Reclaiming the Past and Rallying the Present: An A/PA Activism Installation
- Organizer: A/P/A Bridge
- Venue: Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
Presented & Curated by NYU A/P/A BRIDGE. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
Thursday, April 20, 6pm – 8pm
Friday, April 21, 11am – 7pm
CALL-A-THON: In support of Hunter College’s Asian American Studies Program
Friday, April 21, 1pm – 3pm
A/P/A BRIDGE explores the past and present of Asian/Pacific American student activism with Reclaiming the Past and Rallying the Present: An A/PA Activism Installation, on view at 8 Washington Mews from Thursday, April 20 – Friday, April 21.
Inspired by movements advocating for sanctuary campuses and Asian/Pacific American Studies programs at universities across the country, the installation focuses on the history and current state of A/PA student activism. We hope it provides a constructive space for community members to come together and consider student perspectives in the fight for social justice, and reflect on historical examples that can provide guidance in our current movement. The installation features student-created flyers, posters, and photographs from NYU archives, including The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, The Fales Library & Special Collections, and New York University Archives. Artwork by current students will also be featured.
Image: Northwestern students stage a hunger strike in April 1995 to demand an Asian American studies program.