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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 , Free

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…

Jun. 30 2017 4:00 PM New York, NY

Fatal Love: Where Are We Now?

Presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Hosted by Asia Society and the Queens Museum of Art. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Fatal Love: Where Are We Now? is a three-day convening of established and mid-career South Asian American artists, academics, and curators in conjunction with Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora. This symposium examines contemporary art production by artists, academics, and curators in the South Asian American diaspora. Although South Asian Americans have had…

Jul. 13 2017 6:00 PM New York, NY Free

Basement Bhangra Unplugged

  In 1997, DJ Rekha (Rekha Malhotra), brought  her love of bhangra and hip-hop to the New York City party scene and launched Basement Bhangra at SOBs. One of the longest-running club nights, Basement Bhangra has provided the soundtrack for a generation of diasporic South Asians, and created a progressive, inclusive nightlife experience for the past two decades. On Thursday, July 13, just weeks before Basement Bhangra’s last hurrah, we celebrate the party’s twenty-year legacy, and the communities, life-long friendships,…

Sep. 1 2017 2:00 PM New York,

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Welcome Social

Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Before the Fall semester begins, join us for the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Welcome Social. Incoming and returning students will have a chance to meet each other, and learn about campus resources and centers (including the A/P/A Institute, A/P/A BRIDGE, NYU Center for Multicultural Education & Programs, and Department of Social & Cultural Analysis) and opportunities to join social and advocacy organizations serving APIDA populations at NYU and in NYC. Refreshments…

Sep. 8 2017 7:00 PM ,

Refugee Requiem: Bao Phi, Patrick Rosal, and Sokunthary Svay

Presented by the Asian American Writers' Workshop. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Poets Patrick Rosal, Bao Phi, and Sokunthary Svay confront nationalist mythology with lyrical odes about the United States we struggle against, and the one being built through struggle. Patrick Rosal—who the Academy of American Poets honored for writing the best book of poetry of the year—uncovers forgotten multi-racial histories through his family’s journey from the Philippines to Brooklyn. Bao Phi and Sokunthary Svay trace their respective arrivals as refugees to…

Sep. 14 2017 New York ,

The Gallatin Climate Change Initiative: A Conference

Presented by the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. When it comes to climate change, the work of scientists is conclusive: in the past half-century, that work has produced a widely accepted consensus that the planet is warming and that humans are responsible. Though scientists must continue to monitor the amount of warming and to track its effects, climate change is a complex problem whose unfolding will reach beyond such analysis. Recognizing this,…

Oct. 5 2017 6:30 PM New York, NY Free

Zarina: Dark Roads, Opening Reception & Artist-in-Residence Welcome

On Thursday, October 5, join us in welcoming Zarina Hashmi, 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence, to the A/P/A Institute at NYU with the opening of Zarina: Dark Roads.  The exhibition presents selected works of prints and sculpture across the expanse of three decades by the artist, and marks the 70th anniversary of the 1947 Partition of India, which resulted in one of the largest forced migrations in the history of the world. The grave and lasting impacts of war, colonialism, and division are at the center of Zarina’s…

Oct. 8 2017 New York, NY

Indigenous Peoples Celebration: Re-Thinking Columbus Day

Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. The Indigenous Peoples Celebration of New York City presents its third annual gathering on Randall's Island. Featuring Indigenous performers and speakers, the event will honor and celebrate the Indigenous peoples of this country, including the Water Warriors of Standing Rock and Split Rock, and the Water is Life movement. The Indigenous Peoples Celebration is organized in support of and to highlight the current national movement to rethink holidays and monuments which honor historical…

Oct. 10 2017 6:00 PM New York, NY

Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series: Sama Alshaibi, “Unchain My Feet”

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Sama Alshaibi, Photography/Video Art, University of Arizona This talk explores the intersections of contemporary migration crises through a selection of Alshaibi’s work. The lecture is informed by Alshaibi’s own biography and considers the impact of socio-political conditions on individuals under threat of the state or statelessness. These forces are contextualized when resources and land, mobility, political agency, and self-affirmation are compromised.…

Oct. 18 2017 6:30 PM New York, NY Free

Queering Contemporary Asian American Art: Laura Kina, Jan Christian Bernabe, Greyson Hong, Kyoo Lee, Zavé Martohardjono, and Saya Woolfalk

UPDATE: The event has reached full capacity, and we are not currently accepting RSVPs. Should additional tickets become available, they will be released via the Eventbrite form below. There is no waitlist or overflow room, but we will seat walk-in guests as capacity allows. The event will also be livestreamed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DpVna_icdY Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Cosponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Queering Contemporary Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2017), edited…

Oct. 23 2017 12:00 PM New York, NY

How the Marcos Dictatorship Made Duterte Happen: Human Rights in the Philippines

Presented by the Gallatin Human Rights Initiative. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. “Just at the moment when the collective memory of Marcos’s brutality was fading and his partisans were recasting his martial law regime as a bold developmental initiative, Raissa Robles has delivered a powerful corrective. After years of rigorous research, she carefully documents the regime’s orgy of corruption and recovers persuasive eyewitness testimony to its tortures from both the perpetrators and their victims. More than any other…

Oct. 26 2017 6:30 PM ,

Domestic Violence: Intersections, Awareness, & Creating Communities of Care

Presented by Sakhi for South Asian Women. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Organized in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, this panel places the issue of domestic violence within broader cultural conversations about patriarchy, sexuality, autonomy, and community accountability. How can we create systems of community accountability? What do these activists and advocates wish more people knew about domestic violence and survivorship? What are key ways we can work to support survivors and break the silence around these…

Oct. 28 2017 1:00 PM New York, NY

Indigenous Food Sovereignty Gathering

Sponsored by the NYU Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and Native Studies Forum.   Co-convened and co-facilitated by Angelo Baca and Alex Jimerson with support from Hi‘ilei Hobart.  In 2007, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples focused, in part, on guidelines stating that human rights to food is comprised of culturally specific components–that the “cultural acceptability of food is an element of the normative content of the right to food, and…

Nov. 1 2017 6:00 PM New York , NY Free

Panel on Zarina: Dark Roads

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. On the occasion of the exhibition Zarina: Dark Roads, we present a panel discussion on the life and work of the prolific Zarina Hashmi, the 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Zarina: Dark Roads presents selected works of prints and sculpture across the expanse of three decades, and marks the 70th anniversary of the 1947 Partition of India, which resulted in one of the…

Nov. 9 2017 6:30 PM New York, NY

Who Killed Vincent Chin? Screening & Discussion

UPDATE: Please note the new location below. Presented by the NYU Silver Asian Pacific Islander/ American Social Work Students for Change. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Join NYU Silver's API/A Social Work Students for Change for a screening of Who Killed Vincent Chin? A discussion examining the history and relevance of Chin's story with the film's creator Christine Choy and civil rights lawyer Elizabeth OuYang will follow. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the film will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.…

Nov. 11 2017 11:00 AM New York,

Flushing Food Tour: Food, Identity, & Immigrant Communities

Organized by the NYU Asian Pacific American Coalition and CUNY Asian American/Asian Research Institute. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. The NYU Asian Pacific American Coalition hosts a walking food tour of Flushing, Queens—a vibrant neighborhood rich with history that is home to a diverse community of immigrants. Attendees will meet in the lobby of Palladium and take the subway together to Flushing, where they'll have lunch at Jade Asian Restaurant and then dessert, boba, and other snacks along…