Category: Videos

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”

Pleasure Principles

As a historical, temporal, and aesthetic exploration into queer experimental Asian/Pacific cinema, this event on November 4, 2016 brought together four scholars, curators, and artists whose work addresses the subjects of racialized sexual politics, gender transgression, and the possibilities of pleasure within the queer Asian/Pacific imagination. Eve Oishi (Claremont Graduate University), Nguyen Tan Hoang (University … Continue reading “Pleasure Principles”

The Paradox of Rights

Called “meticulous” by Paul Gilroy, A. Naomi Paik’s (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in US Prison Camps since World War II (UNC Press, 2016) examines the history of US-maintained prison camps and the “rightless” populations that they confine. From the campaign for redress led by Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War … Continue reading “The Paradox of Rights”