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Mar. 27 2017 4:30 PM New York, NY

“Regarded As” Muslim: Islamophobia and its Ripple Effects

Cosponsored by the South Asian Law Students Association; the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; and the NYU College of Arts and Science. Islamophobia affects both Muslims and those “regarded as” Muslim in the broader South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Arab population. Those effects are ever more visible—in the spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes, the targeting of Sikhs, the surveillance of mosques, and the ban targeting refugees and nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries. To…

Mar. 30 2017 6:00 PM New York, NY

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…

Apr. 27 2017 7:00 PM New York, NY

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, and Nā ʻŌiwi NYC. 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 create…

May. 4 2017 6:30 PM New York, NY

A Tale of Two Islands: Reporting Back from the Banda Islands

Beatrice Glow returns from Rhun, a volcanic Indonesian island in the Banda Sea, to present her final public program as the A/P/A Institute Artist-in-Residence. During her residency, Glow investigated the social history of plants via spice routes and botanical expeditions, focusing on the historical relationship between two islands on opposite sites of the world: Mannahatta and Rhun. The islands, which were traded by the British and Dutch during the 17th century spice wars, are connected by both a botanical and colonial legacy.…