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Mar. 23 2017 New York, NY

Green Screens: Environmental Ethics On and Off Screen

Presented by the NYU Center for Media, Culture and History. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, Center for Latin American and Caribbean (CLACS), Cinema Studies, Environmental Studies, Glucksman Ireland House, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Native American, Indigenous Students’ Group; and Irish Screen America, NY Wild Film Festival, NY Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. "Green Screens: Environmental Ethics On and Off Screen" is a…

Mar. 24 2017 12:30 PM New York, NY

Temporary People: Author Reading and Discussion

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. ​"In the United Arab Emirates, foreign nationals constitute over 80 percent of the population. Brought in to construct the towering monuments to wealth that punctuate the skylines of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, this labour force works without the rights of citizenship, endures miserable living conditions, and must eventually leave the country. Until now, the humanitarian crisis of the so-called…

Mar. 26 2017 6:00 PM New York, NY

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…

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. 28 2017 6:30 PM New York, NY

Sisters in Solidarity

Presented by NYU Asian Pacific American Coalition. Cohosted by the NYU Asian American Women's Alliance and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Join us as we learn about the rich history of A/P/A feminist activism in honor of Women's HERstory Month at NYU.  Featuring Kazi Fouzia (DRUM), Sharon Heijin Lee (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis), Ninotchka Rosca (AF3IRM NYC), and Vivian Truong (A/P/A Institute Visiting Scholar). Rachel Kuo (PhD candidate in the NYU Department of Media, Culture and Communication) moderates. RSVP…

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. 5 2017 5:00 PM New York,

In Between: Screening & Conversation

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU invites its student staff to curate a film series on migration, labor, displacement, and questions of "documentation." Abida Ali (Global Liberal Studies & Spanish, 2017) selects the first film in the series, In Between (25 min). Directed by Paromita Dhar, In Between follows four Bangladeshi immigrants—Bobby, Titli, Sattar, and Kazi—living in Madrid, Spain. Set against the culturally textured landscape of the city, the camera will find old memories, lost loves, and hope. Dhar joins us on Skype following the screening. Director and Cinematograher Paromita Dhar graduated from…

Apr. 19 2017 6:00 PM New York, NY

“Make Your Mind As Large As the Universe”: Celebrating 40 Years of The Woman Warrior

Organized by The Contemporary Literature Series & The NYU Department of English. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, and NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Join us panel discussion featuring Maxine Hong Kingston and distinguished guest speakers.  

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.…