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CUNY FORUM NY-based print & online commons for scholars, practitioners, artists and activists committed to writ CUNY FORUM, edited by Russell C. Leong, is a New York-based print and on-line commons for scholars, writers, artists, practitioners and activists to develop research, to create dialogue, and to promote change around Asian American and Asian topics within the context of the Americas.

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9/28/22 - Talk on "Plague at the Golden Gate" | Reminder: 9/20 Book Talk by Charles Liu
09/20/2022
9/28/22 - Talk on "Plague at the Golden Gate" | Reminder: 9/20 Book Talk by Charles Liu

9/28/22 - Talk on "Plague at the Golden Gate" | Reminder: 9/20 Book Talk by Charles Liu

More than 100 years before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the world and set off a wave of fear and anti-Asian sentiment, an outbreak of bubonic plague in San Francisco’s Chinatown in 1900 unleashed a similar furor. It was the first time in history that civilization’s most feared disease — the...

9/23/22 - Book Talk on "The Cosmos Explained" | National Voter Registration Day 9/20
09/15/2022
9/23/22 - Book Talk on "The Cosmos Explained" | National Voter Registration Day 9/20

9/23/22 - Book Talk on "The Cosmos Explained" | National Voter Registration Day 9/20

The lectures series is back! Please join the Asian American / Asian Research Institute for a book talk on, The Cosmos Explained: A History of the Universe From Its Beginning to Today and Beyond, by Charles Liu, on Friday, September 23, 2022, from 5:30pm to 7pm. This will be a live online discussion,...

AAARI Receives BRESI Grant | Exit Poll/Poll Monitoring Volunteer
09/09/2022
AAARI Receives BRESI Grant | Exit Poll/Poll Monitoring Volunteer

AAARI Receives BRESI Grant | Exit Poll/Poll Monitoring Volunteer

The Asian American / Asian Research Institute is the recipient of a $40,000 grant from the CUNY Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI) to support our work. We are honored to be among 126 awardees, selected out of a pool of over 500 proposals, to further BRESI’s mission to reimagine, de...

AAARI Welcomes New Interim Director | Gala Video/Photos | BRESI RFP Reminder
07/07/2022
AAARI Welcomes New Interim Director | Gala Video/Photos | BRESI RFP Reminder

AAARI Welcomes New Interim Director | Gala Video/Photos | BRESI RFP Reminder

Join us in welcoming Dr. Soniya Munshi to AAARI! Dr. Munshi has been appointed, pending approval from the CUNY Board of Trustees, the new interim executive director of the Asian American / Asian Research Institute. She previously served as an associate professor of Ethnic + Race Studies at the Borou...

AAARI 20th Annual Gala (2022)
07/02/2022
AAARI 20th Annual Gala (2022)

AAARI 20th Annual Gala (2022)

AAARI celebrated its 20th anniversary as part of CUNY, and honored leaders and CUNY alumni, Joyce Moy (former Executive Director of AAARI), Hon. John C. Liu ...

Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal | Law Journals | University of California, Hastings College of the Law
06/29/2022
Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal | Law Journals | University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal | Law Journals | University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal formed in 2002 by a small group of committed and enterprising students to address the vacuum in legal scholarship pertaining to issues of race and poverty. Against many obstacles, it has grown into a coalition of law students dedicated to progressive lawyering i...

AAARI Gala in 4 Weeks | CUNY Pridefest | Voter Registration Deadline
06/02/2022
AAARI Gala in 4 Weeks | CUNY Pridefest | Voter Registration Deadline

AAARI Gala in 4 Weeks | CUNY Pridefest | Voter Registration Deadline

In March 2022, CUNY Chancellor Matos Rodriguez established a Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative Council to focus on forging a University-wide community that will, for the first time, bring together the many faculty and students, centers and institutes engaged in the study of race and ethnic...

AAARI Gala in 5 Weeks | Support AAPI Curriculum Funding | BRESI Request for Proposals
05/27/2022
AAARI Gala in 5 Weeks | Support AAPI Curriculum Funding | BRESI Request for Proposals

AAARI Gala in 5 Weeks | Support AAPI Curriculum Funding | BRESI Request for Proposals

In March 2022, CUNY Chancellor Matos Rodriguez established a Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative Council as a formal University-wide body. The Council’s first focus has been forging a University-wide community that will, for the first time, bring together the many faculty and students, cen...

The Asian American Education Project & Movement for Asian American History in K-12 Curricula – Asian American / Asian Re...
05/20/2022
The Asian American Education Project & Movement for Asian American History in K-12 Curricula – Asian American / Asian Research Institute

The Asian American Education Project & Movement for Asian American History in K-12 Curricula – Asian American / Asian Research Institute

The Asian American Education Project & Movement for Asian American History in K-12 Curricula May 16, 2022May 13, 2022 By Stewart Kwoh, Sophia Bae, Raghav Joshi and Lynn Lin Friday, May 13, 2022 | 5:30pm to 7pm Stewart Kwoh will introduce the Asian American Education Project, formed in 2021, and wide...

we remember Meena Alexander, CUNY FORUM contributor and AAARI friend
04/03/2022

we remember Meena Alexander, CUNY FORUM contributor and AAARI friend

April is Poetry Month and we remember our dear friend Meena Alexander, poet and Distinguished Professor of English at Hunter College and the The Graduate Center, CUNY. This photo is of Meena when she visited LA in 2016 and our CUNY FORUM editor Russell C. Leong took her to visit Union Station. You can watch Meena’s past poetry readings at AAARI at https://is.gd/bOObeJ

AAARI Executive Director to Depart March 31, 2022
03/31/2022
AAARI Executive Director to Depart March 31, 2022

AAARI Executive Director to Depart March 31, 2022

The time has come for me to step down as executive director of the Asian American / Asian Research Institute. I have delayed my departure for nearly two years because it was imperative to support our Asian American faculty, staff and students during the twin crisis of the pandemic and the horrific,....

03/26/2022
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As anti-Asian incidents continue, read "Gold Mountain to Empire State: On the Coasts of Anti-Asian Hate," by Russell C. Leong, editor of CUNY FORUM, and Antony Wong, program coordinator of AAARI, a photographic essay on the Asian American community's response to recent Asian hate on the West and East coasts.https://aaari.info/assets/2022/02/CFV9-Leong-and-Wong.pdf

on the occasion of Penn Asian American Studies (ASAM) 25th anniversary, here's an essay from CUNY FORUM Vol 2:1 by Eiich...
03/18/2022

on the occasion of Penn Asian American Studies (ASAM) 25th anniversary, here's an essay from CUNY FORUM Vol 2:1 by Eiichiro Azuma, Grace Kao, Josephine Park and Fariha Khan on the 15th anniversary and Program's origins,https://aaari.info/assets/2022/03/CFV2-Azuma.pdf

Photos from Asian American / Asian Research Institute - City University of New York's post
03/11/2022

Photos from Asian American / Asian Research Institute - City University of New York's post

CUNY FORUM Vol 9:1 - The Coloring of Asian America (Available to Purchase)
03/02/2022
CUNY FORUM Vol 9:1 - The Coloring of Asian America (Available to Purchase)

CUNY FORUM Vol 9:1 - The Coloring of Asian America (Available to Purchase)

Mar 1, 2022 - CUNY FORUM: Asian American / Asian Studies, 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 ...

02/26/2022

Press check for CUNY FORUM Vol 9:1

02/26/2022
Coming soon! CUNY FORUM Vol 9:1 - check out the preview below.
02/23/2022

Coming soon! CUNY FORUM Vol 9:1 - check out the preview below.

2/25/22 - Talk on "Kulintang Kultura: Danongan Kalanduyan and Gong Music of the Philippine Diaspora"
02/22/2022
2/25/22 - Talk on "Kulintang Kultura: Danongan Kalanduyan and Gong Music of the Philippine Diaspora"

2/25/22 - Talk on "Kulintang Kultura: Danongan Kalanduyan and Gong Music of the Philippine Diaspora"

Theodore S. Gonzalves, Ph.D., is a scholar of comparative cultural studies, focusing on the experiences of Asian American / Filipino American communities. Theo is curator of Asian Pacific American history at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. His publications include....

ICYMI: Photographic essay, "Gold Mountain to Empire State: On the Coasts of Anti-Asian Hate," by Russell C. Leong, edito...
01/18/2022

ICYMI: Photographic essay, "Gold Mountain to Empire State: On the Coasts of Anti-Asian Hate," by Russell C. Leong, editor of CUNY FORUM, and Antony Wong, program coordinator of AAARI, on the Asian American community's response to Asian hate on the West and East coasts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

CUNY FORUM editor Russell C. Leong supports Harvard and Cambridge area students in this first debut edition of their lit...
12/23/2021
Issue I – Fall 2021

CUNY FORUM editor Russell C. Leong supports Harvard and Cambridge area students in this first debut edition of their literary journal. See his contributing poem: “Azure in Angel City.” https://veritasreview.org/issue-i-fall-2021/

Below is the table of contents of the first issue of the Veritas Review. Editorial Statement, Jonathan Hart Reflections on T.S. Eliot, Loren Brown ’23 Poems, Marilyn Chin Beijing Haiku, Maril…

In the mail today, a thank you from Vice President Kamala Harris for our copy of CUNY FORUM Vol 8 - Corona Conversations...
09/17/2021

In the mail today, a thank you from Vice President Kamala Harris for our copy of CUNY FORUM Vol 8 - Corona Conversations. We hope you enjoy reading it!

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on the occasion of Penn Asian American Studies (ASAM) 25th anniversary, here's an essay from CUNY FORUM Vol 2:1 by Eiichiro Azuma, Grace Kao, Josephine Park and Fariha Khan on the 15th anniversary and Program's origins,https://aaari.info/assets/2022/03/CFV2-Azuma.pdf
Read in full Prof. John J. Chin (Hunter College) essay, "A Willing Blindness: Race, Gender, and Class in the Atlanta Spa Killings," featured in CUNY FORUM Volume 9:1 https://mailchi.mp/aaari/cuny-forum-vol9-chin
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