Association For Asian American Studies (AAAS) announced Sustainable Politics as the theme for its 2023 conference in a recent press release. The conference will be held from April 6 to April 9 in Long Beach, California.
With the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic, advocates have begun to push for the inclusion of Asian American studies in public school curricula. A total of 19 states now teach Asian American studies in public schools.
AAAS has been helping to facilitate public discourse about how Asian American Studies could combat anti-Asian racism. Every year the organization invites “Asian American Studies practitioners, scholars, teachers, artists, activists” to a conference to “share how they participate in, adapt to, explore, interrogate, ponder, and envision interactions with multiple publics and counter-publics.”
Last year, AAAS held its annual conference in Denver, Colorado, in an attempt to mitigate the impact of fossil fuel emissions from airplane travel. The conference focused on the continued effect of Trump administration and the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as problems including systemic racism and sexism, climate change, and rising forced displacement around the world.
This year the conference will explore how to ensure that intersectional social movements are sustainable in politics. The annual meeting will highlight current scholarly research and development within the field and brings together experts and professionals with an interest in the field.
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