Closed Captioned

Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 7pm

Outsourced and Slumdog Millionaire have recently drawn South Asian faces into the mainstream. But while the New York Times uses these pieces as evidence that South Asians have finally “made it” in Western pop culture, breaking into the world of the screen still presents unique challenges for South Asians in film and television, particularly women, who remain a minority in the field.

Closing The Books

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 6:30pm

Personal finance expert Carmen Wong Ulrich gives advice on how to hand debt, investments, and everything in between in this financial workshop geared toward women artists and freelancers of South Asian descent.

Parallel Urbanism

Monday, February 28, 2011

Major decisions that affect design and planning of cities are made by urban planners, policymakers, and real estate owners, while local people don’t have much say in how their city is being planned, designed, or restructured. This panel hopes to explore the middle ground between local people and decision-makers …

Impossible Communities

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 6:30-8pm

A conversation on the emergence and history of a South Asian queer diaspora in NYC, and the use of party spaces as social and political interventions that help define immigrant communities in new hybrid formulations.

Domestic Policy: Panel Discussion

November 18, 2009, 7-9 pm

SAWCC is proud to present a panel discussion in conjunction with Domestic Policy, SAWCC’s 12th Annual Visual Arts Show. Domestic Policy covers a broad range of issues, including business, education, energy, health care, law enforcement, money and taxes, natural resources, social welfare, and personal rights and freedoms. The purpose of the discussion is to engage, debate and discuss works in the exhibition in this context.

A Change of Heart

Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 7-9 pm

“A Change of Heart” looks at performance poetry transformed within the queer South Asian experience. While looking back at the scene, how have we made it our own and transcended identity politics, and what happens now? For example, what other questions of visibility are still left unanswered, etc.