Monday, February 22 • 6:00 pm EST
Conversation with co-editors Prof. Christine Yano and Neal K. Adolph Akatsuka, as well as the book's now-alumni contributors
In 2014, students in an Asian American Studies seminar at Harvard taught by Visiting Professor Christine Yano decided to continue working together as a writing collective. The result was this enlightening and moving 2018 book, "Straight A's: Asian American College Students in Their Own Words." Please join us for this conversation with Prof. Yano and H4A's own communications chair, Neal K. Adolph Akatsuka AM '13, who co-edited the book with her, as well as some of the the then-student contributors, who are now alumni themselves. The timely topics explored by the book include the "model minority" stereotype, as well as themes of discrimination, immigrant communities, heritage, and belonging told from the perspective of Asian American students at Harvard University.
Co-sponsored by Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance and the Coalition for a Diverse Harvard, with the Harvard Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights (EMR)