On March 16, 2021 a gunman opened fire in three Atlanta-area spas and massage parlors, killing eight. It was the latest in a raft of attacks on Asian Americans and came after years of anti-Asian rhetoric. In this Clayman Conversation Profs. Elena Shih (Brown), Lee Ann Wang (UCLA) and Melissa Brown (Clayman Institute) will talk about the attacks and the national conversation about them, focusing on the broader power structures that shaped both. What is at stake in considering what happens in massage parlors “sex work”? What anxieties about gender and labor stand behind discourses about trafficking and immigration? What is at stake in designating the attacks a hate crime? How do we think about the attacks in light of the Violence Against Women Act?
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