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16 November 2018

Insular Possessions: Imperial Legacies of 1898 with a special screening of Call Her Ganda

UPDATE: Please note the new location. This program will now take place at the NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center located at 53 Washington Square South. Co-sponsored by the NYU Native Studies Forum, NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, and GABRIELA New York. The year 1898 has conventionally been regarded as the American “imperial moment,” when the United States acquired and occupied a number…

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17 November 2018

Soseongri (소성리): Screening + Discussion

Sponsored by Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, Third World Newsreel, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by Code Pink NYC, Granny Peace Brigade, Peace Action New York, and Veterans for Peace, NYC, Chapter 034. What should we be doing to advance peace? Soseongri (소성리), directed by Park Bae-il, follows a community of senior citizens whose way of life is threatened when the decision is made to place the US THAAD anti-missile system in their South Korean village. Everyday life in Soseongri, a farming village…

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27 November 2018

Queer Migrations & Diasporic Intimacies

Presented by Asian Film and Media Initiative of NYU Cinema Studies. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU; Center for Media, Culture and History; Center for Religion and Media; Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies; NYU Student Affairs; NYU Global Programs; Center for Disability Studies. This film series foregrounds intimate queer worlds that often get eclipsed in narratives of migration and diaspora. Reaching from experimental shorts, to personal stories,…

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28 November 2018

Queer Migrations & Diasporic Intimacies

Presented by Asian Film and Media Initiative of NYU Cinema Studies. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU; Center for Media, Culture and History; Center for Religion and Media; Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies; NYU Student Affairs; NYU Global Programs; Center for Disability Studies. This film series foregrounds intimate queer worlds that often get eclipsed in narratives of migration and diaspora. Reaching from experimental shorts, to personal stories,…

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03 December 2018

NYU, UAE & Academic Freedom: A Faculty Forum

Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Center for Media, Culture and History, NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU Department of Cinema Studies in Tisch School of the Arts, NYU Department of English, NYU Department of History, NYU Department of Journalism, NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU Department of Religious Studies, NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese, NYU Department Social and Cultural Analysis, the Iranian Studies…

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05 December 2018

Unsustainable Empire: Alternative Histories of Hawai‘i Statehood

Co-presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Native Studies Forum. In his new book Unsustainable Empire: Alternative Histories of Hawai‘i Statehood (Duke University Press, 2018), Dean Itsuji Saranillio (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis) offers a bold challenge to the narrative that the 1959 admission of Hawai‘i, a largely non-white territory, as a US state was a civil rights victory. Rather, Saranillio argues that the expansion of US empire into the Pacific was imperative to the sustainability…

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07 December 2018

Voicing the Invisible: Gender-based Violence in Asian American Communities

Presented by 16 Days NYC and the API/A Social Work Students for Change. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and UN Women Metro NY Chapter. This panel discussion will focus on sexual violence, domestic violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence as experienced within Asian American communities. Featured speakers will address the role of social stigma, gender expectations and stereotypes, and the intersections of multiple social identities. Featuring Shana Bhattacharya (Sakhi for South Asian Women), Anita Teekah (Anti-Trafficking…

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30 January 2019

Second Annual Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution

Presented by the NY Day of Remembrance Committee. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), Asian Practice Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA), Jill and Jim Cornell, APALSA at NYU Law School, Japanese American Association, Japanese Americans/Japanese in America, Asian American Federation, Japanese American National Museum, Japanese American Citizens’ League (NY Chapter), Fred T. Korematsu Institute, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Center for Constitutional Rights, Coalition for Asian American Children & Families,…

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04 February 2019

NYU MLK Week 2019: What’s Left of the Dream?

Presented by the NYU Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. For the forteenth consecutive year, NYU will commemorate Dr. King’s visit and his legacy by hosting a week-long schedule of special events. The theme for this year’s NYU Martin Luther King, Jr. Week is, What’s Left of the Dream? See the full calendar of events here.

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07 February 2019

Last Boat Out of Shanghai: Helen Zia, Laurence Coderre, and Pacharee Sudhinaraset

UPDATE: This event has reached full capacity. Should additional tickets become available, they will be released on Eventbrite and an announcement will be made in our newsletter.  Coinciding with the seventieth anniversary of the Chinese Communist Revolution, activist and former A/P/A Institute at NYU Writer-in-Residence Helen Zia launches her new book, Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution (Ballantine Books, 2019). Through the stories of four young people, Zia chronicles the historic…

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13 February 2019

A/P/A at the College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference

The A/P/A Institute at NYU participates in the CAA 2019 Annual Conference with a variety of activities including a screening of Kusama-Infinity featuring director Heather Lenz at the Museum of Modern Art (Feb. 13), a celebration for the Virtual Asian American Art Museum (VAAAM) (Feb. 14), and a panel on “Asian Diasporic Art and the Narrative of Modernism” (Feb. 16) featuring SooJin Lee (Hongik University), Margo Machida (University of Connecticut), Tom Wolf (Bard College), and Midori Yamamura (CUNY Kingsborough Community…

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26 February 2019

Migration as Survival in the Era of Climate Crisis

UPDATES: This event has reached full capacity. Should additional tickets become available, they will be released on Eventbrite and an announcement will be made in our newsletter. 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…

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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, NYU Center for Multicultural Education & Programs, and NYU Dream Team. 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…

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13 March 2019

Dreaming Our Futures: A Transnational Asian Feminisms Gathering

Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Asian American Feminist Collective, Bangladeshi Feminist Collective, Chinese Feminist Collective, and GABRIELA-NY. Join the Asian American Feminist Collective, Bangladeshi Feminist Collective, Chinese Feminist Collective, and GABRIELA-NY for a gathering at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, where We Imagine Sanctuary, created by Jess X. Snow and Ushka (Thanushka Yakupitiyage) is on view. The mural and sound installation, which was created in collaboration with NYU students, articulates migrant, queer, diasporic, and Indigenous ideas of sanctuary. This gathering will offer an opportunity to…

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14 March 2019

Untying the Knot: Colonial Entanglements, Sexual Regulation, and the Politics of Marriage in Hawaiʻi

Presented by Native Studies Forum. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. J. Kēhaulani Kauanui is professor of American Studies and affiliate faculty in Anthropology at Wesleyan University, where she teaches courses on Indigenous studies, critical race studies, settler colonial studies, and anarchist studies. She is the current chair of American Studies and the current director of the Center for the Americas. Her first book is Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity (Duke University Press, 2008),…

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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, NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, NYU Jewish Voice for Peace, NYU Students for Justice in Palestine, and Jewish Voice for Peace – New York City. 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…

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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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09 April 2019

Academic Freedom: University Ethics and Practices at Home and Overseas

Presented by the NYU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Co-sponsored by the Gallatin Human Rights Initiative, NYU Sanctuary, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Department of Cinema Studies, NYU Department of English, NYU Department of History, NYU Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, and the NYU Program in American Studies. Academics today work in national contexts of deepening repression and authoritarianism, as well as rising tides of anti-democratic and…

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12 April 2019

Diasporic Sound: Migration, Resilience, and Remix

UPDATE: This panel is sold-out and has reached full capacity. Should additional tickets become available, they will be released on Eventbrite. Advance tickets to No Borders, the after-party and fundraiser, have also sold out, but a limited number of $10 tickets will be available at the door. 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…

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