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Jun. 11 2016 1:00 PM New York, NY

Hawai’i – Let Truth Be Told: Keanu Sai

Hosted by the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. On July 6, 1844, the United States recognized the Hawaiian Kingdom as an independent State and entered into extensive treaty and diplomatic relations with the Hawaiian Kingdom, where the United States maintained an embassy in Honolulu and Consulates throughout the islands, and the Hawaiian Kingdom maintained an embassy in Washington, DC, and consulates throughout the United States. Keanu Sai's talk addresses the question:…

Aug. 12 2016 New York, NY

We Are Power: Muslim Student Organizing Conference

Hosted by NYU Muslim Student Groups. Cosponsored by the A/P/A Institute at NYU, CAS Upstanders, and Islamic Center at NYU. The Muslim student groups at New York University cordially invite all Muslim university students in the tri-state area to their first ever Muslim Student Organizing Conference. The three-day conference (Friday, August 12-Sunday, August 14) aims to provide Muslim college students with the tools to create meaningful change, and will feature seventeen skill and knowledge-based workshops designed for students to gain  tangible skills and…

Sep. 12 2016 7:00 PM New York, NY

150 Years of Chinese American History with Peter Ho Davies

Presented by the Asian American Writers' Workshop. Cosponsored by the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Laundry and railroad workers, silent film star Anna May Wong, and hate crime victim Vincent Chin: these icons of Chinese American history become recast in The Fortunes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016), a new multi-generational novel by the award-winning author Peter Ho Davies. Born in Britain to Welsh and Chinese parents, Davis is a Guggenheim and NEA Fellow and was named by…

Sep. 26 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. Additional Study Hall dates for the Fall semester are Monday, October 31 and Monday, November 28. RSVP using the form below.  

Sep. 27 2016 6:00 PM New York, NY

A Tale of Two Islands: Welcome Event for Artist-in-Residence Beatrice Glow

6PM Planting at the NYU Native Woodlands Garden, Schwartz Plaza (corner of Washington Square South and Washington Square East) 6:30PM Lecture-Performance at NYU Steinhardt Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, First Floor Lounge A/P/A Institute at NYU Artist-in-Residence Beatrice Glow begins her residency with the act of planting a native tree, and the presentation of a new lecture-performance. Glow’s work uncovers invisible, suppressed stories that lie in the geopolitical shadows of colonialism and migration. During her residency, the interdisciplinary artist…

Sep. 29 2016 5:00 PM New York, NY

Our Voices, Our Stories

Presented by the NYU Center for Media, Culture, and History. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture. A screening of Our Voices, Our Stories (40 min., 2016) will be followed by a discussion with Director Barb Cranmer (T'lakwagilogwa, 'Namgis First Nation). An exposition of Canada’s brutal residential school history, this film won the award for Best Documentary Short at the 40th Annual American Indian Film Festival. An estimated 9,200 children…

Oct. 6 2016 7:30 PM New York, NY

Linsanity: A Discussion on Race, Sports, and Media

Presented by the NYU Office of Residential Life and Housing Services, Committee for Diversity & Inclusion. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Office of Residential Life & Housing Services, and Committee for Diversity & Inclusion.  David Hollander (NYU Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business) and Sukdev Sandhu (NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis) host a panel on race, sports, and marketing. Panelists includes filmmaker Jonathan Yi (East of Main Street), journalist Jay Caspian Kang (New York Times Magazine), and documentarian…

Oct. 7 2016 12:30 PM New York, NY

South Asian American Political Lives: 2016 Elections and Beyond

A panel discussion on Sangay Mishra’s Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). Focusing on Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi American communities, Desis Divided analyzes features such as class, religion, nation of origin, language, caste, gender, and sexuality in mobilization and shows how these internal characteristics lead to multiple paths of political inclusion, defying a unified group experience. Paula Chakravartty (Associate Professor, NYU Gallatin and the Department of Media Culutreal and Communications) serves as discussant.…

Oct. 10 2016 7:00 AM New York, NY

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration (Re-thinking Columbus Day)

Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU On October 10, a consortium of fourteen Indigenous organizations in New York City will unify to bring awareness of Indigenous Peoples' Day,  currently celebrated as the national holiday Columbus Day.  The American Indian Community House, Redhawk Native American Arts Council, United Federation of Taino People, Kechiwa Nation, Hālāwai, Na Ōiwi NYC,  East Coast Two Spirit Society, and Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective hope that New York City follow in the footsteps of Multnomah County,…

Oct. 12 2016 6:00 PM New York, NY

The Poetics of Fragility

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. The Poetics of Fragility (63 minutes) is a kaleidoscopic exploration of the texture, vitality and aesthetics of fragility. It interweaves stories of bodily frailty with optical vignettes of nature’s delicacy to reclaim fragility as intrinsic to existence, not something to be bemoaned or overcome. Shot in the San Francisco Bay Area in September 2015, the film features internationally…

Oct. 13 2016 7:00 PM New York, NY

#APATwenty: An Artist-in-Residence Anniversary Reunion, Part 1

Copresented by the A/P/A Institute at NYU and A/P/A Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis This year, the A/P/A Studies Program and Institute (now two separate entities) celebrate twenty years of A/P/A scholarship and community building at NYU. To mark this milestone and highlight the acclaimed artists, thinkers, and writers who have been a part of the A/P/A Institute and A/P/A Studies Program over the past two decades, we present a series of reunion events…

Oct. 18 2016 5:30 PM New York, NY

Lenapeway & NYU Native Plant Gardens Tour

Lenapeway, an installation by artist Beatrice Glow and The Wayfinding Project at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, will be on 24-hour view in the street-level windows of 715 Broadway (at Washington Place) from October 10 (Indigenous Peoples’ Day) to December 9. The location of the installation, which is viewable from the sidewalk 24/7 and is co-sponsored by NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, marks the intersection of the main Lenape trail and a side-trail that traverses through present-day Washington Square…

Oct. 20 2016 12:30 PM New York, NY

Mining the Archive: A Conversation on Anti-Arab and Islamophobic Visual Culture

Presented by the NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. Cosponsored by the A/P/A Institute at NYU. Featuring readings and remarks from novelist Marina Budhos (Watched) and scholars Salah D. Hassan (Associate Professor, Michigan State University), Helga Tawil-Souri (Director, NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies), and Jack Tchen (Founding Director, A/P/A Institute at NYU). No RSVP required. Please note that Jack G. Shaheen and Jackie Salloum are no longer able to participate in this program.        …

Oct. 29 2016 9:45 AM New York, NY

Manaháhtaan Symposium: Conversations on Lenape Identity

Copresented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Native Studies Forum, and the Lenape Center How can we mutually expand our knowledge of Indigenous Manhattan? We begin by hosting a symposium in Manaháhtaan to encourage new conversations on diaspora, identity, and the centering of Lenape and Original peoples in NYC’s past and future. These sessions will gather Lenape leaders, artists, and scholars in dialogue, acknowledging issues of environmental stewardship and concerns for futurity. Register using the form below. “The island was…

Oct. 31 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. Additional Study Hall dates for the Fall semester: Monday, November 28. RSVP using the form below.

Nov. 4 2016 7:00 PM New York, NY

Pleasure Principles: Bad Asians, Bottomhood, and the Belated Archive

UPDATE: This event is currently sold out. Walk-ins will be seated as capacity allows. If additional tickets are released before Friday, they will be available via the form below. Curated by Leeroy Kang, A/P/A Institute Visiting Scholar As a historical, temporal, and aesthetic exploration into queer experimental Asian/Pacific cinema, this event will gather four scholars, curators, and artists whose work addresses the subjects of racialized sexual politics, gender transgression, and the possibilities of pleasure within the queer Asian/Pacific imagination. Eve…

Nov. 10 2016 5:00 PM New York, NY

The Paradox of Rights: Sunaina Maira and A. Naomi Paik

Called “meticulous” by Paul Gilroy, A. Naomi Paik’s (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in US Prison Camps since World War II (UNC Press, 2016) examines the history of US-maintained prison camps and the “rightless” populations that they confine. From the campaign for redress led by Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II to appeals by “enemy combatants” being held at Guantánamo’s Camp Delta, Paik demonstrates how rightless populations protest US state violence. Sunaina Maira’s (University of California,…

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…