[APAHM 2019] D.R.A.G.: Diasporic Representations of Asians + Gender

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[APAHM 2019] D.R.A.G.: Diasporic Representations of Asians + Gender

CU Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - APAHM presents our official Closing Ceremony 2019- D.R.A.G.: Diasporic Representations of Asians + Gender.   Join us in concluding the month’s worth of celebrations for FREE food, FREE bubble tea, and a FREE show at the Earl Hall Auditorium. The event will showcase a Q&A session and performances from two inspiring artivists, whose work epitomizes notions of "commotion" as they strive to champion Asian-American representation amidst their challengings to the gender binary.  Kindly cosponsored by: Queer & Asian; Liga Filipina; Korean Students Association; Chinese Students Club; Gay Health Advocacy Project; Hong Kong Students & Scholars Society; Asian American Alliance; and Institute for Research on Women, Gender, & Sexuality Sponsored by: Yaso Tangbao and Gong Cha ☆ ☆ GUEST STAR ☆ ☆ This year, we are honored to be featuring YUHUA HAMASAKI and ALOK-VAID MENON.

  Yuhua Hamasaki is a drag queen and performer who had competed on Season 10 of “RuPaul's Drag Race.” She has been featured on Vogue Italia, The Huffington Post, New York Times, and was named one of Time Out NY Magazine's favorite queens and "Queen of the Year." Yuhua is the recently crowned Miss Asia NYC and Miss Gay South Pacific.  Alok Vaid-Menon is a gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, and educator who had authored “FEMME IN PUBLIC” (2017), a poetry chapbook regarding queer experiences. They were recently the youngest recipient of the Live Works Performance Act Award, and have presented their work at 400 venues in more than 40 countries. LEARN MORE ABOUT YUHUA:  Website: https://www.yuhuahamasaki.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/yuhuahamasaki?lang=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yuhuanyc Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yuhuahamasaki/?hl=en GET TO KNOW ALOK:  Website: https://www.alokvmenon.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/alokvmenon?lang=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlokVMenon/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alokvmenon/?hl=en ☆ FREE dinner*, generously sponsored by Yaso Tangbao- a casual restaurant inspired by the vibrant flavors and swift service of Shanghainese street hawker fare.
☆ ☆ FREE bubble tea* from Gong Cha. ☆ ☆ Merchandise will be ON SALE at the event venue during the reception. ☆ ✿ ✿ TICKETS ✿ ✿ This event is open to the public and the entire Columbia University community, BUT there are limited amounts of tickets available, so reserve yours online as soon as possible. ❤ ❤ SCHEDULE ❤ ❤ 5:00PM: RECEPTION (Food is served, meet & greet opportunity) 5:40PM: MC OPENING SPEECH 5:45PM: Q&A with Yuhua and Alok 6:10PM: PERFORMANCE: YUHUA HAMASAKI 6:40PM: PERFORMANCE: ALOK VAID-MENON 7:10PM: FINAL WORDS from APAHM  *Available only on first come first serve basis..

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