The Asian/Pacific/American Institute will host a reading, performance, and conversation featuring playwright David Henry Hwang, novelist Jessica Hagedorn, musician DJ Rekha, artist Tomie Arai, and poet Regie Cabico (Oct. 13) as well as a one-day symposium exploring the history and identity of the Indigenous peoples of Manhattan (Oct. 29).

Symposium on NYC’s Indigenous History, Plus Readings & Performances at Asian/Pacific/American Institute in Oct.
The Asian/Pacific/American Institute will host a reading, performance, and conversation featuring playwright David Henry Hwang, novelist Jessica Hagedorn, musician DJ Rekha, artist Tomie Arai, and poet Regie Cabico (Oct. 13) as well as a one-day symposium exploring the history and identity of the Indigenous peoples of Manhattan (Oct. 29).

New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute will host a reading, performance, and conversation featuring playwright David Henry Hwang, novelist Jessica Hagedorn, musician DJ Rekha, artist Tomie Arai, and poet Regie Cabico (Oct. 13) as well as a one-day symposium exploring the history and identity of the Indigenous peoples of Manhattan (Oct. 29).

Both events are free and open to the public. To RSVP, please call 212.992.9653 or visit www.apa.nyu.edu/events.

Thurs., Oct. 13, 7-9 p.m.
#APATwenty: An Artist-in-Residence Anniversary Reunion, Part 1
(reading, performance, and discussion)
Location: NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, room 802
Subways: N/R (8th Street), A/C/E/B/D/F/M (West 4th Street), 6 (Astor Place)

This year, the A/P/A Studies Program and A/P/A Institute celebrate 20 years of A/P/A scholarship and community building at NYU. To mark this milestone, they present the first in a series of reunion events featuring former A/P/A Artists-in-Residence (AIR). Tomie Arai (A/P/A AIR 1997-1998), Regie Cabico (A/P/A AIR 2005-2006), Jessica Hagedorn (A/P/A AIR 1998-1999), David Henry Hwang (A/P/A AIR 2000-2001), and DJ Rekha (A/P/A AIR 2006-2007) will offer short presentations on the work of a fellow Artist-in-Residence. Artists will also reflect on their time in residence at NYU and all that followed.
This event is funded, in part, by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Sat. Oct. 29
Manaháhtaan Symposium: Conversations on Lenape Identity
Location:
NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, Room 914, 9:45 a.m.-6 p.m.
Subways: N/R (8th Street), A/C/E/B/D/F/M (West 4th Street), 6 (Astor Place)

The A/P/A Institute hosts a symposium to encourage new conversations on diaspora, identity, and the centering of Lenape and Original peoples in NYC’s past and future. These sessions (including performances and roundtables) will gather Lenape leaders, artists, and scholars in dialogue, acknowledging issues of environmental stewardship and concerns for futurity. 

 

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