Casa de las Américas at LaGuardia Community College (https://www.laguardia.edu/casa/) is hosting a book signing event by Bushra Rehman, a Pakistani-American author who grew up in Corona, Queens, at Room E-111 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm on Friday, June 2, 2023. Bushra Rehman is the author of the novel Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion, an unforgettable story about female friendship and queer love in a Muslim-American community in Queens. Rehman is also the co-editor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. Here’s an excerpt of Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion: https://lithub.com/roses-in-the-mouth-of-a-lion/ Students who attend the …
CUNY published a press release, recognizing an array of distinguished AAPI administrators, alumni and faculty at CUNY. These AAPI individuals at CUNY have not only been shaped by their experiences at CUNY, but have continued to make an impact by giving back to the University and the greater New York City AAPI community in a variety of ways.
The A Different Asian American Timeline (https://aatimeline.com) showcases a 600-year history of Asian Americans in North America. Quote: “Most Asian American timelines focus only on events related to people who arrived in the United States from Asia. However, that approach paints a misleading picture. It implies that Asian American experiences can be understood in the absence of a broader context of race and capitalism, that the history of a given population can somehow be placed outside the systems of power that organize society.”
Several reviews on “American Born Chinese, a new Disney+ TV show, were published on the media this week. Graphic novel American Born Chinese was written by Gene Luen Yang in 2006, which is based on his adolescent years in the early ’90s, about the difficulties of being Asian in America.
The recordings of the AAPI Heritage Month 2023 at LaGuardia Community College are now available. Mapping Asian Languages in Queens by Prof. Ross Perlin on Thursday, May 4, 2023. AAPI Heritage Month Cultural Celebration on Thursday, May 4, 2023
The Asian American Federation (https://www.aafederation.org) is recruiting 8 participants for a study evaluating the mental health needs of Asian communities in NYC. The purpose of this study is collect input from AAPI members on ways to prevent and address these mental health challenges. A $100 Amazon gift card will be given to participants at the end of the focus group session. Below is the information about the focus group. See http://bit.ly/AAF-FocusGroup for more information too. Title: Asian American Federation: Mental Health Focus Group Recruitment Form Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023 Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Place: 120 Wall Street, New York, …
Designed by The School District of Philadelphia (https://www.philasd.org/dei/). How many of these distinguished AAPIs do you know?
The CUNY Graduate Center is hosting a two-day conference on the Affirmative Actions on Monday, May 15 – Tuesday, May 16, 2023. The Past and Future of Affirmative Action Monday, May 15 – Tuesday, May 16, 2023 CUNY Graduate Center / Hybrid As the country awaits a verdict from the Supreme Court on the legality of race-based affirmative action in higher education admissions, a distinguished group of scholars examines the history of affirmative action and how we will achieve social and economic justice if it is struck down. This event will take place in person and via livestream over two …
One out of five Asian Americans hide their ethnic heritage such as ethnic food or clothing as well as cultural and religious practices, the Pew Research Center said in the report released Monday. Pew Research Center conducted this analysis to understand the rich diversity of people of Asian origin or ancestry living in the United States and their views of identity.
The AAPI cultural celebration this year will take place between 2:00pm-4:00pm on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 @ 29th Street & Skillman Avenue). The sign-up form is at https://bit.ly/LG-AAPI2023. A small amount of honorarium is possible for professional performers, but unfortunately we cannot pay current or recent LaGuardia students and employees. For inquiries, please contact Dana Trusso (firstname.lastname@example.org), Tuli Chatterji (email@example.com), or Tomonori Nagano (firstname.lastname@example.org).