Policing Asian Massage Work and Abolitionist Possibilities: A Conversation with Red Canary Song

Please join the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and our campus partners for a special virtual event and follow-up discussion on #StopAsianHate.

Yves Tong Nguyen is a queer disabled abolitionist organizer with Red Canary Song and Survived and Punished NY.

Elena Shih is the Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University and she received her Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology, UCLA.  Her forthcoming book, “Manufacturing Freedom: Trafficking Rescue, Rehabilitation, and the Slave Free Good,” is a global ethnography of the transnational social movement to combat human trafficking in China, Thailand, and the United States.  She is the author of “How to Protect Sex Workers,” New York Times, March 26, 2021.

Introduction will be provided by Jennifer Chun, Associate Professor, Asian American Studies and the International Institute.


Friday, May 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm PT


The event will take place via Zoom. The specific Zoom link and instructions will be provided closer to the event date to all registrants.


  • UCLA Asian American Studies Center
  • UCLA Asian American Studies Department
  • UCLA Asia Pacific Center
  • UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association
  • UCLA Institute of American Cultures
  • UCLA Center for the Study of Women
  • UCLA Department of Gender Studies
  • UCLA International Institute


Please RSVP at the following link: http://bit.ly/ucla-rcs