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26 February 2019

Migration as Survival in the Era of Climate Crisis

UPDATE: Please note the new location. This event will now take place at the NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center located at 53 Washington Square South. Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies and 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…

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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, Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, and NYU Center for Multicultural Education & Programs. 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…

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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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25 March 2019

SKIRBALL TALKS: Linda Sarsour

Presented by NYU Skirball and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by NYU Sanctuary, NYU Center for Multicultural Education & Programs, Islamic Center at NYU, and NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. Award-winning, Brooklyn-born Palestinian American Muslim racial justice and civil rights activist Linda Sarsour delivers a lecture on migration, refugees, and the politics of sanctuary. Best known for her intersectional coalition work and building bridges across racial, ethnic, and faith communities, Sarsour has been at the forefront of…

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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

UPDATE: Please note the new location. This event will now take place at the NYU Silver Center’s Jurow Hall & Silverstein Lounge at 31 Washington Place. 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…

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24 April 2019

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

UPDATE: Both the 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. tours have reached full capacity. Should additional tickets become available, they will be released on Eventbrite and an announcement will be made in our newsletter.  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…

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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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