Category: Videos

Mele Kiaʻi Mauna: Where Creativity and Community Commitment Collide

On April 16, 2021, we were honored to host Pua Case, Hāwane Rios, Kapulei Flores, Punahele Kutzen, ‘Ihilani Lasconia, Zachary Lum, Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio, and Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio for Mele Kiaʻi Mauna: Where Creativity and Community Commitment Collide. Learn more.

Experiments in Skin: Race and Beauty in the Shadows of Vietnam

Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu’s (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis) Experiments in Skin: Race and Beauty in the Shadows of Vietnam (Duke University Press, 2021) examines the afterlife of the Vietnam War, and its continued impact on our understanding of race and beauty. After a presentation from Tu, Anne Cheng (Princeton University), Avery Gordon (Emerita, University of California Santa Barbara), …

Anti-Asian Violence: A Check-in for the Asian American NYU Community

On Friday, March 26, 2021, NYU faculty and students working in the field of Asian/Pacific/American Studies reflected, contextualized, and processed the rising anti-Asian racism and violence made most visible by the previous week’s murders in Georgia. Featuring remarks from Jess X. Snow, Minju Bae, Paula Chakravartty, Johanna Dong, Cynthia Gao, S. Heijin Lee, Monica Kim, …

SKIRBALL TV: Ai-jen Poo in conversation with Alina Das

As part of SKIRBALL TV, we welcomed Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, in conversation with Alina Das (NYU School of Law), immigrant rights lawyer on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. This program was originally scheduled to be a lecture, but the program format shifted when news of the fatal shootings in …

Mending in Ongoing Crisis: Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Voices and COVID-19

  In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified existing violence, precarity, and insecurity in the US, with disproportionate repercussions for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander (NHPI) peoples. As part of the A/P/A Voices: A COVID-19 Public Memory Project, NHPI roundtable participants from Tongva territory (Southern California), Hawaiʻi, and Osage territory (Arkansas) shared their experiences …

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 …

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, …

Facing “Comfort Women”: Representations and Reckonings

On February 10, 2020, Facing “Comfort Women”: Representations and Reckonings featured Elizabeth Son (Northwestern University), Emily Jungmin Yoon’s (University of Chicago), and Laura Hyun Yi Kang’s (University of California, Irvine) in conversation to through the representations and circulation of images of so-called “comfort women,” the over 200,000 mostly Korean girls and women forced into sexual labor …

Imperial Entanglements: Permanent Conditions of War in the Pacific

In Sacred Men: Law, Torture, and Retribution in Guam (Duke University Press, 2019) Keith L. Camacho (University of California, Los Angeles) demonstrates how the 1944 and 1948 US Navy tribunals in Guam used and justified imprisonment, torture, murder, and exiling of accused Japanese and Chamorro war criminals in order to institute a new American political …