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21 April 2019

Korean “Comfort” Women For US Troops Speak

Presented by Nodutdol for Korean Community Development. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Asian American Political Activism Coalition at NYU, and Rutgers Global. Since 1953, the United States has stationed soldiers in South Korea. “Camptowns,” constructed near and around US military bases and installations, are heavily regulated areas characterized by forced prostitution and inhumane conditions for the women and sex workers living in the camps. For over six decades, soldiers, with cooperation from South Korean authorities and the US military,…

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22 April 2019

Celebrating Guernica Magazine’s “Climate Fiction: A Special Issue”

Co-sponsored by the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Climate Working Group and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and Asian American Writer’s Workshop. “These stories exemplify the genre of ‘climate fiction,’ or ‘cli-fi,’ by exploring what the world might become if climate change continues unabated. Its roots are in science fiction, but here, it’s tinged, beautifully so, with realism and the supernatural. At its best, cli-fi conjures, spell-like, meditative spaces in which we ponder our deepest fears before emerging transfigured.” —Amy…

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24 April 2019

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

UPDATE: All tours are sold-out and have reached full capacity. We do not maintain waitlists for our programs. Should additional tickets become available due to cancellations, they will be automatically released on Eventbrite. 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…

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27 April 2019

New York City Asian American Student Conference 2019: COLLISION

Presented by the New York City Asian American Student Conference. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Coalition for Asian American Children+Families, NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health, and Insomnia Cookies. The 2019 New York City Asian American Student Conference will revisit the roots of the term “Asian American.” How can students today learn from the student activists who coined the term “Asian American” in the 1960s as a statement of solidarity, and a commitment to unite…

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29 April 2019

Migrant & Indigenous Sanctuaries: An Evening of Film & Music

As one of the final events in the installation We Imagine Sanctuary, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU presents an evening of Indigenous and migrant films and music. Featured artists include Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache), Shane McSauby (Gichi Wiikwedong Odawa Anishinaabek), Razelle Benally (Oglala Lakota/Diné), Génesis Mancheren Abaj (Kaqchikel), and Kenia R. Guillen. This event will be moderated migrant artists Jess X. Snow, who curated the program, and Ushka (Thanu Yakupitiyage), the A/P/A Institute at NYU 2018-19 Artist-in-Residence. Drawing inspiration from the…

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02 May 2019

A/P/A Institute Scholar Slam

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Each year, the A/P/A Institute at NYU sponsors scholars and artists to further research projects using the libraries and archives at NYU. This semester, we host our fourth Scholar Slam featuring ten-minute (and ten-slide) presentations from current Visiting Scholars. Minju Bae (Temple University) presents on Asian/American rank-and-file activists’ fight for language accessibility in New York’s garment industry at the…

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