NYCAASC 2018: Emergence Workshops

NYCAASC 2018 > Workshops: Track 2

Navigating Mixed Race Identities

GC 261, 1:45 - 3:10

Mixed race discourse tends to treat the whole population as a monolith, often focusing on a struggle between two cultures without delving into the realities of mixed race individuals. This workshop strives to dig deeper into the experiences of mixed race communities. What does it mean to be mixed race? How can we move beyond the rhetoric of hybridity? We hope to highlight the diverse realities of mixed race Asian Americans, from organizing against imperialism to building a united movement for liberation.

Vijou Bryant

Vijou Bryant

Vijou Bryant is the International Relations Officer of GABRIELA NY. is a mass-based women's organization serving New York City and its surrounding areas. We connect the Filipino diaspora to the women's struggle in the Philippines. We are women of Philippine descent, including those who are migrants, immigrants and US-born. We recognize Filipino women of mixed heritage and adoptees. GABRIELA New York is a LGBTQIGNC-(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex and Gender Non-Comforming) friendly organization that is inclusive of transgender people of Philippine descent.

We are a proud member of GABRIELA-USA, the first overseas chapter of GABRIELA Philippines. To learn more, please go to

GABRIELA New York is a member of BAYAN-USA, an alliance of progressive Filipino groups in the U.S. representing organizations of students, scholars, women, workers, and youth. To learn more about BAYAN, please visit

Tao Leigh Goffe

Tao Leigh Goffe

Tao Leigh Goffe is Assistant Professor/ Faculty Fellow of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. She will be Assistant Professor of Africana and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Cornell University in 2019. Born in London and raised between the UK and US, she is an interdisciplinary scholar and cultural critic specializing in the literatures and vernaculars that emerge from histories of imperialism, migration, and globalization. She works at the intersections of Black Atlantic, Asian American, and Caribbean culture. From the Afromodernism of reggae soundsystems to the orientalism of Hollywood's yellowface cinema, Goffe tackles the scripting of race and sexuality in American media and performance. Her research is preoccupied with how the history of abolition, indenture, and decolonization frame the transpacific and transatlantic entanglements of African and Asian diasporas.

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