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30 January 2019

Second Annual Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution

Presented by the NY Day of Remembrance Committee. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), Asian Practice Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA), Jill and Jim Cornell, APALSA at NYU Law School, Japanese American Association, Japanese Americans/Japanese in America, Asian American Federation, Japanese American National Museum, Japanese American Citizens’ League (NY Chapter), Fred T. Korematsu Institute, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Center for Constitutional Rights, Coalition for Asian American Children & Families,…

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07 February 2019

Last Boat Out of Shanghai: Helen Zia, Laurence Coderre, and Pacharee Sudhinaraset

Coinciding with the seventieth anniversary of the Chinese Communist Revolution, activist and former A/P/A Institute at NYU Writer-in-Residence Helen Zia launches her new book, Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution (Ballantine Books, 2019). Through the stories of four young people, Zia chronicles the historic exodus in the wake of the fall of the Nationalist government. “With captivating detail, the author reconstructs the tense ‘panic to flee’ that engulfed the nation. An…

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13 February 2019

A/P/A at the College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference

The A/P/A Institute at NYU participates in the CAA 2019 Annual Conference with a variety of activities including a screening of Kusama-Infinity featuring director Heather Lenz at the Museum of Modern Art (Feb. 13), a celebration for the Virtual Asian American Art Museum (VAAAM) (Feb. 14), and a panel on “Asian Diasporic Art and the Narrative of Modernism” (Feb. 16) featuring SooJin Lee (Hongik University), Margo Machida (University of Connecticut), Tom Wolf (Bard College), and Midori Yamamura (CUNY Kingsborough Community…

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26 February 2019

Migration as Survival in the Era of Climate Crisis

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU Co-sponsored by the Department of Art & Public Policy, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Rising sea levels, drought, food insecurity, intensified hurricanes, and wildfires are some of the many markers of the exacerbating climate crisis. Despite the clear and present danger of climate change, governments are failing to take the action needed to stave off its worst effects. Meanwhile, tens of millions of people, primarily from poor communities and the Global South,…

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07 March 2019

Offering Refuge, Building Solidarity: Universities as Sanctuaries  

Co-presented by NYU Sanctuary and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. At a time of growing global anti-democratic repression against migrants, minorities and dissidents, how can the university serve as a Sanctuary? The expansion of the New Sanctuary movement beyond places of worship into universities began in the wake of electing an ethno-nationalist far-right President into office in November 2016. Even as universities like NYU represent themselves as sanctuaries for the…

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23 March 2019

Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network: A Discussion Among Writers

Co-presented by the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network and Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. In the Summer of 2018, the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network invited writers from the US, Canada, Australia, France, and Indonesia to California to participate in a writing residency, foster the Vietnamese literary community, and stage a series of conversations. This Spring, in New York, those conversations continue in front of a live audience. Featuring Amy Quan Barry, Matty Huynh, Violet Kupersmith,…

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04 April 2019

Sexuality and Borders

Presented by the NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. How do sexuality and borders intersect? What role does sexuality play in the production, maintenance and disruption of contemporary border regimes? How do borders as features of racial capitalism multiply inequalities via sexuality and, conversely, how is sexuality mediated through racialized border regimes? The two-day symposium “Sexuality and Borders” will address these questions by interrogating the role of sexuality in current border regimes.…

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12 April 2019

Diasporic Sound: Migration, Resilience, and Remix

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. A Carnegie Hall Migrations: The Making of America Festival Program.  6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Panel at the NYU Silver Center, Jurow Hall & Silverstein Lounge 31 Washington Place, First floor REGISTER 11:00 p.m.-4:00 a.m. After-Party: No Borders at C’mon Everybody 325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn TICKETS Activist, DJ, and A/P/A Institute at NYU Artist-in-Residence Ushka (Thanushka Yakupitiyage) curates a conversation on the impact that migrations from South Asia, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean have had…

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17 April 2019

Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons School of Design; Asian American Feminist Collective; and the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Edited by S. Heijin Lee (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis), Christina H. Moon (Parsons School of Design), and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis), Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia (NYU Press,…

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24 April 2019

Fighting Anti-Asian Discrimination in Nineteenth Century Greenwich Village: A Guided Tour

Following the passage of the 1882 Exclusion Acts, thousands of Chinese Americans moved to New York City to escape the increase of racist violence sweeping the nation. Once here, they formed new organizations to defend their rights and assert their interests. While most of this took place in what would become Chinatown, Greenwich Village was also a center for Chinese American organizing in the late 1800s. Join A/P/A Institute at NYU Visiting Scholar Dylan Yeats for a guided tour of…

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