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(Re)Emergence: Asian American Histories and Futures

Join us! All events free & open to the public.

(Re)Emergence: Asian American Histories and Futures, a collaboration between Asian American studies scholars and the Institute for the Humanities, is a series of events committed to interdisciplinary exploration and community engagement. The series brings together filmmakers, creative writers, scholars, and activists to think through diverse Asian American histories and how we might learn from them to shape radically different futures. 

Above images, l to r:  Cathy Park Hong, film still from "In Search of Bengali Harlem," Mae Ngai, and fiber art from Fatema Haque's exhibition "Bangladeshis in Michigan" (@writesfatema).

March 6
Major Feelings: Cathy Park Hong in Conversation with Peter Ho Davies
Marc and Constance Jacobson Lecture
5pm, U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State

March 11
Towards a Decolonial Ethnic Studies

Faculty panel
5pm, Michigan League Koessler Room, 911 N. University

March 18
Contemporary Asian American Activism

Panel discussion
4pm, Michigan League Henderson Room, 911 N. University

March 27
“The Chinese Question: Diasporic Histories and Global Politics of Race”

Lecture by Mae Ngai
4pm, U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State

April 5
In Search of Bengali Harlem

Film screening followed by a conversation with the directors, Vivek Bald and Alaudin Ullah, and Professor Manan Desai
7pm, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty