Please join us on Thursday, May 19th at 6:30 pm in the Haq Center for a conversation with Professor Anthony Miller (assistant professor of history) in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Dr. Miller will present on his recently published article entitled, “Pioneers, Sunday Schoolers, and Laundrymen: Chinese Immigrants in Iowa in the Chinese Exclusion Era, 1870–1890.” The discussion will explore Iowa’s earliest Chinese settlers in the late nineteenth century—a period of heightened anti-Chinese sentiment that led to the Chinese Exclusion Acts. The event will mark the recent one-year anniversary of the Atlanta attacks (March 16, 2021) and put into context anti-Asian racism and violence through an historical lens that considers the migration history of Asians to the United States. We are also seeking to build support for the Asian and Asian American communities on campus and create opportunities for empowering Asian voices. We invite you to also enjoy our post-discussion reception with sushi and light refreshments. Co-sponsored by the Haq Center and Asian Student Union (ASU). For more information, please contact Constance Pope at 812.866.7025.