CUNY Conference on
The Power of Place: Asian American Neighborhoods, Politics & Activism Today
Date: Friday, April 27, 2012     Time: 9AM to 4PM

Place: CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Concourse Level, Manhattan

Free Admission
Light Breakfast & Lunch Provided


* Where and how do Asian Americans place themselves today--in the neighborhood, in politics, and around social activism?

* How can Asian Americans better utilize the “power of place” in their own communities and in local, state, and national politics toward economic and social justice for all?

* In today’s climate of xenophobia and anti-immigrant bashing, what expanded role can colleges and community organizations, working together with media, play to educate civil society?

The 2012 AAARI annual conference brings together urban sociologists, student activists, and community professionals in one place to discuss current issues that impact and affect Asian Americans. These issues include: The Future of Ethnic Neighborhoods from New York to Los Angeles; Comparative Approaches to Look at Gentrification in Boston, Philadelphia and New York; Putting Asian Americans on the Map and Redistricting; Student Activism, Occupy Wall Street and the Danny Chen case; Standing Up for the Dream Act and Immigration; and more!







The Power of Place




Topic Abstracts


Planning Committee
Carol Huang
Tarry Hum
Trevor Lee
Russell Leong
Joyce Moy
Paul Ong
Antony Wong

CUNY Diversity Grant


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