Not Your Model Minority: A Conversation with Renee Tajima-Peña

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Rosanna Alvarez, Dr. Soma De Bourbon, and Renee discuss the politics of cross-cultural storytelling, No Mas Bebés (2015), and the persistence of state-sponsored sterilization of women of color in the United States.

This is the third of four conversations with Renee Tajima-Peña on her career-defining films -- Who Killed Vincent Chin (1987), My America…Or, Honk If You Love Buddha (1997), No Mas Bebés (2015), and the 5 part Asian Americans (2020) series for PBS.

About the Series

For nearly 30 years, documentary filmmaker, producer, and activist Renee Tajima-Peña has chronicled movements for racial and reproductive justice in the United States. Her films are part of a larger Asian American alternative cinema movement – a movement committed to challenging the myth of Asian Americans as a “model minority” by creating and distributing media focused on social justice, intersectionality, and coalition building among Asian, Black, and Latinx communities.

Questions? Contact Apryl Berneyat apryl.berney@sjsu.edu.

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