Summary: "In the struggles for prison abolition, global anti-imperialism, immigrant rights, affordable housing, environmental justice, fair labor, and more, twenty-first-century Asian American activists are speaking out and standing up to systems of oppression. Creating emancipatory futures requires collective action and reciprocal relationships that are nurtured over time and forged through cross-racial solidarity and intergenerational connections, leading to a range of on-the-ground experiences. Bringing together grassroots organizers and scholar-activists, Contemporary Asian American Activism presents lived experiences of the fight for transformative justice and offers lessons to ensure the longevity and sustainability of organizing. In the face of imperialism, white supremacy, racial capitalism, heteropatriarchy, ableism, and more, the contributors celebrate victories and assess failures, reflect on the trials of activist life, critically examine long-term movement building, and inspire continued mobilization for coming generations"-- Provided by publisher.Content Notes:
Introduction: Building an archive of organizing praxis : Asian American activism in the 21st century / Robyn Magalit Rodriguez and Diane C. Fujino -- Prison to leadership pipeline : Asian American prisoner activism / Eddy Zheng -- Ho'opono Mamo and restorative practices : reflections on scholar activism in juvenile justice systems change / Karen Umemoto -- The streets of SoMA : building community amidst displacement in San Francisco / Angelica Cabande ; with Katherine Nasol -- Dismantling the "undocumented Korean box" : race, education, and undocumented Korean immigrant activism for liberation / Ga Young Chung -- Drivers on the frontlines : the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, neoliberalism, and global pandemic : an interview with Javaid Tariq / Diane C. Fujino -- BAYAN USA : Filipino transnational radical activism in the United States in the twenty-first century / Jessica Antonio -- Political education as revolutionary praxis / May C. Fu -- "Organizing wherever your feet land" : reconceptualizing writing and writing instruction in the legacy of Asian American activism / Katherine H. Lee -- How does it feel to be on the precipice? ChangeLab, a racial justice experiment / Soya Jung -- On movement praxis in the era of Trumpism / Alex T. Tom -- "Pete Wilson trying to see us all broke" : Asian Americans cross-racial student activism in 1990s California / Robyn Magalit Rodriguez ; with Wayne Jopanda -- The struggle to abolish environmental and economic racism : Asian radical imagining from the homeland to the frontline / Pam Tau Lee -- Epilogue: Be love, be loved, be Amado : radical love for a new generation / Robyn Magalit Rodriquez.Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.