- Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
- Venue: Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
UPDATE: Due to unforeseen scheduling issues, this event (originally scheduled for Friday, April 25) has been postponed to Wednesday, May 14 from 5:30-7PM.
Co-presented with the Asian Pacific American Student Collective
From Occupy to BDS to the undocumented immigrant rights movement, we see dedicated student and youth activists at the forefront of a number of important contemporary social movements. Yet, at many institutions, student activists often feel that they operate within a larger sea of student political apathy. In this context, the mass mobilization, cultural production, and multiracial coalition building led by students and young people of color in the 1960s and 70s increasingly serves as inspiration for contemporary student organizers. Within the Asian/Pacific American community, histories of A/PA organizing resonate for students who see the reclamation and continuation of these movements as a means of contesting contemporary issues facing their communities.