Yellow Peril Past and Present: Understanding Asian America through Personal and Historical Stories
Join us for a presentation by educator-turned artist, storyteller, and creator Dr. Ada Cheng! Dr. Cheng will weave personal stories to highlight the myth of the model minority, practices of othering via micro-aggression, and the negative impact of stereotypes and practices on Asian Americans and their mental health under the global pandemic.
She will also present, from a historical perspective, the various laws and regulations that have contributed to the construction of Asian Americans as the “other” in this country historically. The session is highly interactive.
This event is free and open to the public. It is part of Galesburg Public Library’s NEA Big Read of Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu, in partnership with Illinois Humanities. The Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau invites Illinois authors, artists, and educators to share their expertise and enthusiasm with people throughout the state, enabling local nonprofit organizations to present free-admission cultural programs to their communities. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.