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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 Sharon Heijin Lee (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis), Ninotchka Rosca (AF3IRM NYC), Vivian Truong (A/P/A Institute Visiting Scholar), and Sunita Viswanath (WAW). Rachel Kuo (PhD candidate in the NYU Department of Media, Culture and Communication) moderates. RSVP here Sharon…

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, NY

In Between: Screening & Conversation

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU invites its student staff to curate a film series on migration, labor, and displacement." 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 University of Technology,…

Apr. 8 2017 9:00 AM New York, NY

Humanizing Data: Data, Humanities, and the City

Cosponsored by the Urban Democracy Lab, NYU Gallatin, NYU Shanghai Center for Data Science and Analytics, Institute for Public Knowledge, and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. This day long symposium examines how we can use data and digital strategies to enhance and disrupt the kinds of research questions, methods, and narratives that define the humanities. It also complicates the role of the urban university in a global “city state” such as New York, where the boundaries between university and city are…

Apr. 11 2017 7:00 PM New York, NY

Asian American Feminist Organizing in New York City

Copresented by NAPAWF*New York City and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU Cosponsored by A/P/A BRIDGE What does intersectional feminist organizing in Asian American communities look like in practice? How can Asian American feminists build a truly inclusive movement? Join us for the third installment of NAPAWF*NYC's Asian American Feminism series, where you will hear from several leading Asian American feminist organizers who are currently engaged in long term struggles for social justice in areas such as immigrant and refugee rights, affordable housing,…

Apr. 13 2017 6:30 PM New York, NY

Anti-Militarism Across the Pacific: Korean Villagers Struggle Against THAAD

Cosponsored by the NYU Department of History, NYU Department of East Asian Studies, and Asian/Pacific/American Institute of NYU. In the midst of political upheaval in South Korea, North Korea’s nuclear program, and uncertainty about Trump’s policy in Northeast Asia, citizens in South Korea have been rallying and holding candlelight vigils for the past 8 months against the installation of a US missile defense system (THAAD). The US and South Korea claim THAAD is necessary to defend against North Korean ballistic…

Apr. 19 2017 6:30 PM New York, NY

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

Sponsored by the NYU Contemporary Literature Series & 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. A conversation and celebration with Maxine Hong Kingston, Hua Hsu, Jenny Zhang, Jess Row, and Pacharee Sudhinaraset.  

Apr. 20 2017 New York, NY

Reclaiming the Past and Rallying the Present: An A/PA Activism Installation

Presented & Curated by NYU A/P/A BRIDGE. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, April 20, 6pm - 8pm ON VIEW Friday, April 21, 11am - 7pm CALL-A-THON: In support of Hunter College's Asian American Studies Program Friday, April 21, 1pm - 3pm A/P/A BRIDGE explores the past and present of Asian/Pacific American student activism with Reclaiming the Past and Rallying the Present: An A/PA Activism Installation, on view at 8 Washington Mews from Thursday, April 20…

Apr. 20 2017 Washington, DC

Science & Climate Change: A Series of Events in Celebration of the Marches

Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the Center for Earth Ethics. The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the Climate Working Group have partnered with Dupont Underground to curate a series of events leading up to the March for Science on Washington (April 22) and The People’s Climate Change March (April 29). The full schedule is available here. Thursday, April 20, 7pm - 9:30pm: Poetry X Posters Featuring: Jane Hirshfield, Kate Daniels, Jennifer Chang, and Sarah Browning. NYC's…

Apr. 21 2017 4:00 PM New York, NY

No Bans on Stolen Lands: A #NODAPL Teach-in for Standing Rock & Muslim/Immigrant/Refugee Bans

Organized by the NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective. Cosponsored by the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU Native American and Indigenous Students’ Group, Native Studies Forum, and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Please join us for the third teach-in organized by the NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective titled, “No Bans on Stolen Lands.” Tying the #NoDAPL movement with opposition against the Muslim/Immigrant/Refugee Ban, we are interested in linking these struggles to talk about a major intersection of…

Apr. 25 2017 6:30 PM New York , NY

Standing Rock & the Seventh Generation: An Economics for Us All

Update: Registration is now closed. Walk-in guests will be seated as capacity allows.   An Albert Gallatin Lecture with Winona LaDuke Presenters: The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the Gallatin School of Individualized Study Hosts: NYU Native American and Indigenous Students’ Group, American Indian Community House, and American Indian Law Alliance The essence of the problem is about consumption, recognizing that a society that consumes one third of the world’s resources is unsustainable. This level of consumption requires constant intervention…

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, Nā ʻŌiwi NYC, and Hālāwai. 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…

Apr. 29 2017 8:30 AM New York, NY

REALITIES: The Eleventh Annual New York City Asian American Student Conference (NYCAASC)

A day-long conference organized by students, for students featuring panels, performances, and workshops. NYCAASC seeks to empower and inspire NYC students around Asian/Pacific Islander American issues. Featuring Allan Punzalan Isaac (Rutgers University), Jennifer Hayashida (Hunter College), Melissa Phruksachart (NYU), Dean Saranillio (NYU), and others. REGISTRATION

Apr. 30 2017 New York, NY

Asian American Feminism x Mental Health and Wellness

Presented by the NAPAWF*NYC Community and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU   Asian American Feminism x Mental Health and Wellness Sunday, April 30, 1pm - 3pm at 8 Washington Mews This interactive installation exploring mental health and wellness from an Asian American feminist perspective features materials from The Asian American Literary Review's Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health, a "mental health toolkit" containing a dynamic mix of writing, visual art, and interactive mini-projects. The task…

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.…

May. 13 2017 8:00 PM New York, NY

NYU Asian Pacific Islander Desi / American (APID/A) Graduation Ceremony 2017

Hosted by the NYU Division of Student Affairs and the NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. We are proud to cosponsor NYU's second annual Asian Pacific Islander Desi / American (APID/A) Graduation Ceremony and to honor all graduating undergraduate and graduate students who identify as part of the Asian, Pacific Islander, and/or Desi Diaspora. The NYU Division of Student Affairs and the NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs welcome students across…

May. 26 2017 10:00 AM ,

GAX 2017 Symposium: Sites of Resistance: Narrative, History, and Public Space

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU in Buenos Aires. Hosted by MALBA, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and NYU in Buenos Aires. Co-convened by Anna Kazumi Stahl and Alexandra Chang This 2017 GAX Symposium is set in the background of an ongoing comparative investigation by GAX scholars and activities since 2013 under the rubric of Global Asias Art and Visual Cultures, which includes reflections on changing connotations of Asia, the modern and the global with…

Jun. 22 2017 7:00 PM New York, NY

Love and Korean Democracy with Jimin Han, Yoojin Grace Wuertz, & E. Tammy Kim

Presented by the Asian American Writers' Workshop. Co-sponsored by Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, The Center for Fiction, The Center for Korean Research, NYU Creative Writing Program, and Nodutol. Jimin Han ( A Small Revolution, 2017) and Yoojin Grace Wuertz (Everything Belongs to US, 2017) read from their new novels, which interrogate 1970s and 1980s Korean politics. Both books follow university students, whether in the US and in Seoul, as they fall in love, build friendships, and understand how they relate…