The Asian/Pacific/American Institute will host events in April that include a Carnegie Hall Migrations Festival panel focusing on migration and music, a roundtable discussion on fashion and beauty in the current “Asian Century," and a walking tour of 19th-century Chinese American activism in Greenwich Village.

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU

New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute will host events in April that include a Carnegie Hall Migrations Festival panel focusing on migration and music (April 12), a roundtable discussion on fashion and beauty in the current “Asian Century” (April 17), and a walking tour of 19th-century Chinese American activism in Greenwich Village (April 24).

The events are free and open to the public; registration is required at apa.nyu.edu/events or by calling 212.992.9653.

Fri., April 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.-4:00 a.m.
Diasporic Sound: Migration, Resilience, and Remix
NYU’s Silver Center for Arts and Science, 31 Washington Place (at Washington Square East), 1st Floor

After-Party: No Borders
C’mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn

Activist, DJ, and A/P/A Institute at NYU Artist-in-Residence Ushka (Thanushka Yakupitiyage) curates a conversation on the impact that migrations from South Asia, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean have had on the creation of diasporic, border-traversing sounds. Panelists discuss the role of globalization and digital culture in expanding the reach of diasporic music at the same time that many nation states tighten their borders and restrict the flow of migrants. Featuring Ana C. Calle / LaPhDj (University of Texas, Austin), Rekha Malhotra/DJ Rekha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Suzanne Persard (Emory University), and Boima Tucker/Chief Boima (Africa is a Country / INTLBLK).

No Borders, an after-party and fundraiser featuring DJs sets by Ushka, Oscar Nñ‏, Riobamba, Chief Boima, and DJ Rekha and a performance by Lua Preta, follows. All proceeds will go to the Immigrant Defense Project, Families for Freedom, and New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC. $8 in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-borders-tickets-53542854118; $10 at the door.

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. A Carnegie Hall Migrations: The Making of America Festival Program.

Subways to NYU Silver Center: R, W (8th St.); 6 (Astor Pl.); A, C, E, B, D, F, M (West 4th St.)
Subways to C’mon Everybody: A, C (Franklin St.); G (Classon Ave.)

Wed., April 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia
NYU’s Silver Center for Arts and Science, 31 Washington Place (at Washington Square East), 1st Floor

Edited by S. Heijin Lee (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis), Christina H. Moon (Parsons School of Design), and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis), Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia (NYU Press, 2019) considers the role of bodily aesthetics in the shaping of Asian modernities and the formation of the so-called “Asian Century.” The editors participate in a roundtable discussion with contributors Jessamyn Hatcher (NYU Liberal Studies), Minh-Ha T. Pham (Pratt Institute), and Denise Cruz (Columbia University).

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons School of Design; Asian American Feminist Collective; and the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis.

Subways: R, W (8th Street); 6 Astor Place; A, C, E, B, D, F, M (West 4th)

Wed., April 24 and Thurs., April 25, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Fighting Anti-Asian Discrimination in Nineteenth Century Greenwich Village: A Guided Tour
8 Washington Mews, between University Pl. and 5th Ave.

Following the passage of the 1882 Exclusion Acts, thousands of Chinese Americans moved to New York City to escape the increase of racist violence sweeping the nation. Once here, they formed new organizations to defend their rights and assert their interests. While most of this took place in what would become Chinatown, Greenwich Village was also a center for Chinese-American organizing in the late 1800s. Join A/P/A Institute and NYU Visiting Scholar Dylan Yeats for a one-hour, guided tour of sites between Washington Square and Cooper Square, where Chinese-American immigrant-rights activists lived and worked 130 years ago and learn how their victories and defeats continue to resonate today.

A program celebrating the Greenwich Village Historic District 50th Anniversary with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

Subways: R, W (8th Street); 6 Astor Place; A, C, E, B, D, F, M (West 4th)

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