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

Past Events

03 Aug 2019
7 - 11 p.m.
Closing night film screening and reception for the Asian American International Film Festival. In Happy Cleaners, the Choi family struggles to keep the family dry cleaning business afloat, amidst other daily struggles.
03 Aug 2019
4:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Three strangers accidentally discover the solution to their problems lies in a single pregnancy test.
03 Aug 2019
2:30 - 4 p.m.
Filmmaker Jason DaSilva negotiates fatherhood while dealing with progressive multiple sclerosis in this autobiographical film.

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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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