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

Zarina (2017-18)

Zarina was born in Aligarh, India in 1937 and currently lives and works in New York. Her work is defined by her adherence to the personal and the essential. While it tends towards minimalism, its starkness is tempered by both texture and materiality. Her art poignantly chronicles her life, and recurring themes include home, displacement, … Continue reading “Zarina (2017-18)”

No Bans on Stolen Lands

This was the third teach-in organized by the NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective. Tying the #NoDAPL movement with opposition against the Muslim/Immigrant/Refugee Ban, speakers were interested in linking these struggles to talk about a major intersection of US empire. This teach-in took place on April 21, 2017. Learn more here.

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 … Continue reading “Loss and Resilience: Film and Commentary on The Syrian Refugee Crisis”

EVENT CANCELLED: The Language of War

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU has cancelled its Friday, April 29 4-6PM event “The Language of War” and will not be participating in the Literary Mews festival, the NYU mini-festival which falls under the PEN World Voices Festival umbrella.   Photo of Solmaz Sharif (left) by Arash Saedinia.

ADAMA: Screening and Panel

Cosponsored by A/P/A BRIDGE, the NYU Muslim Students Association, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and NYU Muslim Law Students Association. This documentary uses intimate vérité footage to follow the story of Adama Bah, a Muslim teenager in New York City suspected of being a “potential” suicide bomber, and her desperate efforts to keep her family from … Continue readingADAMA: Screening and Panel”

Re(Collecting) the Vietnam War

(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War, a special issue of The Asian American Literary Review, asks artists, writers, and thinkers to contemplate the lasting legacies of the Vietnam War / American War for Southeast Asian diasporic communities. On November 11, 2015, coeditor Cathy J. Schlund-Vials (University of Connecticut Departments of English and Asian and Asian American Studies) … Continue reading “Re(Collecting) the Vietnam War”

(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War: An Asian American Literary Review Special Issue

This event is full and registration has closed. Walk-ins will be seated as capacity allows. This year marks 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War, which claimed the lives of over four million Southeast Asians across Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and created millions of refugees. What, in this moment of commemoration and reflection, … Continue reading “(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War: An Asian American Literary Review Special Issue”

The Body Vietnam with Lan Cao and Paul Tran

Presented by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Vietnamese Students Association. The body carries memory, trauma, war, escape, repression. To excavate it is a political act. Lan Cao‘s new novel, The Lotus and the Storm, pulls the viewer back and forth between contemporary America and the war in … Continue reading “The Body Vietnam with Lan Cao and Paul Tran”

Workshop on Infrastructures of Empire: Mediated Activism and (Counter) Revolutions

Co-presented by the Social Science Research Council, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and South Asia @ NYU Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Department of Media, Culture and Communication, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, and Center for Media, Culture and History. Documentary screenings (open to the public): Friday, April 25, … Continue reading “Workshop on Infrastructures of Empire: Mediated Activism and (Counter) Revolutions”