From Our Friends at the A/P/A Institute at NYU – Insular Possessions: Imperial Legacies of 1898 with a special screening of Call Her Ganda

Insular Possessions: Imperial Legacies of 1898 with a special screening of Call Her Ganda

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

53 Washington Square South 
The year 1898 has conventionally been regarded as the American “imperial moment,” when the United States acquired and occupied a number of island nations, both in the Pacific and the Caribbean. One hundred twenty years after the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Spanish-American War, as well as the alleged annexation of Hawai‘i, what have been the legacies and ongoing effects of this “imperial archipelago”? How did the distinct but overlapping colonial practices of Spain and the United States shape social and cultural life? What has been the formal legal and political status of the Philippines, Guåhan (Guam), Cuba, Puerto Rico, Samoa, and Hawai‘i?This half-day symposium ends with a screening of the award-winning documentary Call Her Ganda. The film follows the fight for justice for Jennifer Laude, a Filipina trans woman who was murdered by a US serviceman in 2014. The screening is co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality.SCHEDULE: 

2:00-2:15 p.m. Introduction & Welcome
Crystal Parikh
, Director, A/P/A Institute at NYU

2:15-3:45 p.m. Panel: Restive Empires
Faye Caronan
, University of Colorado
Augusto Espiritu, University of Illinois
Moderator: Laura Torres-Rodríguez, NYU

3:45-4:00 p.m. Coffee break 

4:00-5:30 p.m. Panel: The Indigenous Pacific
Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio
, University of Hawai’i
Christine DeLisle, University of Minnesota
Moderator: Dean Saranillio, NYU

7:00-9:00 p.m. Call Her Ganda Screening
Followed by Q&A with filmmaker PJ Raval, University of Texas
Moderator: Nerissa Balce, Stony Brook University
**Please note that images of transphobic violence appear in the film.

This venue is on the first floor and is accessible for wheelchair users. Restrooms (which are gender-segregated) are accessible via elevator. If you have any questions or need any accommodations, please email at least two weeks before the event date.