“I Am Not a Virus”: Revisiting the Perpetual Foreigner Stereotype in the Time of Covid-19

Join the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) for a timely presentation of, “I Am Not a Virus,” which is part of their OneWorld Covid-19 special collection. This remotely guided program uses primary and secondary sources from MOCA’s collections and others to analyze the history and impact of the perpetual foreigner stereotype, with an emphasis on how that stereotype has affected, and continues to affect, people of Chinese heritage (or perceived as being Chinese or of Chinese heritage) in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Museum of Chinese in America aims to engage audiences in an ongoing and historical dialogue, in which people of all backgrounds are able to see American history through a critical perspective, to reflect on their own experiences, and to make meaningful connections between: the past and the present, the global and the local, themselves and others.

FREE! Registration is required. Please Note: This is a virtual program via Zoom. Participants will receive a link to the program via email upon completing registration.

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