Book Launch – Featuring KC Youth photographers

Book Launch: Asian American Literary Review’s Special Issue Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of September 11

On Friday, September 30th, Join the Asian American Literary Review, Alwan for the Arts, NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute, and 3rd i NY to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of September 11th and reflect on what it has meant and continues to mean within our communities both here and abroad. The 350-page publication and companion DVD feature a wide array of interviews, essays, first person testimony, and video shorts by South/Asian and Arab American contributors.

The Launch will include:

Introductions by AALR Co-founder Lawrence-Minh Bui Davis and issue co-editor, Parag Khandhar

Screenings from the special edition DVD featuring Bushra Rehman and Pushkar Sharma of Brownstar, amongst others.

Live performances & readings by Yalini Dream & Nandini Nessa of The Sugaran Tour, as well as Zohra Saed and Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai.

Reflections by contributors and special guests, such as the Visible Collective and youth members of Khadijah’s Caravan who have written about the hardships endured, political battles waged, and personal and collective responses to the past 10 years.

Come see old friends and take a moment to remember, reflect, and celebrate the resilience and power of our communities. Enjoy desi snacks and sodas on the house, and cash bar also available.

Open to the public, $5 – 10 Suggested Donation toward production Cost of Publication.
Limited Capacity, so please come on time!
PRICE: $12

More about the issue, including ordering information can be found at: Continue reading