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Studies Project: Re-presenting Asian-America

Rebecca Fitton

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​Mena Sachdev

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Alexis Convento

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Zavé Martohardjono

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6:30pm – 8:30pm
December 11, 2019
FREE
Movement Research

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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A community discussion, organized by Rebecca Fitton aimed to amplify the diverse reality of the blanket term “Asian-American.”

Led and organized by movement artists who self-identity as Asian, this Studies Project will focus on reframing American Asian-ness, reclaiming the Asian moving body outside of “model minority” and confronting other racial signifying terms such as POC, ALAANA, MENA, AAPI, etc. and their relationships to this conversation. The conversation will focus on the broad understanding of Asian-ness in the U.S. in reference to Asian-American and how it can erase the full spectrum of narratives aligned with self-identifying as Asian, in part due to colorism, border politics and ideals of a “model minority” only allowed to succeed on an intellectual level.

Moderator and organizer: Rebecca Fitton

Studies Project Participants: Alexis Convento, Zavé Martohardjono, and Mena Sachdev

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