#NotYourAsianSidekick: Activism In The Digital Era by Suey Park

Hosted by Asian American Studies Program and Asian Culture Center

Date:  March 7, 2013

Time:  5:30 pm – 7 pm

Venue:  IU School of Journalism Auditorium, Ernie Pyle Hall, 940 East Seventh St.


We will look into the past, present, and future of women of color feminism to understand how new tools in a digital era can offer both potential progress and traps for organizing. Drawing from the work of Andrea Smith, Angela Davis, and Audre Lorde, women of color feminism  needs to fight back against weaponized  identity politics, settler  colonialism, and anti-blackness in order to truly lead to evolutionary movements. Social media has been a tool for marginalized communities to fight for racial justice. Different techniques and tools will be covered.


Who Are Asian Pacific Americans? A monthly luncheon discussion with special guest, Suey Park

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014

Time: 12-1 pm

Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street

Topic:  The Plastic Surgery Dilemma? Julie Chen’s Controversial Confession

Description:  Lunch is on us!  At this event, we will talk about the controversial means that women use to pursue their personal and career goals. In particular, we will be discussing CBS producer and news anchor Julie Chen’s decision to undergo plastic surgery. We will also explore ideas of western beauty in the media and criticism from both sides (e.g. too Asian, not Asian enough, etc.). Please refer to the following links to prepare for this discussion event:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/09/12/julie-chen-plastic-eye-surgery-less-chinese/2803049/ and http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/julie-chen-nose-job-article-1.1461121.