Category: Videos

A Tale of Two Islands

Beatrice Glow returned from Rhun, a volcanic Indonesian island in the Banda Sea, to present her final public program as the A/P/A Institute Artist-in-Residence. During her residency, Glow investigated the social history of plants via spice routes and botanical expeditions, focusing on the historical relationship between two islands on opposite sites of the world: Mannahatta … Continue reading “A Tale of Two Islands”

Mele Murals: Post-screening Conversation

Mele Murals is a documentary about the transformative power of art. At the center of this story are renowned graffiti artists Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime), and a group of Native Hawaiian youth in the rural community of Waimea, Hawaiʻi.  On April 27, 2017, we hosted a screening and special talkback … Continue reading “Mele Murals: Post-screening Conversation”

Asian American Feminist Organizing in NYC

What does intersectional feminist organizing in Asian American communities look like in practice? Featuring Cathy Dang (CAAAV), Shalini Somayaji (Sakhi for South Asian Women), Clara Yoon (PFLAG NYC), Vijou Bryant (APICHA Community Health Center/ Gabriela NY), and Chhaya Chhoum (Mekong NYC ). Moderated by Vivian Truong (A/P/A Institute Visiting Scholar). Learn more here.

“Regarded As” Muslim: Islamophobia and its Ripple Effects

Co-sponsored by SALSA; MLSA; MELSA; BALSA; the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice; the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; the NYU College of Arts and Science; and the Bernstein Institute for Human Rights. Islamophobia affects both Muslims and those “regarded as” Muslim in the broader South Asian, Middle … Continue reading ““Regarded As” Muslim: Islamophobia and its Ripple Effects”

#APATwenty: An Artist-in-Residence Anniversary Celebration, Part 2

This year, the A/P/A Studies Program and Institute (now two separate entities) celebrate twenty years of A/P/A scholarship and community building at NYU. To mark this milestone and highlight the acclaimed artists, thinkers, and writers who have been a part of the A/P/A Institute and A/P/A Studies Program over the past two decades, we present … Continue reading “#APATwenty: An Artist-in-Residence Anniversary Celebration, Part 2”

Asian American Media Activism

This panel bought together Asian American activists, scholars, and media practitioners to critically examine ways we negotiate popular media as spaces for activism and resistance, as well as spaces to negotiate concepts of ‘belonging.’ How might our media activism begin working beyond narrowly defined visions of border and diaspora to create stronger collaborative movements and … Continue reading “Asian American Media Activism”

Serve the People

We were honored to host an intergenerational program on movement building, activism, and interracial solidarity to consider how we might look to the past to strategize in our current moment. Karen Ishizuka‘s Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties (Verso, 2016) draws on interviews with organizers and activists, agitators and artists of … Continue reading “Serve the People”

The Wayfinding Project: Closing Showcase

Seeking to displace the myth of “the purchase of Manhattan,” The Wayfinding Project, part installation, part experiment in virtual and augmented reality, and part collaborative research project, closes with a showcase of its findings. Using technologies, both time-tested and cutting edge, the project, a collaboration between Artist-in-Residence Beatrice Glow and Jack Tchen, aims to reconstruct … Continue reading “The Wayfinding Project: Closing Showcase”

Fashioning Diaspora

As part of the A/P/A Institute’s ongoing exploration of beauty practice, fashion, labor, and diaspora, we hosted Vanita Reddy (Fashioning Diaspora: Beauty, Femininity, and South Asian American Culture), Ayqa Khan (artist), Meera Sethi (artist), Sharon Heijin Lee (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis), and Thuy Linh Tu (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis) … Continue reading “Fashioning Diaspora”

Manaháhtaan Symposium

Copresented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Native Studies Forum, and the Lenape Center How can we mutually expand our knowledge of Indigenous Manhattan? We began by hosting a symposium on October 29, 2016 in Manaháhtaan to encourage new conversations on diaspora, identity, and the centering of Lenape and Original peoples in NYC’s past … Continue reading “Manaháhtaan Symposium”