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On Stream | Talks & Ideas | Live from Sydney Opera House
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When former President Trump dubbed COVID "The China Virus", people of Asian descent across the world paid the price. But racism against Asians isn't new. For as long as Asian families have been emigrating, settling and building lives in other countries, they have encountered everything from stereotyping and fetishisation to outright violence.
Korean American poet and writer Cathy Park Hong's critically acclaimed bestseller, Minor Feelings, interrogates the complexities of race and identity, the emotional toll with dealing with prejudice, and the difficulty of confronting internalised racism. Join this compelling, personal discussion with broadcasters Beverley Wang and Benjamin Law.
Presented by Sydney Opera House
More about Cathy Park Hong...
Cathy Park Hong is an award-winning poet, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the author of Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning. Hong is also the author of three poetry collections including Dance Dance Revolution (which won the Barnard Women Poets Prize), Engine Empire, and Translating Mo’Um. She is a recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her poems have been published in Poetry, The New York Times, The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, The Boston Review, and other journals. She is the poetry editor of the New Republic and full professor at the Rutgers University-Newark MFA program in poetry.
More about Beverley Wang...
Beverley Wang is a journalist, broadcaster, speaker and co-host of Stop Everything! on Radio National. Before that she created and hosted the podcast It’s Not A Race and was the Executive Producer of RN Drive. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she’s been based in Melbourne since 2009.
More about Benjamin Law...
Benjamin Law is a journalist, columnist, TV screenwriter and author. He’s the author of The Family Law (2010), Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012), the Quarterly Essay Moral Panic 101 (2017) and editor of Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019). Benjamin created and co-wrote three seasons of the award-winning SBS TV series The Family Law, based on his memoir, and wrote the sold-out mainstage play Torch the Place for Melbourne Theatre Company (2020). In 2019, he was named one of the Asian-Australian Leadership Summit’s (AALS) 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians – winning the Arts, Culture & Sport category – and one of Harper's Bazaar Visionary Men. He has a PhD in creative writing and cultural studies from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
Experience ANTIDOTE live on Stream
This year, Antidote will take place live on Stream, the new streaming service from Sydney Opera House. Watch a single talk, or settle in for a day of discussions on ideas, action and change with a Festival Pass.
Currently, only digital tickets are available to Antidote. The possibility of the festival going ahead on site at the Opera House in September has not yet been ruled out and will be determined in line with the NSW Government orders in place at the time. In the event that tickets to attend Antidote on site are made available, patrons who have purchased a livestream ticket may opt to exchange this by paying only the difference of an onsite ticket price.
You may be able to watch on your TV if you have Chromecast, Apple TV with mirroring capability; a smart TV with an inbuilt browser or by plugging your laptop or mobile device into your TV using an HDMI cable. You can watch on your mobile using a mobile web browser. We will be offering native apps for iOS, Android, set-top boxes and smart TVs in 2021.
A recording of the livestream will be available to watch on your account for 30 days following the festival. Note, the archive recording will be available approximately 90 minutes after the conclusion of the livestream.
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