Asian American and Pacific Islander Identities
Join Julia Shizuyo Popham, doctoral student in CU Boulder's Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies and team member for CU Boulder's Center for Humanities & the Arts (CHA), for a presentation on Asian American history and Asian American and Pacific Islander identities at the Lafayette Public Library on Thursday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. Tote bags will be available (first come, first served, while supplies last).
The tote bags will include tools to help people learn about Asian American history and identity, with the purpose of creating more inclusive communities for AAPI Americans and stopping anti-Asian racism.
Each tote bag will contain:
- 2 texts by prominent voices in the AAPI community
- access to a free, 3-week online Coursera course
- access to other creative projects highlighting AAPI voices
- notetaking tools (pen, notebook, sticky notes)
Each tote bag includes two titles from the following selection of books:
- Asian American Histories of the United States by Catherine Ceniza Choy (Beacon Press, 2022)
- Like Water: A Cultural History of Bruce Lee by Daryl Joji Maeda (NYU Press, 2022)
- Habitat Threshold by Craig Santos Perez (Omnidawn, 2020)
- The Sense of Wonder: A Novel by Matthew Salesses’s (Little, Brown and Company, 2023)
- This is One Way to Dance: Essays by Sejal Shah (University of Georgia Press, 2020)
- On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (Penguin Books, 2021)
Find more books celebrating AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Month in the Lafayette Public Library catelog.
Hosted by the Lafayette Public Library; free and welcome to all.
Thursday, May 25 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Lafayette Public Library, Meeting Room 775 Baseline Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026