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03 February 2017

Organizing to Resist: Take Action and Make Change

Presented by the NYU Center for Multicultural Education & Programs. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Academic Workers for a Democratic Union, NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality Studies, NYU Department of History, NYU Deutsches Haus, Gallatin Human Rights Initiative, NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, NYU LGBTQ Student Center, NYU Muslim Students Association, NYU Office of Global Programs, Student Resource Center, The Islamic Center at NYU, and NYU Urban Democracy Lab. Join us…

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17 February 2017

What Now? Media Strategies Towards Solidarity

A companion workshop to Asian American Media Activism: Addressing Culture, Citizenship, and Coloniality with Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Christina Xu, and Mark Tseng Putterman In addressing the implications of the current U.S. administration on our political and material conditions, this workshop focuses on the convergence between media activism and practices of solidarity within Asian/Asian American and Pacific communities and across other communities of color. The goal of this interactive skill-sharing and community building workshop is to collectively commit to tangible, achievable, and…

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22 February 2017

Serve the People: Karen Ishizuka, Akemi Kochiyama, and Amy Weng

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Cosponsored by Verso Books. We are 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 the Asian American movement to tell the story of the 1960s and 1970s, and…

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02 March 2017

#APATwenty: An Artist-in-Residence Anniversary Reunion, 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 a series of reunion events (see part 1 here) featuring former A/P/A Artists-in-Residence.  At this reunion event, Chitra Ganesh (A/P/A AIR 2013-14), Suheir Hammad (A/P/A…

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26 March 2017

Dalia Mogahed: Why I Am a Muslim

Presented by  The Islamic Center at NYU. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. In a time of intense anti-Muslim bigotry and discrimination why would an educated American woman choose to believe and identify as a Muslim? What can we learn about spirituality, courage and putting conscience over conformity from this moment in history? Join us as we hear from Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding on the pressing issues tied to faith and spirituality facing so many…

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30 March 2017

The Best We Could Do: Thi Bui & Thuy Linh Tu

Cosponsored by Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Department of Art and Art Professions. “Thi Bui’s stark, compelling memoir is about an ordinary family, but her story delivers the painful truth that most Vietnamese of the 20th century know in an utterly personal fashion—that history is found in the marrow of one’s bones, ready to be passed on through blood, through generations, through feelings. A book to break your heart and heal it.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist…

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11 April 2017

Asian American Feminist Organizing in New York City

Copresented by NAPAWF*New York City and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU Cosponsored by A/P/A BRIDGE What does intersectional feminist organizing in Asian American communities look like in practice? How can Asian American feminists build a truly inclusive movement? Join us for the third installment of NAPAWF*NYC’s Asian American Feminism series, where you will hear from several leading Asian American feminist organizers who are currently engaged in long term struggles for social justice in areas such as immigrant and refugee rights, affordable housing,…

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20 April 2017

Science & Climate Change: A Series of Events in Celebration of the Marches

Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the Center for Earth Ethics. The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the Climate Working Group have partnered with Dupont Underground to curate a series of events leading up to the March for Science on Washington (April 22) and The People’s Climate Change March (April 29). The full schedule is available here. Thursday, April 20, 7pm – 9:30pm: [Gearing Up] Poetry X Posters Featuring: Jane Hirshfield, Kate Daniels, Jennifer Chang, and Sarah Browning. NYC’s…

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21 April 2017

No Bans on Stolen Lands: A #NODAPL Teach-in for Standing Rock & Muslim/Immigrant/Refugee Bans

Organized by the NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective. Cosponsored by the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU Native American and Indigenous Students’ Group, Native Studies Forum, and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Please join us for the third teach-in organized by the NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective titled, “No Bans on Stolen Lands.” Tying the #NoDAPL movement with opposition against the Muslim/Immigrant/Refugee Ban, we are interested in linking these struggles to talk about a major intersection of…

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25 April 2017

Standing Rock & the Seventh Generation: An Economics for Us All

Update: Registration is now closed. Walk-in guests will be seated as capacity allows.   An Albert Gallatin Lecture with Winona LaDuke Presenters: The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the Gallatin School of Individualized Study Hosts: NYU Native American and Indigenous Students’ Group, American Indian Community House, and American Indian Law Alliance The essence of the problem is about consumption, recognizing that a society that consumes one third of the world’s resources is unsustainable. This level of consumption requires constant intervention…

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27 April 2017

Screening: Mele Murals

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, Columbia University Pacific Climate Circuits Working Group, Nā ʻŌiwi NYC, and Hālāwai. 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. Together they…

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30 April 2017

Asian American Feminism x Mental Health and Wellness

Presented by the NAPAWF*NYC Community and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU   Asian American Feminism x Mental Health and Wellness Sunday, April 30, 1pm – 3pm at 8 Washington Mews This interactive installation exploring mental health and wellness from an Asian American feminist perspective features materials from The Asian American Literary Review‘s Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health, a “mental health toolkit” containing a dynamic mix of writing, visual art, and interactive mini-projects. The task…

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26 May 2017

GAX 2017 Symposium: Sites of Resistance: Narrative, History, and Public Space

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU in Buenos Aires. Hosted by MALBA, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and NYU in Buenos Aires. Co-convened by Anna Kazumi Stahl and Alexandra Chang This 2017 GAX Symposium is set in the background of an ongoing comparative investigation by GAX scholars and activities since 2013 under the rubric of Global Asias Art and Visual Cultures, which includes reflections on changing connotations of Asia, the modern and the global with…

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13 July 2017

Basement Bhangra Unplugged

  In 1997, DJ Rekha (Rekha Malhotra), brought  her love of bhangra and hip-hop to the New York City party scene and launched Basement Bhangra at SOBs. One of the longest-running club nights, Basement Bhangra has provided the soundtrack for a generation of diasporic South Asians, and created a progressive, inclusive nightlife experience for the past two decades. On Thursday, July 13, just weeks before Basement Bhangra’s last hurrah, we celebrate the party’s twenty-year legacy, and the communities, life-long friendships,…

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08 September 2017

Refugee Requiem: Bao Phi, Patrick Rosal, and Sokunthary Svay

Presented by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Poets Patrick Rosal, Bao Phi, and Sokunthary Svay confront nationalist mythology with lyrical odes about the United States we struggle against, and the one being built through struggle. Patrick Rosal—who the Academy of American Poets honored for writing the best book of poetry of the year—uncovers forgotten multi-racial histories through his family’s journey from the Philippines to Brooklyn. Bao Phi and Sokunthary Svay trace their respective arrivals as refugees to…

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14 September 2017

The Gallatin Climate Change Initiative: A Conference

Presented by the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. When it comes to climate change, the work of scientists is conclusive: in the past half-century, that work has produced a widely accepted consensus that the planet is warming and that humans are responsible. Though scientists must continue to monitor the amount of warming and to track its effects, climate change is a complex problem whose unfolding will reach beyond such analysis. Recognizing this,…

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05 October 2017

Zarina: Dark Roads, Opening Reception & Artist-in-Residence Welcome

On Thursday, October 5, join us in welcoming Zarina Hashmi, 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence, to the A/P/A Institute at NYU with the opening of Zarina: Dark Roads.  The exhibition presents selected works of prints and sculpture across the expanse of three decades by the artist, and marks the 70th anniversary of the 1947 Partition of India, which resulted in one of the largest forced migrations in the history of the world. The grave and lasting impacts of war, colonialism, and division are at the center of Zarina’s…

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18 October 2017

Queering Contemporary Asian American Art: Laura Kina, Jan Christian Bernabe, Greyson Hong, Kyoo Lee, Zavé Martohardjono, and Saya Woolfalk

UPDATE: The event has reached full capacity, and we are not currently accepting RSVPs. Should additional tickets become available, they will be released via the Eventbrite form below. There is no waitlist or overflow room, but we will seat walk-in guests as capacity allows. The event will also be livestreamed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DpVna_icdY Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Cosponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Queering Contemporary Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2017), edited…

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01 November 2017

Panel on Zarina: Dark Roads

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. On the occasion of the exhibition Zarina: Dark Roads, we present a panel discussion on the life and work of the prolific Zarina Hashmi, the 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Zarina: Dark Roads presents selected works of prints and sculpture across the expanse of three decades, and marks the 70th anniversary of the 1947 Partition of India, which resulted in one of the…

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17 November 2017

All the Weight of our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism

Presented by the NYU Council for the Study of Disability. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Department of Anthropology, NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. A lecture by Lydia X. Z. Brown in celebration of the new anthology, All the Weight of our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism. Lydia X. Z. Brown (Visiting Lecturer at Tufts University) is a gender/queer and transracially/transnationally adopted East Asian autistic activist, writer, and…

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