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College of Liberal Arts
University of Mississippi

Bamboo and Cotton: The Mississippi Chinese

IDEAS Forum logoLynn Woo

Speaker: Lynn Woo
Senior Research Associate, Center for Population Studies and the State Data Center of Mississippi Coordinator, Society and Health Minor
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Time: 4:00 p.m., CST
Location: Zoom

A common perception of Mississippi, especially the Mississippi Delta, is of a place lacking in racial and ethnic diversity and culture. However, when one looks more deeply, there are populations of diverse people who have carved out spaces for themselves within this southern landscape. This talk will focus on the Mississippi Delta Chinese and how their story is woven into the fabric of Mississippi.

The IDEAS Forum features work that highlights how inclusion, diversity, and equity are advancing through scholarship in the College. We dedicate the opening talk of the 2021–22 series to the efforts, begun last Spring in the wake of the tragic shootings of members of the AAPI community in Atlanta, to increase knowledge about the vast diversity of experiences within the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community with the express purpose of combating hate and inequity.

Sponsored by The College of Liberal Arts
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