Kyoung's Pacific Beat is thrilled to launch our Black & Asian Book Club, in partnership with The Blasian March, Asians4Abolition, GAPIMNY, Indie Space and The Exponential Festival. These emergent gatherings invite our community to examine our shared histories of Black and Asian solidarity work through literature, virtual and social gatherings in order to amplify abolitionist discourse in our community.
A Black LGBT woman, labeled a terrorist for uplifting Black life, must survive the horrors of policing in modern times. A Japanese American gay man recounts his childhood in the inhumane camps, when the U.S. government called all Japanese and their descendants the enemy. In this book club, we examine how incarceration impacts Black and Asian communities through the memoirs of Patrisse Cullors and George Takei.
Rohan Zhou-Lee (Founder, The Blasian March) and Stephanie Hsu (Board Co-Chair, Kyoung's Pacific Beat) will moderate our virtual launch on Tuesday, May 17th and an in-person discussion will be held on Sunday, June 12th.
To attend our free Black and Asian Book Club launch via Zoom, please register via Zoom.