Sticky Rice Project: Uniting Asian Americans Through
Anti-Racist Education (TSRP)
The founders of TSRP, Sophia Kim, Eun-Joung Lee, and Judy Tso, met at an Undoing Racism Workshop facilitated by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond from New Orleans in February, 2001. In a room of about fifty, they were three of about five Asian Pacific Americans (APA) present, and they felt that the experiences of APA's and immigrants were missing from this analysis of racism. They came together in deep discussion and in addition to wanting to expand and complicate the black-white paradigm of racism, they also so saw the need for bringing this systemic analysis to the APA community.
As grassroots activists and organizers, we aim to function as “sticky rice” in the Boston APA community and within the overall antiracism community. As “sticky rice,” we seek to act as facilitators, brokers, networkers, organizers, human links to inspire groups to strategically collaborate, partner, combine and join resources and forces in order to build a more powerful movement to undo racism in our society. We need to act more powerfully to be able to be a viable political force.
Through workshops and discussions, The Sticky Rice Project works toward the following:
The Project is funded by Fleet Bank Asian Resource Group, the Foley Hoag Foundation, Haymarket People’s Fund and participant donations.
If you are interested in having the workshop at your school or non-profit in the Boston area, please email AARW.