Banh Mi Speaker Series
A centennial edition of the Banh Mi Speaker Series, the faculty of Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies will curate a diverse and global line-up of guest speakers and workshops covering a wide array of disciplines and specializations.
Asian, Pacific & Middle Eastern Film Series
Our APM Film Festival features at least one film a month in 2021-2022. We are collaborating with the Global Film Festival for various screenings in March 2021. Some of our curated films include Far East Deep South by Larissa Lam, Searching for Anna May Wong by Quentin Lee and A Thousand Cuts by Ramona Diaz. We hope to feature the films Monsoon and Minari.
Performing Arts Events
From Horton Award winner Lloyd Suh's The Chinese Lady exploring Afong Moy's story in 1834 to the choreography of Kerry Lee, Ani Gavino, Ameya King, Ravali Ceyyur, and Leah Glenn to the music of the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, we plan on curating diverse offerings of music, theatre and dance that expresses the history, experiences and aspirations of the APM community.
A close collaboration with Steve Prince, Director for Community Engagement at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, and Asian Centennial Fine Arts Fellow Roberto Jamora, the goal of the Centennial Art Fellowship project is to expand the coverage and inclusion of art from Asian, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern artists. Holistically, it seeks to diversify art creation and exhibition not only at W&M but also in the historical triangle area and the entire Commonwealth of Virginia.