2334 Guilford Ave. Baltimore
In celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month in May, BRJA’s 13th of the Month series event is presented in partnership with Baltimore Asian Resistance in Solidarity (BARS). Culturally stereotyped in the U.S. as the “model minority,” people of Asian backgrounds are expected to be smart, wealthy, hard-working, and docile. The model minority myth is full of contradictions: painting Asians/Asian Americans as “basically white,” encouraging complicity with white supremacy, and excluding Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Americans by perceiving them as perpetual foreigners. API people fighting anti-blackness and white supremacy are often erased from history, while the media pushes narratives about Asian-Black tension, fueling hostility between peoples of color. This event will explore stories of racism and resistance from API folks throughout U.S. history to today.