"Book Talk: The Auntie Sewing Squad Guide to
Mask Making, Radical Care, and Racial Justice
"

Eastwind Books + Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 1.29.2022

I had the honor of being part of a new oral history archive documenting the work of the Auntie Sewing Squad. Check out the video interview. The project is directed by Dr. Chrissy Lau, a historian at CSU Monterey Bay and my coeditor for the Auntie Sewing Squad book.

I spoke with Sonali Kolhatkar, host of Rising Up With Sonali, regarding the Atlanta spa shootings and the anti-Asian racism and misogyny that led to it. The syndicated news program aired on Pacifica Radio and Free Speech TV. 

The interview was an opportunity to expand on the statement I co-authored for the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies. 

"Solidarity Through Community Mask Production"
People's Health Movement, 1.30.2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I've been sewing and donating cloth face masks through the Auntie Sewing Squad, a mutual aid collective run mostly by women of color that has donated 300,000 masks to vulnerable communities. Our work responds to U.S. government failure and structural inequality. In July 2020, I spoke with the People's Health Movement about my mask making and the Auntie Sewing Squad's work.