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  1. American Peril Exhibit: Imagining The Foreign Threat

    Free Events / Art Exihibit
    PAAFF is presenting a special gallery exhibit on the history of anti-Asian racial propaganda in partnership with Twelve Gates Arts.

  2. The Djz

    PAPA Mini-Residencies Showcase, Live Performance, Free Events / Live Performance / 300 mins
    Welcome to the Department of Judgement Zoning. We invite you to navigate the bizarrely familiar world of The Department of Judgement Zoning where identity rules and bureaucracy is not as mundane as it seems… Efficiency is valued at the DJZ, so please make sure to have your documents ready before you meet a member of our highly trained team of Judges. We are happy to serve you! The DJZ is an interactive theatre piece exploring identity, solidarity, and collective liberation. The DJZ was developed through the Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists/Asian Arts Initiative 2018 Mini Residency Project and the Naked Angels/The New School Issue’s Project Lab 2017.
    The Djz

    Asian Arts Initiative
    November 17, 2018 5:30 pm


  3. Music Of Asian America Conference: Day 1

    Music Conference Free, Free Events / Presentation / 180 mins
    In partnership with Music of Asian America Research Center and University of Pennsylvania Asian American Studies Program, we present the third annual PAAFF Conference. This year’s three-day conference explores the Music of Asian America through a series of paper presentations and interactive workshops that will run parallel to festival film programming, punctuated by two live musical showcases on Friday and Saturday nights during Opening Weekend. Bringing together filmmakers, academics, and other creatives - the PAAFF Conference presentations include many of the leading scholars on these subjects and top performing artists in their field. All conference programs are FREE and open to the public, RSVP advised due to limited seating capacity. Check guide listing for location information since the conference will be traveling between venues.
    Music Of Asian America Conference: Day 1

    Twelve Gates Arts
    November 9, 2018 1:45 pm


  4. Music Of Asian America Conference: Day 2

    Music Conference Free, Free Events / Presentation / 150 mins
    In partnership with Music of Asian America Research Center and University of Pennsylvania Asian American Studies Program, we present the third annual PAAFF Conference. This year’s three-day conference explores the Music of Asian America through a series of paper presentations and interactive workshops that will run parallel to festival film programming, punctuated by two live musical showcases on Friday and Saturday nights during Opening Weekend. Bringing together filmmakers, academics, and other creatives - the PAAFF Conference presentations include many of the leading scholars on these subjects and top performing artists in their field. All conference programs are FREE and open to the public, RSVP advised due to limited seating capacity. Check guide listing for location information since the conference will be traveling between venues.
    Music Of Asian America Conference: Day 2

    University of Pennsylvania
    November 10, 2018 10:15 am


  5. Music Of Asian America Conference: Day 3

    Music Conference Free, Free Events / Presentation / 135 mins
    "In partnership with Music of Asian America Research Center and University of Pennsylvania Asian American Studies Program, we present the third annual PAAFF Conference. This year’s three-day conference explores the Music of Asian America through a series of paper presentations and interactive workshops that will run parallel to festival film programming, punctuated by two live musical showcases on Friday and Saturday nights during Opening Weekend. Bringing together filmmakers, academics, and other creatives - the PAAFF Conference presentations include many of the leading scholars on these subjects and top performing artists in their field. All conference programs are FREE and open to the public, RSVP advised due to limited seating capacity. Check guide listing for location information since the conference will be traveling between venues."
    Music Of Asian America Conference: Day 3

    Institute of Contemporary Arts
    November 11, 2018 10:15 am


  6. Pathways to Pardons: Governor’s Commission Town Hall

    Free Events / Public Hearing / 180 mins
    Please join Governor Tom Wolf’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs for their 3rd Annual Philadelphia Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Town Hall held in partnership with the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons.

  7. Voided

    PAPA Mini-Residencies Showcase, Live Performance, Free Events / Live Performance / 80 mins
    What is it like to be an unconventional Indian woman trying to exist in a marginalizing world? Voided is a solo performance inspired by Pratima’s own experiences and the true story of Kalpana Chawla (the first Indian female astronaut in space and one of the crew members who died in the 2003 Columbia accident). It iss the exploration of culture, status quo, and representation that dares to color outside the lines.
    Voided

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    November 13, 2018 8:10 pm