NYCAASC 2018 Performance Suggestions
The New York City Asian American Student Conference (NYCAASC) is a student run intercollegiate organization dedicated to addressing issues pertinent to Asian Pacific Americans on local, national, and global scales. We started our annual conference as a safe space for students of all backgrounds and identities to learn about and discuss APIA issues. Through a jam-packed program of engaging speakers, interactive workshops, and moving performances, we hope that students leave our conference with a clearer understanding of their own identities, a greater sense of community, and a drive to build a better and more inclusive Asian America. This year's conference will take place at the NYU Kimmel Center from 11 - 7pm on April 28th, 2018.

The Events Committee of NYCAASC welcomes your suggestions for performances for this year's conference!
Past performers have included Tim Atlas, Adriel Luis, Magnetic North & Taiyo Na, and MC Jin.

The theme of this year's conference is Emergence:
“In this country, ‘American’ means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.” - Toni Morrison

We are uniquely Asian - American. Like a strand of thread connecting two worlds, the hyphen often reminds us of how we are seen as neither fully Asian nor fully American. The Asian-American narrative emerges not from our own experiences, but from the stories that others have constructed about us, and our otherness comes from our existence between multiple worlds. This year’s conference will explore the theme of “Emergence.” - How have people emerged with an Asian-American identity because of, or in spite of, their lived experiences? How have Asian-Americans been rewriting history with their perspectives? Most importantly, how does one embrace the hyphen as a home? NYCAASC 2018 invites attendees to explore the social, cultural, and political conditions under which the different aspects of their Asian-American identities emerge. Together, we seek to build a future where everyone is able to proudly embrace their identities.

We are looking for performances that fit the theme of Emergence and that represent the diversity within the Asian/Pacific Islander American community. They do not need to be based in New York City. You can nominate folks you would like to see, regardless of whether or not you have a personal connection to them.

Suggestions are due by Sunday, March 18th at 1:59 pm. We will review your suggestions and you will hear back from us by Monday, March 26th.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Bonnie (she/hers) at, Julia (she/hers) at, or Lisa (she/hers) at

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