ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM SPRING 2016
FEBRUARY 17, 2016: OUR FOURTH (!) ANNUAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN (APA) COMMUNITY FAIR
NEW YORK CITY IS TODAY HOME TO THE NATION'S LARGEST URBAN APA POPULATION. COME MEET COMMUNITY LEADERS WHO ARE ORGANIZING AND ADVOCATING FOR THE DIVERSE COMMUNITIES OF ASIAN AMERICAN NEW YORK. REPRESENTATIVES FROM A CROSS-SECTION OF ORGANIZATIONS - FOCUSED ON HOUSING, LABOR, EDUCATION, YOUTH, CIVIL LIBERTIES, IMMIGRATION, AND MORE - WILL BE TABLING IN THE THIRD FLOOR LOBBY OF HUNTER WEST FROM 11-2. COME MEET THESE COMMUNITY LEADERS AND LEARN MORE ABOUT MEANINGFUL INTERNSHIP AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES WORKING ON ISSUES YOU CARE DEEPLY ABOUT BUT DIDN'T KNOW YOU COULD MAKE A CAREER OUT OF!
GET INVOLVED WITH THE ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM AT HUNTER!
TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE AASP AND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ON- AND OFF-CAMPUS ACTIVITIES RELATED TO ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES IN NEW YORK, PLEASE EMAIL THE AASP COLLEGE ASSISTANT KEVIN PARK TO FIND OUT MORE!
NEW ONLINE COURSE OFFERINGS!
ASIAN 210 NOW AVAILABLE IN BOTH ONLINE-ONLY AND IN PERSON SECTIONS! NOTE THAT ONLINE-ONLY SECTIONS ARE LISTED AS 'TBA' IN CUNYFIRST: CLICK ON THE COURSE AND YOU WILL SEE THAT IT'S ONLINE-ONLY!
ABOUT THE AASP, THE HUNTER CORE, AND CUNYFIRST
All currently offered AASP courses satisfy the GER Pluralism & Diversity requirement as well as the new College Option that is part of Pathways. However, for students looking at the Schedule of Classes on CUNYfirst, there will be no mention of Pluralism & Diversity: courses will say that they satisfy either "College Option" or "Regular Liberal Arts." If you were an incoming student in Fall '13, you take courses under the so-called Hunter Core, but if you entered Hunter before fall '13, you still need to satisfy the old P&D that's part of the GER. All currently offered AASP courses will meet at least one of those requirements, so please visit our course listings OR email AASP Director Jennifer Hayashida for more information.
We know: it's confusing, so if you have questions, just email the AASP Program Director!
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR TURNING OUT FOR OUR GREAT EVENTS!
A SAMPLING OF 2014-2016 PROGRAMS:
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
THE COLOR OF CITIZENSHIP: LEGACIES OF JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT FROM WWII TO STOP & FRISK, A DAY-LONG CONFERENCE AT THE ROOSEVELT HOUSE PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE AT HUNTER COLLEGE
CONFERENCE PROGRAM & RSVP: http://www.roosevelthouse.hunter.cuny.edu/events/color-citizenship-tracing-legacies-japanese-internment-wwii-stop-frisk/
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014
SECOND ANNUAL APA COMMUNITY FAIR AT HUNTER COLLEGE!
The fair will consist of tabling by local APA community groups and will feature performances on the third floor of the Hunter West building. For those of you who have been to Hunter, it is the large lobby area outside the student cafeteria, a thoroughfare that gets a lot of visibility and foot traffic when classes are in session. Please note that we are inviting a smaller number of groups this year in order to ensure that everyone gets equal visibility and access to students.
Students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to join us for this FREE event, to learn more about the links between the Hunter AASP curriculum and to celebrate the work of our fantastic students and community-based partners. Last year's fair made a big impact at Hunter, bringing new students to our program AND bringing Hunter students to APA organizations!
MAY 14-18, 2014: NY Premiere of NO-NO BOY @ PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE!
Adapted from the groundbreaking novel by John Okada, NO-NO BOY follows draft resister Ichiro Yamada as he returns to Seattle following his release from prison. Ken Narasaki’s vivid adaptation depicts Ichiro’s search for resolution among family, friends, and a community in transition following the resettlement of Japanese Americans on the West Coast after the war. Written by Ken Narasaki; directed by Ron Nakahara.
DECEMBER 5 - MARCH 23: "SERVE THE PEOPLE: THE ASIAN AMERICAN MOVEMENT IN NEW YORK" @ INTERFERENCE ARCHIVE, BROOKLYN
Serve the People: The Asian American Movement in New York charts a history of Asian American activism, organizing, and cultural production in the 1970s, the first exhibition to focus on New York as a center of this national phenomenon. Through posters, leaflets, newspapers, film, and music, Serve the People shows how Asian American identity was shaped by reclaimed histories, revolutionary politics, feminist awareness, third worldism, and community organizing. The culture created by young activists and artists in the movement embodied their ideals, speaking to the excitement and urgency of the time. Curated by Ryan Wong.
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