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02 November 2011

“Cultures of Resistance” – Artists On Arts & Activism – Workshop with Artist Sidd Joag

Artist Sidd Joag of freeDimensional will facilitate a workshop on its new region-specific model for providing distress services to artists and culture workers in areas of conflict. Participants will engage with the concept, purpose, structure and outcomes of Regional Triage Teams – network activators designed to advocate for and access resources on behalf of artists facing political repression as a result of their activist work. Co-sponsored by: The Institute for Public Knowledge; Tisch School of the Artsʼ Art & Public Policy…

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22 February 2013

Asian/Pacific/American Leadership Summit (APALS)

Have you ever found a welcoming and lasting community through a culture-themed student club? Have you ever felt excluded from that organization due to a lack of cultural or social identification with the mission and the members of the club? With the ever growing diversity of the student community at NYU, more students are finding it increasingly difficult to join or create a stable community whom they can relate to. While there is a plethora of clubs and organizations on…

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11 April 2014

Radical Archives

Curated by Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh, the 2013-2014 A/P/A Institute at NYU Artists-in-Residence Conference sessions to take place at NYU Cantor Film Center (36 E. 8th Street) and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU (8 Washington Mews). Please see the schedule below for details or the full program at radicalarchives.net. A two-day conferenceorganized around the notion of archiving as a radical practice, by which we mean: archives of radical politics and practices; archives that are radical in form or function; moments…

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06 November 2014

A Haunted Walking Tour

Join the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU’s Center for Multicultural Education and Programs for an exclusive walking tour of the Haunted Files. Experience the recreated Eugenics Record Office and the accompanying installation of eugenics-related propaganda, “The Normal”, which both transport you to the US eugenics era. Access thousands of files, records of correspondence, and thought-provoking images that will leave you pondering how we implicitly define who is “fit.” The tour will be followed by refreshments and a talk-back on…

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06 December 2014

Labor in Abu Dhabi 101: A Cross-Campus Teach-In

Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Center for Media, Culture and History, Department of Anthropology, Department of English, Department of History, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, and South Asia @ NYU. Do you want to know more about labor conditions at NYU Abu Dhabi? What is the history of the sponsorship system that governs migrant workers building and working on the NYUAD campus? What are…

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09 February 2015

Challenging Anti-Black Racism: A Workshop for A/PA Students in NYC

Facilitated by DRUM South Asian Organizing Center and CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities. Hosted by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by A/P/A BRIDGE. Recent killings by police officers of unarmed Black civilians including Yvette Smith (age 47 in Bastrop,Texas on Feb. 16, 2014), Eric Garner (age 43 in Staten Island on July 17, 2014), Mike Brown (age 18 in Ferguson on August 9, 2014), Akai Gurley (age 28 in Brooklyn on Nov. 20, 2014), Tamir Rice (age 12 in Cleveland…

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25 April 2015

The 9th Annual NYCAASC: Critical Mass, Collective Bodies for Action

Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. The New York City Asian American Student Conference (NYCAASC) is a free, all-day, student-run conference, bringing together youth in the metropolitan area and providing a space to discuss racial and sociopolitical matters pertaining Asian/Pacific/America through a series of inspiring and empowering workshops. Conference highlights: + Jeff Chang is this year’s keynote speaker. He is award-winning author of Who We Be: The Colorization of America and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, as well as one…

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02 September 2015

#WikiAPA Edit-a-thon

Presented by the Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Wikimedia NYC. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Join us at the Museum of Modern Art for #WikiAPA, a social evening of Wikipedia editing, dedicated to creating, updating, and improving articles about Asian Pacific American art and artists. Hosted at the Museum of Modern Art library in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Wikimedia NYC, this meetup will focus on unearthing information…

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02 February 2016

Student Workshop: Responding to the Targeting of AMEMSSA Communities

In the years following 9/11, Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian (AMEMSSA) communities were increasingly the targets of hate crimes, employment discrimination, bullying, harassment, and profiling. Recently, hate speech and violence against US-based AMEMSSA communities, individuals, and organizations have once again intensified. Lakshmi Sridaran (Director of National Policy and Advocacy, South Asian Americans Leading Together) leads a workshop for students who identify as Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Sikh, and/or South Asian. Participants are invited to a safer space…

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27 February 2016

Organizing / Filmmaking / Archiving: Films from the Third World Newsreel Archives

Presented by Third World Newsreel and NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program (MIAP). Generous support provided by the NYU Department of Cinema Studies, the Tisch School of the Arts and Dean Allyson Green, New York Women in Film and Television, the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Peace Development Fund. Cosponsored in part by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Institute of African American Affairs, XFR Collective, and AMIA @ NYU.…

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21 March 2016

Jack Gray: Traditional Songs Workshop

The Traditional Songs Workshop supports Indigenous safe-spaces in Mannahatta by creating opportunities to engage with traditional and community practices. Through the power of the voice and collective harmony, this gathering honors Native American and Pacific Islander languages, stories, and world views expressed in song, music, and ritual. This reflective and inclusive program will be facilitated by Jack Gray (Ngati Porou, Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngati Kahungunu), A/P/A Institute at NYU Spring 2016 Artist-in-Residence. RSVP using the form below. Jack Gray (Ngati Porou,…

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27 March 2016

Jack Gray: Exploring Lenapehoking Adventure

An exploration and interactive mapping exercise through the streets of New York with Jack Gray (Ngati Porou, Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngati Kahungunu), A/P/A Institute at NYU Spring 2016 Artist-in-Residence. 10AM: Meet at Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue, at 103rd Street) to view Timescapes (22 min.). 11AM: The Exploring Lenapehoking Adventure Tour sets groups off on a multi-directional, cross-town walk, mapping the past, present, and future of Mannahatta. Meet promptly at the steps at the main…

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04 April 2016

Dances with Wolves: Indigenous Contemporary Dance Masterclasses

Monday, April 4-Friday, April 8, 2016 2-4PM A week-long series of contemporary Indigenous-focused dance masterclasses comes to #MANAhatta and celebrates Lenapehoking as a site of cultural activation. The masterclasses are led by Jack Gray (A/P/A Institute at NYU Artist-in-Residence) and guest professional artists from Alaska (Emily Johnson), Philippines (Sammay Dizon), and Aotearoa (Louise Potiki Bryant, Jasmin Canuel, and Bianca Hyslop). The guest artists will showcase the very latest advancements and developments in contemporary Indigenous dance, and share a range of diverse practices and innovations during each two-hour session. Suitable and…

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08 June 2016

O Hānau Ka Mauna: A Chant & Hula Workshop with Pualani Case

Presented by Nā ʻŌiwi NYC. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and Arts in a Changing America. Nā ʻŌiwi NYC, in collaboration with Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and Arts in a Changing America proudly present a Hawaiian chant and hula workshop by Pualani Case. Pualani Case is a kumu hula, a teacher of Hawaiian chant and dance, who has dedicated her life to the protection and preservation of sacred places like Mauna Kea. She is an integral leader in Pacific island voyaging protocol…

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12 August 2016

We Are Power: Muslim Student Organizing Conference

Hosted by NYU Muslim Student Groups. Cosponsored by the A/P/A Institute at NYU, CAS Upstanders, and Islamic Center at NYU. The Muslim student groups at New York University cordially invite all Muslim university students in the tri-state area to their first ever Muslim Student Organizing Conference. The three-day conference (Friday, August 12-Sunday, August 14) aims to provide Muslim college students with the tools to create meaningful change, and will feature seventeen skill and knowledge-based workshops designed for students to gain  tangible skills and…

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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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08 April 2017

Humanizing Data: Data, Humanities, and the City

Cosponsored by the Urban Democracy Lab, NYU Gallatin, NYU Shanghai Center for Data Science and Analytics, Institute for Public Knowledge, and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. This day long symposium examines how we can use data and digital strategies to enhance and disrupt the kinds of research questions, methods, and narratives that define the humanities. It also complicates the role of the urban university in a global “city state” such as New York, where the boundaries between university and city are…

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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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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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