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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

UPDATE: This event is sold-out, and has 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. 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),…

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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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04 May 2019

Opening: Deities (Part One)

Presented by RISE (Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equity). Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Deities (Part One) features thirteen digital prints composed by artist and A/P/A Institute at NYU Visiting Scholar Andil Gosine (York University). The prints were created during the artist’s participation in Project Prithvi, a monthly clean-up of Jamaica Bay organized by the Queens-based…

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07 May 2019

Family Style: A Mukbang and Discussion

Presented by NYU A/P/A BRIDGE. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Join A/P/A BRIDGE for a family-style meal and screening of their educational mukbang. A conversation on the history of curry, Asian diasporic foodways, and A/P/A identity will follow. This event is open only to members of the NYU community. Space is limited. Registration is required. Facebook Event A/P/A BRIDGE (Asian/ Pacific/ Americans Building Relationships to Inspire Diversity, Growth, and Empowerment) is a student-led collaborative whose mission is to…

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10 June 2019

GAX 2019 Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal): Asian Indigenous Relations in Contemporary Art

The Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange (GAX) will take place in Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal), Canada in 2019 with a focus on Global Asian Indigenous in Contemporary Art. GAX will bring together scholars, artists, arts practitioners and administrators, and local organizations to establish research sharing and forward major topics in the field internationally on Global Asias, Asian Indigenous, and Native Studies. The exchange is organized in collaboration with Concordia University, which will host the conference: Asian Indigenous Relations in Contemporary Art. A full schedule is…

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19 September 2019

The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart: Book Launch

Presented by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Celebrate the launch of R. Zamora Linmark‘s debut young adult novel The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart (Delacorte/Random House, 2019), which follows a seventeen-year-old boy’s journey through first love and first heartbreak. Linmark sets this teenage romance in a fictional post-war Pacific Island nation ruled by a neighboring superpower, with which it shares a highly militarized border. “Everything, from…compulsory military service to the banning of…

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25 September 2019

On Comparative Settler Colonialisms: J. Kēhaulani Kauanui and Rana Barakat

Presented by the American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.  Globally, settler colonialism is a present reality not confined to its violent history. The continuing impact of settler colonial practices and institutions continues to shape our political, economic, social, and cultural present. J. Kēhaulani Kauanui (Wesleyan University) and Rana Barakat (via Skype from Birzeit University, Palestine) will examine…

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27 September 2019

Sharon Tran, “Refusing Neoliberal Futures: Minor Feminism and Temporal Ecologies of Resistance”

Presented by the NYU Postcolonial, Race, and Diaspora Studies Colloquium. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the NYU Department of English. This talk, “Refusing Neoliberal Futures: Minor Feminism and Temporal Ecologies of Resistance,” considers the centrality of “Asia” and the “girl” to the production of neoliberal futures by engaging with Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea (2014). Sharon Tran (University of Maryland Baltimore County) argues that the novel’s young Chinese female protagonist offers a dense portal for…

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01 October 2019

Thinking #MeToo Transnationally: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Pakistan, India, Morocco

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. What does #MeToo look like beyond the boundaries of Europe and North America? This round table brings together feminist scholars and activists to discuss the different iterations of #MeToo in South Asia, East Asia, and the Arab world. Panelists will consider the shape that sexual violence, and contemporary activism against it, take in local contexts of power and privilege in these…

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02 October 2019

Artist-in-Residence Welcome Event: Ocean Vuong

UPDATE: This event will now take place in the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square South), Eisner & Lubin Auditorium. This event has reached full capacity, and we are no longer accepting RSVPs. Should additional tickets become available due to cancellations, they will be released automatically via the Eventbrite form above. Please note that we do not maintain waitlists for our programs. Ocean Vuong is also reading at NYU on October 17, 2019. “What is a country…

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08 October 2019

Thinking Unruly Aesthetics: A Roundtable with Kandice Chuh, Allan deSouza, and Gayatri Gopinath

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. This round table places in conversation three recently published monographs: Kandice Chuh’s (CUNY Graduate Center) The Difference Aesthetics Makes: On the Humanities “After Man” (Duke University Press, 2019), Allan deSouza’s (University of California, Berkeley) How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change (Duke University Press, 2018), and Gayatri Gopinath’s (NYU Department of Social  and Cultural Analysis) Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic…

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09 October 2019

Decolonizing Guam: Conversation with the Chamoru Delegation to the United Nations

UPDATE: This event has reached full capacity. We are no longer accepting RSVPs. Only registered guests will be admitted.  Co-presented by the NYU Native Studies Forum and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. The Chamoru Delegation to the United Nations will discuss various issues of decolonization for Guåhan/Guam—highlighting the impacts of US militarization and addressing topics such as Indigenous language and youth education, ancestral lands and dispossession, rights of Indigenous women, climate change and environmental justice, and economic impacts of political status.…

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10 October 2019

The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History

UPDATE: This event has reached full capacity, and we are no longer accepting RSVPs. Should additional tickets become available due to cancellations, they will be released automatically via the Eventbrite form above. Please note that we do not maintain waitlists for our programs.  Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Department of History, NYU Department of East Asian Studies, and Nodutdol for Korean Community Development. The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History (Princeton…

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11 October 2019

From the Frontlines of Protecting Mauna Kea: Pualani Case, Kapulei Flores, and Jalena Keane-Lee

Co-presented by the NYU Native Studies Forum, Nā ʻŌiwi NYC, and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis.   Pualani Case discusses her efforts to protect sacred Mauna Kea from further desecration by the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). A short film titled, Standing Above the Clouds, that speaks of the different families involved will frame the discussion. Filmmaker Jalena Keane-Lee and Case’s daughter Kapulei Flores join the conversation. Standing Above the Clouds…

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15 October 2019

Terrifying Drag: Conversation with Faluda Islam and LaWhore Vagistan

UPDATE: This event has reached full capacity, and we are no longer accepting RSVPs. Should additional tickets become available due to cancellations, they will be released automatically via the Eventbrite form above. Please note that we do not maintain waitlists for our programs. Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. This conversation brings together two fabulous US-based South Asian drag queens, Faluda Islam and LaWhore Vagistan, to discuss…

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16 October 2019

Manaʻo Mauna Kea: A Workshop with Lanakila Mangauil

Co-presented by the NYU Native Studies Forum, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and Nā ʻŌiwi NYC. Co-sponsored by the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Manaʻo Mauna Kea is a workshop with Mauna Kea protector Lanakila Mangauil. RSVP This venue has an elevator and is accessible for wheelchair users. Restrooms are single-stall, and all gender. If you need any accommodations, please email apa.rsvp@nyu.edu.   Lanakila Mangauil is a Kanaka Maoli born and raised in Hāmākua, Honoka‘a, of Hawai‘i Island. Growing up…

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17 October 2019

The New Salon: Ocean Vuong in Conversation with Darin Strauss

Hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program senior faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Ocean Vuong’s debut novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, was published by Penguin in June 2019. He is also the author of the poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016, winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize…

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18 October 2019

Opening: Deities Part I & II

Presented by Chhaya CDC. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Chhaya CDC presents the opening reception for its inaugural art exhibition at the organization’s Richmond Hill Center gallery space. Andil Gosine‘s (A/P/A Institute at NYU Visiting Scholar) work entitled Deities Part I & II was born out of his participation in Project Prithvi, a monthly clean-up of Jamaica Bay led by Queens-based organization, Sadhana. Chhaya is thrilled to extend this work and showcase the pre-eminent Indo-Caribbean artist’s digital prints,…

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