021, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

This panel discussion will be hosted through Zoom. To attend this event, please register using this link

This panel discussion will bring together community leaders, activists and artists to reflect on recent hate crimes against the Asian community, with particular focus on the March 16th shootings in Atlanta, Georgia. Professor Jigna Desai of the Gender, Women and Sexuality and Asian American Studies Department at the UMN, Sun Yung Shin, poet and author of Unbearable Splendor and MJ Carpio, member of the Asian MN Alliance for Justice, and Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL), will lead the panel to provide space for connection, discussion and healing. 


Jigna Desai
Professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota
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MJ Carpio
Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL), Asian MN Alliance for Justice
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Sun Yung Shin
Poet, Author of Unbearable Splendor
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Sponsored by

Binger Center for New Americans – UMN Law School

Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL)


Mitchell-Hamline APALSA

St. Thomas APALSA

Marcail Distante