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Movements, Then and Now

  • Chinese American Museum 425 North Los Angeles Street Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)

The exhibition Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles, 1968 - 1980s argues that the history of Asian America is bound to activism, and that the past helps us make sense of the present and future of our movements. The struggles of Asian communities today - for immigrant rights, intersectionality, neighborhood control, economic justice, and artistic expresion - are both unique and resonate with earlier movements. In this urgent time, how do we stand for LGBT, Muslim, immigrants, and working class communities? This cross-generational, cross-movement discussion offers a place to recognize these resonances with the past, and to develop strategies moving forward. 

Taz Ahmed
Phyllis Chiu
Alice Hom
Nobuko Miyamoto
Trina Pasumbal

Moderated by Ryan Wong, exhibition curator