History Department Soiree: Translators for Justice

  • Thursday, March 5, 2020
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Free
  • Library and Learning Center
    Room 302
    645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul

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Translators for Justice, by Dawn K. Wing


Image by Dawn K. Wing. Used by permission.

Do you know March is Women’s History Month? Are you interested in Chinese immigrant women’s lives in the early twentieth century? Do you want to learn how historical graphic narratives are created? Are you thinking about using graphic narratives in your teaching? 

The History Department Soiree features Professor Dawn K. Wing presenting "Tien Fu Wu and Tye Leung Schulze: Translators for Justice.” As an academic librarian and comics artist, Wing, will discuss her inspiration and research process for creating the non-fiction graphic narrative that chronicles the lives of two important Chinese American women who resisted gender and racial discrimination by working as interpreters at various organizations to ensure the rights, freedom and welfare of Chinese immigrants during early 20th century in the United States. Excerpts of the manuscript in progress have been self-published and distributed at various conferences, comics and zine festivals across the U.S. since 2018.  An excerpt of "Translators for Justice" can be found online at https://flic.kr/s/aHskyW1V9Y

Professors Julie Kae and Sumiko Otsubo will join the discussion.


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