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Dreaming Our Futures: A Transnational Asian Feminisms Gathering

Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Asian American Feminist Collective, Bangladeshi Feminist Collective, Chinese Feminist Collective, and GABRIELA-NY.

Join the Asian American Feminist Collective, Bangladeshi Feminist Collective, Chinese Feminist Collective, and GABRIELA-NY for a gathering at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, where We Imagine Sanctuary, created by Jess X. Snow and Ushka (Thanushka Yakupitiyage) is on view. The mural and sound installation, which was created in collaboration with NYU students, articulates migrant, queer, diasporic, and Indigenous ideas of sanctuary.

This gathering will offer an opportunity to meet organizers, leaders, artists, and activists from different NYC-based collectives, and hear from collectives doing transnational movement work. Collectives will share their political visions and goals for the coming year and also discuss context-specific challenges and lessons from movement building.


Note on accessibility: This venue has an elevator and is accessible for wheelchair users. Restrooms are single-stall, and all gender. If you need any accommodations, please email aafcollective@gmail.com.


The Asian American Feminist Collective (AAFC) engages intersectional feminist politics grounded within our communities, including those whose backgrounds encompass East, Southeast, and South Asian, Pacific Islander, multi-ethnic and diasporic Asian identities. The collective seeks to foster dialogue that explores the intersections of Asian/American identity with issues of social justice in order to build towards collective liberation. They continue to interrogate and define the Asian American feminist movement through media-making, event curation, and digital storytelling.

Naree O Shongothok (Bangladeshi Feminist Collective) is a space for thinking, learning, organizing, and building Bangladeshi feminist knowledge and relationships in the diaspora. The Bangladeshi Feminist Collective exists to create space and critical dialogue centering Bangladeshi feminist movements past and present, responsive cultural and political organizing pertaining to the diaspora and transnationally, and working-class memories of survival and revolution. We do these by organizing interdisciplinary, intergenerational trainings, events, informal hangouts, and book clubs challenging the heteronormative history and ideas previously written for us.We are a collective of Bangladeshi women, queer, femme, and non-binary artists, social-service providers, lawyers, and organizers. Follow our work on Facebook. Write to us at bangladeshifeminist@gmail.com.

The Chinese Feminist Collective (CFC) is a non-profit organization created in response to the 2015 “Feminist Five” incident. Veteran Chinese feminists realized it was necessary to establish an overseas group to support China’s domestic feminist activists. CFC maintains a close relationship to feminist groups based in mainland China and works to bring over their actions to the North American community. CFC implements a transnational approach in its advocacy as well as strives to bring the knowledge and lessons learned from China’s feminist movement to the English-speaking world.

GABRIELA New York is a mass-based women’s organization serving New York City and its surrounding areas. We connect the Filipino diaspora to the women’s struggle in the Philippines. We are women of Philippine descent, including those who are migrants, immigrants and US-born. We recognize Filipino women of mixed heritage and adoptees. GABRIELA New York is a LGBTQIGNC-friendly organization that is inclusive of transgender people of Philippine descent. We are a proud member of GABRIELA-USA, the first overseas chapter of GABRIELA Philippines and BAYAN-USA, an alliance of progressive Filipino groups in the US.



Organizer: Asian American Feminist Collective
Venue: Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Add to Calendar 03/13/2019 06:00 PM 03/13/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Dreaming Our Futures: A Transnational Asian Feminisms Gathering More detail: https://apa.nyu.edu/event/dreaming-our-futures-a-transnational-asian-feminisms-gathering/ Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, New York, NY, 10003