between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan
To register, please call 212-869-0182.
For thousands of years, rivers - both East and West - have been used as a source of food and drinking, for energy, and for navigation. Culturally and politically, rivers have also been used to delineate the boundaries of nations, regions, and communities. New York City's East River, for instance, is a “navigation” passage way for the city’s natives, immigrants, and refugees alike. Other rivers, both East and West, be it the Yangtze, Tigris, Thames, Los Angeles, or the Mekong, and their tributaries, have both linked and demarcated cultures, countries, and politics.
Curated by Russell C. Leong, AAARI's CUNY Thomas Tam Visiting Professor at Hunter College; and Yibing Huang, Professor of Modern Chinese Literature at Connecticut College, Leong and Huang hope that this program will lead to more bilingual and bicultural dialogue.
4PM - Registration
4:30PM - Images of Exclusion and Inclusion
5:30PM - Supper
7PM - Into East River(s): An Asian American Poetry Reading
Asian American Writers' Workshop