Model Minority: Do the Math - Film Screening and Discussion

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Portland Chinatown Museum

127 NW Third Avenue

Portland, OR 97209

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Join us after work to browse our exhibits and unpack the Model Minority stereotype.

The award winning PBS documentary Model Minority: Do the Math by Teja Arboleda and Darby Li Po Price (2013) explores how the model minority myth is a contradictory stereotype of Asian Americans as overachievers. While many believe the stereotype is positive, it causes many problems. Disproportionately tracked into math intensive fields by dominant expectations, parents, and advisors, many struggle to balance mental health and aspirations. The film addresses how the myth impacts Asian Americans across diverse backgrounds, viewpoints, goals, abilities, and needs.

Dr. Price will present Model Minority: Do the Math (30 mins.), answer questions about the film, and facilitate discussion about the Model Minority stereotype.

Darby Li Po Price teaches Asian American Studies online for Merritt College, and has taught at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, San Jose State, DePaul, Vassar, and Mills. Price is also a docent for the Portland Chinatown Museum. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley in Ethnic Studies. Price has published in Amerasia Journal, Critical Mass: A Journal of Asian American Cultural Criticism, The American Indian Culture and Research Journal, and several anthologies. From his research, Price also produced the Telly award winning PBS documentaries: Model Minority: Do the Math, and Crossing the Line: Multiracial Comedians.

Doors open at 5:30, film screening begins at 6:00.

$10/Members; $15/General Public (includes admission to museum exhibitions)

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Portland Chinatown Museum

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