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24 March 2020

CANCELED: Nation Rising: Talk Story on Mauna Kea and Hawaiian Resurgence

UPDATE: Due to NYU’s new coronavirus-related measures and restrictions, this event has been canceled. Presented by the NYU Native Studies Forum and A/P/A Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. After more than 120 years of US occupation and 200 years since the declaration of the ‘Ai Noa, which led to the near dissolution of a Hawaiian religious system,…

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24 March 2020

POSTPONED: Queer/Feminist Approaches to Climate Justice: From the Caribbean to the Pacific

UPDATE: Due to NYU’s new coronavirus-related measures and restrictions, this event has been postponed to Tuesday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m. Additional details will be announced in Fall 2020. Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. This panel places in conversation scholars and activists Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua (University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa) and Angelique V. Nixon (University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago) to highlight the interconnections between the…

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26 March 2020

CANCELED: Speaking for the Nation: Ethno-Nationalism, Sectarianism, and the Politics of Diaspora

UPDATE: Due to NYU’s new coronavirus-related measures and restrictions, this event has been canceled. Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the Gallatin Human Rights Initiative, Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, South Asia at NYU, and Rebecca E. Karl (NYU History Department) through funds provided by the Provost’s Office. Curated by Paula Chakravartty and Crystal Parikh. Often driven by militarism and neo-imperial…

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27 March 2020

POSTPONED: Palestine Writes Literature Festival

UPDATE: This event has been postponed. Please visit the festival website for additional updates.   Co-sponsored by the A/P/A Institute at NYU, NYU Department of Cinema Studies, NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU Department of English, NYU Department of Comparative Literature, NYU Department of Performance Studies, NYU Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU American Studies Program, NYU Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Human Rights Initiative, NYU Students for…

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30 March 2020

POSTPONED: The 20th Annual Korematsu Lecture: “The Judiciary, Diversity, and Justice for All” by Judge Edward M. Chen

UPDATE: This event has been postponed, and will be rescheduled in Fall 2020. Presented by NYU Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. The annual Korematsu Lecture provides a forum to address Asian American perspectives on the law and to honor Asian Americans who have substantially contributed to the development of the law while challenging the status quo. This year’s presenter is Judge Edward M. Chen, United States District Judge for the Northern District of…

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24 April 2020

CANCELED: Center for Refugee Poetics

UPDATE: In keeping with the coronavirus-related measures being taken at the university, this event has been canceled. Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Co-sponsored by the University of Connecticut, NYU Center for Multicultural Education & Programs, NYU Program in Creative Writing, and Mekong NYC. Curated by Ocean Vuong, A/P/A Institute at NYU Artist-in-Residence As part of his residency, Ocean Vuong brings the Center for Refugee Poetics to NYU. Vuong explains that…

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23 June 2020

VIRTUAL: 2020 Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange Aotearoa: Ngā Tai o te Ao: Global Tides

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU in collaboration with the School of Art and Design at the Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau (AUT University) and Vā Moana Research Cluster.  The 2020 Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange (GAX) will focus on Aotearoa / New Zealand with two days of virtual gatherings on Tuesday, June 23 and Wednesday, June 24 from 4:45-7:15 p.m. EST / Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25 from 8:45-11:15 a.m. NZT. The 2020 session will continue…

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24 June 2020

VIRTUAL: 2020 Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange Aotearoa: Ngā Tai o te Ao: Global Tides

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU in collaboration with the School of Art and Design at the Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau (AUT University) and Vā Moana Research Cluster.  The 2020 Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange (GAX) will focus on Aotearoa / New Zealand with two days of virtual gatherings on Tuesday, June 23 and Wednesday, June 24 from 4:45-7:15 p.m. EST / Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25 from 8:45-11:15 a.m. NZT. The 2020 session will continue…

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20 October 2020

Queer/Feminist/Indigenous Approaches to Climate Crisis: From the Caribbean to the Pacific

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, NYU Center for the Study of Africa & the African Diaspora, NYU Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture, and the Native Studies Forum. This panel places in conversation scholars and activists Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua (University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa) and Angelique V. Nixon (University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago) to highlight the…

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27 October 2020

Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora

Presented by the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the Center for Black Visual Culture at NYU. Grace Aneiza Ali (NYU Art & Public Policy), editor of Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora (OpenBook Publishers, 2020), is joined by three of the volume’s contributors, artists Maya Mackrandilal and Suchitra Mattai, and writer Maria del Pilar Kaladeen. Multimodal in approach, Liminal Spaces combines memoir, creative non-fiction, poetry, photography, art,…

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29 October 2020

A/P/A Represents

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the Urban Democracy Lab and NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Curated by Crystal Parikh and Janelle Wong. For much of their history, Asian/Pacific Americans have been marginalized in political discourses in the United States and North America, and, when they are visible, they are often cast as “model minorities” or foreign interlopers. The realities of Asian/Pacific/American political engagement have always been more diverse and complex than mainstream…

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11 November 2020

Gendered Caste, Sexualized Race

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and the Centre for Studies of Gender & Sexuality at Ashoka University, New Delhi. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and South Asia at NYU. This webinar marks the inaugural session of a new webinar series, “Theory and Practice: Transnational Conversations on Gender and Sexuality,” which is a collaboration between the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and the Centre for Studies of Gender…

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20 November 2020

Lessons from the South Asian Domestic Worker Movement

UPDATE: Please note, this event, originally scheduled on Friday, November 13, has been rescheduled to Friday, November 20. Presented by the Andolan Archive Project. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Equality Labs, and South Asian American Digital Archive. Since the year 2000, Andolan Organizing South Asian Workers has fought for justice for survivors and workers, always moving in solidarity with other oppressed communities. As we face a global pandemic, rising fascism, and continued sexual violence, learning from the organizing…

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20 November 2020

There Is Still Singing in the Afterlife

Presented by Radix Media. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. This event will celebrate the launch of poet JinJin Xu‘s (MFA Creative Writing Candidate, NYU) debut chapbook, There Is Still Singing in the Afterlife (Radix Media, 2020) with a virtual reading. Xu’s collection of poetry was chosen as one of the winning manuscripts of the debut Own Voices Chapbook Prize. An elegiac illumination of personal and political histories misremembered and censored, There Is Still Singing in the Afterlife is animated by…

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02 December 2020

Colonialism, Sex, Disease

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and the Centre for Studies of Gender & Sexuality at Ashoka University, New Delhi. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and South Asia at NYU. This webinar marks the second session of a new webinar series, Theory and Practice: Transnational Conversations on Gender and Sexuality: a collaboration between the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and the Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality at…

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03 December 2020

On Community Care: Documenting A/P/A Voices During COVID-19 

An A/P/A Voices: Public Memory Project Event Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive, New York Center for Global Asia, NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, and Monument Lab. In Spring 2020, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU developed A/P/A Voices: A COVID-19 Public Memory Project in collaboration with scholars, artists, and organizers Tomie Arai, Lena Sze, Vivian Truong, and Diane Wong and the NYU Tamiment…

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08 December 2020

Saturation: Race, Art, and the Circulation of Value

Presented by the New Museum. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Department of Art and Public Policy at NYU Tisch, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago, and Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago. This event celebrates the launch of Saturation: Race, Art and the Circulation of Value (MIT Press, 2020). Taking cues from this new anthology and highlighting the artistic practices of the panelists, this…

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19 February 2021

Bodies, Sexualities, and the Law

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and Ashoka University Centre for Studies of Gender & Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Any expression of desire and sexuality, in theory and lived experiences, across time and culture, is haunted by the spectre of the law. The laws, supported by the socio-political enforcement of stringent norms, constantly produce bodies and sexualities that become “deviant” and “undesirable.” The most recent manifestations of such laws include one…

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22 February 2021

Mending in Ongoing Crisis: Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Voices and COVID-19

An A/P/A Voices: A COVID-19 Public Memory Project Event. Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC), Nā ‘Ōiwi NYC, NYU Native Studies Forum, NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, and Institute for Public Knowledge.  In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified existing violence, precarity, and insecurity in the US, with disproportionate repercussions for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander (NHPI) peoples. As part of the A/P/A Voices: A COVID-19…

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26 February 2021

Transnational Feminisms & Reimagining Futures in the (Post-)Covid World

Presented by LS NYUWomXn100. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; NYU Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation; NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality; SouthAsia | NYU; and New York Center for Global Asia. What gendered lives are valued and which are made expendable? How can we better understand and appreciate our local and global interdependencies? Join feminist scholars and activists for a series of panels reflecting on our current historical moment. Drawing from contexts across…

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