Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
Co-sponsored by the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive, New York Center for Global Asia, NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, and Monument Lab.
In Spring 2020, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU developed A/P/A Voices: A COVID-19 Public Memory Project in collaboration with scholars, artists, and organizers Tomie Arai, Lena Sze, Vivian Truong, and Diane Wong and the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive.
The virtual program will feature remarks about oral history and archiving from Crystal Baik (University of California, Riverside) and Shannon O’Neill (NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives); reflections from A/P/A Voices contributors Lisa Fu (California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative; narrator), Mike Keo (#IAmNotAVirus; artifact donor and narrator), and Loubna Qutami (University of California, Los Angeles; interviewer); screenings of the short films Back to Work by Alexander Catedral (filmmaker; artifact donor) and 100 Miles Apart by Garveaux Sibulboro (filmmaker; artifact donor) that capture the impact of COVID-19 on Filipinx healthcare workers and their families; a panel discussion on community care efforts from Queens to Madison to Seattle with Moumita Ahmed (Queens Mutual Aid Network; narrator), Monyee Chau (artist and activist; artifact donor and narrator), and Kabzuag Vaj (Freedom, Inc.; narrator). The program will end with a reading by Taiyo Na (writer and educator; artifact donor).
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