From #StopAsianHate to Asian Liberation Praxis

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From #StopAsianHate to Asian Liberation Praxis

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    Virtual Event

    5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




    Join us for a roundtable discussion with Asian American leaders Hyejin Shim and Eddy Zheng who will discuss anti-Asian violence in relation to histories of criminalization and incarceration and the importance of community organizing. Hyejin Shim is the co-founder of the national advocacy project Survived and Punished. Formerly incarcerated for 21 years, Eddy Zheng is the founder and president of the New Breath Foundation.

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    About the Speakers

    Eddy Zheng | Founder and President of New Breath Foundation
    Eddy Zheng is a nationally recognized leader in Asian American and Pacific Islander prison reform and youth violence prevention. A formerly incarcerated individual, he served 21 years in the California prison system. During that time, he earned his GED and Associate’s degree, co-edited an anthology of writing by incarcerated APIs, started the first poetry slam at San Quentin State Prison, and advocated for the inclusion of Asian American and Ethnic Studies classes in the prison’s college program. Following his parole, he was immediately detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and put into deportation proceedings. Since his release, Eddy has devoted his life to addressing the impact of criminalization and deportation on the API community, ensuring that API voices are included in the broader movement addressing mass incarceration in the United States, and promoting BIPOC solidarity.

    Hyejin Shim is a queer Korean bilingual anti-violence advocate and community organizer based in Oakland, California. She has a decade's experience in local and transnational anti-violence work, and spent the past six years working with LGBTQ immigrant and refugee survivors at a San Francisco domestic violence shelter. Hyejin is a co-founder and member of the national advocacy project Survived and Punished, which supports criminalized and incarcerated survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. With Survived and Punished, she organizes resources and develops advocacy strategies to end the criminalization of survival, especially for those survivors who are prosecuted, incarcerated, and threatened with deportation for engaging in self-defense or other survival acts deemed illegitimate by the law. She is also a member of the Korean American Coalition to End Domestic Abuse. 


    This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President and Provost, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Asian Students Association, Asian Studies Program, Associated Student Government, Center for Educational Excellence, Changemaker Hub, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Filipino Ugnayan Student Organization, Humanities Center, Interdisciplinary Humanities Program,Karen and Tom Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness, and Social Action, School of Business Building Inclusive Excellence Council, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, South Asian Student Alliance, and the Student Bar Association.


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    May Fu
    (619) 260-2214