Crafting Counternarratives in the Age of Anti-AAPI Hate

Room 2102A, Kansas City Convention Center, Street Level
Saturday, February 10, 2024
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


In an era of escalating violence against AAPIs, in the aftermath of imperialist wars and the Atlanta spa shootings, AAPI writers are crafting counternarratives. We’ll strike back against model minority and victim stereotypes with more complex stories: from Vietnamese refugee resettlement to South Asian feminist biography; from activism against transphobic and homophobic legislation to Chinese intergenerational resilience. We’ll also create a shared resource through the conversation and reading.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Crafting_Counternarratives_in_the_Age_of_Anti-AAPI_Hate_--Audience_Outline.pdf



Celeste Chan (MA, MSW) facilitated LGBTQ history workshops for youth and cared for a ninety-five-year-old lesbian rights activist. She codirected Queer Rebels and toured the West Coast, Austin, and Brooklyn with queer/trans artists of color. A Hedgebrook and VONA fellow, she's now writing her family memoir.

Chino Lee Chung is a trans Chinese/Mexican creative non/fiction writer. Founder and fiction editor of the Asian and Pacific Islander Transmasculine Anthology, he is part of the Latinx Writers Caucus leadership team. His work appears in GenderQueer: Voices From Beyond the Sexual Binary.

Kavita Das is is the author of Craft and Conscience: How to Write About Social Issues, based on her popular Writing with Conscience courses, and Poignant Song: The Life and Music of Lakshmi Shankar. Kavita writes about race, culture, gender, and their intersections and has been published widely.

Annie is an educator, storyteller, activist, and writer working on a memoir about heritage, language, loss, and the legacy of her cousin, Vincent Chin. Annie is a program manager for a virtual Asian American youth mentorship program, and was a special education teacher for over a decade.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center