Presented by NYCAASC. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Asian American Women’s Alliance, and the Pilipinos of Hunter.
In anticipation for the 10th anniversary conference, the New York City Asian American Student Conference hosts an open mic fundraiser, with headliner and writer Purvi Shah. Sign-ups for performance slots and doors open at 6:30 PM. Refreshments will be served.
Want to perform? Let us know in advance! nycaasc.com/openmic-sign
RSVP to the Facebook event here. Suggested Admission: $5-$10
Purvi Shah inspires change as a non-profit consultant, anti-violence advocate, and writer. In 2008, she won the inaugural SONY South Asian Social Service Excellence Award for her leadership fighting violence against women. She has also taught underserved youth, organized racial justice convenings, and spearheaded policy change around language access. During the 10th anniversary of 9/11, she directed Together We Are New York, a community-based poetry project to highlight Asian American voices. Terrain Tracks (New Rivers Press: 2006) is her award-winning book of poetry. Dark Lip of the Beloved: Sound Your Fiery God-Praise (Belladonna*:2015) is her new poetry chaplet. She is known for her sparkly eyeshadow and raucous laughter. Discover her work at purvipoets.net or on twitter @PurviPoets.
The New York City Asian American Student Conference (NYCAASC) is a student run intercollegiate organization dedicated to addressing issues pertinent to Asian/Pacific/Americans on local, national, and global scales. Organized by students from NYU, Columbia University, CUNY, SUNY, and Fordham University, we provide an accessible space every April for activists and student leaders to engage in dialogue on racial and sociopolitical matters: interactive workshops, influential speakers and performers, the conference encourages solidarity and initiative both within the community and beyond! Find out more about NYCAASC at nycaasc.com.