Monday, May 2, 2022
9:00-11:00AM Eastern Time
The third webinar in our Academics Online series, this event will feature activists who work in public domains in connection with sensitive topics in East and South Asia. Whereas our first event, Digital Harassment Across Asias, focused on scholars sharing their knowledge and experiences with digital extremism from academic perspectives and our second event, Best Practices for Social Media Safety, provided practical advice on managing one’s online experiences as a public-facing educator and researcher, this webinar will center the experiences of activists. Sharing information on how activists have encountered attacks on their work and persons in digital and analog spaces in relation to venues such as non-profits, government organizations, or other capacities, the speakers will educate scholars and listeners on how they can operate in solidarity with activists and grow our global networks of collaboration.
Politburo member, CPIML Liberation
Kavita Krishnan is a communist feminist activist, Secretary of All India Progressive Women’s Association, and Politburo member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation.
Member of the Taiwan International Student Movement (TISM)
Lala Lau is a member of Taiwan International Student Movement (TISM), a student organization based in Taiwan concerned with labor rights and the right to education for non-local students. She has also been involved in sex-workers organization advocacy since 2012.
Stephanie Minyoung Lee
Program Director, Comfort Women Action for Redress and Education
Stephanie Minyoung Lee volunteers as a Program Director for Comfort Women Action for Redress and Education (CARE). She is a practicing lawyer and writes about culture, place, and identity.
Ahkok Chun-Kwok Wong
PhD candidate in City, University of London
Ahkok Chun-Kwok Wong is a musician, sound artist, curator, writer, and activist. He is currently a PhD candidate in City, University of London.
Associate Professor of Asian History at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies
Ethan Mark is Associate Professor of Asian History at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, with specializations in modern Japanese and Indonesian history.”
Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA
Association for Asian Studies
Center for Chinese Studies, UCLA
Center for Korean Studies, UCLA
Comfort Women Action for Redress and Education (CARE)
The Haruhisa Handa Professorship of Shinto Studies, UCLA
Japanese Arts & Globalizations Group, UCLA
Tadashi Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities
Terasaki Center for Japanese Language Studies, UCLA
Verge: Studies in Global Asias and the Global Asias Initiative (GAI), The Pennsylvania State University