How to stop the rise of Asian hate

Title image for the film "Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March."

Title image for the film "Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March."

Anti-Asian rhetoric and violence rose sharply throughout the pandemic, and the mass killing of six women of Asian descent in the Atlanta area in 2021 shocked the nation. The pattern of increased hate crimes against Asian people continues today, but there’s a growing movement to fight back and stop the hate.

The Libraries and Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) will host a screening and discussion of the documentary film Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March on Tuesday, March 28 from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Hill Library’s Auditorium. The film is directed by Titi Yu and narrated by Emmy-nominated actress Sandra Oh. Watch the trailer here.

Register for the screening on Eventbrite here.

Following the film, Dr. Kyung Hee Ha, Assistant Professor from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, will facilitate a discussion with participants. The screening is part of the campus-wide celebration of APISAA Heritage Month from March 15 to April 15.

Before the film, the Hill Library’s Visualization Studio will show the Immersive Asian and Asian American Historical Timeline exhibit from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Dr. Ha and the Libraries’ Victor Betts are also collaborating on a project that documents the voices and experiences of Asian and Asian Americans on campus, supported by the Libraries and a CHASS Diversity Mini Grant.