Asian in America

Conversations, performances, and celebrations exploring the Asian and Asian American experience in the United States

Asian in America at Asia Society

Asia Society presents Asian in America — a series of public events, performances, conversations, and celebrations of the remarkably diverse experiences of Asians and Asian Americans in the United States.

From assessing representation in politics and in the media, to engaging with the work of writers, performers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and business leaders, Asia Society spotlights the Asian American experience.

Asia Society has long been a home for programs and conversations about the Asian American experience. Asian in America offers a deeper dive and wide-ranging look at a group that continues to grow in both size and influence.

Upcoming Events

25 Jul 2019
7 - 11 p.m.
Opening night film screening and reception for the Asian American International Film Festival. YELLOW ROSE is the story of an undocumented Filipino girl who dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams.
26 Jul 2019
6:30 - 8:15 p.m.
THE UGLY MODEL examines the paradox of a handsome male model who feels ashamed, ugly and emasculated because of his Asian ethnicity in America.
26 Jul 2019
8:30 - 10:15 p.m.
FRESH KILL centers around a non-nuclear family anchored by mothers Claire, Shareen, and their daughter Honey, caught up in a wild ride involving corporate conspiracies, pollution and community activism.
27 Jul 2019
12:30 - 2 p.m.
72 Hour Shootout is a global filmmaking competition where filmmaking teams have 72 hours to write, shoot, edit, and complete short films up to five minutes in length.
27 Jul 2019
2:15 - 4 p.m.
These short films show the beautiful depth of the queer Asian diaspora, exploring issues beyond gender identity, sexuality or race.
27 Jul 2019
5 - 6:45 p.m.
EMPTY BY DESIGN is a feature film about the struggle of identity experienced living and growing up in multiple places surrounded by different cultures, and what it means to call a place home. 

Past Events

Panel Discussion
17 Jun 2019
6:30 - 8 p.m.
U.S. Representatives Grace Meng and Andrew Kim share their path through politics and views on public service with moderator Juju Chang of ABC News. This program was rescheduled from an earlier date.
AsiaStore Event
12 Jun 2019
12 - 2:30 p.m.
Dat Tran's scarves and accessories are made of silk cultivated in remote villages of Vietnam by small communities of silk farmers and then woven on antique looms and hand-dyed to achieve captivating colors.
Special Event
07 Jun 2019
7 - 8:15 p.m.
Join hosts Tobin Low and Kathy Tu for a live show of WNYC's critically acclaimed podcast Nancy, featuring special guest BD Wong.

Related Video

Current Affairs
U.S. Representatives Grace Meng and Andrew Kim share their unique experiences, perspectives, and lessons learned throughout their journey in politics.
Current Affairs
A discussion on the future for women and girls in STEM fields from Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani and businesswoman and advocate Nina Davuluri.
Current Affairs
A nuanced discussion on the role of Asian Americans in the high-profile affirmative action lawsuit brought against Harvard University.

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