Category: Videos

A/P/A Institute Scholar Slam 2019

Each year, the A/P/A Institute at NYU sponsors scholars and artists to further research projects using the libraries and archives at NYU. On May 2, 2019, we hosted our fourth Scholar Slam featuring ten-minute (and ten-slide) presentations from 2018-19 Visiting Scholars Minju Bae, Andil Gosine, Allan Punzalan Isaac, and Margaret Rhee. Learn more.

Migrant & Indigenous Sanctuaries

 On April 29, 2019, we hosted Migrant & Indigenous Sanctuaries: An Evening of Film & Music. Featured artists included Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache), Shane McSauby (Gichi Wiikwedong Odawa Anishinaabek), Razelle Benally (Oglala Lakota/Diné), Génesis Mancheren Abaj (Kaqchikel), and Kenia R. Guillen. This event was moderated by migrant artists Jess X. Snow, who curated …

Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia

 Edited by S. Heijin Lee (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis), Christina H. Moon (Parsons School of Design), and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis), Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia (NYU Press, 2019) considers the role of bodily aesthetics in the shaping of Asian modernities and the formation of the so-called “Asian …

Diasporic Sound: Migration, Resilience, and Remix

Activist, DJ, and A/P/A Institute at NYU Artist-in-Residence Ushka (Thanushka Yakupitiyage) curated a conversation on the impact that migrations from South Asia, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean have had on the creation of diasporic, border-traversing sounds. Panelists discussed the role of globalization and digital culture in expanding the reach of diasporic music at the same time that …

Highlight from Fighting Anti-Asian Discrimination in Nineteenth Century Greenwich Village

Following the passage of the 1882 Exclusion Acts, thousands of Chinese Americans moved to New York City to escape the increase of racist violence sweeping the nation. Once here, they formed new organizations to defend their rights and assert their interests. While most of this took place in what would become Chinatown, Greenwich Village was …

Skirball Talks: Linda Sarsour

 On March 25, 2019, award-winning, Brooklyn-born Palestinian American Muslim racial justice and civil rights activist Linda Sarsour delivered a lecture on migration, refugees, and the politics of sanctuary. Best known for her intersectional coalition work and building bridges across racial, ethnic, and faith communities, Sarsour has been at the forefront of major social justice …

Offering Refuge, Building Solidarity: Universities as Sanctuaries

   On March 7, 2019, we hosted a one-day sympoisum, Offering Refuge, Building Solidarity: Universities as Sanctuaries. We considered the possibilities of building and sustaining coalitions around the coordinated attacks on racialized and migrant communities, and were especially interested in highlighting how activist-scholars learn from other one other, across the campus, across generations, and …

Migration as Survival in the Era of Climate Crisis

 “Migration as Survival in the Era of Climate Crisis” featured Oscar A. Chacón (Executive Director, Alianza Americas), Oliver Milman (Reporter, The Guardian), Tiara R. Na’puti (Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder), and Ninaj Raoul (Executive Director, Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees). The program, which took place on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, was curated and …

Last Boat Out of Shanghai: Helen Zia, Laurence Coderre, and Pacharee Sudhinaraset

   On February 7, 2019, activist and former A/P/A Institute at NYU Writer-in-Residence Helen Zia joined us to launch her new book, Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution (Ballantine Books, 2019). She was in conversation with Laurence Coderre (NYU Department of East Asian Studies) and Pacharee Sudhinaraset (NYU Department of …

Insular Possessions: Imperial Legacies of 1898 with a special screening of Call Her Ganda

 On November 16, 2018, we hosted a symposium entitled “Insular Possessions: Imperial Legacies of 1898,” featuring two panels and a special screening of the award-winning documentary Call Her Ganda. The symposium was co-sponsored by the NYU Native Studies Forum, NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of …