Minor Feelings: Reflections on America's Racial Consciousness
Friday, May 13th | 5:30 pm | Zoom
Join author Cathy Park Hong and AAPIHM Student Committee Coordinators, Deborah Jung ’24 and Karen Zheng ’22 for a moderated conversation followed by an audience Q&A!
Cathy Park Hong is an award-winning poet and essayist whose book, Minor Feelings, is a searching work that ruthlessly reckons with the American racial consciousness. Hong weaves together personal stories, historical context, and cultural criticism to ultimately create an emotional and impactful exploration of Asian American personhood. Minor Feelings is the 2020 recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. Hong is the author of several books of poetry, and is the recipient of notable awards such as the Windham-Campbell Prize. In her moving talks, she offers a fresh and honest perspective on race and Asian American identity, discusses how poetry and writing can be a means for understanding ourselves and our world, and comments on the ways politics and culture are influenced by art—and vice versa.
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Pluralism and Leadership, Special Programs and Events Committee (SPEC), Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine - Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement(DICE), Department of Geography, Department of Government, Department of Sociology, East Wheelock House, Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Student Accessibility Services, and the Tuck School of Business.