The Asian/Pacific/American Institute presents a journal issue launch commemorating 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War (Nov. 11) and talks by anti-violence activists and artists (Nov. 13).
New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute presents a journal issue launch commemorating 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War (Nov. 11) and talks by anti-violence activists and artists (Nov. 13).
Both events are free and open to the public. To RSVP, please call 212.992.9653 or visit www.apa.nyu.edu/events. Subways: N/R (8th Street), A/C/E/B/D/F/M (W. 4th St.).
Wed., Nov. 11, 7-9 p.m.
“(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War: An Asian American Literary Review Special Issue” (journal launch and reception)
Location: 8 Washington Mews (below 8th Street, between University Place and Fifth Avenue)
This year marks 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War, which claimed the lives of over four million Southeast Asians and more than 58,000 U.S. military personnel while creating millions of refugees. (Re)Collecting the Vietnam War co-editor Cathy J. Schlund-Vials (University of Connecticut Departments of English and Asian and Asian American Studies) and contributors Anida Yoeu Ali (performance artist, Studio Revolt), Viet Thanh Nguyen (The Sympathizer), Monique Truong (Bitter in the Mouth), Thuy Linh Tu (NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis), and Ocean Vuong (Night Sky With Exit Wounds) present their selections from the issue.
Co-presented by the A/P/A Institute at NYU, GAPIMNY, and NYU Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Cosponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program and NYU Vietnamese Students Association.
Fri., Nov. 13, 7-9 p.m.
“To the Streets” (activist and artist talks)
Location: NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South (Thompson Street and LaGuardia Place), Room 804/805
Thenmozhi Soundararajan and the Dalit Women’s Self-Respect Movement present on the 2014 Dalit Women’s Self-Determination March—a four-month long march, which traversed hundreds of miles and multiple Indian states, to demand an end to caste-based violence. Shaktii, a member of the Audre Lorde Project’s TransJustice project, speaks about the organization’s annual Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice. Writer, researcher, and activist Soniya Munshi (INCITE! National Collective and CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College) moderates.
Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs.