Fighting for All: Thank you & Acknowlegement

Posted on May 24, 2021 at: 11:29 am

With your support, our project Fighting for All: Cross-racial Anti-racism had a great start with the events on April 28 and May 5 on legacies of Yuri Kochiyama and Grace Lee Boggs.  The Review recently published an article on the project.  

We thank first and foremost the UDARI leadership (Alison Parker, KC Morrison, and Lynnette Overby) whose grant enabled us to take on this challenging yet rewarding task, and we thank Doug Tobias and Debbie Hartnett who oversee and manage our grant.

With heartfelt gratitude, we thank the OEI Chief Officer Fatimah Conley, Vice Provost Vaughan, Kasandra Moye, and Adam Foley, Stefanie Chang, Dana Perry, Alice Moore for their unwavering support. Their guidance and assistance are indispensable.

We are most grateful to Vice President Morrison, Director Doug Zander, and the Admissions-Event & Communication team (Adam Shutz, John Cogan, and Marianne Nagengast), for helping us reach out to all high schools in Delaware, in addition to dozens more in nearby states.  Your support is essential to our hope for cross-racial unity in future Delaware. Thank you!

We thank UD’s Morris Library and Meghann Matwichuk for acquiring perpetual rights to stream Yuri Kochiyama: Passion of Justice and American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs. 

We thank Rea Tajiri, Grace Lee, Gooddocs, and Women Make Movies for allowing us to distribute their films with 14-day streaming rights to participating high schools and youth groups in Delaware.

We thank all UD panelists: Madinah Wilson-Anton (co-moderator of both events with Peter Feng), Jennifer Semrau, Marissa McClenton, Angela Yu, Danni Statia. We thank the Women’s Caucus for sending their board member to participate. 

We are grateful to Chris Martin and UD-Event for overseeing the webinars.

We are grateful to both Tara Kee and the Biden Institute administrators, who shared with us their experiences and logistics in handling major public events.  

Most importantly, we thank our sponsors: The OEI, Morris Library, Student Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Black Culture, Center for Global Studies, Departments of Art Conservation, Art History, English, History, and Japanese Studies Program.  We also thank Dean Pelesko and the College of Arts and Sciences for generously considering assisting us with the cost of the POM process. 

Thank you.

Sincerely and with appreciation,

UDARI-Asian American subcommittee