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Commemorating its sixth year of publication, the CUNY FORUM published by The City University of New York’s Asian America / Asian Research Institute (AAARI), is a cutting-edge New York-based print and on-line commons for scholars, writers, artists, and activists to create new dialogue and to promote educational change around Asian and American topics of today.

Commemorating its sixth year of publication, the CUNY FORUM published by The City University of New York’s Asian America / Asian Research Institute (AAARI), is a cutting-edge New York-based print and on-line commons for scholars, writers, artists, and activists to create new dialogue and to promote educational change around Asian and American topics of today.

Commemorating its sixth year of publication, the CUNY FORUM published by The City University of New York’s Asian America / Asian Research Institute (AAARI), is a cutting-edge New York-based print and on-line commons for scholars, writers, artists, and activists to create new dialogue and to promote educational change around Asian and American topics of today.

March 22, 2019 / 6PM - 8PM

Prof. Daniel H. Inouye will discuss his book, Distant Islands (University Press of Colorado, 2018), a modern narrative history of the Japanese American community in New York City between America's centennial year and the Great Depression of the 1930s. Often overshadowed in historical literature by the Japanese diaspora on the West Coast, this community, which dates back to the 1870s, has its own fascinating history.

March 29, 2019 / 6PM - 8PM

With few exceptions, the private use of money has been considered too personal and too mysterious for migration scholars to tackle, unless they examine “development issues,” such as daily household expenditures. Prof. Hung Cam Thai will focus on low-wage Vietnamese immigrants in the United States, who make up a significant portion of the aging Vietnamese diaspora, but also pay equal attention to their left-behind family members in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Prof. Thai documents why these immigrants give such generous financial support to their left-behind family members, and why they spend beyond their means upon return visits, despite living in precarious situations abroad.

The CUNY AAFF helps to promote the artistic visual talents and stimulate communication among CUNY students who are separated by the different campuses, and serve as a central location to display their creative works. Past participants have also had their films screened at the Asian American International Film Festival.

Accepting Submissions
Deadline: Monday, April 29, 2019

The Scholarship awards $1,000 to an individual qualified undergraduate student that is currently enrolled at any of the twenty-one colleges within CUNY, Asian or non-Asian, who has demonstrated creativity in the communication of the concerns of the Asian American community in areas such as health, education, culture, media and advocacy.

The Scholarship awards $1,000 to an individual qualified undergraduate student that is currently enrolled at any of the twenty-one colleges within CUNY, Asian or non-Asian, who has demonstrated creativity in the communication of the concerns of the Asian American community in areas such as health, education, culture, media and advocacy.

The Scholarship awards $1,000 to an individual qualified undergraduate student that is currently enrolled at any of the twenty-one colleges within CUNY, Asian or non-Asian, who has demonstrated creativity in the communication of the concerns of the Asian American community in areas such as health, education, culture, media and advocacy.

Scholarship Applications Due
Monday, June 24, 2019

Scholarship Applications Due
Monday, June 24, 2019

Scholarship Applications Due
Monday, June 24, 2019

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    Mar 4 at 10:00 AM - Mar 26 at 5:00 PM
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    Mar 8 at 7:00 PM - Mar 24 at 8:30 PM
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