Thursday, April 22, 2021
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Join the Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political & Economic Institute for a virtual presentation led by Ms. Hyepin Im, President and CEO of Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE).
This is a free event. Register via Zoom here.
The Dymally Institute is pleased to announce the second presentation of its three part Anti-Racism series focused on deconstructing racism in America, as a pathway to promoting racial reconciliation solutions at CSUDH and its surrounding communities. This second engagement is a dialogue around the continuing racial practice of “Othering,” targeting populations that are not considered part of the American cultural mainstream and engaging in violent attacks against them because they are different. Otherness is as old as the democracy itself and seeks to marginalize ethnic populations outside the historically dominant cultures, by directing them to secluded spaces outside of the cultural mainstream. First directed at Native and African Americans, as symbolized by “Colored Only” signs, this practice has born Anti-Black, Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Asian behaviors throughout America’s history and promoted fear and division throughout the country. People of Color have all been “othered” at some point and time in their American experience and many minority communities have taken on this racial practice in othering each other, creating community tribalisms, whereby none of us are safe to fully enjoy the liberties of life, liberty and the pursuits of happiness. This is a part of America’s racial legacy that must now be discussed in this current period of “racial reckoning.” This series is presented by the Dymally Institute Community Advisory Board and will highlight a discussion on attacks against Asian and Pacific Islanders in this pandemic era.
For more information, contact the Dymally Institute at (310) 243-2204.
About the Dymally Institute
Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political & Economic Institute at CSUDH is a non-partisan public engagement think-tank founded to study and research African American leadership, public policy impacting African American communities and prepare future generations for public service.