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Message from the Director, Fall 2018

  “Like other members of our community, I have watched the recent unfolding events and tumultuous political climate in our nation with concern and frustration. As the incoming director of the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, I find myself turning often to A/P/A history, activism, art, and culture for insight and hope in unsettling times. We …

Thanushka Yakupitiyage / Ushka, Artist-in-Residence

“While the State escalates deportations, expands detention facilities, and broadens investments at the southern border, and with rollbacks threatening existing policies meant to address climate change, health care, LGBTQ rights, and more—I want to explore this ‘new normal’ and the role of artist-activists within it. During my residency, I plan to bring artists and activists …

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, along with over fifty NYU departments, centers, and affiliated organizations, shares and supports the demands of NYU Sanctuary: “We strongly believe that we must move to declare that our institution values and protects our multiple communities in the United States and beyond; these protections are the critical heart of our collective academic engagement …