Cathy Park Hong discusses her New York Times best-selling book "Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning," a collection of honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original essays that explore Asian American consciousness. Time Magazine featured "Minor Feelings" as one of the best books of 2020, calling Hong “an energetic and necessary voice in the dialogue surrounding racism in the U.S.”
Ms. Hong is the poetry editor of the New Republic and is a professor at Rutgers-Newark University.
Ms. Hong will be in conversation with Chicago journalist Monica Eng, currently a reporter for Axios. Ms. Eng worked at Chicago's WBEZ-AM for eight years as the station's "Curious City" reporter, and spent 16 years as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune.
Closed captioning will be provided.
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