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Don’t Buy Miss Saigon Coalition Critiques SOUTH PACIFIC at Guthrie Theater

Members of Twin Cities API (Asian Pacific Islander) community meet with Joseph Haj and senior Guthrie Theater staff to engage in critical dialogue regarding SOUTH PACIFIC   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Minneapolis/St. Paul) – On Thursday, July 14, members of the Don’t Buy Miss Saigon Coalition…

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Ordway Apology Represents Victory for Asian American Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   On April 22, 2015, the Don’t Buy Miss Saigon Coalition received a letter of apology from the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts regarding the Ordway’s history in relationship to the musical Miss Saigon. In this letter addressed to a Coalition…

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Ramsey County Attorney John Choi

(This statement was delivered to the organizers during the Don’t Buy Miss Saigon Unity Event at Rice Park on October 8, 2013): “ I’m sorry I can’t be with you in person tonight, but I want you to know I am with you in spirit….

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Mee Moua and the AAJC

“ For the last two decades, Advancing Justice – AAJC has worked with partners from all communities across the United States to monitor and respond to negative portrayals of Asian Americans in the media. The showing of Miss Saigon perpetuates harmful stereotypes that hyper-sexualize Asian…

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OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates

“ Miss Saigon is filled with a myriad of racist and sexist depictions of APAs…. It is unacceptable that racism against the APA community continues to be defended as artistic freedom when equally racist caricatures of other racial groups, such as mammies, are avoided. Similarly,…

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Chanida Phaengdara Potter

“ Freedom of expression is a right that we support, but not at the expense of profiting off the stereotypes that continue to oppress our communities of color. The story of Miss Saigon is as original as the history of racism and sexism existing in…

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Blong Yang

“ The stereotypes perpetuated by Miss Saigon have been around for as long as Asian Americans have been in the United States. They are harmful and racist. As someone from North Minneapolis, a place where racism has impacted people of color on such a huge…

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Tips & Requests for “Don’t Buy Miss Saigon: The Unity Event”

DON’T BUY MISS SAIGON: THE UNITY EVENT Tuesday October 8th, 2013, 6:00 pm, Rice Park Hello all, looking forward to being with you all tomorrow! The people, united, will NEVER be defeated. Here are some tips and requests: Please wear a white shirt/top, preferably one…

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Community Action Against Racism (CAAR)

“ Community Action Against Racism (CAAR) stands in solidarity with the work of the Don’t Buy Miss Saigon Coalition. CAAR’s mission is to hold institutions accountable for spreading negative ethnic and racial stereotypes. Supporting the Coalition aligns with CAAR’s work around racial justice and activating…

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Stonewall DFL

“ Stonewall DFL officially joins the protest of the Ordway’s performance of Miss Saigon due to its perpetuating negative stereotypes of women and persons of color and its romanticizing of human trafficking. Our history is in step with the traditions of standing up to persecution…

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