Upcoming Events

08 December 2022

A/P/A Reads: Poetry by William Nuʻutupu Giles

REGISTER (event now on Zoom!)   For its December meeting, A/P/A Reads will discuss the spoken word poetry of William Nuʻutupu Giles, an afakasi Samoan writer and arts educator from Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Giles’s poems dig for the political seeds in personal stories. Their work connects contemporary poetry with the oral traditions of Polynesian genealogy and crosses oceans of immigrant identity, colonization, representation, and masculinity. Attendees are encouraged to listen to selections of Giles’s poetry before the meeting.   Launched in…

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09 December 2022

Thermal Sovereignties: Hiʻilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart

Presented by the NYU Department of Nutrition and Food Studies’s Feast and Famine Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. REGISTRATION REQUIRED How can a thermal analysis of Indigenous dispossession help us envision decolonial futures beyond the artificial cold? Across two centuries of Western presence in Hawaiʻi, freezing and refrigeration technology facilitated the integration of the Islands into a complex global food system that functions, in large part, on the manipulation of temperature in order to keep foods…

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09 December 2022

Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion: Conversation & Celebration

Co-presented by Asian American Writers’ Workshop and the Strand. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and South Asian Womxn’s Creative Collective. TICKETS Bushra Rehman discusses her new novel Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion (Flatiron Books, 2022) with Rajiv Mohabir author of Antiman: A Hybrid Memoir (Restless Books, 2021). Punctuated by both joy and loss, full of ’80s music and beloved novels, Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion is an unforgettable story about female friendship and queer desire in a Pakistani American community in Queens. DJ…

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