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Activist to discuss anti-racism in NYC since Sept. 11, April 4

Beyond Black and White: Post-Sept. 11 New York" will be the topic of a talk by John Kuo Wei Tchen at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in 28 McCosh.

A historian and cultural activist, Tchen will discuss the changing cultural politics of the New York metropolitan region since Sept. 11, the importance of anti-racist work in rebuilding lower Manhattan and the ways to forge a new democratic coalition between the academic- and community-based anti-racist initiatives.

Tchen is director of the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute and an associate professor at New York University. His recent book, "New York Before Chinatown: Orientalism and the Shaping of American Culture, 1776-1882," was honored by the Association of Asian American Studies in 2000. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 1991 for founding the Museum of Chinese in the Americas in Manhattan.

The lecture is organized by the American Studies Program and the International Center .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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