MOCA Teahouse Reading Club: In Search of Queer Asian Histories

When 22 Jun 2021
5:00PM - 6:30PM
Where Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
United States

To address the recent surge in anti-Asian xenophobia and violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, the MOCA Teahouse Reading Club will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. MOCA’s monthly discussion series on Zoom is focused on selected key readings and is moderated by the Museum’s education and exhibition departments.

Teahouses are centers of community life, places to chat and share ideas. To commemorate Pride Month, we invite you to our virtual teahouse to join a discussion about queer identity in Asian America. Using the readings as starting points, we will consider the intersections of Asian American identity, queer history, and transphobia. Through Teahouse Reading Club discussions, we hope to nurture a more nuanced dialogue around the issues we are facing right now and explore strategies to build a more equitable future together.

The following readings will be accessible in a downloadable link in the registration email or directly here.

Readings:

• Breathing Fire: Remembering Asian Pacific American Activism in Queer History, Amy Sueyoshi (National Park Foundation, 2016)

• How Uniting Queer Asians Through Nightlife Became a Global Movement, Arthur Tam (AnOther Mag, February 24, 2021)

• In Search of Queer Ancestors, Sarah Ngu (The Margins, Asian American Writers Workshop, December 4, 2019)

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Image courtesy of the event organizer.