“Our Community Has Boundaries”: LA’s Immigrant Women Activists on Embodiment, Race, Class, and Morality

Monday, October 4, 2021 12:30 pm EST

In global cities today, immigrants of color suffer hyper-pollution, asthma, and cancer due to their residence near diesel-spewing shipping ports, freeways, and rail yards. Their resistance movements are dynamic but aren’t widely noticed. In this talk, Nadia Kim describes how Asian and Latina immigrant women organize for environmental justice in Los Angeles and redefine racism and classism as a result. Join us on Monday, October 4, 2021, from 12:30–1:30 p.m. EST.

Nadia Y. Kim is professor of sociology and Asian & Asian American studies at Loyola Marymount University. Her research focuses on US race and citizenship inequalities regarding Korean/Asian Americans and South Koreans, race and nativist racism in Los Angeles (e.g., 1992 LA Unrest), immigrant women activists, environmental racism and classism, and comparative racialization of Latinxs, Asian Americans, and Black Americans.

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Global AffairsHealth and SocietyNadia KimEnvironmental JusticeAsian StudiesKeough SchoolRacial JusticeLiu InstitutePolitical ScienceSociology