Fighting Anti-Black Racism & Casteism – Working Group

August 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW)
42 Charles Street (Suite D)
Dorchester Center
MA 02122
Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW)

Sticky Rice Project is putting a call out for a new working group!! Join us as we gather on Aug 30th at 6:30 pm for our first meeting. The initial goals of this working group is to build curriculum around anti-Black and caste oppression within Asian American communities and build analysis around why both are important to tackle (and how they systemically support each other). Those who are new to this dialogue as well as those who have a strong analysis are all welcome to join, come and grow with the group!

We approach anti-Black racism and casteism with the understanding that black API people exist as do people who are Black and Dalit or Avarna. AARW also recognizes that it does most of its work with non-Black, non-Dalit South Asian and API people. We also believe having conversations about anti-Blackness and casteism is extremely important within Asian American communities and of course, are always open to critque of our framing. We will be prioritizing the voices of those who identify as Black, Avarna, Dalit, South Asian and those who practice religions outside of Hinduism within this working group, however all API people are encouraged and welcome to join. We aim to build a safer space for those who are most impacted by this conversation while simultaneously building a learning community.

Dinner will be provided! Please RSVP to [email protected] with food restrictions/allergies/requests or with any questions.

The meeting will be held at Vietnamese American Community Center at 42 Charles Street, Dorchester in Suite D (2nd floor, take a right from stairs or elevators). The space is wheelchair accessible. If childcare or any other accessibility information is needed, please reach out and we can work with you to accomodate!