MOCA has not skipped a beat since its temporary closure in March 2020. We’ve been converting our programs to online offerings and creating new digital content through multiple platforms, always free of charge—because history matters. We are facing tremendous financial losses due to COVID-19. We hope you’ll consider making a gift to become part of a continuing lifeline for MOCA. No amount is too little and we greatly appreciate your generosity. Your contribution helps sustain our beloved institution and supports the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to more communities.
To address the recent surge in anti-Asian xenophobia and violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, the MOCA Teahouse Reading Club will meet virtually on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. MOCA’s monthly discussion series on Zoom is focused on selected key readings and is moderated by the Museum’s education and exhibition departments—Nora Chen, Education Associate; Lauren Nechamkin, Director of Education; Andrew Rebatta, Associate Curator; and Herb Tam, Curator and Director of Exhibitions.
Teahouses are centers of community life, places to chat and share ideas. While we’re physically apart, we invite you to enter into a dialogue with us at our virtual teahouse. Read along with us and join the discussion over your favorite cup of tea. The next conversation will focus on exploring the deep historical roots of the most recent wave of violence against Asian American Pacific Islanders across the U.S. Through this discussion, we hope to nurture a more nuanced dialogue around the issues we are facing right now and explore strategies to build a more equitable future together.
The following readings will be accessible in a downloadable link in the registration email or directly here.
Michelle Kim, Addressing Anti-Asian Attacks With Transformative Justice (Yes! Magazine, February 2021)
Cady Lang, Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans Are on the Rise. Many Say More Policing Isn’t the Answer (Time Magazine, February 2021)
Connie Wun, Ignoring The History Of Anti-Asian Racism Is Another Form Of Violence (Elle, March 2021)
This program was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and MOCA friends and partners, including Bloomberg Philanthropies