Alice Chai

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Fall 1981


As a resident of Hawaii for almost twenty years and the only Asian and woman of color on the faculty of the Women's Studies Program at the University of Hawaii, I have been isolated from both mainland and Third World, especially Asian, women's studies academicians.... Consequently, when I went to the first meeting of a "women of color" consciousness-raising group, I looked for Asians and was disappointed to find only a few others. There were only six at the "Asian Women Only" workshop, and we formed the Asian caucus.

The first item brought up among us was the fact that the Convention was mainly focused on white and Black women. We also noticed that every Asian woman who attended the Convention was a presenter of a workshop....



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