Co-presented by the A/P/A Institute at NYU, GAPIMNY, and NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives.
Thursday, October 8, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Since 1990, the Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) has worked to empower queer and trans A/P/A people to create positive change through a range of social, educational, peer-support, cultural, and political activities. On the occasion of the organization’s 25th birthday, GAPIMNY’s records, which include video footage, flyers, and more documenting queer A/P/A history in New York, have been donated to the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, where they will be preserved and made accessible to community members, researchers, and students.
Current and former GAPIMNY co-chairs offer reflections on the organization’s 25-year history and visions for the future. Leeroy Kun Young Kang contextualizes the significance of GAPIMNY’s Records in regards to queer A/P/A community-based archives and history in New York City. Tim Johnson (Head, Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives), Tim Naftali (Co-director, NYU Center for the United States and the Cold War and Associate Professor, NYU Wagner), and Jack Tchen (Founding Director, A/P/A Institute) offer welcome remarks, and an exhibition chronicling the organization’s history, curated by A/P/A Graduate Archives Scholar Paul Tran, Jason Tseng (GAPIMNY), and Dennis Chin (GAPIMNY) will be on display.
Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, NYU Archives and Public History Program, and NYU LGBTQ Student Center.