BURLINGTON – Library Director Michael Wick is pleased to invite community members to attend a virtual event next month which will feature New York Times best-selling author Lisa See, who will discuss the history of anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S.
Wednesday, June 2, starting at 7 p.m.
Online via Zoom. To register for the event, click here.
New York Times best-selling author Lisa See will explore the history of anti-Asian sentiments in the U.S., which dates back long before the COVID-19 pandemic, which has spurred a new wave of anti-Asian rhetoric and violence. She will reflect upon the racism that her Chinese family experienced as immigrants settling in Los Angeles.
In 1996, See published her critically acclaimed memoir, “On Gold Mountain,”which discusses the hardships of her Chinese American family and of other Chinese people in the U.S.
See is also the author of “The Island of Sea Women,” “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” “Peony in Love,” “Shanghai Girls,” “China Dolls,” and “Dreams of Joy”.
“We are so pleased to once again be hosting a speaker who can bring a unique perspective on the core issues in our country, including systemic racism,” said Library Director Wick. “There has been a long history of anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S. and it is important for us to confront these issues as a community and stand up against racism.”
This event is part of Burlington Public Library’s Social Justice Series. It is also sponsored by the libraries of Andover, Burlington, Chelmsford, Groton, North Reading, Tewksbury and Wilmington, as well as the Harvard University Retirees Association.