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Nov. 11 2016 New York, NY

The Third Annual NYU Native & Indigenous Film Festival

Presented by the Native Americans and Indigenous Students Group at NYU. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Department of Anthropology, NYU Center for Media, Culture and History, La Herencia Latina, American Indian Community House, and New York Women’s Foundation. The NYU Native Americans and Indigenous Students Group is now proud to call the NYU Native & Indigenous Film Festival, founded in 2014, an annual event. Each year, the organization invites more filmmakers, gains more institutional support, and collaborates…

Nov. 14 2016 2:00 PM New York, NY

Mannahatta VR: Envisioning Lenapeway

Artist Beatrice Glow and The Wayfinding Project have partnered with Alexandre Girardeau of Highway 101, ETC (Experiential Tech Community) to build Mannahatta VR, a virtual reality experience in the HTC Vive which brings together the past and present of one Broadway block. The team also collaborated with NYU Ground Manager George Reis to create a virtual tour of NYU's native plant gardens. Visit 8 Washington Mews on November 14 or December 12 to meet Glow and experience Mannahatta VR. Mannahatta…

Nov. 14 2016 7:00 PM New York, NY

Growing Up X: A Conversation with Ilyasah Shabazz

Presented by the NYU Black Student Union and NYU Muslim Students Association. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, NYU College of Arts and Science, NYU Global Center for Spiritual Life, NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center Near Eastern Studies, The New York Community Trust, and NYU Student Affairs. A conversation with Ilyasah Shabazz about the current issues facing both Black and Muslim communities. Shabazz will speak about how the legacy of her parents, Malcolm X…

Nov. 16 2016 7:00 PM New York, NY

Fashioning Diaspora: Ayqa Khan, Sharon Heijin Lee, Vanita Reddy, Meera Sethi, and Thuy Linh Tu

As part of the Institute’s ongoing exploration of beauty practice, fashion, labor, and diaspora, we host Vanita Reddy (Texas A&M University), whose Fashioning Diaspora: Beauty, Femininity, and South Asian American Culture (Temple University Press, 2016) “is essential reading for scholarship on beauty” (erin Khuê Ninh). Reddy carefully maps how transnational itineraries of beauty and fashion shape South Asian American cultural identities and racialized belonging. Ayqa Khan is a Brooklyn-based artist and photographer whose digital illustrations of South Asian women aim…

Nov. 19 2016 11:00 AM New York, NY

The Community As Studio

Presented by the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective. Cosponsored by the A/P/A Institute at NYU. Symposium Cochairs: Monica Jahan Bose and Josheen Oberoi This participatory symposium considers the ways in which artists are taking their practices and aesthetic discourses outside the boundaries of the traditional studio and instead connecting with others in the community through collaboration with other practicing artists or family members; social practice projects; artist-centered actions and spaces; or direct community engagement.  With a focus on visual art…

Nov. 28 2016 2:00 PM New York, NY

Study Hall with A | P | A

Spend the last Monday of each month at Study Hall with A/P/A. We’ll have coffee, snacks, wi-fi, and a comfortable, quiet place to get some work done (you are also welcome to swing by to browse the books and magazines in our library). Open to all current students. RSVP using the form below.

Dec. 8 2016 6:30 PM New York, NY

The Wayfinding Project: Closing Showcase

Seeking to displace the myth of “the purchase of Manhattan,” The Wayfinding Project, part installation, part experiment in virtual and augmented reality, and part collaborative research project, closes with a showcase of its findings. Using technologies, both time-tested and cutting edge, the project, a collaboration between Artist-in-Residence Beatrice Glow and Jack Tchen, aims to reconstruct the pre-1609 Lenape Trail (present-day Broadway)—just one of many waterways and pathways created by the first peoples of the area to trade and travel. Glow and…

Dec. 9 2016 8:15 AM New York ,

Comparative Racialization and the Future of Asian American Studies in NYC

Organized by Stanley Thangaraj (City College, CUNY) and Angela Reyes (Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY) Cosponsored by MAANY (Mapping Asian American New York) CUNY Faculty Research Seminar and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. With additional support from the Office of the Dean of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at City College and the Department of English at Hunter College, and with participation from Chong Chon-Smith on the selection committee REGISTRATION REQUIRED The recent increase…

Dec. 12 2016 2:00 PM New York, NY

Mannahatta VR: Envisioning Lenapeway

Artist Beatrice Glow and The Wayfinding Project have partnered with Alexandre Girardeau of Highway 101, ETC (Experiential Tech Community) to build Mannahatta VR, a virtual reality experience in the HTC Vive which brings together the past and present of one Broadway block. The team also collaborated with NYU Ground Manager George Reis to create a virtual tour of NYU’s native plant gardens. Visit 8 Washington Mews on November 14 or December 12 to meet Glow and experience Mannahatta VR. Mannahatta…

Jan. 21 2017 4:45 AM ,

A/P/A Institute at the Women’s March on Washington

Ride the bus with A/P/A Institute to Washington DC on Saturday, January 21, 2017 for The Women's March on Washington. We welcome students, faculty, staff, community members, and friends to march with us against the racism, misogyny, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and other forms of hateful, violent rhetoric expressed by the incoming administration. Image: June Kaewsith, "Why Consume What You Can Create?", www.jumakae.com. This work features community leaders and brilliant thinkers Yuri Kochiyama (1921-2014) and Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015), who continue to…

Jan. 27 2017 1:00 PM New York, NY

New World Orders: Coloniality, Racial Intimacies, and Disability

UDPATE: Please note the new location below. Presented by the NYU Department of Art & Public Policy. Sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Council for the Study of Disability, Center for the Humanities, Vice Provost's Office for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity, and the Dean's Office at Tisch. Cosponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU Center for Media, Culture and History, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, Department of Performance Studies, Department of…

Feb. 1 2017 7:00 PM New York, NY

Loss and Resilience: Film and Commentary on The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Presented by the NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. Cosponsored by the  Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Wagner School for Public Policy, and King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. After Spring (2016, 98 minutes), a documentary executive-produced by Jon Stewart, follows refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the Zaatari refugee camp running. With no end in sight, Syrian families must decide if they can rebuild their lives in a place that was never meant to…

Feb. 3 2017 9:00 AM New York, NY

Organizing to Resist: Take Action and Make Change

Presented by the NYU Center for Multicultural Education & Programs. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Academic Workers for a Democratic Union, NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality Studies, NYU Department of History, NYU Deutsches Haus, Gallatin Human Rights Initiative, NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, NYU LGBTQ Student Center, NYU Muslim Students Association, NYU Office of Global Programs, Student Resource Center, The Islamic Center at NYU, and NYU Urban Democracy Lab. Join us…

Feb. 7 2017 6:30 PM New York, NY

APA Town Hall, Pt. 2: Call to Action

Presented by NYU A/P/A BRIDGE. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. The members of NYU A/P/A BRIDGE  invite students to their second post-inauguration Town Hall. This meeting space will be an opportunity for students and student organizations to join in solidarity and plan actions, previously addressed in our first Town Hall, that can mobilize the NYC Asian/Pacific American student community. RSVP on Facebook   Image by artist Shing Yin Khor.

Feb. 13 2017 7:00 PM Room 300 ,

Revisiting the 1960s, Globalization, Monopoly, and Art Outlaws: Yayoi Kusama and the Rise of the Leo Castelli Gallery

Artist Yayoi Kusama and art dealer Leo Castelli both launched their careers in the multicultural downtown scene of the 1950s. In this lecture, Midori Yamamura (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, The National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo) will examine how, with the rise of the global art market, Kusama’s work became marginalized—an experience that distinctively shaped her art. This program is offered in conjunction with Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965, an exhibition on view at NYU's Grey…

Feb. 15 2017 7:30 PM New York, NY

Brown Girls NYC Screening

Cosponsored by the NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Hosted by Black Nerd Problems. 7:30PM Doors 8PM Performances 9PM Screening In conjunction with other cities around the world, we are hosting a free screening of Brown Girls, a new webseries exploring the lives of two young women of color. Leila is a South Asian American writer just now owning her queerness. Patricia is a sex-positive Black American musician who is struggling to commit…

Feb. 16 2017 New York,

A/P/A Institute at CAA 2017

The Diasporic Asian Art Network (sponsored by A/P/A Institute and an affiliated society of the College Art Association) will present various activities during and around  the College Art Association's Annual Conference taking place February 15-18, 2017 in New York. Thursday, February 16, 2017, 5:30-8PM DAAN GALLERY VISIT: Art 100 Gallery New York 555 West 25th Street, Ground Floor 5:30PM Discussion with Art 100 New York Gallery Director Michelle Loh 6-8PM Exhibition opening reception for Construction and Contemplation: Noa Charuvi, Li Gang…

Feb. 16 2017 6:00 PM New York, NY

Asian American Media Activism: Addressing Culture, Citizenship, and Coloniality

Presented by the NYU Department of Media, Culture and Communication. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs. This panel brings together Asian American activists, scholars, and media practitioners to critically examine ways we negotiate popular media as spaces for activism and resistance, as well as spaces to negotiate concepts of 'belonging.' How might our media activism begin working beyond narrowly defined visions of border and diaspora to create stronger collaborative movements and build solidarity within and beyond our multiple communities? Speakers: Lori Kido Lopez, University of Wisconsin-Madison…

Feb. 17 2017 11:00 AM New York, NY

What Now? Media Strategies Towards Solidarity

A companion workshop to Asian American Media Activism: Addressing Culture, Citizenship, and Coloniality with Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Christina Xu, and Mark Tseng Putterman In addressing the implications of the current U.S. administration on our political and material conditions, this workshop focuses on the convergence between media activism and practices of solidarity within Asian/Asian American and Pacific communities and across other communities of color. The goal of this interactive skill-sharing and community building workshop is to collectively commit to tangible, achievable, and…

Feb. 22 2017 6:00 PM New York , NY

Serve the People: Karen Ishizuka, Akemi Kochiyama, and Amy Weng

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Cosponsored by Verso Books. We are honored to host an intergenerational program on movement building, activism, and interracial solidarity to consider how we might look to the past to strategize in our current moment. Karen Ishizuka's Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties (Verso, 2016) draws on interviews with organizers and activists, agitators and artists of the Asian American movement to tell the story of the 1960s and 1970s, and…