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Oct. 23 2017 12:00 PM New York, NY

How the Marcos Dictatorship Made Duterte Happen: Human Rights in the Philippines

Presented by the Gallatin Human Rights Initiative. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. “Just at the moment when the collective memory of Marcos’s brutality was fading and his partisans were recasting his martial law regime as a bold developmental initiative, Raissa Robles has delivered a powerful corrective. After years of rigorous research, she carefully documents the regime’s orgy of corruption and recovers persuasive eyewitness testimony to its tortures from both the perpetrators and their victims. More than any other…

Oct. 26 2017 6:30 PM ,

Domestic Violence: Intersections, Awareness, & Creating Communities of Care

Presented by Sakhi for South Asian Women. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Organized in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, this panel places the issue of domestic violence within broader cultural conversations about patriarchy, sexuality, autonomy, and community accountability. How can we create systems of community accountability? What do these activists and advocates wish more people knew about domestic violence and survivorship? What are key ways we can work to support survivors and break the silence around these…

Oct. 28 2017 1:00 PM New York, NY

Indigenous Food Sovereignty Gathering

Sponsored by the NYU Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and Native Studies Forum.   Co-convened and co-facilitated by Angelo Baca and Alex Jimerson with support from Hi‘ilei Hobart.  In 2007, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples focused, in part, on guidelines stating that human rights to food is comprised of culturally specific components–that the “cultural acceptability of food is an element of the normative content of the right to food, and…

Nov. 1 2017 6:00 PM New York , NY Free

Panel on Zarina: Dark Roads

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. On the occasion of the exhibition Zarina: Dark Roads, we present a panel discussion on the life and work of the prolific Zarina Hashmi, the 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Zarina: Dark Roads presents selected works of prints and sculpture across the expanse of three decades, and marks the 70th anniversary of the 1947 Partition of India, which resulted in one of the…

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…