Leading up to the Night Market will be a week of programs focusing on AAPI history, the mixed AAPI community, migrant workers, racial fetishization, and South and Southeast AAPI representation. Our goal is to build a stronger community among folx who identify as AAPI at UC Davis and to maintain that connection for future years.
Our theme for this year, Igniting Harmony, signifies the importance of dismantling the perception of a monolithic AAPI identity, highlights the heterogeneity of the AAPI community, and is critical of socio-cultural issues that we face as people of color.
Not Your Asian Fetish: Asian Women Speak Out Against Sexual Violence (Co-Sponsored By: CARE and My Sister's House)
Monday 4/30 | 3:10-4:10pm | SCC Meeting Room E
Asian women are stereotyped as submissive and exotic. Learn how that materializes itself in sexual violence.
"Migrant Dreams" Screening
Tuesday 5/1 | 4:10-6:10pm | CCC PEACE Lounge
This event will host a screening of "Migrant Dreams", which documents Indonesian migrant farm workers in Canada who face exploitation and injustice from their employers. Afterwards, we will have a discussion about the film, issues facing migrant women workers, and what we can do to best support this community. This space is open to anyone to attend and free food will be provided.
To learn more about the film, please feel free to visit their site here!
The Mixed and AAPI Communities Present: Mural Making
Wednesday 5/2 | 4:10-5:30pm | Hart Hall Courtyard
Join the mixed AAPI community for collective mural making to build community and create space and visibility! Snacks and cool jams provided.
In Solidarity, For Black Lives (Co-Sponsored by: Rise Up! Yolo County & UC Davis Department of Asian American Studies)
Thursday 5/3 | 5:10-7:10pm | CCC PEACE Lounge
There is a long history of anti-Black racism in the Asian American communities. We need to talk honestly about our own beliefs about Black people, the rich history of Afro-Asian solidarity, and the ways we benefit from anti-Black racism in our lives, and the ways we can interrupt this system of oppression.
Our main objective for this workshop is to understand how stereotypes and beliefs about Black people maintain a culture of anti-blackness, reflect on how anti-blackness divides us, and prevents us from building power together. Finally, lay the groundwork for effective allyship with Black communities that acknowledges privileges and shared oppressions.