LocationAlhambra , CA
In this panel discussion, we will explore the significance of queer feminism on contemporary activism in Southeast Asia and the U.S.
The history of API LGBTQ community organizing in the United States has intersected with and been mutually affected by LGBTQ+ activism in Asia and the Pacific. In the 1970s, lesbian feminists created the first API LGBTQ specific organizations in the U.S. In the 1980s, lesbian feminists founded the first international queer Asian network, the Asian Lesbian Network, which included members from Bangladesh, India, the United States, Japan, and Thailand. How does this legacy translate to activism today?
Join us in an intercontinental panel discussion with Southeast Asian queer feminist activists from Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, and California to discuss:
~the importance of queer feminist leadership,
~connections between grassroots and regional organizing,
~impacts of COVID-19 on LGBTQ organizing, and
~opportunities for transnational solidarity.
Jean Chong, Executive Director, Sayoni
Yen Nguyen, Program Manager, ASEAN SOGIE Caucus
Lini Zurlia, Advocacy Officer, ASEAN SOGIE Caucus
Uyen Hoang, Member, Viet Rainbow of Orange County (VROC)
Moderator: Tracy Zhao, Executive Director, API Equality-LA