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1997: Ten Years Of South Asian Arts And Activism In New York City

Fifty years after the formation of nuclear-enabled states of India and Pakistan, with New York City’s South Asian community reaching a political and artistic critical mass responding to the growing needs of a diverse, vibrant, marginalized community, several art and community organizations were born. Join us for a discussion and reflection on the last ten years of South Asian art and activism with founding members of various organization that were a part of this movement.

Panel features:

DJ Rekha (panel curator)
Cultural Producer, president of Sangament and A/P/A Institute Artist in Resident 2006-07

Deepti Hajela (moderator)
The Associated Press report, president and founding member of the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA)

Madhulika Khandelwal
Director of The Asian American Center at Queens College

Sayu Bhojwani
Founder of South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!) and former NYC Immigrant Affairs Commissioner

Fariba Alam
Filmmaker and photographer; director of the documentary “BANGLA EAST SIDE.”

Geeti Citygirl
Actor, director, producer, writer and artistic director of SALAAM Theatre.

Svati Shah
Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of Social and Cultural Analysis

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: A/P/A Institute at NYU, 7th Floor Gallery
Address:
41-51 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
Phone: 212.998.3700
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