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Performing Resistance to Authoritarianism.

Thursday, April 14, 2022, 4:00 pm, Foellinger Great Hall Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.  Andrei Kureichik, renowned theatre artist and filmmaker, will speak about the ways in which he used his writing to mobilize citizens fighting for democratic freedoms

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United in Anger: A Dialogue around AIDS Activism.

Thursday, April 14, 2022, 7:00 pm, Spurlock Museum. Mike Benner (Executive Director of the Greater Community AIDS Project of East Central Illinois), Jerry Carden (founder Gay Community AIDS Project), Susan Johnson (Care Coordinator for the Champaign Urbana Public Health District),

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Public Opinion, Social Media, and the Identitarian Citizen in a Democracy

Monday, April 4, 2022, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, Gregory Hall, Room 319.  Join the HRI’s Big Tech, Information, and Soceity Research Cluster as Dr. Shannon Gregor as she lectures on studies about using social media to understand public opinion. Topics

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Democracy and the American Novel: A Symposium

Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, 2022, 9:15am-4:05pm (Friday) and 9:15am-12:05 (Saturday) 209 Illini Union Zoom Registration: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElde2rqjsiHNe6bQXS-MgC0KgvgKn2H342 Recent history has provoked new questions about democratic processes broadly and the function of the novel at the present time. Democracy

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Vijay Iyer + Trio: A Musical Performance

Saturday, May 7, 2022, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Location TBD. Vijay Iyer and his trio will be performing live at an event sponsored by the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory and the Department of Asian American Studies. This

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Faculty-Graduate Seminar: Gendered + Sexualized Forms of Anti-Asian Racism

Monday, April 18, 2022, 5:00- 7:00 pm, Zoom. Join UIUC’s Susan Koshy, Soo Ah Kwon, and Junaid Rana as they discuss gendered and sexualized forms of Anti-Asian Racism. Register for the event on Zoom here. Email Hyeree Ellis or Ashli Anda in

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Faculty-Graduate Seminar: Histories + Theories of Anti-Asian Racism

Monday, April 4, 2022, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Zoom. Join UIUC’s Susan Koshy, Soo Ah Kwon, and Juniad Rana as they lead a seminar about the histories and theories of Anti-Asian Racism. Register for the event on Zoom here. Email Hyeree

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An Unseen Unheard Minority

Thursday, March 3, 2022, 7:00 pm, Zoom. Dr. Sharon Lee will be discussing her recent book about the history of Asian American student activism at UIUC (which led to the creation of the Asian American Studies department and cultural center

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Passing for Model Minority with erin Khuê Ninh (UCSB)

Thursday, March 3, 2022, 5:30 pm, Zoom. The second event of the “In Plain Sight: Reckoning with Anti-Asian Racism” series wherein erin Khuê Ninh (Department of Asian American Studies, UCSB) talks about the idea of the model minority and racial

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In Plain Sight: Reckoning with Anti-Asian Racism – Conference

Friday – Saturday, May 6 – 7, 2022, Location TBD. Sponsored by the Unit for Criticism and Asian American Studies, this conference is part of a year-long series of lectures organized as a response to the increased prominence of US

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