Author: APA Staff

A/P/A Voices: A COVID-19 Public Memory Project

Recognizing the critical need for documenting the COVID-19 pandemic and the myriad of ways it has and will impact Asian/Pacific American communities in New York City and nationally, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, in collaboration with Tomie Arai, Lena Sze, Vivian Truong, and Diane Wong, has developed the A/P/A Voices: A COVID-19 Public Memory …

On Community Care: Documenting A/P/A Voices During COVID-19

A/P/A Voices: A COVID-19 Public Memory Project aims to document the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Asian/Pacific Americans, and the organizing, mutual aid, and other forms of community care efforts that emerged at the intersection of the resulting public health and economic crises, and a national racial reckoning and movement for Black lives. The …

J-Term 2021 C.V. Starr Fund for A/PA Research Awardee

Congratulations to the J-Term 2021 C.V. Starr Fund for A/PA Research Awardee! Margaret Guzman (undergraduate student, NYU Global Liberal Studies ’21) will direct and edit her documentary thesis film, Live at Gotham: Filipinx Im/migrant Narratives Through Performance. Live at Gotham explores the ways New York City Filipinx communities use performance to articulate racial identity and diasporic …

A/P/A Represents

On Thursday, October 29, 2020, as the momentous 2020 elections drew near, Janelle Wong (University of Maryland, College Park), Grace Choi (NYC Mayor’s Office), Anjali Enjeti (journalist and activist), and Linh Nguyen (strategist and organizer) discussed building multiracial coalitions, forging Asian/Pacific/American outreach strategies, and policy development. Learn more.

Queer/Feminist/Indigenous Approaches to Climate Crisis: From the Caribbean to the Pacific

This panel, hosted by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, places in conversation scholars and activists Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua (University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa) and Angelique V. Nixon (University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago) to highlight the interconnections between the Pacific and the Caribbean through a queer, …

Andolan (Organizing South Asian Workers) (TAM pending)

Andolan (Organizing South Asian Workers) is a non-governmental, membership based group in New York City that organizes and advocates on behalf of South Asian immigrant workers, with particular focus on Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Nepalese, and Sri Lankan workers in the retail, food service, and domestic work industries, many of whom are women. Founded in 1998 …

Summer 2020 C.V. Starr Fund for A/P/A Research Awardees

Congratulations to the Summer 2020 C.V. Starr Fund for A/PA Research Awardees!  Sabeena Singhani is working on a twenty-minute experimental documentary about A/P/A diaspora women and gender non-conforming essential workers in New York City. The film explores the patriarchy and heteronormativity that these workers are subjected to, their migration stories, and the impact of COVID-19 on …