Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI) - The City University of New York (CUNY)

The Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI) was established on November 19, 2001, by The City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees, in a resolution introduced by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein. The Institute is a university-wide scholarly research and resource center that focuses on policies and issues that affect Asians and Asian Americans. It covers four areas: Asian American Studies; East Asian Studies; South Asian Studies; and Trade & Technology Studies.

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AAARI 17th Annual Gala


AAARI's Annual Gala is attended by 450+ Asian and non-Asian academic, business, civic and community leaders, faculty, staff and students. As of Fall 2014, the Asian American representation in CUNY is over 58,000, with more than 5,100 faculty and staff, 4,200 graduate students and 48,700 undergraduates of Asian heritage. There are tens of thousands of Asian American CUNY alumni working and living throughout New York and the country...


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 2018-12-13  38m
 
 

Revisiting the 1960s, Globalization, Monopoly, and Art Outlaws: Yayoi Kusama and the Rise of the Global Art Market


Based on her 2015 book, Yayoi Kusama: Inventing the Singular, Prof. Midori Yamamura will discuss Japanese-born artist Yayoi Kusama and Jewish art dealer Leo Castelli, who both launched their careers in New Yorks 1950s multicultural downtown scene, where immigrants from diverse backgrounds converged after the Second World War. By the early 1960s, Kusama was exhibiting together with the Pop and Minimal artists during their formative years...


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 2018-12-13  52m
 
 

Were the New Citizenship: LAs Asian and Latin@ Immigrant Activists on Politics as Embodied and Emotional


In recent decades under runaway neoliberalism, foreignized and unauthorized immigrants have increasingly made political inroads by way of grassroots community activism and by sidestepping the need for formal political channels and, at times, even dismissing them. By way of nearly four years of ethnographic observation, 49 in-depth interviews, and extensive document analysis, Prof...


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 2018-10-22  1h40m
 
 

Contentious Solidarities: Navigating Racialization and Alliance-Building in Korean American Immigrant Rights Work


Based on ten months of ethnographic fieldwork with Korean American immigrant rights organizers, and the Black and Latinx organizers with which they attempt to build solidarity, this presentation explores how the aforementioned tensions unfold in activists daily interactions as they attempt to build an interracial solidarity movement at a moment of intensified anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy-making.


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 2018-09-25  1h28m
 
 

American Hate: Survivors Speak Out


American Hate, offers 14 powerful, unfiltered testimonials from survivors of hate. They detail the ugly attacks they suffered and their psychological aftermath; the fear they now live with; and their anger at seeing bullying, discrimination, and violence rise because of the Trump administrations bigoted rhetoric and policies. While these personal accounts are upsetting, the landscape they describe is nevertheless hopeful...


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 2018-09-18  55m
 
 

Education of Women in Modern Mongolia Among Nomadic Population and Ethnic Minorities


Educational Changes in Mongolia Timeline of Mongolias Educational System from 1911 to 2003


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 2018-09-07  56m
 
 

The Namesake


The Namesake


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 2018-09-07  5m
 
 

Song of the Silk Road


Mingmei Yip will talk about her own travels on the Silk Road, read from her new novel, Song of the Silk Road (Kensington Books), and demonstrate special Silk Road calligraphy.


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 2018-09-07  51m
 
 

Asiance Magazine


Asiance Magazine - Asian Community Block


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 2018-09-07  25m
 
 

Raising Money to Tell Our Stories


Asian American Women Media Makers is a working group founded by a few filmmakers in the spring of 2012. What started out as a monthly brunch for networking and support to tell our stories in media has expanded into an ongoing conversation to address the issues of underrepresentation and underemployment of our community in mainstream media, and to find ways to empower ourselves as content creators.


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 2018-09-07  1h54m