Chinese Exclusion Laws and Being Muslim American in Post 9/11

Eastwind Books of Berkeley and OACC Literary Series presents

Book Talk and Panel Presentation: Chinese Exclusion Laws and Being Muslim in America Post 9/11

Beth Lew-Williams                                                 Sylvia Chan-Malik

Sunday, July 22, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Featuring The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America by Beth Lew-Williams and Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam by Sylvia Chan-Malik
Presentation Moderated by Michael Chang

Beth Lew-Williams shows how American immigration policies incited anti-Chinese violence and how the violence, in turn, provoked new exclusionary policies. She is an Assistant Professor of history and Philip and Beulah Rollins Bicentennial Preceptor at Princeton University.

From stories she gathers, Sylvia Chan-Malik demonstrates the diversity and similarities of Black, Arab, South Asian, Latina, and multiracial Muslim women, and how American understandings of Islam have shifted against the evolution of U.S. white nationalism over the past century.Sylvia Chan-Malik is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Women and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.

Michael Chang is a lecturer at U.C. Berkeley’s Ethnic Studies and Asian American Studies departments and a federal civil rights attorney.

Free and Open to the Public