Slanted: How an Asian American Took on the Supreme Court INT 100/201 APPROVED!


Wednesday, February 24, 2021
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Online
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students


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When Simon Tam started an Asian American dance rock band called The Slants, he didn't realize that he was starting an entire movement around freedom of expression and discussions on identity. The band flipped stereotypes with their bombastic live shows and community activism. But when Simon applied to register a trademark on the band's name, the government dragged him all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States.

This is the story of an indomitable spirit who so believes in the idea of justice that he's willing to risk everything along the way for the dignity of self-identity. Simon will share a deeply personal account that will take you from anime conventions to the Supreme Court, all in the name of justice. The story provides a raw look at our legal system with unflinching honesty and offers timely insights on freedom of speech, how to connect with others we disagree with, and the power of music. Join us for a fireside chat conversation with Simon, moderated by Insoo Choi, GVSU’s Asian Student Union President.

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Office of Multicultural Affairs at 616-331-2177 or oma@gvsu.edu.


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This event was added to the calendar by Erica Baker-Bringedahl (bakereri@gvsu.edu) on Monday, January 18, 2021 and was last updated on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 4:54 p.m.