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Oct. 10 2017 6:00 PM New York, NY

Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series: Sama Alshaibi, “Unchain My Feet”

Sama Alshaibi's multi-media artworks disinters negotiations in spaces of conflict: the causation and aftermath of war and exile, the clashes between nation and citizenry, the vexatious dynamics of humans competing for land, resources and power, and finally, one’s own internal struggle with mental entrapment through self-policing emotions such as fear. Although she frequently uses her own body, Alshaibi is rarely representing herself directly. The body situates itself in allegorical contexts, trapped in time and space. The body juxtaposed with symbol, backdrop…

Nov. 17 2017 4:00 PM New York, NY

All the Weight of our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism

Presented by the NYU Council for the Study of Disability. Cosponsored 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…