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16 February 2017

Asian American Media Activism: Addressing Culture, Citizenship, and Coloniality

Presented by the NYU Department of Media, Culture and Communication. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs. This panel brings together Asian American activists, scholars, and media practitioners to critically examine ways we negotiate popular media as spaces for activism and resistance, as well as spaces to negotiate concepts of ‘belonging.’ How might our media activism begin working beyond narrowly defined visions of border and diaspora to create stronger collaborative movements and build solidarity within and beyond our multiple communities? Speakers: Lori Kido Lopez, University of Wisconsin-Madison…

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17 February 2017

What Now? Media Strategies Towards Solidarity

A companion workshop to Asian American Media Activism: Addressing Culture, Citizenship, and Coloniality with Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Christina Xu, and Mark Tseng Putterman In addressing the implications of the current U.S. administration on our political and material conditions, this workshop focuses on the convergence between media activism and practices of solidarity within Asian/Asian American and Pacific communities and across other communities of color. The goal of this interactive skill-sharing and community building workshop is to collectively commit to tangible, achievable, and…

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22 February 2017

Serve the People: Karen Ishizuka, Akemi Kochiyama, and Amy Weng

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Cosponsored by Verso Books. We are honored to host an intergenerational program on movement building, activism, and interracial solidarity to consider how we might look to the past to strategize in our current moment. Karen Ishizuka‘s Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties (Verso, 2016) draws on interviews with organizers and activists, agitators and artists of the Asian American movement to tell the story of the 1960s and 1970s, and…

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21 March 2017

Vincent Who?

Presented by the Asian Pacific American Coalition and Korean American Civic Empowerment. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. The killing of Vincent Chin is often cited as a rallying point for Asian Americans, but how many people know who Chin was and what happened to him? Vincent Who? explores the legacy of Vincent Chin’s 1982 murder, and the community organizing and mobilization that resulted, through interviews with the key players from the time, and the voices of a new generation of activists…

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30 March 2017

The Best We Could Do: Thi Bui & Thuy Linh Tu

Cosponsored by Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Department of Art and Art Professions. “Thi Bui’s stark, compelling memoir is about an ordinary family, but her story delivers the painful truth that most Vietnamese of the 20th century know in an utterly personal fashion—that history is found in the marrow of one’s bones, ready to be passed on through blood, through generations, through feelings. A book to break your heart and heal it.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist…

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11 April 2017

Asian American Feminist Organizing in New York City

Copresented by NAPAWF*New York City and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU Cosponsored by A/P/A BRIDGE What does intersectional feminist organizing in Asian American communities look like in practice? How can Asian American feminists build a truly inclusive movement? Join us for the third installment of NAPAWF*NYC’s Asian American Feminism series, where you will hear from several leading Asian American feminist organizers who are currently engaged in long term struggles for social justice in areas such as immigrant and refugee rights, affordable housing,…

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20 April 2017

Reclaiming the Past and Rallying the Present: An A/PA Activism Installation

Presented & Curated by NYU A/P/A BRIDGE. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, April 20, 6pm – 8pm ON VIEW 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…

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20 April 2017

Science & Climate Change: A Series of Events in Celebration of the Marches

Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the Center for Earth Ethics. The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the Climate Working Group have partnered with Dupont Underground to curate a series of events leading up to the March for Science on Washington (April 22) and The People’s Climate Change March (April 29). The full schedule is available here. Thursday, April 20, 7pm – 9:30pm: [Gearing Up] Poetry X Posters Featuring: Jane Hirshfield, Kate Daniels, Jennifer Chang, and Sarah Browning. NYC’s…

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21 April 2017

No Bans on Stolen Lands: A #NODAPL Teach-in for Standing Rock & Muslim/Immigrant/Refugee Bans

Organized by the NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective. Cosponsored by the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU Native American and Indigenous Students’ Group, Native Studies Forum, and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Please join us for the third teach-in organized by the NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective titled, “No Bans on Stolen Lands.” Tying the #NoDAPL movement with opposition against the Muslim/Immigrant/Refugee Ban, we are interested in linking these struggles to talk about a major intersection of…

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25 April 2017

Standing Rock & the Seventh Generation: An Economics for Us All

Update: Registration is now closed. Walk-in guests will be seated as capacity allows.   An Albert Gallatin Lecture with Winona LaDuke Presenters: The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the Gallatin School of Individualized Study Hosts: NYU Native American and Indigenous Students’ Group, American Indian Community House, and American Indian Law Alliance The essence of the problem is about consumption, recognizing that a society that consumes one third of the world’s resources is unsustainable. This level of consumption requires constant intervention…

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27 April 2017

Screening: Mele Murals

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, Columbia University Pacific Climate Circuits Working Group, Nā ʻŌiwi NYC, and Hālāwai. Mele Murals is a documentary about the transformative power of art. At the center of this story are renowned graffiti artists Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime), and a group of Native Hawaiian youth in the rural community of Waimea, Hawaiʻi. Together they…

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29 April 2017

REALITIES: The Eleventh Annual New York City Asian American Student Conference (NYCAASC)

A day-long conference organized by students, for students featuring panels, performances, and workshops. NYCAASC seeks to empower and inspire NYC students around Asian/Pacific Islander American issues. Featuring Allan Punzalan Isaac (Rutgers University), Jennifer Hayashida (Hunter College), Melissa Phruksachart (NYU), Dean Saranillio (NYU), and others. REGISTRATION

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30 April 2017

Asian American Feminism x Mental Health and Wellness

Presented by the NAPAWF*NYC Community and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU   Asian American Feminism x Mental Health and Wellness Sunday, April 30, 1pm – 3pm at 8 Washington Mews This interactive installation exploring mental health and wellness from an Asian American feminist perspective features materials from The Asian American Literary Review‘s Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health, a “mental health toolkit” containing a dynamic mix of writing, visual art, and interactive mini-projects. The task…

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13 May 2017

NYU Asian Pacific Islander Desi / American (APID/A) Graduation Ceremony 2017

Hosted by the NYU Division of Student Affairs and the NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. We are proud to cosponsor NYU’s second annual Asian Pacific Islander Desi / American (APID/A) Graduation Ceremony and to honor all graduating undergraduate and graduate students who identify as part of the Asian, Pacific Islander, and/or Desi Diaspora. The NYU Division of Student Affairs and the NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs welcome students across…

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22 June 2017

Love and Korean Democracy with Jimin Han, Yoojin Grace Wuertz, & E. Tammy Kim

Presented by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Co-sponsored by Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, The Center for Fiction, The Center for Korean Research, NYU Creative Writing Program, and Nodutol. Jimin Han ( A Small Revolution, 2017) and Yoojin Grace Wuertz (Everything Belongs to US, 2017) read from their new novels, which interrogate 1970s and 1980s Korean politics. Both books follow university students, whether in the US and in Seoul, as they fall in love, build friendships, and understand how they relate…

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13 July 2017

Basement Bhangra Unplugged

  In 1997, DJ Rekha (Rekha Malhotra), brought  her love of bhangra and hip-hop to the New York City party scene and launched Basement Bhangra at SOBs. One of the longest-running club nights, Basement Bhangra has provided the soundtrack for a generation of diasporic South Asians, and created a progressive, inclusive nightlife experience for the past two decades. On Thursday, July 13, just weeks before Basement Bhangra’s last hurrah, we celebrate the party’s twenty-year legacy, and the communities, life-long friendships,…

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01 September 2017

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Welcome Social

Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Before the Fall semester begins, join us for the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Welcome Social. Incoming and returning students will have a chance to meet each other, and learn about campus resources and centers (including the A/P/A Institute, A/P/A BRIDGE, NYU Center for Multicultural Education & Programs, and Department of Social & Cultural Analysis) and opportunities to join social and advocacy organizations serving APIDA populations at NYU and in NYC. Refreshments…

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08 September 2017

Refugee Requiem: Bao Phi, Patrick Rosal, and Sokunthary Svay

Presented by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Poets Patrick Rosal, Bao Phi, and Sokunthary Svay confront nationalist mythology with lyrical odes about the United States we struggle against, and the one being built through struggle. Patrick Rosal—who the Academy of American Poets honored for writing the best book of poetry of the year—uncovers forgotten multi-racial histories through his family’s journey from the Philippines to Brooklyn. Bao Phi and Sokunthary Svay trace their respective arrivals as refugees to…

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08 October 2017

Indigenous Peoples Celebration: Re-Thinking Columbus Day

Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. The Indigenous Peoples Celebration of New York City presents its third annual gathering on Randall’s Island. Featuring Indigenous performers and speakers, the event will honor and celebrate the Indigenous peoples of this country, including the Water Warriors of Standing Rock and Split Rock, and the Water is Life movement. The Indigenous Peoples Celebration is organized in support of and to highlight the current national movement to rethink holidays and monuments which honor historical…

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17 November 2017

All the Weight of our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism

Presented by the NYU Council for the Study of Disability. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Department of Anthropology, NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. A lecture by Lydia X. Z. Brown in celebration of the new anthology, All the Weight of our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism. Lydia X. Z. Brown (Visiting Lecturer at Tufts University) is a gender/queer and transracially/transnationally adopted East Asian autistic activist, writer, and…

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