Reclaiming our Masculinity: Pushing Back Against Misogynoir as Asian Communities

This workshop is part of the series of Summer of Brown Boi events that are taking place across the country to bring more conversations about race, gender, self-love and privilege to 15 cities across the country.

This bay area-based event is specifically designed for API-descendent people (including Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian, South Asian, Central Asian, West Asian, East Asian and mixed-race Asian) who identify, present, and/or have been socialized along a masculine/trans-masculine spectrum. This workshop is largely in response to Author Eddie Huang's (of "Fresh Off the Boat") comment attempting to assimilate the experience of Asian men with Black women and his subsequent dismissal, minimization, defensiveness, and anti-black and misogynist comments in response to Black women asking for his clarification. With so few mainstream media representations of what are very diverse API experiences, we expect more from these few that have come to represent Asian Americans and model Asian masculinity. 

This three hour workshop will give space to honor ourselves now and ancestrally, acknowledge the huge diversities in API experiences as impacted by migration herstories, legacies of colonization and war, and deeply internalized messages about race, gender, and masculinity. We will then strategize collectively how to push back against misogynoir in our own lives, relationships, families, and communities.

Oakstop is a wheelchair-accessible space that includes an elevator and a gender neutral bathroom on the first floor. It is right off of the 19th St. Bart stop. Please send requests for accessibility needs to within two weeks of the event date
*This will be a fragrance free event.

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August 29, 2015 at 12pm - 3pm
1721 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
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