ON IN-BETWEENNESS

Hearing Room 3  |   3:30pm–4:30pm

In his essay “The In-Betweens,” Jeff Chang examines the uneasy nuances of being an Asian-American—the “model minority,” at once oppressed and privileged. More broadly, how does one articulate and navigate states of in-betweenness when mixed identities entail mixed experiences of race, class, and privilege?

JEFF CHANG is the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. His books include Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, and We Gon' Be Alright: Notes On Race and Resegregation.

LUNA MALBROUX is a comedian, writer and playwright who explores the complexities of identity and privilege. She's also the creator of EquiTable, a satirical app that 'solves' the wage gap by splitting bills fairly. Her upcoming play, How to Be a White Man, explores the internalized beliefs people with varying levels of privilege hold about themselves.

DOROTHY R. SANTOS (moderator) is a Filipina-American editor, curator, and educator whose research interests include digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology. She serves as Editor-in-Chief for Hyphen magazine.