AAARI 11th Annual Gala

Gala

The countdown continues, the Asian American / Asian Research Institute’s 11th Annual Gala is just 37 days away! Please join us on Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 6:30PM to 10PM, at Jing Fong Restaurant, 20 Elizabeth Street, in Manhattan’s Chinatown, as we celebrate AAARI’s achievements over the past year and honor our awardees for their leadership, distinguished success, and commitment to the Asian American community.

RSVP Deadline: November 9, 2012
Journal Ad Deadline: October 29, 2012

Gala Ticket Prices
$150 (General) | $85 (AAARI Member/Senior) | $50 (Student)

For details on the gala and the ticket/ad form, please visit www.aaari.info/2012gala.htm

AAARI Friday Night Lecture Series: Hold These Truths

  

Please join the Asian American / Asian Research Institute for a talk on, Hold These Truths: The Gordon Hirabayashi Case, by Jeanne Sakata, on Friday, September 28, 2012, from 6PM to 8PM, at 25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan. This talk is free and open to the general public.

Actor and playwright Jeanne Sakata will share her experiences in researching and writing her solo play HOLD THESE TRUTHS, inspired by the World War II experiences of Gordon Hirabayashi, a Japanese American college student who openly defied and legally challenged government orders to mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast.

Jeanne will speak about what inspired her to write the play, the research and interviews she used as her primary source material, the challenges in writing the play and getting it produced, and its developmental progress since its world premiere in 2007 at the East West Players in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. She will also screen the documentary film, A PERSONAL MATTER, from which she first learned of Gordon Hirabayashi’s story.

HOLD THESE TRUTHS will have its New York premiere with the Epic Theatre Ensemble in October-November 2012.

To RSVP for this talk, please visit www.aaari.info/12-09-28Sakata.htm  

Can’t make it to the talk? Watch the live webcast on our homepage, starting 6:15PM EST. For details on all of AAARI’s upcoming events including our 11th Annual Gala, visit www.aaari.info

9th Annual CUNY Asian American Film Festival

Please join the Asian American / Asian Research Institute for its 9th Annual CUNY Asian American Film Festival, on Friday, May 25, 2012, from 6PM to 8PM, at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. (34th Street), Martin Segal Theatre, Manhattan. This event is free and open to the general public.  

Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival has recognized and awarded $7,200 in cash prizes to over 40 student filmmakers enrolled at the City University of New York, including City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College and the College of Staten Island. At the Festival, we will be screening selected Fiction, Documentary and Experimental films reviewed by our distinguished panel of judges. Following the screening will be an award ceremony and Q&A session with the winning filmmakers.

Winner and runner-up films of the CUNY Asian American Film Festival will also have the exciting opportunity to be screened at the 35th Asian American International Film Festival, organized by Asian CineVision, taking place July 25 to August 5, 2012.

To RSVP for the Festival, visit www.aaari.info/2012aaff.htm.

CUNY Conference on The Power of Place

CUNY Conference on The Power of Place

AAARI presents: Chinese and Native American Connections

Please join the Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI) for a talk on, Chinese and Native American Connections, on Friday, March 23, 2012, from 6PM to 8PM, at 25 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan. This talk is free and open to the general public.

Dr. Wen Jin will provide an analysis of Chinese/American poet-scholars Alex Kuo and Aku Wuwu, with a focus on their poetry, fiction, and critical writings that bring together Native American culture and the cultures of ethnic minorities in contemporary China. Dr. Jin shows the broader implications of the two authors by discussing the ways in which ideas of “ethnicity” and “indigineity” function in Chinese and American contexts and sketching a short history of Chinese-Native American contact in recent decades.

To RSVP for this talk, please e-mail info@aaari.info with your name, phone number, e-mail and zip code, or call our office at 212-869-0182. Please be prepared to show proper ID when entering the building for security purposes. 

AAARI presents: Living In Between: The Chinese in South Africa

Please join the Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI) for a talk on “Living In Between: The Chinese in South Africa,” on Friday, March 16, 2012, from 6PM to 8PM, at 25 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan. This talk is free and open to the general public.

Dr. Yoon Jung Park will discuss Chinese migration to Africa, based on data from the Migration Policy Institute and her current research. Dr. Park will also address: (1) African perceptions of the Chinese in southern Africa (Lesotho, South Africa and Zimbabwe), based on some preliminary survey work and interviews; and (2) mobilizations of anti-Chinese sentiment in southern Africa (same countries above AND Zambia, Namibia and Botswana).

To RSVP call 212-869-0182/0187 or email info@aaari.info.

Immigration Law 101 for the Layperson

Immigration Law 101 for the Layperson

Asian American Women’s Health Symposium: Healthy Living During Challenging Times

Asian American Women’s Health Symposium: Healthy Living During Challenging Times