AAPI Climate Justice Convening

AAPI Victory Alliance, a national nonprofit organization that builds community and civic power in AAPI communities, is bringing together AAPI community leaders, experts and allies to address climate justice and equity, with an emphasis on the NHPI lens. Together, we can ensure the concerns of the AAPI communities are centered in the climate justice conversations and, most importantly, heard by those in decision-making power.

Register at https://aapivictoryalliance.com/climate-justice-convening

Cope Collection Opening

J. Herbert & Elizabeth Cope served as missionaries in the Chin Hills of Burma, 1908-1938. A collection of artifacts and photos was donated in 1985 by A. Danforth Cope, their son, and a collection of family letters was recently donated by Penny and Bill Cutler, their granddaughter and her husband.
Please join us to celebrate the ongoing legacy of American Baptist ministry with and by Chin people in Myanmar/Burma and in the U.S. with the opening of this collection of letters and artifacts.
Lecture by Dr. William Cutler.

Global Black Lives Matter: An Online Symposium

First, how has BLM been in conversation with racial and ethnic justice movements outside of the US? BLM has developed into a global movement with transnational ties and influences and has been in dialogue with social movements and activism outside of the US. Still, the scholarship has yet to catch up with this development and has mainly focused on BLM in the US. We aim to address this gap by bringing to the fore the scholarly work on non-US movements that have responded to and resonated with BLM to address racial and ethnic injustice.

Second, how has the BLM been discussed in the global and transnational public spheres? What does it mean to even say “Black Lives Matter” outside the US, amid different categories and definitions of Blackness, race, racism, ethnicity, etc.? To what extent have international solidarities formed under the rhetorical rubric of BLM? BLM has become a global topic that shapes public awareness and understanding of racial injustice and other vital issues related to democracy and inequality. Discussions about BLM occur even in the least expected places, such as China. Such discussions also transcend the borders of nation-states and occur in transnational public spheres, with participants from various countries engaging in social media platforms.

Exploring these two questions – one about social movement and the other about the public sphere – can start a new agenda with a global perspective on social movements and public discourses centered on racial injustice. Systemic racism has never been a country-specific problem. Instead, since its inception, it has been an artifact of intersecting colonialisms, imperialisms, slave trades, international wars, and other exploitative global processes. Discussions about BLM function as a mirror and a lamp. As a mirror, they compel people to reflect on similar issues in many countries worldwide; as a lamp, they shed light on related topics such as democracy, oppression, and social inequality. We hope this conference can pave the way for a more self-conscious effort to examine these issues from a global perspective.

Mainstreaming the Margins Symposium

Join Cultivating the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at the :Mainstreaming the Margins Symposium

EWHA Women’s University

Seoul, Korea
June 21-22, 2023

For more information, please visit the CHSS events page at: https://cultivatinghumanities.org/mainstreaming-the-margins-schedule/

Reflections on the U.S.-ROK Alliance in the Humanities: Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Korean Armistice, 1953-2023

The year 2023 marks both the 70th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement and the 10th year of the Korean Library Association’s “Humanities on the Road” program, which brings scholars to local libraries to engage with community members through literature and the arts. To celebrate this historical moment, KLA is partnering with the Library of Congress to host this year’s program in Washington, D.C. for the first time. Please join us for a series of lectures exploring the human legacy of the “Forgotten War,” as well as the vibrant role of the Korean American diaspora in U.S.-ROK relations—in the past, in the present, and for years to come.

Symposium: Gender and Voice in Japanese Art

The Denver Art Museum is pleased to host a one-day international symposium in conjunction with the exhibition, Her Brush: Japanese Women Artists from the Fong-Johnstone Collection. Scholars and specialists from various disciplines will add to the discourse on approaches and methodologies in the study, connoisseurship, and exhibition of Japanese art through the lens of gender and agency.


Paul Berry
Independent scholar and former professor at Kansai Gaidai University and University of Washington (Kyoto, Japan)

Patricia Fister
Professor Emeritus, International Research Center for Japanese Studies Director of Research, Medieval Japanese Studies Institute/Center for the Study of Women, Buddhism, and Cultural History (Tokyo, Japan)

Melissa McCormick
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Japanese Art and Culture, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Alison J. Miller
Associate Professor of Art History and Director of Asian Studies, The University of the South (Sewanee, TN)

Amy Beth Stanley
Wayne V. Jones II Research Professor in History at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

Marcia A. Yonemoto
Professor of History, University of Colorado, Boulder (Boulder, CO)